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Council OKs alternative for airport master plan

Councilmembers vote for plan to keep Airport Way where it is.

King County charter update targets police oversight, elections, council size

A commission is reviewing the county’s charter and will make recommendations by May.

Primrose School of West Bellevue saw a second location in Washington open in 2018. Madison Miller/staff photo.

Parents are feeling the pinch of child care costs

A King County report charts ways the county could reduce child care costs and boost access.

Primrose School of West Bellevue saw a second location in Washington open in 2018. Madison Miller/staff photo.

Law would prohibit eye tattoos in Washington state

Canada has already banned this procedure

  • Feb 21, 2019

Split Washington in two? 51st state movement highlights cultural divide

Rep. Matt Shea of Spokane introduces bill to establish state in Eastern Washington called Liberty

  • Feb 21, 2019

Invitation to an open house on city’s Parks, Recreation and Natural Areas Plan, and more community news…

First of three open houses scheduled From 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 Renton residents are invited to help determine the priorities of the… Continue reading

Repercussions could come to law enforcement who refuse I-1639, AG says

‘State and local law enforcement must uphold Washington law.’

Photo by Haley Ausbun.
                                Few cars made it through the snow and slushy roads around noon on Monday, Feb. 11, and the parking lot of Renton’s King County Election’s Office was no exception.

Renton School District special election initial results

This article will be updated regularly with voting results.

Photo by Haley Ausbun.
                                Few cars made it through the snow and slushy roads around noon on Monday, Feb. 11, and the parking lot of Renton’s King County Election’s Office was no exception.

New flyover ramp opens to traffic on Thursday, Feb. 21

Critical link to 40-mile express toll lanes corridor will improve traffic operations by eliminating weaving

Despite Supreme Court Ruling, activists fight youth incarceration in King County

No New Youth Jail Coalition members send Valentines to King County officials asking them to reconsider funding priorities

Southbound traffic backs up as northbound drivers cruise on with ease on the Highway 99 viaduct on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

WSDOT hopes ‘Viadoom’ habits continue

The department credits commuters with adapting to the closure and mitigating impacts.

Southbound traffic backs up as northbound drivers cruise on with ease on the Highway 99 viaduct on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Photo from Sunset area plan’s website: http://sunsetrenton.com/multi-service-center/

Center adds to Sunset area supports

The multi-service and career center will give local families a closer place to look for assistance

Photo from Sunset area plan’s website: http://sunsetrenton.com/multi-service-center/

President’s emergency declaration sparks immediate legal backlash

Attorney General Bob Ferguson said his team will sue the White House if federal funds originally intended for Washington state are interrupted.

One fatality in head-on collision

The collision happened Friday on Southwest Grady Way

Renton school has regular late start Friday

District also asks staff to arrive no later than 30-minutes before school starts

Bill targets sexual health curriculum in Washington schools

Senate Bill 5395 is co-sponsored by 17 Democratic representatives and introduced by Sen. Claire Wilson, D-Federal Way.

  • Feb 14, 2019
According to King County’s Mental Illness and Drug Dependency (MIDD) annual report, Seattle had the highest rate of people using services at 36 percent of the total, followed by 31 percent from South King County, 18 percent from the greater Eastside, and 7 percent from north county including Shoreline.

Study shows King County’s treatment funding is making progress

A document on the county’s .1 percent health sales tax was accepted Wednesday by the county council.

According to King County’s Mental Illness and Drug Dependency (MIDD) annual report, Seattle had the highest rate of people using services at 36 percent of the total, followed by 31 percent from South King County, 18 percent from the greater Eastside, and 7 percent from north county including Shoreline.
Lakeside’s site plan for the proposed asphalt plant. Submitted photo from Lakeside Industries

Public comment period for asphalt plant extended

King County Council Member Reagan Dunn sent a letter to DPER requesting it be extended.

Lakeside’s site plan for the proposed asphalt plant. Submitted photo from Lakeside Industries

Renton school delays for Thursday, RTC normal operation

School updates for Thursday, Feb. 14.