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Issaquah city council adopts final 2020 budget

Revised budget passes six to one.

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King County approves roads, bridges funding

The capital projects funding is significantly less than previous years.

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A “notice to vacate” sign was placed in the middle of a homeless encampment in Federal Way by FWPD officers before the encampment was cleaned in January 2019. Sound Publishing file photo

King County, Seattle could create joint homelessness response agency

It would be a unified agency and the overarching authority on addressing homelessness in the county.

A “notice to vacate” sign was placed in the middle of a homeless encampment in Federal Way by FWPD officers before the encampment was cleaned in January 2019. Sound Publishing file photo
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                                The Light Up the Night Lighted People Parade and Holiday Beach Party will be 5–6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at Lake Sammamish State Park.

Light Up the Night people parade returns

The Light Up the Night lighted people parade and Holiday Beach Party will be at 5–6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1 at Lake Sammamish State Park.

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                                The Light Up the Night Lighted People Parade and Holiday Beach Party will be 5–6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at Lake Sammamish State Park.
Daphne Gahne, a Providence Point resident addresses city council about the negatives of building a comprehensive high school so close to the Providence Point property at the Nov. 12 council study session. From left: Daphne Gahn, councilmember Lindsey Walsh and councilmember Chris Reh. Madison Miller / staff photo

Community weighs in on Providence Heights future

Residents, school district officials and city council discuss Providence Heights zoning to accommodate a comprehensive high school.

Daphne Gahne, a Providence Point resident addresses city council about the negatives of building a comprehensive high school so close to the Providence Point property at the Nov. 12 council study session. From left: Daphne Gahn, councilmember Lindsey Walsh and councilmember Chris Reh. Madison Miller / staff photo
A young girl holds up a ‘Don’t Pollute I Live Here’ sign in the crowd during the Youth Climate Strike at Cal Anderson Park on Friday, March 15, 2019 in Seattle, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

King County builds blueprint for health, climate change

The plan will inform how the Board of Health addresses climate change-related health issues.

A young girl holds up a ‘Don’t Pollute I Live Here’ sign in the crowd during the Youth Climate Strike at Cal Anderson Park on Friday, March 15, 2019 in Seattle, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

July’s Monroe earthquake is informing plans for future danger

Gathered by lucky accident, data from the 4.6-magnitude quake could help assess bigger hazards.

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Mayor Pauly reacts to I-976; city plans face uncertainty

Passing of the initiative could have major consequences for Issaquah.

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                                Dr. Nse Ekpo is the new Issaquah Philharmonic Orchestra conductor.

IPO welcomes new conductor

Dr. Ense Ekpo will conduct his first concert with IPO on Nov. 25.

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                                Dr. Nse Ekpo is the new Issaquah Philharmonic Orchestra conductor.
Political activist Tim Eyman campaigns for Initiative 976 on Nov. 5 in downtown Bellevue. The initiative promised $30 car tabs while functionally eliminating the ability of agencies like Sound Transit to raise taxes for its projects. Photo by Aaron Kunkler

Election analysis: Eastside cities largely voted against I-976

Most Eastside cities weren’t swayed by I-976, though more voters approved it than the county average.

Political activist Tim Eyman campaigns for Initiative 976 on Nov. 5 in downtown Bellevue. The initiative promised $30 car tabs while functionally eliminating the ability of agencies like Sound Transit to raise taxes for its projects. Photo by Aaron Kunkler
Skyline sexual assault survivors go forward with lawsuit. File photo

ISD lawsuit trial date delayed until next spring

Skyline sexual assault survivors go forward with lawsuit.

Skyline sexual assault survivors go forward with lawsuit. File photo

King County will challenge legality of I-976

County Executive Dow Constantine: ‘We must clean up another mess that Tim Eyman has created for our state, our region, and our economy’

Vehicles passing through flooded street. File photo

King County Flood Control District to vote on 2020 budget

The budget will fund a variety of programs across the county.

Vehicles passing through flooded street. File photo
A King County judge found the company misled customers into thinking it was a charity. Photo courtesy of the state Attorney General’s office

Judge rules Value Village deceived customers

The King County judge found the company misled customers into thinking it was a charity.

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A King County judge found the company misled customers into thinking it was a charity. Photo courtesy of the state Attorney General’s office
Issaquah City Hall. File photo

City to upgrade traffic cameras

Council approves replacing 12-year-old system.

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I-976 is passing, worrying transit advocates

The initiative promises $30 car tabs, but opponents say it will destroy state transit infrastructure.

Voters are narrowly rejecting affirmative action

The no camp on affirmative action is winning by just over one point.

Gallinger leads ISD Pos. 3; Weaver leads ISD Pos. 5

Preliminary results came in Tuesday night.

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King County Council incumbents ahead, with the exception of Gossett

Preliminary results are in for the King County Council races.

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