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Kent Democratic Sen. Mona Das proposes 1% cut in state sales tax

Starting in 2023; Republicans voice support for Senate Bill 5932

 

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City of Kirkland wants community feedback on police use of force data dashboard

The use of force dashboard offers a variety of police use of force data to the public.

 

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Non-profit sponsors study on how the pandemic impacted arts and culture in Puget Sound

The study helped identify challenges faced by residents and cultural organizations in Washington

 

Kirkland Fire Department's newly built Station 24 on 9824 NE 132nd St., pictured on Jan. 12, 2022. Photo by Hannah Saunders/Sound Publishing

Kirkland’s Fire Station 24 responds to first calls from new location

New station will reduce response times to calls throughout Finn Hill and Juanita.

Kirkland Fire Department's newly built Station 24 on 9824 NE 132nd St., pictured on Jan. 12, 2022. Photo by Hannah Saunders/Sound Publishing
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Lake Washington High School switches to remote learning following substitute shortage

Staff attempted to fill vacancies, but absences were more than what could be covered.

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WA lawmakers propose making companies responsible for recycling improvements

SB 5697 would compel industries to report data, invest in infrastructure, meet standards.

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Governor Jay Inslee. Sound Publishing file photo

Inslee: Officials’ lies about election results should be crime

Governor wants lawmakers to pass legislation making it a gross misdemeanor.

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Issaquah and Bellevue police chase ends with stolen car in river

The two suspects have been arrested and are awaiting charges with King County.

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State Route 18 near Snoqualmie. Courtesy Photo.

WSDOT names contractor for State Route 18 intersection project

Construction to begin this year.

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Juanita High School extends remote learning due to COVID exposures

LWSD has been advised that all students who were on campus may have had a COVID-19 exposure.

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County auditor finds agencies fall short on emergency services

The auditor’s office recommends clarifying responsibilities and accountability for effective planning.

  • Jan 17, 2022
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During a news conference Thursday, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee explains the deployment of the National Guard to hospitals to assist with the coronavirus surge. (TVW) 20220113

Surgeries paused, National Guard deployed to assist hospitals

King County health officials say 1 in 7 ICU and acute-care hospital beds are occupied by a COVID patient.

During a news conference Thursday, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee explains the deployment of the National Guard to hospitals to assist with the coronavirus surge. (TVW) 20220113
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Trash piles up in King County neighborhoods after agency postpones service for weeks

Collection company initially cited weather as the reason, but now a strike interferes.

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King County Council approves new leadership, committee structure and assignments

The leadership positions and committee assignments will last through 2022.

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Lake Washington School District places three levies on the Feb. 8 ballot

The exisiting levies, which expire in February, help fully fund the 57 schools within the district.

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Design rendering of the planned development in the Totem Lake neighborhood in Kirkland. (Courtesy of American Capital Group)

Land acquired for mixed-use development in Totem Lake neighborhood

Development will become nearly 500 units of housing and 11,000 square feet of commercial space.

Design rendering of the planned development in the Totem Lake neighborhood in Kirkland. (Courtesy of American Capital Group)
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Widespread burnout among healthcare workers prompts change at hospitals

Healthcare workers unions are supporting HB 1868 and companion bill SB 5715.

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Washington Democrats introduce bills clarifying police reforms

One deals with mental health response and the other deals with less-lethal weapons.

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Fate of Redmond’s East DDC in question following federal push for US Postal Service consolidation (Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)

Postal workers concerned about USPS consolidation, impact on region’s mail delivery

Cities affected would be Mercer Island, Bellevue, Issaquah, North Bend, Snoqualmie, Snoqualmie Pass, Carnation, Duvall, Fall City, Mill Creek, Bothell, Woodinville, Lynnwood, Edmonds, Kirkland and Redmond.

Fate of Redmond’s East DDC in question following federal push for US Postal Service consolidation (Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)