Josh Kelety

By 2024, Sound Transit intends to offer high-capacity bus service to communities along Lake Washington. Image courtesy Sound Transit

Sound Transit Plans High-Capacity Buses for the Eastside

Faster bus lines along I-405 and SR-522 are in the works.

By 2024, Sound Transit intends to offer high-capacity bus service to communities along Lake Washington. Image courtesy Sound Transit
Cargo transportation was among the various regional industries driving wage and employment growth in King County. Photo via PxHere

King County Employment Continues to Rise

New statistics show a decrease in unemployment and higher average pay, but the growth may start to slow.

Cargo transportation was among the various regional industries driving wage and employment growth in King County. Photo via PxHere
All Home board members meet in Seattle on April 23 to talk about its structure. Photo by Josh Kelety

The Never-Ending Search for an Effective King County Homeless Plan

While All Home attempts to address the issue, the group’s lack of actual power results in little change.

All Home board members meet in Seattle on April 23 to talk about its structure. Photo by Josh Kelety
A Canadian safe consumption site in Lethbridge. Photo supplied by ARCHES in Lethbridge

County Plans for Second Safe Drug Site Now on Hold

Following intense resistance to the proposal from the suburbs, county officials are taking a wait-and-see approach.

A Canadian safe consumption site in Lethbridge. Photo supplied by ARCHES in Lethbridge
Photo by Josh Kelety

King County Bans Chewing Tobacco in Sports Stadiums

Advocates say the ban will keep youth athletes from using dip.

Photo by Josh Kelety

King County Council Passes Renter Protections Bill

The legislation is intended to prevent landlords from discriminating based on the source of a prospective tenant’s income.

An artist rendering of the Tateuchi Center in Bellevue. Courtesy of the Tateuchi Center

County Funding for Eastside Performing Arts Center in Jeopardy

Bellevue’s long-planned Tateuchi Center could lose $1.2 million.

An artist rendering of the Tateuchi Center in Bellevue. Courtesy of the Tateuchi Center

King County Sheriff’s Deputies to Carry Naloxone

All 450 deputies are slated carry the heroin overdose antidote by mid-summer.

Kirkland Reporter file photo

Washington Supreme Court Upholds Death Penalty Conviction

The case, which hinges on a 2006 quadruple murder, is likely to be appealed to the United States Supreme Court.

Kirkland Reporter file photo

Critics Say Draft Plan From Homelessness Task Force Underwhelms

One Table’s first stab at recommendations leaves some members calling for a bolder, clearly financed plan.

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Homeless Riders Rack Up Bus Fare Fines

King County Metro says that it will review its system to account for RapidShare users who can’t pay.

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Legislators Come to Agreement on Deadly Force Reform

An agreement between lawmakers, activists, and police alters and passes the I-940 ballot initiative.

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By Taylor McAvoy

Home healthcare worker bill approved by state Legislature

In protest, House Republicans refused to vote on the controversial bill.

By Taylor McAvoy
Photo by Taylor McAvoy

Behind the Scenes of the Governor’s Veto of the Public Records Bill

How negotiations between Jay Inslee’s office, lawmakers, and media organizations led to the end of the controversial legislation.

Photo by Taylor McAvoy
Photo by Taylor McAvoy

Lawmakers Face Backlash Over Public Records Bill

Legislators frame the bill as a win for open government, while opponents hope for an Inslee veto.

Photo by Taylor McAvoy
Photo by Taylor McAvoy
Photo by Taylor McAvoy
Light rail funding could be in trouble if car tab taxes decrease. (Photo by Richard Eriksson/Flickr)

Car Tab Bill Could Slash Sound Transit Funding

Local transportation advocates fear projects — including light rail — may feel the financial squeeze.

Light rail funding could be in trouble if car tab taxes decrease. (Photo by Richard Eriksson/Flickr)
Washington state capitol campus. Photo by Cacophony/Wikimedia

Capital Budget Passed, But Affordable Housing Still Threatened

Some state projects aimed at homeless families and disabled veterans won’t happen.

Washington state capitol campus. Photo by Cacophony/Wikimedia
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Ballot Initiative Threat Has Energy Industry Warming to Governor’s Carbon Tax Plan

Businesses fear a ballot-passed tax could be far costlier than a negotiated deal.

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While the new Navigation Center is the recommended choice of the Navigation Team, it’s unclear how effective their efforts have been. File photo

Should the City Expand Its Homeless Outreach?

The Navigation Team was created to ease the impact of encampment clean-ups, but its growth is on hold as some question its effectiveness.

While the new Navigation Center is the recommended choice of the Navigation Team, it’s unclear how effective their efforts have been. File photo