Three-time Olympian has medals stolen from Kirkland home
Three-time Olympian Betsy McCagg Hills had all of her rowing medals stolen after a burglar broke into her Kirkland home on Dec. 2. The medals, worth nothing monetarily but everything to Hills, represent her hard work and dedication during the course of 12 years competing internationally.
Senate Democratsa leader draws new mission Sharon Nelson
Nelson, 62, recently replaced Sen. Ed Murray as the Senate Democratic leader, taking over at a time when her party is at its lowest ebb in 16 years.
New Senate Democratic leader aims to put caucus back on top
Senate Democratic Leader Sharon Nelson takes over at a low point for her caucus.
Mercer Island Reporter
New solicitation law ready for 2014
On Monday night, Dec. 2, the Mercer Island City Council held a second reading of a proposed ordinance to impose more restrictions on solicitors who come to the Island looking for donations or to sell goods.
520 drawspan opening far more often for boats
In this view looking west over Lake Washington from Evergreen Point Road, drivers wait as the Highway 520 bridge opens for a boat to pass through.
King County could seek sales-tax hike to avoid Metro bus cuts
King County would need the Legislature's permission to send county voters a proposed car-tab tax of $150 per $10,000 vehicle value, to be split 60 percent for Metro Transit and 40 percent among county, suburban and Seattle road funds.
Money, Star Power Await Obama on Fundraising Tour
Obama: 'I'm not a particularly ideological person' - President Barack Obama says he is not a "particularly ideological person," but remains passionate about certain issues.
Sharon Nelson is Senate Democratic Leader
State Sen. Sharon Nelson, D-Maury Island, has been picked as the Democrats' new leader in the fractured Washington Senate, replacing Seattle Mayor-elect Ed Murray.
DelBene votes to let people keep their insurance plans
"Like many Americans, I have been very frustrated and disappointed by the poor implementation of the federal health exchange," said DelBene, of Medina.