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Second lawsuit says big detention center must pay minimum wage

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.

King County deputies to give kids simplified Miranda warning

The King County sheriff’s office says it’s trying to make it easier for kids to understand their rights when they get arrested.

King County to appeal court ruling on youth jail funding

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 …

King County must pay fine, make changes for sewage spill

King County must pay $361,000 in fines and make major changes following a massive sewage spill at its Seattle plant in February.

Tip leads to marijuana bust, seizure of $3M near Seattle

Authorities say a tip led them to bust an illegal marijuana grow and seize over 6,000 pot plants, 180 pounds of processed marijuana and $3 million in cash.

GOP Rep. Reichert of Washington state retires after 7 terms

Republican Rep. Dave Reichert of Washington state says he is retiring from Congress after seven terms.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017

Man who killed Seattle teacher 23 years ago now accused in death of Spokane Valley girlfriend

A man convicted of gunning down a Seattle middle school teacher in 1994 was arrested Tuesday in King County on a warrant charging him with killing a Spokane Valley woman.

King County home prices grow $100,000 in a year for first time; West Bellevue jumps 41 percent

For the first time ever, the median King County home price has grown more than $100,000 in just a year, a new grim milestone for buyers already dealing with the …

UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017

Kelli Scott: Venturing outside the Seattle bubble

Communicating outside our bubbles is a good thing for the media, for the country, for all of us.

Ex-boyfriend kills new boyfriend, then himself in SeaTac

A man shot and wounded another man then turned the gun on himself in SeaTac, Washington.

Report: More than 11,600 people homeless in King County

A newly released report says more than 11,600 people were homeless in Seattle and King County on a single night in January.

Body of teen found downstream from Snoqualmie River falls

The King County Sheriff Office says the body of a 16-year-old boy who disappeared in the Snoqualmie River near Olallie State Park has been found.

UPDATED: Mon., May 22, 2017

Teen missing after going over Snoqualmie River falls

The King County Sheriff Office says a 16-year-old boy is presumed drowned after he went missing while swimming with friends in the Snoqualmie River near Olallie State Park.

Snoqualmie Tribe donates 200 defibrillators to police

The Snoqualmie Tribe donated 200 defibrillators to the King County Sheriff’s Department, Snoqualmie Police Department and the Snoqualmie Tribe Police Department.

Deputy fired for pepper spraying homeless man’s water bottle

A King County sheriff’s deputy has been fired for squirting pepper spray on a water bottle belonging to a man who was living under a bridge east of Seattle.

King County voters to decide arts sales tax in August

King County voters will decide in August whether to raise the county sales tax to pay for arts, culture and science programs.

UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017

Hobbled sewage plant in Seattle on track to resume normal operations

King County officials say the state’s largest sewage treatment plant is on track to resume normal operations by the end of this month.

New case of hantavirus suspected in King County

King County public health officials say a man died of hantavirus in February and a woman is currently hospitalized with symptoms consistent with the rare disease.

UPDATED: Sun., March 26, 2017

Seattle plant failure dumps millions of gallons of sewage in Puget Sound

Millions of gallons of raw sewage and untreated runoff have poured into Puget Sound since Washington state’s largest sewage treatment plant experienced equipment failures that forced it to stop fully …

Emergency King County vote on Puget Sound sewage cleanup

The Metropolitan King County Council will take an emergency vote to expedite the cleanup of a flooded wastewater-treatment plant that is dumping raw sewage into Puget Sound.

King County judge rules new state charter school law is constitutional

A King County Superior Court judge has ruled that the plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging the state’s charter school law didn’t demonstrate that charter schools are unconstitutional.

Kent police: Driver flees after fatal hit-run crash

Authorities are trying to locate a driver suspected of fleeing on foot after a deadly hit-and-run collision that killed a woman in the south King County city of Kent.

Records dispute Mnuchin’s denial of mortgage-crisis ‘robosigning’

King County foreclosure records indicate a bank founded by Steven Mnuchin, who is up for a Senate confirmation vote Monday as the nation’s treasury secretary under President Donald Trump, engaged …

Raw sewage flowing into Puget Sound after plant failure

King County says more than 100 million gallons of raw sewage and stormwater have flowed into Puget Sound after equipment failed at its wastewater treatment plant in Seattle.

Puget Sound Energy customers without power for fourth day

Thousands of people in King and Kitsap counties could be without power until Friday.

Judge orders 5-Hour ENERGY to pay $4.3 million

A King County judge has ordered the makers of 5-hour ENERGY to pay nearly $4.3 million in penalties and attorneys’ fees for violating the Washington state Consumer Protection Act.

Seattle, King County to go ahead with safe injection sites

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and King County Executive Dow Constantine say they’re going ahead with plans to create safe injection sites where people can use heroin or other opioids under …

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 22, 2017

Seattle has second-lowest rate of homes for sale in U.S.

Why is it so expensive to buy a house in Seattle right now? People in the real-estate industry point to a broad problem: No one is selling their house.

Federal agents bust ‘high-level’ heroin dealer in King County

A King County man has been arrested for trafficking large amounts of black tar heroin throughout the region.

King County Metro to buy 73 battery-powered buses

King County Executive Dow Constantine has announced plans to purchase dozens of battery-powered buses after a successful test of the electric vehicles last year.