Northwest

King County increased the pet adoption rate by a record 20 percent in a single year

The record is the result of several strategies, including partnering with cafes and pet stores to make it easier to adopt cats.

  • Apr 13, 2018

King County Flood Control District now accepting applications for flood reduction grant program

There is more than $3 million in grant funding available in 2018 for projects that target flood-risk reduction.

  • Apr 12, 2018
Councilmembers are joined by John Sheller, the Government Relations Manager for the King County Library System, after the Council declared April 8-14 as “National Library Week” in King County. Courtesy photo

King County Council Recognizes National Library Week

The week of April 8-14 is “National Library Week.”

  • Apr 11, 2018
Councilmembers are joined by John Sheller, the Government Relations Manager for the King County Library System, after the Council declared April 8-14 as “National Library Week” in King County. Courtesy photo

King County seeks citizens to serve on panel overseeing open space acquisition, protection

The committee helps the County Council and executive make decisions on open space acquisition or preservation.

  • Apr 9, 2018

Constantine at State of the County: ‘We are not only embracing change. We are leading it’

The county executive announced a series of changes and reforms to increase services and make regional government work better.

  • Apr 4, 2018

The backlog

The president says he wants them. Tech companies say they want them. So why are some of the region’s most talented workers waiting a lifetime to gain citizenship.

Student journalists, teachers, school administrators and advocates gathered in Olympia as the governor signed a law sponsored by Sen. Joe Fain extending free speech protections to students publishing in high school and college newspapers. COURTESY PHOTO

Free speech protections for student journalists signed into law

The change makes Washington the 14th state to extend free speech protections to student journalists.

  • Mar 28, 2018
Student journalists, teachers, school administrators and advocates gathered in Olympia as the governor signed a law sponsored by Sen. Joe Fain extending free speech protections to students publishing in high school and college newspapers. COURTESY PHOTO

Crisis pregnancy centers in national spotlight

Supreme Court hears on California law that differs from county’s recently-adopted board of health regulation

  • Mar 25, 2018
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Children with special health care needs to receive vital dental care under new law

Gov. Inslee signs bill expanding ABCD program for developmentally disabled kids

  • Mar 24, 2018
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Boarders vs. bureaucracy

How a common need for dry land, an unconventional perspective on property rights, and 25 tons of cement brought a community of skateboarders together in Renton.

Black Lives Matter meets #MeToo

Columnist Marcus Harrison Green tells us about a troubling rift and the resulting rebirth in the local arm of the social movement.

The matriarch of marijuana

Meet JoAnna McKee, a persistent voice in the ear of wary politicians who didn’t believe that marijuana was medicine. Until they met JoAnna, that is.

A hardwood classic

As basketball season comes to a close, a poetic ode to a long-shot team.

The other Robert E. Lee

Some people in Kent thought their police station was named for the Confederate general. They were wrong.

What’s in a game?

Inside the growing community of pinball-playing women making a scene in Seattle.

Inslee and outrage

After the election of President Trump, many in Seattle and its surrounding communities let their anger be heard. Gov. Jay Inslee was one of them.

Martin Luther King’s county

Washington state is home to the only jurisdiction named for the civil rights leader. How did that happen?

Inslee signs voting bills into law

Bills help people better access the voting and election process in Washington state.

  • Mar 20, 2018

County Council sends Levy for Automated Fingerprint Identification System to Ballot

The AFIS levy will appear on the August 7, 2018 primary election ballot.

  • Mar 17, 2018

Apply to be a member of the King County Immigrant and Refugee Commission

The application period starts Monday, March 19 and closes on Friday, April 27.

  • Mar 16, 2018