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15 min ago | ThinkProgress
While the House held hearings this week on whether President Obama exceeded his executive powers on immigration policies and whether there are " biosignatures " in outer space , the most populous county in Washington state is forging ahead on an immigration-related bill to fill gaps left by Congressional inaction on immigration reform.
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3 hrs ago | South Seattle Beacon
"WA-13-545330-JUD IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR THE COUNTY OF KING JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. ESTATE OF RITA A. SCHARF; STEVEN A. SCHARF; JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.; SAMMAMISH PARKWAY CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION; STATE OF WASHINGTON, DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES; UNKNOWN HEIRS, SPOUSE, ... (more)
7 hrs ago | The Highline Times
Metro Transit held the first of its public outreach meetings on the proposed drastic cuts to service at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center Tuesday, Dec. 3 Metro has said that service cuts could begin in June as other funding runs out, and would be phased in over time unless the legislature takes action to pass a transportation package.
Rapidly increasing electricity demand on the Eastside means it's time for a major expansion of transmission lines, Puget Sound Energy announced Wednesday.
King County prosecutors charged Vanetta Richardson, 34, of Renton, with second-degree murder today, accusing her of shooting her unarmed husband seven times as he tried to flee their house on Sunday.
The 33rd Legislative District Democrats nominated Kent City Councilwoman Elizabeth Albertson Tuesday night to fill the state House seat being vacated by State Rep. Dave Upthegrove, D-Des Moines.
I am frequently awestruck by the generosity of our vendors, and last week it happened again.
In the blue cap and gown is Michael Delfin-Rodriguez , celebrating his graduation from New Start High School on the Evergreen campus in White Center, with his dad Sergio .
King County prosecutors say 32-year-old Uriel Boyd shot 26-year-old Jowanna Gooden in the head in a dispute over damage to his car.
Detectives are asking for the public's help to find the people who they say killed a young man who the suspects wrongly identified as a rival gang member.
"Shouldn't you be going after the serious criminals instead of kids who skip school?" they ask.
The housing authorities of Bremerton, Grays Harbor County, Yakima, and Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee participated in assuring the preservation of a total of 337 homes within the various communities.
Three men are now charged in what's been dubbed the "My Gun's Bigger" robbery attempt at Highland Park's Morning Star Market .
A SWAT team had an unarmed Russell Smith cornered in a dead-end street. Next week a jury will be asked: Should he have died? After Russell Lydell Smith was shot to death in his car outside his Columbia City home in March by a Bellevue SWAT team, Seattle Police, who were also on the scene, said the officers were forced to shoot because Smith seemed ... (more)
The former executive director of the Senate Democratic Campaign Committee was sentenced this afternoon to 25 1/2 months for embezzling up to $330,000 in campaign contributions to fuel his alcohol and gambling habits.
King County Executive Dow Constantine said he is ready to look for another way to fund Metro bus service in the county if the state Legislature does not pass a stateside transportation package.
One commute note so far this morning - King County says it's canceling the Vashon Water Taxi runs because it's too windy.