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33 min 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.

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Related Topix: Seattle, WA

4 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.

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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.

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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 .

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

HeraldNet

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.

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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 .

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Bellevue, WA, Tacoma, WA

Redmond Reporter

Arrowsmith program focuses on strengthening students' cognitive abilities

He had issues with his short- and long-term memory, leading him to struggle with memorization.

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Related Topix: Redmond, WA, Sammamish, WA, Bothell, WA, Vancouver, WA

Auburn Reporter

Seattle's Union Gospel Mission brings Search & Rescue Van to Auburn to help the homeless

The Seattle King County Coalition on Homelessness accounted for 97 homeless people in Auburn in January during its annual One Night Count.

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Related Topix: Eastlake (Seattle, WA), Auburn, WA, Ravenna (Seattle, WA)

Kenmore Reporter

Metro cuts five bus routes from Bothell and Kenmore

The King County Council has approved the first 161,000 hours of Metro transit reductions that cuts five bus routes and revises many others serving the Bothell and Kenmore area.

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Related Topix: Kenmore, WA, Bothell, WA, Kirkland, WA

The Olympian

Relevant experience runs deep in Thurston PUD District 3 race

Incumbent Chris Stearns faces three challengers for his Thurston PUD District 3 seat, and all three have deep backgrounds in utilities, financial analysis and water systems.

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Related Topix: Lacey, WA, Olympia, WA, Thurston County, WA, Pierce County, WA

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

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