Stories tagged: king county
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017
A King County man has been arrested for trafficking large amounts of black tar heroin throughout the region.
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017
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.
Sun., Jan. 1, 2017
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 …
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016
Officials say the number of people in the greater Seattle area believed to have mumps is now 108.
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016
The King County Council is preparing to appoint a state senator to replace Pramila Jayapal, who was elected to Congress last month.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016
Officials say nine patients in the Seattle area are believed to have mumps even though they were vaccinated against the disease.
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016
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.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016
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 …
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016
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.
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016
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.
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016
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.
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016
Officials at the University of Washington Medical Center say a second person infected with Legionnaires’ disease has died.
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016
King County is considering creating a program that would test marijuana for prohibited pesticides.
Tue., July 26, 2016
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 …
Sun., July 24, 2016
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 …
Thu., June 30, 2016
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.
Wed., June 15, 2016
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.
Wed., May 4, 2016
Health officials have confirmed the first case of the Zika virus in King County. It’s the third case of Zika in Washington state.
Thu., April 14, 2016
King County officials say four children have been struck by a pickup truck at a school bus stop in Maple Valley.
Wed., April 13, 2016
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 …
Tue., March 15, 2016
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.
Sun., March 13, 2016
An aerospace company tax break debate made for interesting allies.
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016
The King County executive has proposed installing cameras on all Metro buses for driver safety.
Mon., July 7, 2014
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 …
Fri., June 27, 2014
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.
Fri., Nov. 22, 2013
A King County Superior Court judge is scheduled to hear oral arguments Friday over the constitutionality of Washington’s new charter school law.
Sat., Sept. 28, 2013
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.
Fri., April 22, 2011
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 …
Thu., Dec. 23, 2010
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.
Fri., Jan. 22, 2010
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 …