Filing week for 2019 elections starts May 13

Registration to run for office begins next month.

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                                Officials break ground outside Salt House Church for the Eastside’s first permanent women and family shelter. Workers hope to complete construction in 2020.

Eastside’s first permanent shelter breaks ground in Kirkland

The shelter will serve single women and families with children who are experiencing homelessness.

Photo courtesy of King County Parks
                                Trailhead Direct returns April 20 with new routes.

Trailhead Direct returns with more routes

Transit-to-trails returns April 20.

EvergreenHealth seeks to secure funding through a voter-approved bond measure that would pay for critical upgrades at the Kirkland medical center. The Family Maternity Center was last renovated in 1996 and officials hope to modernize the space for new families. Kailan Manandic/staff photo

EvergreenHealth seeks support in upcoming ballot measure

The health system is asking for local voters to approve a bond measure of $345 million over 20 years.

Issaquah begins work to address findings by the State Auditor’s Office

Issaquah council approves contract with a third party to address financial operations issues.

Eastside market heats up as major tech news hits

A real estate snapshot by John L. Scott Real Estate.

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King County purchases 24.6-acre parcel to restore creek and salmon habitat

King County has progressed their land conservation effort with the purchase of a 24.6 acre property.

Issaquah Eagles senior Sam Griffith (pictured in the center) registered a fourth-place finish in the 1,600-meter run at the Nike Eason Invitational on April 20 in Snohomish. Griffith tallied a time of 4:20.6. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Griffith captures fourth place in the 1,600

Issaquah senior displays excellence against a talented group of athletes.

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Issaquah Eagles sophomore Julia David-Smith (pictured on left) captured second place in the 800 meters at the Nike Eason Invitational on April 20 in Snohomish. David-Smith clocked a time of 2:13.01. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

David-Smith earns second place in the 800

Issaquah sophomore clocks a fast time at a formidable meet.

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The Sound Rowers race is one of the most sought-after events of the year on Lake Sammamish. The event took place on April 13. Photo courtesy of Michael Aria Lampi/Gig Harbor Paddling Club

Paddling to first-place finishes in the water

Rowers compete in a coveted event.

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Bulletin Board

Train Derailment Results in Urgent Plea for Blood Donors

Emergency making huge demands on community supply.

 

AG Ferguson, Amazon sue over “get rich quick” scam

Customers promised easy income, but got empty promises instead.

 

WSDOT releases Gray Notebook 67

WSDOT highlights its strategic direction in this edition of the agency’s quarterly Continue reading...

 

New phone scam targets Washington businesses

The Washington Department of Revenue is warning businesses to be aware of Continue reading...

 

Marketplace

Selling the family home: Helping seniors navigate the market and the move

Engel & Völkers agent’s expertise can help you transition to the next stage of life

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Finding 4/20: A historical primer from the 1970s to today

Seattle cannabis retailer hosts its annual celebration of this counterculture holiday April 20

 

Setting the stage: Discover how prepping your home for sale can pay dividends

Staging your home helps tap into buyers’ imagination, says Engel & Völkers realtor

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Community group urges common CENSE in energy proposal

3 essential questions to ask of Energize Eastside project

 

Northwest
Walkers rest amid the trees at Island Center Forest on Vashon Island, which is part of King County. Many trees around Western Washington are struggling, including Western hemlock on Vashon, likely from drought stress. Photo by Susie Fitzhugh

King County forests are facing new challenges

Hot, dry summers are stressing native tree species in Western Washington.

 

Washington State Capitol Building. Photo by Emma Epperly/WNPA Olympia News Bureau

Legislation targets rape kit backlog

WA has about 10,000 untested kits; new law would reduce testing time to 45 days