Northwest

Debris-throwing onto freeways continues

The Washington State Patrol wants to know who threw the rocks and bricks that hit at least four cars on Seattle freeways Sunday, and in… Continue reading

  • Jul 19, 2021
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TRAFFIC ALERTS

Traffic report as of 8:30 a.m., July 19, 2021 I-5 Northbound - On the I-5 northbound collector-distributor just south of James Street a collision is… Continue reading

  • Jul 19, 2021
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Drop box at the King County Elections headquarters in Renton. File photo

What is ranked-choice voting and why does it matter?

King County leaders discuss implementing a new system that aims to better reflect the will of voters

Drop box at the King County Elections headquarters in Renton. File photo
27-year-old Kelley Fox (Courtesy of Greenwich Biosciences)

Cannabis-derived drug reduces symptoms for local woman suffering chronic seizures

Seizure control allowed her to communicate, make friends and have unprecedented independence.

27-year-old Kelley Fox (Courtesy of Greenwich Biosciences)
Conceptual design of 132nd interchange

WSDOT awards contract for I-405/NE 132nd Street Interchange project in Kirkland

For drivers who regularly experience congestion accessing Interstate 405 in Kirkland’s Totem Lake area, relief is coming soon. On Wednesday, July 14, the Washington State… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2021
Conceptual design of 132nd interchange
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WSDOT launches new Good To Go!

The Washington State Department of Transportation launched the new Good To Go! on July 12, following a 10-day closure while the department worked to transition… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2021
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King County Council member Girmay Zahilay. Courtesy photo

King County Councilmember Girmay Zahilay hosts block party to launch Youth Achievement Center

King County Councilmember Girmay Zahilay and several partner community organizations will host a block party on July 18 to celebrate and launch the concept of… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2021
King County Council member Girmay Zahilay. Courtesy photo
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TRAFFIC ALERT

State Route 164 between 176th Way Southeast and Southeast 413th Place fully closed for both directions of traffic for 90 days at 8 a.m. Monday,… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2021
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Condominium property values up across King County in 2020

Highest median value jump of 9% in South King County

  • Jul 15, 2021
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King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn

KC Councilman wants taxpayers to see where their money is going

On Thursday, King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn introduced a motion that would task the Assessor’s Office with sending a mailing to all property owners that… Continue reading

  • Jul 15, 2021
King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn
Map of July fire outlook for the West. (National Interagency Fire Center)

Department of Ecology declares drought emergency in WA

Staff reports An historically dry spring and summer, followed by a record-breaking heat wave have affected water supplies across Washington, prompting the Washington Department of… Continue reading

  • Jul 15, 2021
Map of July fire outlook for the West. (National Interagency Fire Center)
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TRAFFIC ALERT

As of 7:21 a.m. on State Route northbound just north of I-5 in Tukwila, there is a collision blocking the left lane. The Incident Response… Continue reading

  • Jul 15, 2021
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King County Board of Health meets July 15 to talk about drug-user health

The King County Board of Health meets at 1 p.m. July 15 to talk about drug-user health and hear a determinants of equity briefing. To… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2021
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Redmond Police arrest former Seattle Seahawk Richard Sherman

Redmond Police allege former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman crashed into a cement barrier on a State Route 520 off-ramp then fled the scene before… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2021
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Ongoing construction on 520 bridge. Photo WSDOT.

State Transportation Commission meets July 20 to select its toll rate increase proposals for tolled highways

Travelers who use Washington’s tolled highways will learn next week what the new proposed toll rates will be for those facilities when the Washington State… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2021
Ongoing construction on 520 bridge. Photo WSDOT.
TRAFFIC ALERT

Morning traffic conditions for King County, Wednesday, July 14

Traffic conditions as of 8 a.m., July 14, 2021 July 14 The Washington State Patrol is investigating a vehicle that was struck by gunfire while… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2021
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The Monroe Correctional Complex on Friday, June 4, 2021 in Monroe, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

With fewer inmates, state prepares to close prison units

In Monroe, two minimum security units will shut down soon, followed by the Washington State Reformatory.

The Monroe Correctional Complex on Friday, June 4, 2021 in Monroe, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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Traffic alerts now and upcoming in King County

As of 8:14 a.m. July 13, an earlier ramp blocking incident on SR 520 Westbound at 108th Avenue Northeast in Bellevue has now been cleared… Continue reading

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Puget Sound Energy seeks bids for new energy resources

Puget Sound Energy has issued a request for proposal for new energy and capacity to meet customers’ long-range electricity needs. The 2021 All-Source RFP seeks… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2021
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Audit finds King County responded well to pandemic, but could have done better . Photo courtesy of CDC.

King County pandemic response was strong, but lessons to be learned for future emergencies

King County’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic was well-executed in some ways, despite difficult circumstances, but gaps remained in safety, and overall organization was lacking… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2021
Audit finds King County responded well to pandemic, but could have done better . Photo courtesy of CDC.