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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.

King County program teaches parents how to teach their toddlers

Nearly a decade before Seattle voters agreed in 2014 to subsidize a preschool program for the city’s families, a small pilot effort for even younger children debuted in 106 living …

108 cases of mumps in King County, health officials say

Officials say the number of people in the greater Seattle area believed to have mumps is now 108.

King County Council to appoint state Senate replacement

The King County Council is preparing to appoint a state senator to replace Pramila Jayapal, who was elected to Congress last month.

Nine vaccinated Seattle-area patients sickened with mumps

Officials say nine patients in the Seattle area are believed to have mumps even though they were vaccinated against the disease.

Seattle area has biggest growth in home prices in U.S.

The Seattle area has the hottest housing market in the country – the first time in nine years that Seattle has led the United States in home-price growth.

As newcomers flock to Washington, native residents move away

According to U.S. Census Bureau data, last year was the first time in at least a decade when the number of native-born Washington residents in King County declined, the Seattle …

Young activists seek tougher action on climate change

Eight children are asking a Seattle judge to find Washington state in contempt for failing to adequately protect them and future generations from the harmful effects of climate change.

Detectives search near Duvall for Green River victim remains

Detectives have searched a wooded area northeast of Seattle looking for the remains of a victim of one of the nation’s most prolific murderers.

Woman fatally shot by deputies south of Seattle was pregnant

The family of a woman fatally shot by two King County sheriff’s deputies at her Auburn home says she was the mother of three small children and five months pregnant.

UW Medicine reports 2nd death from Legionnaires disease

Officials at the University of Washington Medical Center say a second person infected with Legionnaires’ disease has died.

King County considers making pot get checked for pesticides

King County is considering creating a program that would test marijuana for prohibited pesticides.

King County lifts moratorium on marijuana businesses

SEATTLE – King County has lifted its temporary ban on legal marijuana businesses in unincorporated areas. The Seattle Times reports that the Metropolitan King County Council voted 5-3 Monday to …

Somali child care providers adapt to state’s new standards

In 2012, Washington state launched an ambitious effort to improve the quality of teaching in preschool and child care centers big and small. As of May, 94 percent of the …

Former instructor sentenced in assault of teen

A former Wenatchee School District instructor must serve 216 hours of community service and is barred from reentering school facilities after pleading guilty to assaulting an ex-student.

Officials: Two more Zika virus cases found in King County

Heath officials have confirmed two more cases of Zika virus in King County. That brings the total to four in the county and eight in Washington.

First Zika virus case in King County, officials report

Health officials have confirmed the first case of the Zika virus in King County. It’s the third case of Zika in Washington state.

Four children struck by pickup truck at school bus stop

King County officials say four children have been struck by a pickup truck at a school bus stop in Maple Valley.

Identity confirmed in dismemberment slaying

Medical examiners have confirmed that body parts found in a Seattle homeowner’s recycling bin last weekend were that of Ingrid Lyne, a 40-year-old mother of three who authorities say was …

Ex-cheer coach denies sending nude photos to teens on squad

A former King County high school cheerleading coach has pleaded not guilty to charges that he sent nude photos of himself to two students on the cheer squad.

Spin Control: Aviation tax break debate makes strange bedfellows

An aerospace company tax break debate made for interesting allies.

King County may install cameras on all buses for safety

The King County executive has proposed installing cameras on all Metro buses for driver safety.

Washington study: Gunshot victims more likely to be shot again

People hospitalized with a gunshot wound are 30 times more likely to come back to the hospital with another firearm injury than those hospitalized for another medical reason, according to …

Former SPD chief Kirkpatrick leaves King County Sheriff’s Office

Former Spokane Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick will leave her job with the King County Sheriff’s Office and join the FBI in an instructor role, officials said Friday.

Seattle judge to hear arguments on Washington charter schools

A King County Superior Court judge is scheduled to hear oral arguments Friday over the constitutionality of Washington’s new charter school law.

Police: Redmond man tried to kill son with heroin

A Redmond man tried to kill his 4-year-old son with heroin on the day his divorce was supposed to be finalized, court documents say.

Woman’s body recovered from Green River

King County sheriff’s divers have recovered a woman’s body from the Green River. Sgt. John Urquhart says a 911 caller reported seeing a body floating with the current in the …

Equipment, legalities create ballot-counting bottlenecks

Washington’s election system has many virtues, but speed isn’t one of them. Only 40.6 percent of last month’s Spokane County general election ballots were counted on election night.

Mistrial in case of ex-King Co. deputy accused of beating girl

A King County Superior Court judge has declared a mistrial in the case of a former sheriff’s deputy who was videotaped beating a 15-year-old girl in a jail cell, after …