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Fentanyl overdoses keep increasing in King County

Meth overdoses are on the rise as well, continuing a trend reported on last year.

Charter review could overhaul King County Sheriff’s Office

Several changes to the King County Sheriff’s Office were proposed.

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                                The proposed site plan for Middle School #6 at Talus.

ISD gets green light for new middle school

Issaquah Development Commission approves site development permit application for new ISD middle school.

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                                Levitate Gastropub executive chef Pa Jallow holds the golden spatula he won for creating the best Salmon-based appetizer for the Issaquah Epicurean Experience contest in 2019.

Epicurean Experience returning to Issaquah

Vote for the best appetizer, cocktail, dessert in Issaquah.

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                                Theo Koshar, Janet McIntosh and Robin Kelley of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery work to find road drains and clear them of leaves outside the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery in Issaquah on Feb. 6, 2020.

Not a single fish died in the flooding

Cleanup of the Issaquah hatchery will take months, but flowing water has kept the fish oxygenated.

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                                Estimated total local school tax rates for Issaquah School District.

ISD likely to get 2020 levy renewed

Early election returns show the levy passing by 61.5 percent. To pass, levies in Washington State must receive more than 50 percent approval by voters.

Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Democratic lawmakers roll out spending plans for climate change, homelessness

Republican opposition calls for tax relief, rather than spending the increased revenue.

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The Colstrip Power Plant in Montana. Puget Sound Energy owns 25 percent of the remaining two units. File photo

PSE files to sell part of Colstrip coal plant

The utility owns two units at the Montana power plant.

PNW plant-based foods could help in climate fight

Animal products create a lot of emissions, but veggie alternatives are coming from King County.

The language of the original bill prohibited privately-owned detainment facilities from being contracted by local, state, or federal government entities, but a last-second amendment was adopted to substantially narrow the focus of the legislation. File photo

Lawmakers flinch on banning for-profit detention facilities

Last minute amendment exempted ICE detainment facility.

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A proposal to make King County Metro fares free for low-income households could be approved in the coming months. File photo

King County considers free transit for low-income residents

The program would target those at or below 80 percent of the federal poverty level.

 

Issaquah family held hostage is released

Issaquah Police brought in the Crisis Negotiation Team to assist in hostage negotiation.

 

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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.

 

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A dance fest for everyone!

Chop Shop returns for another year of art, education and fun

 

5 things to know about the Issaquah School District Levy

Vote by Feb. 11 to continue supporting local kids

 

Chef Murray Fields recently opened his state-of-the-art kitchen in Tukwila as the heart of his Gourmet Meals to Go.

Gourmet to Go can be this good!

Chef makes it simple to enjoy restaurant-quality cuisine at home or office

 

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A proposal to make King County Metro fares free for low-income households could be approved in the coming months. File photo

King County considers free transit for low-income residents

The program would target those at or below 80 percent of the federal poverty level.