King County’s $5 million derelict boat problem

When a boat sinks, it costs a lot to bring it up, with millions being spent since 2003 on removals.

 

Pow! Bam! Inslee delivers a one-two punch of executive power

Governor shifted $175M to culverts and vetoed a sentence he said threatened funding for transit.

 

Self-driving cars: Heaven or hell?

Depending on factors, traffic and environmental impacts could become better or worse.

 

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Susan’s quest for ‘justice’ and the civil legal system dilemma

While citizens have the right to an attorney in criminal cases, they’re not afforded the same rights in civil litigation.

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Upon further review, EPA wants to redo water quality rules

Feds say they’ll use what the state submitted in 2016 even though they’re no longer the state’s faves.

King County Councilman Reagan Dunn sent a letter to the FBI asking for them to help investigate Allan Thomas (pictured), who is under investigation for stealing more than $400,000 of public funds and skirting election laws in an Enumclaw drainage district. Screenshot from King 5 report

King County Council requests report on special districts in wake of fraud allegations

Small, local special districts will face more scrutiny following Enumclaw drainage district case.

King County Councilman Reagan Dunn sent a letter to the FBI asking for them to help investigate Allan Thomas (pictured), who is under investigation for stealing more than $400,000 of public funds and skirting election laws in an Enumclaw drainage district. Screenshot from King 5 report
The Marquee on Meeker Apartments, 2030 W. Meeker St. in Kent, will feature 492 apartments and 12,000 square feet of retail. The first phase of 288 apartments is expected to be completed in early 2020. Developers are targeting people in their 20s and 30s to rent their high-end, urban-style apartments. Steve Hunter/staff photo

Housing study pokes holes in conventional wisdom

High construction and land costs will incentivize developers to build luxury units.

The Marquee on Meeker Apartments, 2030 W. Meeker St. in Kent, will feature 492 apartments and 12,000 square feet of retail. The first phase of 288 apartments is expected to be completed in early 2020. Developers are targeting people in their 20s and 30s to rent their high-end, urban-style apartments. Steve Hunter/staff photo

With ‘Game of Thrones’ ending, it’s time for a proper feast

How to make a meal inspired by the Lannisters’ and Starks’ world, fit for the King in the North.

Edmonds looks to transform a prime piece of waterfront

After the Senior Center breaks ground on a new building, the city could complete a beach walkway.

Oh, crab! There’s something fishy about this place

That mysterious eyesore by the sea will be replaced by a new research center. “It’s all going to go.”

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Eviction reform passed by state Legislature

Tenant protections included longer notices and more judicial discretion.

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Running wild: Healed from injuries, a bear roams free again

She suffered pelvic fractures in December. Wildlife officers released her in the Cascades this week.

In state House, one historic era ends and another begins

Chopp is out as speaker. Lovick is in, and already dealing with next steps in two investigations.

A Metro bus coming out of the Bellevue Transit Center. File photo

I-90 bus routes could be eliminated in 2023

King County Metro and Sound Transit are considering service changes with the arrival of light rail.

A Metro bus coming out of the Bellevue Transit Center. File photo

Dead whale on Everett beach to be towed to Camano Island

The gray whale washed up Sunday. Its gender, age and cause of death have not been determined.

U.S. Attorney opposes early release for ‘Barefoot Bandit’

Colton Harris-Moore wants out of supervision so he can pursue public speaking and see friends.

Overdose deaths continue to rise locally and nationally

This may not be the same opioid epidemic anymore.

Oak Harbor woman traumatized by strip search sues hospital

A proposed class action alleges the Fairfax mental-health hospital may have violated patient rights.

AG’s legal tab in Eyman case nears $1M with trial a year away

The anti-tax activist will be tried in July 2020 on charges he repeatedly broke state election laws.

Even with all that winning, Democrats didn’t run the table

They didn’t pass a capital gains tax or plastic bag ban and the death penalty is still on the books.