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All King County charter amendments are passing

Voters are approving an appointed sheriff along with other measures.

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Incumbent Adam Smith winning 9th Congressional District seat

Smith (D) received 76% of votes; opponent Doug Basler (R) behind with 23% of votes.

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Four men charged with assault in fight at Renton Sikh temple

Three Kent men, one Renton man face charges in Oct. 18 attack

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Motorcyclist dies after driver fails to yield while making left turn

The accident occurred around 3:15 p.m. near 21st Avenue SW and SW Campus Drive in Federal Way.

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Aaron Kunkler/staff photoAlvin Sweet is a resident of Martin Court in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood. Martin Court is a former motel which was transformed into a supportive housing complex two decades ago. New funding from King County’s Health through Housing ordinance could expand this type of program across the county.

King County wants to buy motels for emergency, affordable housing

The concept has proven results in addressing homelessness.

Aaron Kunkler/staff photoAlvin Sweet is a resident of Martin Court in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood. Martin Court is a former motel which was transformed into a supportive housing complex two decades ago. New funding from King County’s Health through Housing ordinance could expand this type of program across the county.
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King County domestic violence homicides reach 16 so far this year

Previous two years had seven each as COVID-19 impacts incidents

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State demanded more drop boxes, and now it must pay for them

A King County judge says a law requiring more ballot boxes was an illegal unfunded mandate.

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King County 2020 unemployment numbers. Source: Washington State Employment Security Department

Boeing, coronavirus likely to impact King County economy

Unemployment remained high in September.

King County 2020 unemployment numbers. Source: Washington State Employment Security Department
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Smith, Basler running for District 9 Congress seat

Republican challenger takes on Democrat incumbent.

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State Supreme Court strikes down $30 car-tab initiative

Justices unanimously agreed that voter-approved Initiative 976 is unconstitutional.

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Kent girl, 12, dies trying to help her mother during seizure in car

Miranda Bhattacharyya ’always put the well-being of others before herself,’ family says

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Hilary Franz (left) and Sue Kuehl Pederson

Wildfires, forest health are key issues in race to lead DNR

Republican Sue Kuehl Pederson is challenging incumbent Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz.

Hilary Franz (left) and Sue Kuehl Pederson
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State still sifting through thousands of unemployment claims

The recent Lost Wages Assistance program pumped an extra $625 million to Washington’s unemployed.

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State extends moratorium on some electric, gas shutoffs

Investor-owned electric and natural gas utilities in WA can’t disconnect customers through April.

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Washington Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee (left) and Republican challenger Loren Culp during Wednesday's debate. (TVW) 20201007

Inslee, Culp joust on COVID, climate, crime in feisty debate

In their only televised match-up, the two gubernatorial candidates differed on pretty much everything.

Washington Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee (left) and Republican challenger Loren Culp during Wednesday's debate. (TVW) 20201007
Gov. Jay Inslee during his Oct. 6 news conference. (Screenshot)

Gov. Inslee loosens rules for bars, libraries and movie theaters

New rules come as coronavirus cases are on the rise statewide.

Gov. Jay Inslee during his Oct. 6 news conference. (Screenshot)
This white SUV was stolen about 15 minutes before the Oct. 6 shooting incident. Courtesy of Trooper Rick Johnson

Man in stolen SUV shot and killed by pursuing driver in Auburn

Someone in a vehicle that was chasing an SUV on an on-ramp to westbound Highway 18 opened fire early Tuesday morning (Oct. 6) and killed… Continue reading

This white SUV was stolen about 15 minutes before the Oct. 6 shooting incident. Courtesy of Trooper Rick Johnson
Jay Inslee (left) and Loren Culp

Inslee, Culp will meet in only televised debate Wednesday

The two candidates will answer questions for an hour but they will not be on stage together.

Jay Inslee (left) and Loren Culp
Cecil Lacy Jr. (Family photo)

Court: New trial in case of man who told police ‘Can’t breathe’

Cecil Lacy Jr. of Tulalip died in 2015 while in police custody.

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A Sept. 10 satellite image shows smoke from U.S. wildfires blanketing the majority of the West Coast. (European Space Agency)

University of Washington professors talk climate change, U.S.-China relations

Downside for climate policy supporters is it can risk alienating moderate or right-leaning voters.

A Sept. 10 satellite image shows smoke from U.S. wildfires blanketing the majority of the West Coast. (European Space Agency)