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Eastside, Bothell firefighters depart to battle California blaze

Team comprised of Seattle, Eastside, Bothell, Valley Regional, and Duvall fire department members.

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King County Council authorizes staff to draft road levy ballot measure

The county is projected to run out of capital funding for roads and bridges by 2025.

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Issaquah City Hall. File photo
Issaquah City Hall. File photo

King County parents are still struggling with child care

A new report looks at the effects on parents here and across the state.

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King County studies broadband access

A report due to the council in January could show opportunities for expansion.

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A new study argues that many luxury apartment units in Seattle are vacant, damaging the surrounding communities. (Screenshot on Google)

Luxury apartments: Who’s buying King County?

Wealthy investors jack up housing prices in Seattle and beyond.

A new study argues that many luxury apartment units in Seattle are vacant, damaging the surrounding communities. (Screenshot on Google)

West Point Treatment Plant report due in January

The report will look at ways to keep adequate power flowing to the plant after a July spill.

City of Issaquah redesigns its website

User testing taking place this week.

Brockman Guinee, John Ezell and John Jr. at the Art by Fire table during the Issaquah Goes Apples fair Oct. 19, selling glass blown pumpkins and apples. Natalie DeFord/Staff photo

Issaquah Goes Apples

Downtown fair celebrates fall, the harvest and the arts.

Brockman Guinee, John Ezell and John Jr. at the Art by Fire table during the Issaquah Goes Apples fair Oct. 19, selling glass blown pumpkins and apples. Natalie DeFord/Staff photo
The ISD bus paddle camera program will go into effect in November. Courtesy photo

ISD launches bus paddle program

The program will go into effect in November.

The ISD bus paddle camera program will go into effect in November. Courtesy photo
Influence the Choice executive director, Jerry Blackburn, gives parents and community members resources and information on how to address to youth about substance abuse at the Drug Alcohol Use in Our Community event on Oct. 16. Madison Miller / staff photo

‘This is a we thing’: school, parents, community unite to address substance abuse

The Drug Alcohol Use in Our Community event was held on Oct. 16.

Influence the Choice executive director, Jerry Blackburn, gives parents and community members resources and information on how to address to youth about substance abuse at the Drug Alcohol Use in Our Community event on Oct. 16. Madison Miller / staff photo
From left, Skyline High School juniors Tom Beatty died Aug. 11 and Lucas Beirer died Sept. 30. Ballard High School student Gabriel Lilienthal died Sept. 29. Officials believe the teens most likely ingested what they thought were legitimate opioid tablets when, in fact, they were counterfeit drugs — traced with other toxic drugs, like fentanyl. Photos courtesy of the Beatty, Beirer and Lilienthal families.

Families should not ‘hide or be ashamed’: Community unites following Sammamish teen deaths

Three King County teens have recently died from fentanyl overdoses.

From left, Skyline High School juniors Tom Beatty died Aug. 11 and Lucas Beirer died Sept. 30. Ballard High School student Gabriel Lilienthal died Sept. 29. Officials believe the teens most likely ingested what they thought were legitimate opioid tablets when, in fact, they were counterfeit drugs — traced with other toxic drugs, like fentanyl. Photos courtesy of the Beatty, Beirer and Lilienthal families.

Flying Fish: Lake Sammamish kokanee move to Orcas Island

It’s part of a program to preserve the unique freshwater salmon species.

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                                At a an Oct. 14 special meeting the Issaquah City Council unanimously voted to oppose Initiative 976.

Issaquah City Council votes to oppose Initiative 976

Measure jeopardizes priority transportation projects.

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                                At a an Oct. 14 special meeting the Issaquah City Council unanimously voted to oppose Initiative 976.

Regional Clean Fuel Standard presentation

The city council learns about upcoming proposal.

Malena Gaces, left, and other members of Washington CAN protest unfair move-out charges and alleged discriminatory behavior outside Kitts Corner Apartments in Federal Way in 2018. Sound Publishing file photo

King County could increase tenant protections

The council is considering ordinances designed to help renters.

Malena Gaces, left, and other members of Washington CAN protest unfair move-out charges and alleged discriminatory behavior outside Kitts Corner Apartments in Federal Way in 2018. Sound Publishing file photo
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                                Suzanne Weaver and Layna Crofts compete for ISD school board pos. 5.

Weaver and Crofts compete for ISD school board pos. 5

Candidates touch on curriculum, affordability and extracurriculars.

  • Oct 18, 2019
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                                Suzanne Weaver and Layna Crofts compete for ISD school board pos. 5.
The 2015 Wolverine Fire in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest near Lake Chelan. Photo courtesy of the Washington Department of Natural Resources.

The smoky summer that wasn’t

While Washington had a mild season, wildfires burned near the Arctic.

The 2015 Wolverine Fire in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest near Lake Chelan. Photo courtesy of the Washington Department of Natural Resources.

City council candidates touch on city’s issues

Candidates discuss the mayor’s proposed budget, traffic and affordable housing.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee after speaking with reporters Aug. 22 in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Lawmakers to governor: How dare you mess with our budget!

They want Jay Inslee to halt his planned $175 million reallocation of state transportation dollars.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee after speaking with reporters Aug. 22 in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)