Drug overdose deaths continue to increase | King County Public Health

379 King County residents died of overdose in 2017.

  • May 10, 2018

Jury duty scam returns | King County Sheriff’s Office

Police will never call you and ask for money.

  • May 10, 2018

Costco set to open at end of May

Come to the grand opening at 7:40 a.m. on May 30.

Local residents indicted, arrested in drug trafficking bust | Department of Justice

Danny Avila of Enumclaw and Trinidad Ramirez Ramirez of Black Diamond were two of 12 people arrested.

True crime show features Nicole White murder | Investigation Discovery

Re-visit the murder that shook the Plateau two years ago.

  • May 9, 2018

Black Diamond staff seeks cost of living increases after stagnant decade

For the past 10 years, city employees have received one or two 1 percent COLAs, had three dozen furloughed work days, and had hours or positions cut, increasing their workload.

As proposed by King County Public Health, safe drug consumption sites would feature medical personnel with naloxone to prevent overdose deaths and sterile needles for drug users to prevent the spread of disease. Photo by Todd Huffman/Wikipedia Commons

Safe drug site challenge heads to state Supreme Court

The case will determine if an initiative banning the project in King County can go to the ballot.

As proposed by King County Public Health, safe drug consumption sites would feature medical personnel with naloxone to prevent overdose deaths and sterile needles for drug users to prevent the spread of disease. Photo by Todd Huffman/Wikipedia Commons

Prepaid ballot postage comes to King County | King County Council

No more having to find a drop-box — just put your ballot straight back into your mailbox.

  • May 8, 2018

New audit highlights the shortcomings of King County’s regional homelessness plan

The stats don’t lie—the system isn’t working.

South Prairie voters make EMS levy permanent

The measure received 44 “yes” votes, more than enough to pass.

Chinook, Cayuse won’t open until June

But the Mount Rainier National Park entrance is expected to open in the middle of May.

DEA collects record number of unused pills | Department of Justice

Close to 5 tons of pills were collected by the Drug Enforcement Agency since fall 2010.

  • May 7, 2018

Fun run for Mary Kay Foundation May 19

There will be awards for the top overall male and female, as well as an award for the top 5K finisher in both the 40+ and youth (13 and younger) categories.

The following is a picture from Toby Gallier’s blog, Further.

Local man to hike PCT, raising funds for Alzheimer’s Association

He has received $6,545 of his $26,500 goal to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association.

The following is a picture from Toby Gallier’s blog, Further.

Harlem Wizards bringing hoop magic to Enumclaw

Get ready for some sports magic at Enumclaw High on May 11.

Stay safe, remember the roots of Cinco De Mayo | Public Health Insider

Although Cinco de Mayo has been adopted by some as a day for drinking, the holiday’s origins aren’t associated with alcohol (or Mexican independence, actually)

  • May 4, 2018
Board members of All Home stand behind King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan during a May 3 press conference at the Salvation Army William Booth Center. Photo by Josh Kelety

King County and Seattle agree to restructure regional homelessness programs

The move comes after calls for change from advocates within the system.

Board members of All Home stand behind King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan during a May 3 press conference at the Salvation Army William Booth Center. Photo by Josh Kelety
Photo by Ben Kerckx/Pixabay

King County task force to explore solutions to ‘recycling crisis’

With tighter regulations affecting the flow of recyclables in the U.S., officials look for new avenues for the region’s paper waste.

Photo by Ben Kerckx/Pixabay

Settlement reached in case against city, brought by victim of child rape

The victim won the money, in part, because the city did not contact Child Protective Services quickly enough.

Secretary of State pushes for pre-paid postage for ballots

Kim Wyman is asking Gov. Jay Inslee for the authority to reimburse counties for postal costs.