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Mayor Mary Lou Pauly. File photo by Evan Pappas

Mayor gives State of the City address at Issaquah High School

Mayor Mary Lou Pauly gave the state of the city address to the students at Issaquah High School.

Mayor Mary Lou Pauly. File photo by Evan Pappas
One of Seattle Weekly’s “Best of Seattle” issues from Aug. 2016.

Seattle Weekly’s last print edition is Feb. 27

Message to readers from Josh O’Connor, president of Sound Publishing

  • Feb 26, 2019
One of Seattle Weekly’s “Best of Seattle” issues from Aug. 2016.
This map shows the path deputies took to locate the suspect. Photo courtesy of King County Sheriff’s Office.

Shoeprints in snow lead deputies to Issaquah burglary suspect

‘Two truckloads’ of items removed from campsite.

This map shows the path deputies took to locate the suspect. Photo courtesy of King County Sheriff’s Office.

Klahanie graffiti being investigated as hate crime

There have been 17 counts of red spray paint covering cars and garages so far.

Photo courtesy of U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency

Legislature ‘prays’ for Congress to curb president’s ability to launch nukes

Washington has more nuclear weapons than any other state

  • Feb 25, 2019
Photo courtesy of U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency

King County charter update targets police oversight, elections, council size

A commission is reviewing the county’s charter and will make recommendations by May.

Primrose School of West Bellevue saw a second location in Washington open in 2018. Madison Miller/staff photo.

Parents are feeling the pinch of child care costs

A King County report charts ways the county could reduce child care costs and boost access.

Primrose School of West Bellevue saw a second location in Washington open in 2018. Madison Miller/staff photo.

Law would prohibit eye tattoos in Washington state

Canada has already banned this procedure

  • Feb 21, 2019

Split Washington in two? 51st state movement highlights cultural divide

Rep. Matt Shea of Spokane introduces bill to establish state in Eastern Washington called Liberty

  • Feb 21, 2019
Emmaline Sanders will have her piece, “Four Impressions of the Salish Sea,” performed by the Issaquah Philharmonic Orchestra on March 18 at Skyline High School.

Local composer wins Young Composer Competition

Sanders’ piece has a theme of the Salish Sea and will be performed at by the Issaquah Philharmonic Orchestra on March 18.

Emmaline Sanders will have her piece, “Four Impressions of the Salish Sea,” performed by the Issaquah Philharmonic Orchestra on March 18 at Skyline High School.
The trash situation at a Redmond apartment complex remained overflowing in the afternoon on Tuesday, Feb. 19, after a series of snowstorms hit the region in February. Corey Morris/staff photo

Garbage service resumes on Eastside, after weeks without collection

Snow disrupted service on the Eastside.

The trash situation at a Redmond apartment complex remained overflowing in the afternoon on Tuesday, Feb. 19, after a series of snowstorms hit the region in February. Corey Morris/staff photo
The Overlake Medical Center in Bellevue remained open through the wintry weather. Photo courtesy of Overlake Medical Center.

Overlake Medical essential staff housed in hotels

Over 250 rooms helped ensure needed employees made it to their shift.

The Overlake Medical Center in Bellevue remained open through the wintry weather. Photo courtesy of Overlake Medical Center.

Despite Supreme Court Ruling, activists fight youth incarceration in King County

No New Youth Jail Coalition members send Valentines to King County officials asking them to reconsider funding priorities

New Friends of Youth CEO, Paul Lwali, will replace Terry Pottmeyer. Courtesy photo.

Friends of Youth hires new CEO

Pottmeyer steps down; Lwali becomes new Friends of Youth CEO.

New Friends of Youth CEO, Paul Lwali, will replace Terry Pottmeyer. Courtesy photo.

Walsh appointed to Issaquah City Council position no. 4

On Feb. 5, Lindsey Walsh was appointed to the vacant city council position left by Bill Ramos.

President’s emergency declaration sparks immediate legal backlash

Attorney General Bob Ferguson said his team will sue the White House if federal funds originally intended for Washington state are interrupted.

State bill would address strain of long-term healthcare costs

Median retirement savings falls short of what wellness costs.

Bill targets sexual health curriculum in Washington schools

Senate Bill 5395 is co-sponsored by 17 Democratic representatives and introduced by Sen. Claire Wilson, D-Federal Way.

  • Feb 14, 2019
According to King County’s Mental Illness and Drug Dependency (MIDD) annual report, Seattle had the highest rate of people using services at 36 percent of the total, followed by 31 percent from South King County, 18 percent from the greater Eastside, and 7 percent from north county including Shoreline.

Study shows King County’s treatment funding is making progress

A document on the county’s .1 percent health sales tax was accepted Wednesday by the county council.

According to King County’s Mental Illness and Drug Dependency (MIDD) annual report, Seattle had the highest rate of people using services at 36 percent of the total, followed by 31 percent from South King County, 18 percent from the greater Eastside, and 7 percent from north county including Shoreline.