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3 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Sketchy Sheriff's Office package closes roads

In what the agency called a "screw-up," King County sheriff's deputies shut down a busy Kent intersection for more than four hours Monday morning to investigate a reported suspicious package that turned out to be a dummy belonging to the sheriff's office itself.

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Related Topix: Kent, WA, Tukwila, WA

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Renton Reporter

Sink hole closes Monster Road in both directions from Beacon Coal...

A sinkhole has been discovered and Monster Road will be closed in both directions from the Beacon Coal Mine Road in Renton up to 68th Avenue South/Martin Luther King Jr. Way in unincorporated King County.

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Related Topix: Renton, WA, Tukwila, WA

Renton Reporter

Apartment fire investigation continues; most of the displaced find place to stay

Renton firefighters on Monday surveyed the damage following a four-alarm fire Saturday afternoon at the Regency Woods apartment complex.

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Related Topix: Renton, WA, Bellevue, WA

The Waterland Blog

Ribbon Cutting for Advertiser Home Helpers will be this Saturday, July 26

A ribbon cutting ceremony for new Advertiser Home Helpers and Direct Link of South King County will be held this Saturday, July 26 at 11:30 a.m. at their new location at 213 SW 160th Street in Burien, and all are invited.

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Related Topix: Burien, WA, Ravenna (Seattle, WA), West Seattle (Seattle, WA), Rainier Valley (Seattle, WA), Greenlake (Seattle, WA)

Bellingham Herald

More skulls turned in to King County authorities

The county's forensic anthropologist, Kathy Taylor, says one set of bones is bleached and wired together for clinical or educational purposes.

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Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

Former Country Store employee charged with theft

A former employee of The Country Store and Farm has been charged with theft for allegedly embezzling more than $30,000 from the business over two years.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

The News Tribune

Three moderates compete in quieter House race

The gloves are off in the 31st District's main bout, but so far the undercard is a friendly fight.

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Related Topix: US News, Pierce County, WA, Auburn, WA

Covington Reporter

King County Council meeting highlights | July 21-25

A An ordinance adopting public transportation service reductions in September 2014, February 2015, June 2015 and September 2015 scheduled service changes .

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

Covington Reporter

Residential valuation notices for 2014 mailed to Maple Valley property owners | King County

On July 17, King County Assessor Lloyd Hara's office mailed the 2014 property valuations to all residential property owners in Maple Valley.

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Related Topix: Maple Valley, WA

The News Tribune

Firefighters battle apartment, brush fire in Renton

Crews responded to a report of a commercial fire in the 1400 block of South 18th Street at about 2 p.m. Skyway fire officials initially said the fire was a two-alarm fire.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Renton, WA, Tukwila, WA, SeaTac, WA

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

Cupcakes found outside business not believed to contain marijuana

A spokeswoman for the King County Sheriff's Office said there is no evidence that cupcakes found Friday on Vashon were laced with marijuana.

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Related Topix: Vashon, WA

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Weird endorsements have message for voters: Make up your own minds

Never has an election day been so masterfully timed to coincide with when people tune out politics as Washington's upcoming August 5 primary.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Suzan DelBene, Eastlake (Seattle, WA), Weird

Redmond Reporter

Keep recycling and making an impact each day | Editor's Notebook

However, not everyone recycles. Or even disposes of trash in bins. I see cans, plastic bottles and garbage on the streets and near freeway onramps and offramps at least a few times a week and wonder why people can't toss the items in a trash can or recycling bin.

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Related Topix: Headphones, Redmond, WA, Sammamish, WA, Opinion

Northwest Asian Weekly

Orphaned as a child, attorney seeks to serve as judge

Marcus Naylor was born into a South Korean orphanage and was without a family until he was 9 years old.

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Related Topix: Seattle University, Issaquah, WA

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Seattle Times

Renton man held in death of teacher in powerboat crash

Passengers on a sailboat told police they were slowly motoring with a low-power trolling motor after dark when a powerboat slammed into them Wednesday night on Lake Washington, according to a statement of probable cause released Friday by the King County Prosecutor's Office.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster, Renton, WA

Kent Reporter

Woman charged with attempted murder for shooting Kent man | Update

A 24-year-old Tacoma woman has been charged with first-degree attempted murder after she allegedly shot a Kent man in the face on Tuesday just outside of a Panther Lake Starbucks.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Kent, WA

Redmond Reporter

Ballots are in the mail for Aug. 5 primary election

King County Elections mailed ballots July 16 for the Aug. 5 primary election. Voters' pamphlets are mailed separately and may have arrived on a different day than ballots.

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Related Topix: Redmond, WA

Bellingham Herald

$500K bail for man held in fatal boat collision

The Seattle Times reports that a judge on Friday found probable cause to hold 46-year-old Richard Hicks of Renton for investigation of one count of homicide by watercraft and two counts of assault by watercraft.

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Related Topix: Real Estate, Renton, WA

Federal Way Mirror

Tacoma mayor speaks about local issues at Federal Way breakfast

King County Councilman von Reichbauer welcomed Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland to Federal Way to discuss Tacoma's challenges.

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Related Topix: Federal Way, WA, Breakfast, Life, Food

Kirkland Reporter

Healthcare workers picket EvergreenHealth over staffing, wages and CEO's raise

EvergreenHealth worker Sokha Hammond and young Kai Hour participate in a picket of the hospital on Thursday over staffing and the CEO's pay raise.

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

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