Heading north after leaving the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center, the light rail track will cross to the west side of I-5. Trees on both sides of the highway here will be heavily impacted by the buildout. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

To make room for light rail, 5,300 trees will fall along I-5

Sound Transit expects to start clearing in late April and eventually replant more than 20,000 trees.

Heading north after leaving the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center, the light rail track will cross to the west side of I-5. Trees on both sides of the highway here will be heavily impacted by the buildout. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)
Jim Pitts stands on walkway overlooking filtration chambers at the King County South Treatment Plant in Renton. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Human waste: Unlikely climate change hero?

King County treatment plant joins effort to counteract effects of carbon dioxide.

Jim Pitts stands on walkway overlooking filtration chambers at the King County South Treatment Plant in Renton. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Kirkland woman assaulted by man posing as rideshare driver

Other unrelated cases reported in King County.

Washington State Capitol Building. Photo by Emma Epperly/WNPA Olympia News Bureau

Legislation targets rape kit backlog

WA has about 10,000 untested kits; new law would reduce testing time to 45 days

Washington State Capitol Building. Photo by Emma Epperly/WNPA Olympia News Bureau

DNA strikes again: Edmonds man, 77, arrested in 1972 killing

Detectives searched for a Mill Creek killer for 47 years. Genealogy and genetics led to a breakthrough.

The Mountains to Sound Greenway was recently was designated as a National Heritage area. Photo courtesy of Mountains to Sound Greenway

Mountains to Sound Greenway designated as a National Heritage Area

1.5-million-acre landscape stretches from Ellensburg to Seattle

The Mountains to Sound Greenway was recently was designated as a National Heritage area. Photo courtesy of Mountains to Sound Greenway

Federal Way resident competes for top 20 spot on ‘American Idol’

Todd Beamer senior Myra Tran previously won “The X-Factor Vietnam” in 2016.

Legislature continues to grapple with ferry funding

“Not many folks understand what it means to be dependent on a transportation source like the ferries.”

Yaaah! Hipster Gregr of ‘Nerd Talk’ escapes city life

The morning host of radio station 107.7 The End has traded the Seattle vibe for Snohomish living.

Snohomish family, detained last month in Arizona, heads home

Held by Immigration and Customs Enforcement while on vacation, the Enriquez Olvera family has been released.

Holding a broom, Graham Kerr explains Monday how he saved a bird that had become trapped in his greenhouse. He plans to tell the story at the YMCA prayer breakfast April 19. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Former TV chef Graham Kerr has a different message now

As the “Galloping Gourmet,” he made rich recipes and sly jokes. Life and faith prompted a turnaround.

Holding a broom, Graham Kerr explains Monday how he saved a bird that had become trapped in his greenhouse. He plans to tell the story at the YMCA prayer breakfast April 19. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Would rent control work in Washington?

Oregon’s new law could lay the blueprint for other states

State wants to rein in Eyman and he can’t stop it from trying

A Thurston County judge says the legality of potential penalties can be tackled once his case is tried.

Lawsuit alleges Issaquah officers’ use of excessive force led to elderly man’s death

Immigrant’s death was ruled a homicide by King County Medical Examiner’s Office, according to lawsuit.

Motorcycle crash miracle: South King Fire to honor heroic family who saved man’s life

Motorcyclist loses limbs in crash, but faith and support are helping him and his family through.

The Jacob Eason era is underway at Washington

The ex-Lake Stevens quarterback participated in his first spring practice as an eligible player.

The 2015 Wolverine Fire in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest near Lake Chelan. Photo courtesy of Washington Department of Natural Resources/Kari Greer

Western Washington faces elevated wildfire risk in 2019

Humans cause majority of fires in state

The 2015 Wolverine Fire in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest near Lake Chelan. Photo courtesy of Washington Department of Natural Resources/Kari Greer

King County approves bargaining agreement with 60 unions

Employees will receive wage increases and $500 bonus.

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Law enforcement oversight office seeks subpoena power

Organization has been unable to investigate King County Sheriff’s Office.

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Snohomish family detained by Border Patrol while on vacation

Little information has been provided since they were arrested Thursday near Tucson, Arizona.