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2 hrs ago | Snoqualmie Valley Record

Fireman's water fights are back; 100th Valley centennial | Out of the Past

The following items made the news 25 and 50 years ago in the Snoqualmie Valley, as reported in the Valley Record: a Residents who challenged a pair of development proposals on the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie were ecstatic last week when the zoning examiner decided in their favor.

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Related Topix: Snoqualmie, WA, Duvall, WA, Libraries

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Seattle Times

Man to face murder charge in Redmond stabbing

King County prosecutors plan to charge a man with first-degree murder after the death of a 17-year-old girl he allegedly stabbed a week ago in Redmond.

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Related Topix: Redmond, WA

Snoqualmie Valley Record

Register before Tuesday for August primary election

King County residents not currently registered to vote in Washington can register in person at the King County Elections office or the Voter Registration Annex through 4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 28. Register at King County Elections, 919 SW Grady Way, Renton, open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.

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Related Topix: Renton, WA

Kent Reporter

Coal trains could increase vehicle wait times by 65 percent

Eighteen coal trains per day could start rolling through Kent if a proposed Gateway Pacific terminal is built near Bellingham to ship coal from Montana and Wyoming to China.

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Related Topix: Kent, WA, Pacific, WA, Bellingham, WA, Marysville, WA

Kenmore Reporter

Smashed car windows, home burglaries | 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: Bothell, WA

Real Change

King County to start $15-per-hour minimum wage for its employees and contractors

The King County Council is preparing to give the county's 12,000 employees and contracted workers a new minimum wage.

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Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

Archaeologists to offer expertise on Vashon

This weekend islanders will have two opportunities to learn more about Vashon's native people through the clues found by archaeologists during the past century.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Anthropology, Science, Vashon, WA, Puyallup, WA, University of Washington

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Bellevue Reporter

County council passes September Metro cuts

The King County Council has approved the first 161,000 hours of Metro transit reductions that cuts seven bus routes and revises two serving Bellevue starting Sept.

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Renton Reporter

King County committee to host meeting in Renton next week to discuss flood risks on Cedar River

The members of the King County Flood Control District Executive Committee will host a special meeting in Renton on Wednesday, July 30, to discuss the work being done to enhance flood reduction programs along the Cedar River.

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Related Topix: Renton, WA, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Boeing 737, Aircraft

The Bothell Reporter

Supply drive to benefit victims of wildfires

The King County Republican Party, partnered with Northwest Republican Community Fund, and in coordination with other partners in the King County community, will be sponsoring a supply drive to benefit the wildfire victims in Central Washington.

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Mercer Island Reporter

Police Blotter | Car purchased in Mexico with Island man's stolen credit cards

WARRANT ARREST: A 23-year-old Bothell man was arrested on a traffic stop by the King County Sheriff's office.

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Related Topix: Bothell, WA, Maple Valley, WA, Bellevue, WA

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

County thins trees for health of popular forest

Last week King County Forester Bill Loeber and Dave Warren of the Vashon Forest Stewards stood at the edge of what at first glance appeared to be a large logging operation in the heart of the island.

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Related Topix: Vashon, WA

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

K2 enters state's Voluntary Cleanup Program

K2 Sports has taken the first step in obtaining a No Further Action determination from the state regarding environmental contamination at its former factory on Vashon Highway.

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Related Topix: Science, Ecology, Vashon, WA, Issaquah, WA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Seattle Times

Ex-boyfriend pleads not guilty to Kirkland woman's murder

A man accused of strangling his ex-girlfriend in Kirkland in January pleaded not guilty this morning to second-degree murder, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.

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KOMO News

Accused SPU gunman's journal: 'I'll see you in Hell'

A newly-released journal sheds new light onto the violent fantasies of accused Seattle Pacific University gunman Aaron Ybarra.

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Related Topix: Pacific University, Seattle Pacific University, Washington State University, University of Washington, Seattle University

KING-TV Seattle

Journal entries by accused SPU shooter released

A King County judge has released the journal of accused Seattle Pacific University shooter Aaron Ybarra.

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Related Topix: Pacific University, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA

The News Tribune

Police: Man says he killed ex-wife, left her at Kent park and ride

A 41-year-old man turned himself in to Seattle police Sunday, saying he had killed his ex-wife and left her body in a vehicle at a park and ride lot in Kent, according to Kent police.

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Related Topix: Kent, WA, Burien, WA, Federal Way, WA

KOMO News

Medina to bill former Costco CEO for Obama visit costs

The city of Medina says its taxpayers won't be footing the bill for President Obama's visit to former Costco CEO Jim Sinegal's home as part of the president's whirlwind fundraising tour Tuesday afternoon across the Seattle and Eastside areas.

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Highline Times

Airline workers confrontation tops police blotter

By Matt Wendland One dead and one in jail following fight at SeaTac Int. Airport According to the King County Sheriff's Department, one man is dead and one man is in custody after a work related argument between the two Korean Air employees at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, escalated into a physical altercation.

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Related Topix: SeaTac, WA, Tacoma, WA

News Herald

Washington wellness plan beats the odds

SEATTLE a?? When King County, Washington, launched its employee wellness program seven years ago, its motive was clear.

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