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Lake Washington schools: Big decisions for a big district

Voters in the Lake Washington School District are deciding on a $404 million plan for construction and modernization of facilities to keep up with growing student population.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Kent, WA

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Covington Reporter

King County Council meeting highlights | April 21-25

King County Flood Control District Executive Committee - 9:30 a.m. ***Special meeting location*** The committee will meet in the Southwest Conference Room, 12th Flr.

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Related Topix: Renton, WA

IndyMedia

King County, WA Sheriff Pimps Out Wife Due To 'Tough Times'

A deputy with King County Sheriff's Office in Seattle, Wash., is accused of getting through tough economic times by helping his wife work as a prostitute, reports say.

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Eastside Business

Lake Washington Institute of Technology Hosts 7th Annual Mental Health and Community Resource Fair

Lake Washington Institute of Technology is celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month by hosting its 7th annual Mental Health and Community Resource Fair on May 7. The event runs from 9:30AM until 1:00PM in the East Building with several resource booths staffed all day, and a keynote presentation at 11:00 AM.

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The Bothell Reporter

Scholarship offered for essay

The Eastside Republican Club will award a $1,000 scholarship to the author of the best essay on the topic "How would a $15 per hour minimum wage affect jobs?" The scholarship program is open to high school students graduating in 2014, and freshmen and sophomores in an accredited college or university.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Bellevue, WA

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Seattle Times

Seattle’s maximum debate on achieving $15 minimum wage

The committee trying to come up with a recommendation to raise Seattle's minimum wage might be wrangling right down to the wire.

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Covington Reporter

King County continues ongoing dialogue with landfill neighbors at April 23 meeting

King County King County has been meeting with the neighbors of its Cedar Hills Regional Landfill since the mid-1980s in order to keep them up to date with landfill activities, provide citizens with an opportunity to offer feedback, and to share ideas for improving operations.

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Related Topix: Issaquah, WA, Milton, WA

Covington Reporter

Popular Cougar Mountain Trail Run Series returns to King County Parks

The SCOTT Cougar Mountain Trail Run Series returns for a 12th season to King County Parks' Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park in May, with a wider variety of race options than ever before through beautiful forest land that's just minutes away from Bellevue, Seattle, and many other parts of King County.

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The News Tribune

Three of the "buddy bandits" bank robbers in custody

Pierce County prosecutors have charged three of the so-called “buddy bandits” accused of robbing nine banks in Washington.

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

Biking Bis

Last weekend to ride entire East Lake Sammamish Trail before construction

This weekend will be your last chance for about a year to ride the entire length of the 11-mile-long East Lake Sammamish Trail that links the communities of Redmond, Sammamish and Issaquah.

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Related Topix: Sammamish, WA, Issaquah, WA

Auburn Reporter

Von Reichbauer sponsors Auburn chamber luncheon

King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer sponsors Auburn Chamber Luncheon with Sen. Joe Fain and Rep. Pat Sullivan This week, Metropolitan King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer sponsored the monthly Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon and brought with him two guest speakers, Sen. Joe Fain and Rep. Pat Sullivan.

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Related Topix: Auburn, WA

KING-TV Seattle

Report: KC deputy accused of helping wife work as prostitute

King County Sheriff John Urquhart responded Friday to putting three deputies on paid leave .

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Related Topix: Ravensdale, WA

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Seattle Times

Prosecutor seeks new judge in 2007 Carnation slayings

More than six years after three generations of a family were slain near Carnation, the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office is making the almost unheard-of move of seeking a new trial judge.

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Related Topix: Carnation, WA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Death Penalty, Prison

PNW Local News

Boom in the bathroom: Teens flush firecrackers in Snoqualmie park john | Valley Police blotter

Vehicle prowl: At 1:42 p.m., a caller in the 6500 block of Railroad Avenue Southeast, Snoqualmie, reported that two vehicles had been prowled in the past hour, possibly by two men seen in a tan Ford two-door van.

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Related Topix: Snoqualmie, WA, North Bend, WA, Fire

Kent Reporter

Court hearing continued to May 7 for ex-Kent City Councilman Sharp

Ken Sharp, a former Kent City Council member, had a King County Superior Court hearing continued to May 7 as he faces first-degree theft charges.

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Related Topix: Kent, WA, Federal Way, WA

Kent Reporter

Politicians in Kent kick off $18 million Green River levee project

Rain appropriately fell during a Thursday gathering of Kent, King County and state politicians to kick off an $18 million Green River levee repair project.

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Related Topix: Kent, WA, Natural Disasters, Flood, Auburn, WA, Tukwila, WA, Renton, WA

The Waterland Blog

Burien Police make major drug bust, seize guns, $400,000 in cash

The Burien Police Department seized $400,000 in cash, along with drugs and guns after serving a search warrant on a car and two homes this week.

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Related Topix: Burien, WA, SeaTac, WA

Auburn Reporter

County, City officials welcome new consul general of Korea; group...

King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer hosted a reception on Thursday for Moon Duk-ho, the newly-installed consul general of the Republic of Korea.

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Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Asia

Redmond Reporter

Friends of Youth celebrates construction of four new homes for youth

Elected officials join Friends of Youth officials to cut the ribbon for Friends of Youth's new transitional living homes for homeless youth.

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Related Topix: Youth, Alternative, Kirkland, WA

Auburn Reporter

VRFA fire and rescue blotter | April 18

Between April 7 and 13, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 201 calls for service, among them the following: Construction accident: 6:02 p.m., .

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Related Topix: Auburn, WA, Lea Hill, WA

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