Homelessness decreasing in King County, first time since 2012

The annual point-in-time count for Seattle and King County, found a total of 11,199 people experiencing homelessness countywide.

  • May 2, 2019

Program aims to help Green River students in need

Close to half of community college students are food or housing insecure.

  • May 1, 2019

State officials urge action on youth mental health trends | Department of Health

An increasing number of teenagers are feeling uncontrollable anxiety and have contemplated suicide.

  • May 1, 2019

Enumclaw official under investigation for fraud

A lack of oversight may have allowed Drainage District 5 Commissioner Allan Thomas to not only pocket public money by paying a family-run company, but also avoid having to hold elections for his position for decades.

Green River-Enumclaw program takes a look at urban wildfires

Come meet Green River College Natural Resource Instructor Chuck Wytko, a Buckley local.

  • Apr 29, 2019

What numbers show about firearm homicides | Public Health Insider

The highest rates of death by firearm homicide occurred among young adults 18 to 24, men, and residents of high-poverty neighborhoods

  • Apr 29, 2019

Bonney Lake man sentenced for electronic recycling scam

Jeff Zirkle was a co-owner of Total Reclaim, Washington’s largest e-recycling company. But now he’s behind bars after pleading guilty to committing wire fraud.

Move over, slow down | Washington State Patrol

Washington’s “Move Over Law” was updated last year to include work zones.

  • Apr 26, 2019

Lake Tapps rising to operational summer levels | Cascade Water Alliance

Come May 1, the lake will be full and ready for summer use.

Architectural rendering of a modular congregate shelter. Modular housing is a type of dwelling where the components are manufactured in one location, then assembled at another location. Courtesy of kingcounty.gov.

Modular housing in King County moves ahead

Small, portable housing units are being explored by the county to address homelessness.

Architectural rendering of a modular congregate shelter. Modular housing is a type of dwelling where the components are manufactured in one location, then assembled at another location. Courtesy of kingcounty.gov.
Gov. Jay Inslee shakes hands with Dinah Griffey after signing Senate Bill 5649 on April 19. The law revises the statute of limitations for sex crimes. Photo by Emma Epperly, WNPA Olympia News Bureau

Hits and misses from Legislature’s 2019 session

New laws target vaccines, sex crimes and daylight savings; losers include sex ed and dwarf tossing bills.

Gov. Jay Inslee shakes hands with Dinah Griffey after signing Senate Bill 5649 on April 19. The law revises the statute of limitations for sex crimes. Photo by Emma Epperly, WNPA Olympia News Bureau

Educational signs installed at Lake Sawyer

The Lake Sawyer Park Foundation hopes the new signs will encourage people to be more environmentally conscious around the park.

Enumclaw Schools Foundation hosts lunch, sets two more fundraisers

Make sure not to miss the May 4 event, the annual Food Truck Wars, at the Expo Center.

Gov. Jay Inslee speaks to protesting nurses on April 24 at the State Capitol Building in Olympia. Inslee indicated he would sign the bill for meal and rest breaks into law if it passes both chambers. Photo by Emma Epperly, WNPA Olympia News Bureau

Lawmakers approve ‘nursing bill’ for mandatory meal and rest breaks

Nurses show up in Olympia to support bill, protest Sen. Walsh’s remarks.

Gov. Jay Inslee speaks to protesting nurses on April 24 at the State Capitol Building in Olympia. Inslee indicated he would sign the bill for meal and rest breaks into law if it passes both chambers. Photo by Emma Epperly, WNPA Olympia News Bureau
Scott Barden stands next to the pit that will house the newest, and possibly final, section of the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill near Maple Valley. The pit is 120 feet deep, and around another 180 feet will be built on top of it over the next decade. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

King County’s landfill is going to get bigger

A ninth cell will be built, extending its life by another decade.

Scott Barden stands next to the pit that will house the newest, and possibly final, section of the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill near Maple Valley. The pit is 120 feet deep, and around another 180 feet will be built on top of it over the next decade. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
An aircraft is pictured at King County International Airport, also known as Boeing Field. Photo courtesy of kingcounty.gov

King County wants to end deportation flights for ICE

Legal challenge expected from federal government.

An aircraft is pictured at King County International Airport, also known as Boeing Field. Photo courtesy of kingcounty.gov

Students grow food for local food bank

The project was made possible by an aeroponic tower garden in the classroom.

Black Diamond’s Rock Creek Bridge to gets pedestrian walkway

The walkway will make it safer for people to walk along Roberts Drive. But some have criticized how the project hasn’t gone through a SEPA review.

King County parks levy headed to August primary ballots

Voters will be asked to decide whether to approve the levy on Aug. 6.

Enumclaw officers honored for life-saving efforts in car wreck

Officers Erik Vance, Kim-Xaun Brewer and Steve Howerton were honored April 8.