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Here is damage to the windshield of one of the vehicles struck in the Tuesday, July 20 debris-throwing incident.

Troopers arrest 41-year-old Seattle man for throwing debris into traffic

Troopers responded to reports of rocks/debris being thrown at cars on WB I90 near Rainier Ave around 4 p.m. July 20. In total 7 vehicles… Continue reading

Here is damage to the windshield of one of the vehicles struck in the Tuesday, July 20 debris-throwing incident.
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Residential migration on the uptick as COVID eases

After sheltering-in-place throughout much of 2020, residential migration has come roaring back in 2021. Apartmentlist.com’s Quarterly Migration Report finds that not only are more people… Continue reading

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TRAFFIC ALERTS

Traffic alerts as of Tuesday, July 20 Both directions of State Route 164 between 176th Way Southeast and Southeast 413th Place have been closed since… Continue reading

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Debris-throwing onto freeways continues

The Washington State Patrol wants to know who threw the rocks and bricks that hit at least four cars on Seattle freeways Sunday, and in… Continue reading

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TRAFFIC ALERTS

Traffic report as of 8:30 a.m., July 19, 2021 I-5 Northbound - On the I-5 northbound collector-distributor just south of James Street a collision is… Continue reading

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Conceptual design of 132nd interchange

WSDOT awards contract for I-405/NE 132nd Street Interchange project in Kirkland

For drivers who regularly experience congestion accessing Interstate 405 in Kirkland’s Totem Lake area, relief is coming soon. On Wednesday, July 14, the Washington State… Continue reading

Conceptual design of 132nd interchange
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WSDOT launches new Good To Go!

The Washington State Department of Transportation launched the new Good To Go! on July 12, following a 10-day closure while the department worked to transition… Continue reading

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King County Council member Girmay Zahilay. Courtesy photo

King County Councilmember Girmay Zahilay hosts block party to launch Youth Achievement Center

King County Councilmember Girmay Zahilay and several partner community organizations will host a block party on July 18 to celebrate and launch the concept of… Continue reading

King County Council member Girmay Zahilay. Courtesy photo
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TRAFFIC ALERT

State Route 164 between 176th Way Southeast and Southeast 413th Place fully closed for both directions of traffic for 90 days at 8 a.m. Monday,… Continue reading

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Condominium property values up across King County in 2020

Highest median value jump of 9% in South King County

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King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn

KC Councilman wants taxpayers to see where their money is going

On Thursday, King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn introduced a motion that would task the Assessor’s Office with sending a mailing to all property owners that… Continue reading

King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn
Map of July fire outlook for the West. (National Interagency Fire Center)

Department of Ecology declares drought emergency in WA

Staff reports An historically dry spring and summer, followed by a record-breaking heat wave have affected water supplies across Washington, prompting the Washington Department of… Continue reading

Map of July fire outlook for the West. (National Interagency Fire Center)
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TRAFFIC ALERT

As of 7:21 a.m. on State Route northbound just north of I-5 in Tukwila, there is a collision blocking the left lane. The Incident Response… Continue reading

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King County Board of Health meets July 15 to talk about drug-user health

The King County Board of Health meets at 1 p.m. July 15 to talk about drug-user health and hear a determinants of equity briefing. To… Continue reading

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Redmond Police arrest former Seattle Seahawk Richard Sherman

Redmond Police allege former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman crashed into a cement barrier on a State Route 520 off-ramp then fled the scene before… Continue reading

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Ongoing construction on 520 bridge. Photo WSDOT.

State Transportation Commission meets July 20 to select its toll rate increase proposals for tolled highways

Travelers who use Washington’s tolled highways will learn next week what the new proposed toll rates will be for those facilities when the Washington State… Continue reading

Ongoing construction on 520 bridge. Photo WSDOT.
TRAFFIC ALERT

Morning traffic conditions for King County, Wednesday, July 14

Traffic conditions as of 8 a.m., July 14, 2021 July 14 The Washington State Patrol is investigating a vehicle that was struck by gunfire while… Continue reading

TRAFFIC ALERT
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Puget Sound Energy seeks bids for new energy resources

Puget Sound Energy has issued a request for proposal for new energy and capacity to meet customers’ long-range electricity needs. The 2021 All-Source RFP seeks… Continue reading

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Audit finds King County responded well to pandemic, but could have done better . Photo courtesy of CDC.

King County pandemic response was strong, but lessons to be learned for future emergencies

King County’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic was well-executed in some ways, despite difficult circumstances, but gaps remained in safety, and overall organization was lacking… Continue reading

Audit finds King County responded well to pandemic, but could have done better . Photo courtesy of CDC.
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Seattle-based groups lay groundwork for historic cancer partnership

Fred Hutchinson, UW Medicine, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and Seattle Children’s

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