Voters are narrowly rejecting affirmative action

The no camp on affirmative action is winning by just over one point.

I-976 is passing, worrying transit advocates

The initiative promises $30 car tabs, but opponents say it will destroy state transit infrastructure.

Vehicles passing through flooded street. File photo

King County Flood Control District to vote on 2020 budget

The budget will fund a variety of programs across the county.

Vehicles passing through flooded street. File photo

Washington State Ferries plans for an electric-hybrid fleet

It will be a literal sea change for the nation’s biggest system — and a technically ambitious one.

Puget Sound Fire pays $100,000 to grandmother to settle arson arrest lawsuit

Suit claimed arson investigator accused the wrong person in 2016 Dollar Store fire

Racist graffiti on Starbucks sign in Federal Way stirs outrage

Starbucks customer outraged at “whites only” graffiti spray-painted under the drive-thru sign; company “acted quickly to remove” graffiti.

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King County Council authorizes staff to draft road levy ballot measure

The county is projected to run out of capital funding for roads and bridges by 2025.

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King County parents are still struggling with child care

A new report looks at the effects on parents here and across the state.

Auburn man who shot and wounded law enforcement officer during arrest gets more than 17 years in prison

Repeat offender had been linked to drive-by shooting in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood

Black Diamond council member identified as a ‘Three Percenter.’ What does that mean?

Some Three Percent groups are armed militias patrolling the southern border. Others join far-right rallies with white supremacy groups. Chris Wisnoski said his organization, the Washington State Three Percent, is not affiliated with the national movement and focuses more on charitable works and community preparedness.

Fake noise complaints inundate Everett’s Paine Field airport

The director of the Snohomish County-owned airport was the target of a scam to register complaints.

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King County studies broadband access

A report due to the council in January could show opportunities for expansion.

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Kent man charged with murder in cold case

Burien woman went missing in 1998

Snoqualmie flooding hit farmers right before profitable Halloween weekend

There are around 200 farmers in the valley, and most of them likely suffered losses.

Homeless man charged with raping teen after her family allowed him to stay at their Federal Way home

The victim was raped at knifepoint shortly after her family opened their home to a homeless man to help him get back on his feet.

The Cedar Hills Regional Landfill is the only active landfill in King County. It will operate until at least 2028. It has been in operation since the 1960s. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Study on shipping or burning King County trash released

The report fleshes out the two main options for trash disposal over the next 50 years.

The Cedar Hills Regional Landfill is the only active landfill in King County. It will operate until at least 2028. It has been in operation since the 1960s. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
A new study argues that many luxury apartment units in Seattle are vacant, damaging the surrounding communities. (Screenshot on Google)

Luxury apartments: Who’s buying King County?

Wealthy investors jack up housing prices in Seattle and beyond.

A new study argues that many luxury apartment units in Seattle are vacant, damaging the surrounding communities. (Screenshot on Google)

West Point Treatment Plant report due in January

The report will look at ways to keep adequate power flowing to the plant after a July spill.

Bellevue Police investigators collect evidence April 3 after a body was found in the Goldsmith Neighborhood Park. Ashley Hiruko/staff photo

Executive Constantine, Bellevue PD respond to ICE accusations

State law prohibits jails from complying with federal immigration hold requests.

Bellevue Police investigators collect evidence April 3 after a body was found in the Goldsmith Neighborhood Park. Ashley Hiruko/staff photo

16 indicted for trafficking large amounts of heroin and methamphetamine in Seattle area

Ten locations searched; 17 people arrested following year-long investigation