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Screenshot from a YouTube stream of the Jan. 6, 2021, protest at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

WA, King County lawmakers react to Capitol Building storming

A mob of right-wing agitators stormed the Capitol Building on Jan. 6, as Congress was preparing to certify the Electoral College presidential election count in… Continue reading

Screenshot from a YouTube stream of the Jan. 6, 2021, protest at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
Steve Heitman

Heitman will soon lead Renton Regional Fire Authority

After two decades as a member of the Mercer Island Fire Department, Steve Heitman will be moving on as the chief of the Renton Regional… Continue reading

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Photo by Elvert Barnes/Flickr

Seattle renters seek cheaper rent in surrounding cities

One factor includes the ability to work remotely, according to housing economist.

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Courtesy of the Department of Health

State health officials announce next steps for vaccines

From the Washington State Department of Health: On Jan. 6, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released guidance for the next phase of COVID-19… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2021
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Courtesy of WA Governor’s Office

Inslee announces new COVID-19 reopening plan for Washington

Some restrictions will be eased beginning as soon as next week, the governor said.

  • Jan 5, 2021
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Site area for the Park Avenue North extension, a project from the city and SECO development that creates a second access point for Southport. (Courtesy of City of Renton)

Renton approves Park Avenue Extension to Southport development

The Renton City Council moved to approve a three-part agreement with Boeing to extend Park Avenue North past the Logan Avenue North intersection to connect… Continue reading

Site area for the Park Avenue North extension, a project from the city and SECO development that creates a second access point for Southport. (Courtesy of City of Renton)
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. 	File photo

Bills to follow in the 2021 Legislative session include police reform

It’s legislation filing season, and the floodgates have opened in Olympia.

Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. 	File photo
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. Courtesy photo

US Navy punishes suicidal sailor who sought mental health treatment

Federal Way native’s case has attracted the attention of a national advocacy group.

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. Courtesy photo
Gov. Jay Inslee, pictured in December as he signed the certified statewide election results. Courtesy photo

Gov. Inslee extends ban on indoor dining, other restrictions

An updated reopening plan for stores, restaurants and gatherings will be released next week.

Gov. Jay Inslee, pictured in December as he signed the certified statewide election results. Courtesy photo
State Rep. Brad Klippert, R-Kennewick. (Washington State Legislative Support Services) 2015

New proposal might help Washington get a Republican governor

An electoral college system, rather than a popular vote, could give more power to rural counties.

  • Dec 28, 2020
State Rep. Brad Klippert, R-Kennewick. (Washington State Legislative Support Services) 2015
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Report: WA nets only 100 new jobs in November

Unemployment rates held steady between October and November, according to a newly released preliminary monthly state employment report. November unemployment numbers were released on Dec.… Continue reading

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PSE workers rebuild circuit 27 in North Kenmore. Photo courtesy of Puget Sound Energy.

Who should foot the bill for pandemic-era power?

Utilities could eventually raise rates to recoup lost costs, activists say that’s a bad plan.

PSE workers rebuild circuit 27 in North Kenmore. Photo courtesy of Puget Sound Energy.
Tim Eyman. File photo

Eyman: I may never qualify another ballot measure again

The anti-tax activist, accused of campaign violations, testified one last time in his bench trial.

  • Dec 18, 2020
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Bellevue couple arrested after man found stabbed to death

The 28-year-old Cherno Ceesay was an Uber driver who had just picked up a new fare on Renton Issaquah Road before being attacked.

  • Dec 18, 2020
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Crime web teaser.

Suspects arrested in car crash homicide

Issaquah Police arrested two individuals Wednesday in the Dec. 13 homicide case

  • Dec 16, 2020
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Inslee announces new guidelines for schools and in-person learning

Staff reports Gov. Jay Inslee and Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal announced Dec. 16 an update in the metrics used to inform local school… Continue reading

  • Dec 16, 2020
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State Sen. Mark Mullet (D-Issaquah) authored the letter to Gov. Jay Inslee. Mullet represents the 5th Legislative District. File photo

Close race recount in 5th Legislative District certified

The recount increased Sen. Mark Mullet’s lead by one vote, to 58

  • Dec 16, 2020
State Sen. Mark Mullet (D-Issaquah) authored the letter to Gov. Jay Inslee. Mullet represents the 5th Legislative District. File photo
city of renton city hall

Renton city council sets time limit on Red Lion shelter in 5-2 vote

The city is adding more pressure in the fight over the COVID-19 homelessness shelter at the Red Lion Hotel

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Kim-Khanh Van

Renton councilmember running for county seat

Kim-Khánh Van announced she will challenge longtime councilmember Reagan Dunn

Kim-Khanh Van
A King County Metro bus with an ad from the natural gas organization Partnership for Energy Progress. Contributed photo

Should fossil fuel ads go the way of the dino on county buses?

King County ran ads for a natural gas coalition on its buses this year.

A King County Metro bus with an ad from the natural gas organization Partnership for Energy Progress. Contributed photo