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Eastside election recounts

Bothell, Redmond, and Mercer Island council races going to recount.

A “notice to vacate” sign was placed in the middle of a homeless encampment in Federal Way by FWPD officers before the encampment was cleaned in January 2019. Sound Publishing file photo

King County, Seattle could create joint homelessness response agency

It would be a unified agency and the overarching authority on addressing homelessness in the county.

A “notice to vacate” sign was placed in the middle of a homeless encampment in Federal Way by FWPD officers before the encampment was cleaned in January 2019. Sound Publishing file photo
A DUI driver crashed into a Redmond Home at 2:30 a.m. on Nov. 21. Photo courtesy of Redmond Police Department

DUI driver crashes into Redmond home

The 26-year-old driver was taken into custody.

A DUI driver crashed into a Redmond Home at 2:30 a.m. on Nov. 21. Photo courtesy of Redmond Police Department

Judge returns guns taken by Redmond police

Police were concerned over man’s ‘violent’ posts.

A young girl holds up a ‘Don’t Pollute I Live Here’ sign in the crowd during the Youth Climate Strike at Cal Anderson Park on Friday, March 15, 2019 in Seattle, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

King County builds blueprint for health, climate change

The plan will inform how the Board of Health addresses climate change-related health issues.

A young girl holds up a ‘Don’t Pollute I Live Here’ sign in the crowd during the Youth Climate Strike at Cal Anderson Park on Friday, March 15, 2019 in Seattle, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

License plates swapped with stolen ones | Police Blotter

Police blotter for Nov. 4-7.

  • Nov 21, 2019
KCLS libraries are boycotting Macmillan eBooks. KCLS is no longer buying Macmillan eBooks as of Nov. 1. Photo courtesy of KCLS Facebook

King County Library System boycotts Macmillan eBooks

The KCLS boycott began Nov. 1.

KCLS libraries are boycotting Macmillan eBooks. KCLS is no longer buying Macmillan eBooks as of Nov. 1. Photo courtesy of KCLS Facebook

July’s Monroe earthquake is informing plans for future danger

Gathered by lucky accident, data from the 4.6-magnitude quake could help assess bigger hazards.

The Redmond City Council adopted the Community Strategic Plan at the Oct. 15 regular business meeting. Photo courtesy of the city of Redmond

Redmond council adopts community strategic plan

Strategic plan reflects the priorities of the community.

The Redmond City Council adopted the Community Strategic Plan at the Oct. 15 regular business meeting. Photo courtesy of the city of Redmond
Courtesy of Washington Secretary of State’s Office
Courtesy of Washington Secretary of State’s Office

Washington students running out of time to meet MMR requirements

Students have limited time to show compliance with new MMR vaccination law before being barred from school.

Halloween candy stolen from front porch | Police Blotter

Police blotter for Oct.28-31.

  • Nov 16, 2019
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                                Redmond’s new police chief Darrell Lowe stands outside the Redmond Police Department on Nov. 13. Lowe comes from Santa Monica PD, where he spent 27 years serving.

Redmond’s first black police chief talks on transparency and race

He spent 27 years at the police department in Santa Monica.

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                                Redmond’s new police chief Darrell Lowe stands outside the Redmond Police Department on Nov. 13. Lowe comes from Santa Monica PD, where he spent 27 years serving.

LWSD now second-largest district in Washington

2019-20 brings an 11th year of significant growth to the district.

  • Nov 13, 2019
Political activist Tim Eyman campaigns for Initiative 976 on Nov. 5 in downtown Bellevue. The initiative promised $30 car tabs while functionally eliminating the ability of agencies like Sound Transit to raise taxes for its projects. Photo by Aaron Kunkler

Election analysis: Eastside cities largely voted against I-976

Most Eastside cities weren’t swayed by I-976, though more voters approved it than the county average.

Political activist Tim Eyman campaigns for Initiative 976 on Nov. 5 in downtown Bellevue. The initiative promised $30 car tabs while functionally eliminating the ability of agencies like Sound Transit to raise taxes for its projects. Photo by Aaron Kunkler

Group at car dealership peels out of lot with car | Police Blotter

Police blotter for Oct. 21-27.

  • Nov 12, 2019

King County will challenge legality of I-976

County Executive Dow Constantine: ‘We must clean up another mess that Tim Eyman has created for our state, our region, and our economy’

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                                Dianne and Dick Haelsig were honored as donors at the LWTech’s Bright Futures Benefit Breakfast on Oct. 29.

LWTech raises more than $250,000 at annual benefit breakfast

The fundraising event supports students with scholarships, program support and emergency funds.

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                                Dianne and Dick Haelsig were honored as donors at the LWTech’s Bright Futures Benefit Breakfast on Oct. 29.
Vehicles passing through flooded street. File photo

King County Flood Control District to vote on 2020 budget

The budget will fund a variety of programs across the county.

Vehicles passing through flooded street. File photo