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Woman accidentally shot in face by 4-year-old in stable condition

The Skyway woman was shot Saturday, Feb. 2, when her son found a handgun under a mattress.

King County struggles to fund roads and bridges

Program is underfunded by roughly $250 million annually

Attendees gather after the Dec. 21, 2018, meeting at Seattle’s Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center.

Washington indigenous communities push for action to address violence against women

A new law seeks to strength data collection on missing and murdered indigenous women.

Attendees gather after the Dec. 21, 2018, meeting at Seattle’s Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center.

Proposal: Let Washington dog owners appeal ‘dangerous’ breed bans

28 cities have ordinances that restrict or ban ownership of pit bull terriers

  • Feb 1, 2019

City’s severe weather shelter be will open Feb. 3 through Feb. 6

Possible snow and temps as low as 25 degrees are forecasted per National Weather Service.

  • Feb 1, 2019

Food truck owners at odds with RFA over fire safety bill in state Legislature

The bill would limit cities’ mobile vendor fire permit fees.

Renton councilmember finishes municipal leadership program, and more community news…

Councilmember receives certificate Renton councilmember Ruth Pérez was recently awarded an Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership from the Association of Washington Cities. The certificate program… Continue reading

Cedar Grove Composting as seen from north Everett, looking toward Marysville, on May 2, 2012. (Mark Mulligan / Herald file)

Cedar Grove again asks Legislature to limit odor lawsuits

Bills in the House and Senate could mean residents bothered by odor won’t be able to sue.

  • Jan 31, 2019
Cedar Grove Composting as seen from north Everett, looking toward Marysville, on May 2, 2012. (Mark Mulligan / Herald file)
Staff Sgt. Katie Schmid is unsure how President Trump’s transgender military ban will affect her. Photo courtesy of Katie Schmid

Impact of transgender military ban unknown for local personnel

A week after the Supreme Court ruling, active-duty service members remain uncertain about their future.

Staff Sgt. Katie Schmid is unsure how President Trump’s transgender military ban will affect her. Photo courtesy of Katie Schmid

King County Council approves fossil fuel moratorium

Six-month moratorium on new fossil fuel infrastructure was narrowly approved

City offering assistance to residents affected by shutdown

City to waive late fees for utility bills; local food banks offer help to those in need.

  • Jan 28, 2019
Measles is most dangerous for young children. (Wikicommons media)

Measles outbreak puts Washington under state of emergency

Health officials said un-immunized groups of students in schools can pose an increased risk of spreading preventable diseases

Measles is most dangerous for young children. (Wikicommons media)
Photo courtesy of vaping360.com

Proposed law would raise age limit for tobacco sales in WA

Lawmakers cite health concerns over tobacco and vape products

  • Jan 25, 2019
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Photos by Haley Ausbun. The now-closed Denny’s at 4750 Lake Washington Blvd. Northeast

Denny’s closes in preparation of WSDOT construction

WSDOT says the store owners moved the Lake Washington Boulevard diner to Tumwater, Washington

Photos by Haley Ausbun. The now-closed Denny’s at 4750 Lake Washington Blvd. Northeast
Courtesy of Rencon, from the 2017 convention held in downtown Renton. This year Rencon will again not be in a hotel, and instead at Renton Technical College, which will help the convention’s finances this year but can make it hard to track any hotel stays.

Rencon seeks city support as it grows up

City officials say it doesn’t have the return on investment for lodging tax funds

Courtesy of Rencon, from the 2017 convention held in downtown Renton. This year Rencon will again not be in a hotel, and instead at Renton Technical College, which will help the convention’s finances this year but can make it hard to track any hotel stays.

Freight or fire: King County’s trash problem

Should we ship away waste or build an incinerator?

Renton Prep wins Education Superhero award, and more community news…

Foundation now accepting scholarship applications The BECU Foundation will be awarding $2,500 scholarships to full time high school seniors and undergraduates currently enrolled in an… Continue reading

Free Jan. 27 Documentary Screening for Holocaust Remembrance Day

“GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II” presented in partnership with Holocaust Center for Humanity, Seattle

  • Jan 24, 2019

Measles investigation in King County

Local public health officials are investigating a suspected measles case in a King County man.

  • Jan 23, 2019
Paraeducators and office professionals gather at Hazen High School on Jan. 15 to vote on a strike. Photo courtesy of SEIU Local 925

Issaquah School District office professionals and paraeducators set strike deadline on Jan. 29.

The Strike Committees of both unions unanimously decided set a strike deadline of Tuesday, Jan. 29.

Paraeducators and office professionals gather at Hazen High School on Jan. 15 to vote on a strike. Photo courtesy of SEIU Local 925