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King County Sheriff now open inside Sammamish City Hall after closing Precinct No. 3 in Maple Valley
- Jun 10, 2012 at 5:49PM
King County leaders joined today with the city of Sammamish to dedicate a new command center for the King County Sheriff inside Sammamish City Hall, and to launch a new model for service delivery that will increase patrol time on the streets.
- Jun 10, 2012 at 5:53PM
New report: “Retail gasoline prices would have fallen to $3.51/gallon this week if prices had followed supply costs…actual prices now are $.77/gallon higher than would have been expected”
Halibut fishery to close off Westport; reopen on north coast for one day | Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
- Jun 10, 2012 at 5:57PM
The recreational halibut fishery will close in the northern nearshore area of Marine Area 2 at the end of the day Friday (June 8), while marine areas 3 and 4 will reopen for one more day of fishing June 14.
- Jun 10, 2012 at 6:02PM
Preserve Marriage Washington, foes of Washington’s new law authorizing civil marriage for same-sex couples, today submitted an estimated 232,000 petition signatures, virtually assuring a public vote this fall on whether to uphold or overturn the marriage measure, Senate Bill 6239. Sponsors planned to bring in at least 9,000 more signatures by day’s end.
- Jun 10, 2012 at 6:08PM
The ongoing whooping cough epidemic in Washington is driving higher demand for vaccine among adults as people protect themselves and their families from pertussis.
- Jun 10, 2012 at 6:15PM
Guess who is back in town? It’s the door-to-door magazine sellers from out of state who appear on doorsteps claiming outrageously priced subscriptions will help fund “second chance” opportunities for inner city youth. The Washington Attorney General’s Office has issued warnings about such visitors before, and is again alerting consumers to beware of these solicitors and think twice before buying their magazines.
- Jun 10, 2012 at 6:53PM
Vianna Engel was determined to hold on to her home. “If I lose my property, my elderly mother loses her home, too,” Engel this week explained to a staff member at the Attorney General’s Office. Her mom’s single-wide mobile home sits on Engel’s property in Rochester. “She took care of me and I’m not going to let this happen to her.”
- Jun 10, 2012 at 6:00PM updated Jun 11, 2012 at 4:33PM
Commencement exercises for Collins High students wwa Friday at the White River High auditorium.
- Jun 10, 2012 at 7:42PM
White River High graduate Marcus Dickson ran fifth in the Jim Runyon Dream Mile in New York running a personal best time of 4 minutes, 3.13 seconds.
- Jun 10, 2012 at 8:03PM
E Z Kitty stepped up in class but continued her winning ways Sunday at Emerald Downs.
The Shockingly Simple-Restart a Heart campaign launches to highlight importance of automated external defibrillators in King County
- Jun 10, 2012 at 8:09PM
Shockingly Simple CampaignIt's shockingly simple to save a life. Today, the Emergency Medical Services Division of Public Health - Seattle & King County launched the Shockingly Simple Campaign to increase adoption and registration of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in King County. AEDs send an electric shock to the heart if a life-threatening condition called sudden cardiac arrest strikes.
- Jun 10, 2012 at 8:12PM
The majority of children who are removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect and placed into foster care are able to return safely to their families. King County Family Reunification Day, will be held June 29 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. at Seattle’s Pacific Science Center (with reception to follow), celebrates the efforts made by families to safely bring children back home after they have been in foster care.
- Jun 11, 2012 at 8:00AM
Average retail gasoline prices in Seattle have fallen in the past week, averaging $4.19/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen in the last week to $3.56/g, according to gasoline price website SeattleGasPrices.com.
- Jun 11, 2012 at 2:00PM updated Jun 20, 2012 at 1:41PM
"Why don't you get a job?" It's the age-old summertime refrain passed from every parent who hopes to develop their teen's work ethic and let the couch cushions air out. But today's jobless teens and young adults can respond to their parents, without snark (but probably adding a little snark, anyway): "No one's hiring."
- Jun 11, 2012 at 3:24PM
All suspects named in the police blotter are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
- Jun 11, 2012 at 4:27PM
“Plan with the end in mind.” This is one of the seven points in the book “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen Covey. I think it applies to the recent decision by voters to go with the King County Library System rather than keep control of our own library. There were two different and competing visions for Enumclaw in that close vote. Consider the two perspectives, because how Enumclaw will look 20 years from now will depend on which vision is accepted by the residents.
- Jun 12, 2012 at 12:01PM
Summer pruning chores are facing extra challenges because of the severe damage from January’s ice and snow storm.
- Jun 12, 2012 at 2:00PM updated Jun 13, 2012 at 12:42PM
The incident occurred at approximately 12:30 p.m. in the 22000 block of 131st Street East, in an unincorporated part of Pierce County near South Prairie.
Man rescued off Green River near Covington after spending the night naked on an island | Breaking news
- Jun 13, 2012 at 11:57AM
Mountain View Fire and Rescue (MVFR) and King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) rescued a man and his dog off of the Green River this morning after they spent a full night on a small island.
- Jun 14, 2012 at 7:59PM
Mountain View Fire and Rescue/Black Diamond Fire Department is reporting emergency personnel are en route to a possible river rescue on the Green River in the 293000 block of Green River Gorge Road.
- Jun 14, 2012 at 8:25PM
A Noosa Beach losing streak is big news at Emerald Downs. In fact, when Noosa Beach finished fourth in the Governor’s Handicap last month, it marked only the second time in the gelding’s brilliant 22-race career where he lost more than one consecutive race.
- Jun 14, 2012 at 8:45PM
As November’s elections get closer, two very different approaches to wielding power are on offer.
- Jun 14, 2012 at 8:51PM
Washington’s jobs picture brightened significantly in May, with estimated net growth of 11,700 jobs, according to the state’s Employment Security Department.
- Jun 15, 2012 at 6:26PM
Heavy traffic is a sure bet this Father’s Day weekend due to the closure of the Alaskan Way Viaduct, the annual Fremont Fair, and a Mariners homestand.
- Jun 15, 2012 at 6:36PM
Puget Sound Energy announced today the wide availability of light emitting diode (LED) bulbs and fixtures for the utility’s residential electric customers at participating retail stores.