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Seattle East DDC facility front (Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)
Seattle East DDC facility front (Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)

U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene urges Postmaster General to reconsider closing Eastside mail facility

Workers at the East DDC in Redmond are concerned about how the closure would impact mail service.

 

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King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office testifies on behalf of catalytic converter theft bill, suggests additional measures

KCPAO representative emphasized the importance of addressing the demand for the stolen car parts.

 

Jim Curtis at the Tahoma National Cemetery. Photo Conor Wilson/Valley Record

Local veterans face challenges with health care

As Jim Curtis walks the ground of the Tahoma National Cemetery, visiting the gravesite of an old Marine Corps friend, a helicopter flies overhead. Curtis,… Continue reading

 

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LWSD returns to in-person learning with updated COVID-19 guidelines

New protocols come from the expertise of King County health department.

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King County Executive announces million in in affordable housing funding for construction and preservation

Several Eastside organizations and projects are slated to receive funding.

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U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-WA, who pushed for broadband funding in Washington schools. (Screenshot from murray.senate.gov)

American Rescue Plan Act funding approved for broadband investments in WA schools

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray pushed for the funding, which will benefit several King County school districts.

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-WA, who pushed for broadband funding in Washington schools. (Screenshot from murray.senate.gov)
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State offers free at-home COVID-19 tests

You can order the tests through the state’s new online portal.

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Sen. Mona Das, D-47

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

Starting in 2023; Republicans voice support for Senate Bill 5932

Sen. Mona Das, D-47
Damage resulting from fire at Tropea Ristorante Italiano (Screenshot from Redmond Police Department Twitter)

Suspect arrested for suspected involvement in Dowtown Redmond arson

The blaze damaged several businesses including Tropea Ristorante Italiano.

Damage resulting from fire at Tropea Ristorante Italiano (Screenshot from Redmond Police Department Twitter)
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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

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Redmond High School extends remote learning due to COVID-19 and staffing shortages

RHS is one of a handful of schools within the district that has switched to remote learning.

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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.

  • Jan 19, 2022
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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.

State Route 18 near Snoqualmie. Courtesy Photo.
Sarah Perry, King County Council

King County Councilmember Sarah Perry shares her priorities for Eastside

New District 3 King County Councilmember Sarah Perry has outlined behavioral health, protecting the natural environment, helping small businesses and equitable access to housing and… Continue reading

Sarah Perry, King County Council
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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.

Screenshot from King County Council meeting
Photo evidence of suspected burglar. (Photos taken from charging documents)

Suspect, 21, arrested and charged under suspicion of more than a dozen home burglaries

Police believe the man was a prolific home invader in the Eastside.

Photo evidence of suspected burglar. (Photos taken from charging documents)