King County struggles to fund roads and bridges

Program is underfunded by roughly $250 million annually

Attendees gather after the Dec. 21, 2018, meeting at Seattle’s Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center.

Washington indigenous communities push for action to address violence against women

A new law seeks to strength data collection on missing and murdered indigenous women.

Attendees gather after the Dec. 21, 2018, meeting at Seattle’s Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center.

Proposal: Let Washington dog owners appeal ‘dangerous’ breed bans

28 cities have ordinances that restrict or ban ownership of pit bull terriers

  • Feb 1, 2019
Staff Sgt. Katie Schmid is unsure how President Trump’s transgender military ban will affect her. Photo courtesy of Katie Schmid

Impact of transgender military ban unknown for local personnel

A week after the Supreme Court ruling, active-duty service members remain uncertain about their future.

Staff Sgt. Katie Schmid is unsure how President Trump’s transgender military ban will affect her. Photo courtesy of Katie Schmid

County to prohibit 241st access onto SR 410

The popular shortcut for skirting highway traffic will no longer be an option on Feb. 4.

King County Council approves fossil fuel moratorium

Six-month moratorium on new fossil fuel infrastructure was narrowly approved

1,000 volunteers conduct 2019 Point in Time County | King County

There were more than 12,000 people experiencing homelessness in King County during last year’s count.

  • Jan 28, 2019

Local cities, school districts stepping up to ease financial burdens of furloughed workers

Waiving late fees for unpaid utilities is “the least we can do to help them out,” one council member said.

Measles is most dangerous for young children. (Wikicommons media)

Measles outbreak puts Washington under state of emergency

Health officials said un-immunized groups of students in schools can pose an increased risk of spreading preventable diseases

Measles is most dangerous for young children. (Wikicommons media)

Puget Sound Energy plan sparks complaints in Enumclaw

PSE’s plan “may very well threaten potential economic development and quality of life in our community,” a Chamber of Commerce letter reads.

Photo courtesy of vaping360.com

Proposed law would raise age limit for tobacco sales in WA

Lawmakers cite health concerns over tobacco and vape products

  • Jan 25, 2019
Photo courtesy of vaping360.com

Freight or fire: King County’s trash problem

Should we ship away waste or build an incinerator?

Update: King, Clark county measles cases confirmed | Department of Health

While there’s only 1 confirmed case in King County, Clark County has 25 confirmed cases, and a dozen more suspected.

  • Jan 24, 2019

Public invited to help dedicate Enumclaw time capsule

The event is at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27 at City Hall.

Annual STEAM Expo planned for Feb. 7

The event is free for attendees of all ages.

Turning dreams into realities for Native EHS students

Sui-lan Hookano has seen graduation rates of Native students jump from 60 percent to 100 percent in the last three years.

Kidnapper in Christopherson case pleads guilty to all charges

Maria Ann Counts was charged with the kidnapping and rape of Lily Chirstopherson of Bonney Lake last May.

State-wide scholarship available for Bonney Lake students

If you’re a student in the city, you could earn a $1,000 scholarship.

Protect your family from measles | Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

It’s the neighborly thing to do.

  • Jan 21, 2019
Cascadia Pizza Co. baker Stephen Hendrickson checks his pizza while waiting for business outside Headworks Brewing to pick up. Unlike many food trucks, Cascadia customers can watch everything its bakers do, since the oven is located on the outside. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

New pizzaria opens on Griffin

Cascadia Pizza Co.’s ribbon cutting is 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19.

Cascadia Pizza Co. baker Stephen Hendrickson checks his pizza while waiting for business outside Headworks Brewing to pick up. Unlike many food trucks, Cascadia customers can watch everything its bakers do, since the oven is located on the outside. Photo by Ray Miller-Still