Stories tagged: King County
Sat., May 18, 2019, 11:10 a.m.
Health officials are investigating a sixth confirmed case of the measles in a western Washington outbreak involving people who spent time at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Wed., May 15, 2019, 7:45 p.m.
Authorities say four new measles cases have been diagnosed in western Washington. The Washington State Department of Health says two of the cases were in King County and one each …
Mon., April 22, 2019, 8:37 a.m.
After complaints about dropping them off in a parking lot, a top Yakima County corrections official said King County prisoners being released from the North Front Street jail will be …
Sat., March 30, 2019, noon
How much garbage can you cram into 1.4 square miles?
Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 1:33 p.m.
King County voters will not be deciding whether to ban safe injection sites after the state Supreme Court ruled that such an initiative tramples on the legislative authority of King …
Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 8:16 p.m.
In a tough campaign season for King County Republicans and with the cloud of a rape allegation hanging over him, Washington state Sen. Joe Fain on Friday night conceded the …
Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 11:15 a.m.
Three county-council members say Councilmember Kathy Lambert’s comments about rape allegations leveled against Sen. Joe Fain “do not represent the King County Council.”
Fri., Oct. 12, 2018, 12:14 p.m.
King County plans to turn a wing of the downtown Seattle jail into a shelter for homeless people, King County Executive Dow Constantine announced Thursday.
Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 7:16 p.m.
Prosecutors have charged a man with kidnapping and raping a 14-year-old Seattle girl in 2007 after delayed testing of her decade-old rape kit turned up a DNA match.
Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 7:01 p.m.
The better news for homebuyers in King County keeps coming: Inventory is way up. Sales are way down. And prices have stopped skyrocketing.
Mon., Sept. 3, 2018, 1:30 p.m.
Five major oil companies want a climate change lawsuit by King County thrown out.
Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 2:53 p.m.
The King County Sheriff’s Office said a detective was suspended for four days without pay after an internal investigation determined she punched, kicked, scratched and slapped an Uber driver while …
Thu., May 31, 2018, 8:15 a.m.
For the first time, King County’s annual one-night count of homelessness found more than half of homeless people were sleeping outside versus in shelter, with a stark increase in the …
Wed., May 23, 2018, 10:32 a.m.
King County farmlands, forests, shorelines, trails, urban green space and natural areas are a target of a conservation initiative by the county executive.
Thu., May 10, 2018, 6:01 p.m.
King County is suing five major oil companies after it says the companies deliberately looked to downplay and discredit scientific warnings about the risks of global warning.
UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 10:29 p.m.
Secretary of State Kim Wyman asks Gov. Jay Inslee to use emergency funds to pay the postage for ballots that are mailed back in the primary and general elections.
Sun., April 29, 2018, 5:54 p.m.
Authorities said two men were killed and five other people were injured after a shootout at a motorcycle club south of Seattle.
Mon., April 23, 2018, 9:46 p.m.
The King County Sheriff’s Office said a man who had left notes at bus stops seeking to buy girls underwear showed up for a meeting with an undercover detective with …
Mon., April 16, 2018, 5:31 p.m.
A detective who was caught on camera pointing a gun at a motorcyclist during a traffic stop was suspended for five days without pay.
UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 11:05 a.m.
Prosecutors said the owner of a chain of Mexican restaurants in King and Snohomish counties used sales-suppression software to avoid paying $5.6 million in state taxes.
Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
King County prosecutors have announced that they will not file charges in 1,500 misdemeanor cases from 2017 due to a staffing shortage.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Delvonn Heckard, the Kent, Washington, man who sued Seattle Mayor Ed Murray last year on allegations of sexual abuse decades ago – prompting other accusations to come to light, leading …
Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 11:24 a.m.
An internal memo says the chair of the King County Democrats has been asked to resign by three vice-chairs of the party following allegations of “harassment, intimidation and creation of …
Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 11:13 a.m.
An ex-deputy who accused former King County Sheriff John Urquhart of groping him in a Renton parking lot four years ago has filed a countersuit as part of a formal …
Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, 11:31 a.m.
A King County Sheriff’s deputy who drew his gun on a motorcyclist while stopped at a red light faces a possible 10-day suspension.
Sun., Nov. 26, 2017
The court didn’t rule on the equity issues. The McCleary court case only deals with the “ample provision” clause.
Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 3:30 p.m.
A 67-year-old man has filed a lawsuit against King County following a bicycle crash that left him a quadriplegic.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 2:15 p.m.
A second lawsuit is challenging the failure of one of the nation’s largest private immigration jails to pay detainees minimum wage for the work they perform.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 11:09 a.m.
The King County sheriff’s office says it’s trying to make it easier for kids to understand their rights when they get arrested.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 8:57 a.m.
King County officials say they will appeal a ruling by an appeals court that found voters were provided flawed language on the funding mechanism when they approved a ballot measure …