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1 hr ago | Snoqualmie Valley Record

Floods, fish and farms: Floodplain project on the Snoqualmie's...

Uprooted trees lay flattened in the glare of the sun on the north bank of the Snoqualmie River.


Related Topix: Snoqualmie, WA, Fall City, WA, Natural Disasters, Flood

1 hr ago | Highline Times

Burien man charged with murder tops police blotter

Burien man charged with second-degree murder after police locate body of ex-wife According to the King County Prosecutors Office, 41-year-old Telesforo Hernandez-Roa of Burien was charged with "Murder in the Second Degree" after the body of his ex-wife, Ruth Castillo-Yanez, was located by police at the Kent Park and Ride on July 20th.


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

1 hr ago | The Highline Times

Triangle Properties takes legal action to force Barton family from house

Triangle Properties Development has issued a writ of Mandamus in King County Superior Court to force the Seattle Police Department to take action against the Barton family, who are back in their home after an attempted eviction by the King County Sheriff's office on July 18, and arrest them for trespassing.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

2 hrs ago | Snoqualmie Valley Record

Past Tolt floodplain project untested, but working well for fish

Since the fall of 2009 when King County completed a levee removal project in Tolt Mac-Donald Park, Carnation, the Tolt River hasn't seen significant flooding.


Related Topix: Carnation, WA, Fall City, WA, Natural Disasters, Flood

3 hrs ago | Kent Reporter

Ex-Kentridge High teacher's sex crime trial continued to Aug. 18

A former Kentridge High School teacher faces an Aug. 18 trial in King County Superior Court for attempted commercial sexual abuse of a minor.


Related Topix: Education Etc.

4 hrs ago | KOMO News

Suspected burglar wounded by deputy in SeaTac

SEATAC, Wash. -- A burglary suspect has been wounded by a King County Sheriff's deputy and a second suspected burglar is now on the run, deputies said.


Related Topix: SeaTac, WA

4 hrs ago | The Waterland Blog

How do you get around, Burien? 'Burien in Motion' wants to know

That's the question from Burien In Motion , a King County Metro program running this summer in partnership with WABI Burien , Discover Burien , and The B-Town Blog.


Related Topix: Burien, WA

6 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Charge: Central District bank shooter hit guard, self

A recently released ex-con shot a Seattle bank guard and himself during a fight Thursday, King County prosecutors now claim.


10 hrs ago | KING-TV Seattle

Low voter turnout, actually a good thing?

With one week before the deadline for the August primary in Washington state, elections officials are reminding voters to get their ballots in on time.


Related Topix: Seattle, WA

14 hrs ago | The Waterland Blog

Dave Upthegrove delivers 'retired' van to Navos Mental Health in Burien

On Wednesday, July 23, King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove delivered an eight-passenger 'retired' van to the Navos Mental Health Lake Burien facility to transport patients to doctors' appointments, employee training and local and county wide activities.


Related Topix: Burien, WA

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Bellevue Reporter

Sewer overflow prompts closure of Chism Beach Park swimming areas

A small sewer overflow near Chism Beach Park prompted the closure of its swimming areas on Monday pending the results of testing by King County Water and Land Resources.


Related Topix: Bellevue, WA

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Charges against accused Redmond stabber upped to murder

Initially charged with first- and third-degree assault, King County proseuctors upped the charges against him for the July 18 stabbing after 17-year-old Cara Neil died of her injuries five days after the attack .


Related Topix: Redmond, WA

Redmond Reporter

Lehtinen's case setting hearing continued to Aug. 21

Eric Emil Lehtinen, a 37-year-old Redmond resident who is accused of injecting his 4-year-old son with heroin , had his July 15 case setting hearing continued to Aug. 21, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney's office press secretary.


Related Topix: Redmond, WA

Kent Reporter

Kent boy, 14, receives 8 years to life prison sentence for rape of 8-year-old girl

A 14-year-old Kent boy received a prison sentence of eight years and could serve a life sentence for the first-degree rape of an 8-year-old girl last November in a wooded area near a Kent hotel.


Related Topix: Kent, WA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Sammamish Review

3 vie for District Court judgeship

A trio of part-time judges is competing to fill an open seat on King County District Court.


Related Topix: Newcastle, WA, North Bend, WA, Snohomish County, WA, Bothell, WA, Redmond, WA


Six challengers take on incumbent DelBene

Democratic U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene faces six opponents in her bid for re-election in a congressional district where Democrats and Republicans are evenly divided.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Suzan DelBene, 2012 Presidential Election, Adam Smith

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Covington Reporter

King County Council meeting highlights | July 28-Aug. 1

An ordinance authorizing a lease agreement with U.S. Bank National Association, as tenant, for the Ninth and Jefferson Building located on the Harborview Medical Center campus in Council District 8 .


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Mass Transit

WA: Sound Transit Identifies Bellevue Site as Preferred Alternative...

The new facility is needed to store, service and deploy the expanding light rail train fleet as the system expands from 16 to 50 miles by 2023.


Related Topix: Redmond, WA

The Waterland Blog

Here's what all the police activity was about near Trader Joe's Friday afternoon

A major police turnout in the Five Corners neighborhood of Burien - near Trader Joe's on SW 160th - was reported to us late Friday afternoon, and Sgt.


Related Topix: Five Corners, WA, Burien, WA

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Seattle Times

Cold-case killer gets 14½ years in prison

A serial rapist who pleaded guilty to the cold-case sex slaying of a 19-year-old Bellevue woman 34 years ago on Friday was given a minimum 14½-year prison sentence, but the judge made it clear he hopes Michael Halgren spends the rest of his life in prison.


Related Topix: Bellevue, WA, Tacoma, WA