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1 hr ago | Seattle Times

Round-up: Record number sign up for free college, NYC fears preschool teacher drain

Record number of students make pledge for free college : A record-breaking 96 percent of eligible students in South King County signed up this year for the Washington College Bound Scholarship, a program that guarantees free in-state, public college tuition to students who maintain at least a 2.0 GPA and avoid getting into trouble with the law ... (more)

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Related Topix: Washington College

5 hrs ago | Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

From hydros to dogs, responders see a number of holiday incidents

Officials responded to a number of holiday-related emergencies over Fourth of July weekend, including an accident during the annual hydroplane race around the island.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster, Vashon, WA

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Kent Reporter

King County executive nominates 30-year veteran to lead Adult and Juvenile Detention

William Hayes is up for nomination to be the new director of the King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention.

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Related Topix: Electronic, Kent, WA

PNW Local News

North Bend's huge explosion ruled accidental, clean-up can begin

Natural gas was a factor in an April 25 explosion that destroyed three buildings on North Bend Way, but it was an accident, according to a report coming from the King County Fire Investigation Unit.

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Related Topix: Explosion

The News Tribune

Spanaway man known as "Master Thorn" charged with trying to hire under-age sex partner

A Spanaway man once convicted of salacious sex crimes involving an under-aged girl in Pierce County now is accused of attempting to hire a 15-year-old girl for kinky sex in King County.

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Related Topix: Spanaway, WA, Pierce County, WA

North King County

Residents caught with fireworks, vandalism reported | King County Sheriff's Office Crime Blotter

The King County Sheriff's Office Crime Blotter is both a description of a small selection of police incidents and a statistical roundup of all calls to the Northshore area that are dispatched to on-duty officers.

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Related Topix: Kenmore, WA

The Olympian

Smith, three challengers vie for 9th Congressional District seat

Prior experience: First elected in 1996, Smith now is the ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Adam Smith, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Jim McDermott

Seattle Times

Seattle firefighters, woman charged in assault on homeless man

Two Seattle firefighters and a woman were each charged today with fourth-degree assault and malicious harassment for an alleged attack on a homeless man who was sleeping on a memorial to fallen firefighters in Seattle's Occidental Park in March, according to the Seattle City Attorney's Office.

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Renton Reporter

Theft charges for Seattle contractor accused of scamming homeowners, including some in Renton

A Seattle contractor faces charges that he defrauded homeowners, including some in Renton, who paid him more than $45,000 to upgrade their bathrooms and kitchens, and do other home renovation projects.

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Related Topix: Renton, WA

Bothell Reporter

Human skulls donated to Goodwill, Medical Examiner seeks public help

Three human skulls that were donated to a local thrift store are prompting the King County Medical Examiner's Office to turn to the public for assistance.

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Related Topix: Bellevue, WA

Kirkland Reporter

City of Kirkland among local businesses recognized by King County for recycling

The city of Kirkland and 12 other Kirkland businesses are among King County's 97 "Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling for 2014."

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Related Topix: Kirkland, WA

Bothell Reporter

King County shares tips to reduce food waste

More people than ever are paying attention to the food they buy, whether it's organic, local or non-processed.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Recipes, Kirkland, WA

Bellevue Reporter

Lewis joins U.S. Bank

Jean Lewis has been named vice president, wealth management adviser for The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank.

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Related Topix: Bellevue, WA

Seattle Times

Legal pot stores open to a joyous public

Alison Holcomb, chief author of the state's legal-pot law, addresses the crowd outside Cannabis City minutes before the first recreational-pot store in King County opened.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Bellingham, WA, Eastlake (Seattle, WA), Sodo (Seattle, WA)

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Seattle Times

Pilot dies in Fall City golf-course plane crash

King County Sheriff's deputies walk near the wreckage of a plane crash at Snoqualmie Falls Golf Course in Fall City on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Air Accidents, Fall City, WA, Snoqualmie, WA

PNW Local News

Hargrove murder case referred to prosecutors for possible charges

The murder investigation of 28-year-old Kirkland resident Amy Hargrove has been referred to the King County Prosecutor's Office.

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Related Topix: Kirkland, WA

The Stranger

How Washington State Screwed Up Its Legal Pot System

OUT What they'll see is a system suffering from errors in implementation at the state level People are rejoicing that pot stores are opening today - pot stores, for god's sake - and rejoicing certainly seems appropriate.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

No DNA matches in North Bend dead baby case

A state crime lab developed DNA profiles of a man and woman off of evidence from a towel found with the body of a dead newborn baby in February near North Bend.

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Related Topix: North Bend, WA

NWCN.com

Fatal plane crash at Fall City golf course

One person was killed after a small plane crashed at Snoqualmie Falls Golf Course in Fall City Tuesday morning.

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Related Topix: Fall City, WA, Snoqualmie, WA

The Stranger

Crowd Refuses to Pay Light Rail Fare to Protest Immigrant Youth's Death at Sodo Station

Several dozen people gathered on Sunday at the Sodo light rail station, many of them riding the train and making a show of not paying their fares from downtown Seattle, to protest the fatal shooting of Oscar Perez Giron, 23, by King County Sheriff Deputy Malcolm Elliott one week ago.

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Related Topix: Shoreline, WA

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