Federal Way resident Mi’Chance Dunlap-Gittens, 17, died Jan. 27, 2017. Courtesy photo

Law enforcement challenges report on sting operation that killed Federal Way teen

King County Office of Law Enforcement Oversight’s findings rattle Sheriff’s Office, police union.

Federal Way resident Mi’Chance Dunlap-Gittens, 17, died Jan. 27, 2017. Courtesy photo

Unstable housing? Apply for Section 8

Applications open in February for housing vouchers

  • Feb 11, 2020
In 2018, the city of Seattle approved and then repealed a head tax within a month. It would have levied a $275 per employee tax on businesses grossing more than $20 million annually. Sound Publishing file photo

County head tax bill passes committee

Bill would let King County levy a tax on businesses to fund housing and address homelessness.

In 2018, the city of Seattle approved and then repealed a head tax within a month. It would have levied a $275 per employee tax on businesses grossing more than $20 million annually. Sound Publishing file photo

Bodies found believed to be missing Enumclaw teens

Austin Grote, 18, and Aleecia McAskill, 17, went missing on Saturday, Feb. 1.

Enumclaw teens drowned, Rainier School resident still missing in separate incidents

The search for Joel Wellman, the Rainier School resident, was officially called off Feb. 3.

Gov. Jay Inslee signs the first bill of the 2020 legislative session into law. On the right stands the bill’s primary sponsor, Sen. Jamie Pedersen, D-Seattle, who is wearing a red tie. Photo by Cameron Sheppard, WNPA News Service

Gov. Inslee signs tax bill to help fund higher education

Law shifts a portion of the tax burden to large tech companies.

  • Feb 11, 2020
Gov. Jay Inslee signs the first bill of the 2020 legislative session into law. On the right stands the bill’s primary sponsor, Sen. Jamie Pedersen, D-Seattle, who is wearing a red tie. Photo by Cameron Sheppard, WNPA News Service
Sound Publishing file photo

King County Council could place roads levy lift on 2020 ballot

Levy could increase taxes for a median home by about $224 a year.

Sound Publishing file photo

Kidnapper pleads guilty to 2018 crimes

Christopher Fitzpatrick was the last suspect to admit having sexually exploited a local teenager.

King County Metro’s battery-electric bus. Photo courtesy of kingcounty.gov

King County Metro bus fleet will be electrified by 2035

Future base in South King County would house hundreds of the zero-emission vehicles.

King County Metro’s battery-electric bus. Photo courtesy of kingcounty.gov
Three-quarters of the suicide deaths among children ages 10 to 14 are caused by firearms, according to a new report from the Firearm Injury and Policy Research Program at the University of Washington. File photo

King County studies youth gun violence amid rising suicides

It’s unclear what’s driving the trend.

Three-quarters of the suicide deaths among children ages 10 to 14 are caused by firearms, according to a new report from the Firearm Injury and Policy Research Program at the University of Washington. File photo
A King County work crew clears a road near Preston on Feb. 7, 2020. Heavy rains appear to have caused multiple landslides along the road. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

The future could look a lot like this year’s flood season

Climate change is expected to lead to more winter flooding in King County.

A King County work crew clears a road near Preston on Feb. 7, 2020. Heavy rains appear to have caused multiple landslides along the road. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
High tides, as seen in this file photo of Raymond’s Willapa Landing Park in Pacific County, could become the norm in the future due to sea level rise. Sound Publishing file photo

UW summarizes Washington climate impact on water

The report localizes information from the United Nations.

High tides, as seen in this file photo of Raymond’s Willapa Landing Park in Pacific County, could become the norm in the future due to sea level rise. Sound Publishing file photo

Black Diamond police blotter |Jan. 20 – 26

A strong-arm robbery, stolen water heater, and damaged mailboxes.

Pierce County tax hikes not as big in Buckley

This could change next year, if voters approve the White River School District levy on the Feb. 11 ballot.

SR 410 to Greenwater still open to local traffic only

This is day two of the highway closure.

Enumclaw provides annual ‘wish list’ to Legislature

The city council wants the state to consider the Plateau’s highway capacity issues.

Pro-life group returns to Enumclaw

For their first big project, Human Life of Enumclaw put up signs and crosses along SR 410.

Black Diamond plans 2020 street, water dept. projects

Another roundabout, this time at Roberts Drive and SR 169, is expected to be engineered this year, and constructed in 2021.

New ‘Public Charge’ rule threatens community health | Public Health Insider

Nutrition programs, medicaid health services for pregnant women and children, and school breakfast and lunch programs are not affected by the rule change.

  • Feb 3, 2020

Enumclaw, Black Diamond police blotter | Jan. 14 – 21

Asking for alcohol, sleeping in the post office, and a warrant for a hit-and-run.