Chris Vance has his doubts about the Republican party and where it is going. COURTESY PHOTO

From chairman of WA Republicans to party pariah, Chris Vance explains why

‘Biggest shock of my adult life has been the Republican Party’s complete capitulation to Donald Trump.’

 

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$30 car tab proposal returns to ballot in November

Tim Eyman-led initiative would restrict car tabs and transportation benefit districts in Washington.

 

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King County alcohol production ordinance could be approved by year’s end

Update to county code has been more than a year in the making.

 

Netflix series kept Lynnwood rape survivor in mind, creator says

Susannah Grant was inspired by The Marshall Project and ProPublica reporting to make “Unbelievable.”

Sound Transit seeks input on name change for University Street Station

Vote online or certain dates at station mezzanine

KCSO found all but one of the 108 allegations of excessive or unnecessary use of force were justified

The Office of Law Enforcement Oversight has released its annual 2018 report.

More than 100 horses are being hoarded by a nonprofit in Puget Sound

Under guise of nonprofit caring for rescued horses, allegations of animal cruelty arose.

To spur investment, marijuana businesses want rules eased

Another group has proposed a low-interest loan program, to help women- and minority-owned startups.

They got the signatures for I-1000. They want to get paid.

Citizen Solutions wants $1.1 million it says it’s owed by backers of the affirmative action law.

Inslee passes up a chance to confront corporate ‘blackmail’

The governor skipped a meeting about tax breaks he said Boeing squeezed out of the state.

Muckleshoot Tribe breaks ground in Auburn on 18-story, 400-room, luxury hotel

When finished, it will be the largest of its kind in the state

Senate inquiry finds no evidence of sexist, racist remarks as alleged by Das

Kent senator accused fellow Democratic Caucus members in June

‘Unbelievable’ story of Lynnwood teen’s rape retold on Netflix

She told police she was sexually assaulted in her room. Detectives said she lied. She didn’t.

King County teens clean up roadside litter

Teens, age 14-17, in Department of Ecology Youth Corps program clean up to protect the environment in four-week job opportunity.

Mother of slain Federal Way teen seeks more jail time for son’s murderer

Leilani Gennings to appeal sentencing of Michael Rogers after he received 8 years for killing her son.

In this January 2019 photo, Gov. Jay Inslee visited the new Children’s Home Society of Washington Highline Early Learning Center in Des Moines to applaud the benefits of early education programs and promote his funding proposal to continue to fund programs like it. Sound Publishing file photo

King County allocates $318 million for education

Money will go toward early education and postsecondary support.

In this January 2019 photo, Gov. Jay Inslee visited the new Children’s Home Society of Washington Highline Early Learning Center in Des Moines to applaud the benefits of early education programs and promote his funding proposal to continue to fund programs like it. Sound Publishing file photo

King County pushes back report on for-hire driver trafficking training

The report was originally due in October but has been extended until next spring.

A salt marsh in recovery is gobbling carbon, gaining ground

Once drained for farming, 150 acres at Port Susan is returning to its natural state.

A veto too far? Lawmakers may sue Inslee to figure it out

Inslee knew vetoing a single sentence was unusual. A court may be asked to decide if it was legal.

Edmonds council adopts message acknowledging tribal heritage

The statement, written by the Tulalip Tribes, will be read after the flag salute at each meeting.