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King County News

Local, regional, and statewide news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

41 min ago | KHQ-TV Spokane

Child Care More Expensive Than College In Most States

It's something parents all over the Inland Northwest have felt for years and now the data proves it: the average cost of daycare now exceeds in-state college tuition in 31 states, including Washington, Idaho, Montana and Oregon.


Related Topix: Medical Lake, WA, US Military, Fairchild Air Force Base, US Air Force, Spokane, WA

2 hrs ago | KHQ-TV Spokane

Domestic Dispute Leads To Stabbing, Life Threatening Injuries

Spokane Police responded to the 1300 block of W. Boone on Wednesday after for a report of a stabbing.


Related Topix: Spokane, WA, Education Etc.

2 hrs ago | Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

Greywater can ease our dependence on the aquifer

Q: How long do we have to continue to pull out increasing quantities of water from our watershed before irreparable damage to our environment is done? How long do we have before we must turn toward an alternative water supply instead of solely relying on our underground water and our streams? There are many examples of a mistaken belief in just how ... (more)


Related Topix: Vashon, WA

3 hrs ago | KHQ-TV Spokane

Verdict Reached In Daniel Arteaga Murder Trial

A verdict has been reached in the murder trial of Daniel Arteaga. It will be read shortly in the courtroom.


Related Topix: Spokane, WA, Education Etc.

4 hrs ago | Federal Way Mirror

Federal Way professional boxer charged in connection with 'Buddy Bandits' robbery ring

Federal Way boxer Vincent Gary Thompson was arrested April 17 for robbery in the first degree in Pierce County.


Related Topix: Federal Way, WA, Pierce County, WA, Spokane County, WA

6 hrs ago | Kenmore Reporter

Theft and assault reported for mid-April | Kenmore Police Blotter

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


Related Topix: Kenmore, WA

8 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Age to buy tobacco in Washington could go up to 21

Godfrey says raising the age to 21 would help reduce the number of teens who try smoking and become addicted.


Related Topix: Medicine, Alcoholism, Health, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Smoking

12 hrs ago | KHQ-TV Spokane

Many Washington voters saying no to taxes

Voters in King County who rejected higher taxes for bus service weren't the only ones in Washington in a negative mood for Tuesday's election.


Related Topix: Spokane Valley, WA, Sequim, WA, Bridgeport, WA

16 hrs ago | Seattle Times

State beats U.S. average for adults with college degrees

A new national report by the Lumina Foundation shows Washington's college-attainment rate is better than the national average.


Related Topix: Washington

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Metro bus rescue plan losing big in initial vote count

The ballot proposal to rescue Metro bus service in King County was being run over by voters on Tuesday night, winning just 44.72 percent of the vote in the first "dump" of election results.


Related Topix: Eastlake (Seattle, WA), Downtown (Seattle, WA), Seattle, WA

Kirkland Reporter

Lake Washington School District bond, King County transportation tax failing

Tuesday night's first returns from the King County special election indicate the Lake Washington School District $404 million bond is well below the 60 percent yes vote needed to pass.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Redmond, WA, Kirkland, WA

KHQ-TV Spokane

have You Seen this Child? Authorities Say Missing Burien Teen May Be In Spokane Area

The King County Sheriff's Office and The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children believe that a missing 15-year-old boy may be in the Spokane area.


Related Topix: Spokane, WA, Burien, WA, Oso, WA

Washington Policy Center

Yes or No on King County's Proposition 1, the public does not want bus cuts

For several months now, King County Executive Dow Constantine, Councilmember Larry Phillips and other county leaders have told the public they will cut neighborhood bus routes if they do not receive more revenue from regressive taxes.


Kent Reporter

Court hearing continued for former Kentridge teacher facing sex crime charge

A former Kentridge High School teacher charged with attempted commercial sexual abuse of a minor faces a May 6 court hearing.


Related Topix: Education Etc.

Government Computer News

How big data can better manage urban development

The relationship between population density, parking spaces and public transit availability is a critical one for planners, developers and, yes, apartment hunters.


KXLY-TV Spokane

Prosecutors seek new judge in Carnation killings

King County prosecutors are seeking a new trial judge in the death penalty cases against two people accused of killing a family of six in Carnation in 2007.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Carnation, WA, Death Penalty

Port Orchard

Maxwell joins Kitsap Bank

Kitsap Bank announced that Steve Maxwell has joined their executive management team as executive vice president and chief lending officer.


Related Topix: Pierce County, WA, Pacific Lutheran University, Washington State University, Tacoma, WA

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Three more former Kennewick High School students file claims against district

Retired teacher William Bart Pickerel, left, consults, in October, 2007, with his attorneys, Kevin Holt, center, and Michael Davidson at Benton County Superior Court in Kennewick.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Kennewick, WA

Snoqualmie Valley Record

Carnation's Stillwater Elementary locked down as precaution

Police activity at nearby Lake Marcel has prompted a modified lockdown at Stillwater Elementary School this morning, Monday, April 21. The lockdown was implemented out of an abundance of caution, said a King County Sheriff's spokesperson, but there was no threat at the school.


Related Topix: Carnation, WA

The Daily Troll: Bertha's latest big dig delay. Metro Transit vote:...

The Daily Troll: Bertha's latest big dig delay. Metro Transit vote: Down to the wire.


Related Topix: Kirkland, WA