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Since the state Supreme Court's "psychiatric boarding" ruling last month, the news has been all bad for the state. The ruling requires Gov. Jay Inslee's administration to find at least 145 new beds, or else patients who need involuntary psychiatric care could be cut loose, without treatment, to the streets.
King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg and King County Sheriff John Urquhart will speak to the Newcastle City Council on Tuesday, Sept. 16. Their comments on issues in policing and criminal prosecution will be before the council meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards.
One of the public health clinics slated for closure got a reprieve today as King County Executive Dow Constantine announced a partnership that would keep the White Center Public Health Clenter at Greenbridge open through the 2016 fiscal year. Seattle has pledged $400,000 to keep the maternity support program at Greenbridge.
King County Executive Dow Constantine on Monday announced a partnership with the City of Seattle and Planned Parenthood to preserve critical health services for women, children, and families in White Center and surrounding areas. "Through innovative partnerships like this we can keep providing the important health services our clients need, despite cuts to the federal and state funding that supported those services," said Executive Constantine.
A Vashon man was booked into jail last weekend and could face charges after shooting a gun in a suspected drug house. The man, a 38-year-old Vashon resident, entered a house on the 16000 block of 109th Avenue SW at about 7 p.m. Saturday.
A convicted sex offender from Enumclaw may spend the rest of his life in prison for sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl last year inside a local library. Travis M. Lear, 26, was found guilty last month of first degree child molestation, and was sentenced Monday in King County Court to 25 years to life in prison, according to prosecutors.
The Federal Way City Council will vote tomorrow on whether to spend $221,000 toward the Federal Way Public Health Center's operating costs for 2015. Seattle-King County Public Health officials announced back in spring that four health clinics, Federal Way and Auburn centers included, could close come 2015 because of a lack of state and federal funding .
Measles is a highly contagious and potentially severe disease that causes fever, rash, cough and red, watery eyes. Most people in this area have immunity to the measles through vaccination.
King County Executive Dow Constantine sent the County Council earlier this month a proposal for a second round of service changes that would reduce 169,000 hours of bus service. The February reduction would eliminate 16 bus routes.
A Holiday Inn hotel is seen across from the light rail station at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Washington October 30, 2013. Voters in the working-class Seattle suburb of SeaTac, which encompasses the region's main airport, will decide on November 5, 2013 whether to enact one of the country's highest minimum wages in a ballot measure supporters hope will serve as a model for similar efforts elsewhere.
A man who survived a gunshot to the chest last year at a Seattle parks building has filed a lawsuit against the city, claiming officials were negligent and failed to follow workplace policies when the alleged shooter exhibited obvious signs of mental illness and told at least one co-worker she had bought a gun. Carolyn "Zoom" Piksa , a Seattle Parks and Recreation employee, was charged after a March 8, 2013, incident with first-degree assault for allegedly shooting Bill Keller and second-degree assault for allegedly pointing her .357-caliber revolver at another parks employee, according to court records.
King County Flood Control District Executive Committee - 9:00 a.m. ***Special meeting*** Si View Metropolitan Park District, 400 SE Orchard Drive, North Bend, WA 98045 A motion requesting that the executive utilize an existing task force convened to develop sustainable solutions to the psychiatric boarding crisis, to review and recommend short and long term sustainable solutions for prevention, early intervention and least restrictive alternatives for individuals in mental health and substance abuse crisis . A motion establishing a pilot project in the King County sheriff's office to evaluate the effectiveness and benefit of law enforcement vehicle and on-officer video camera and recording systems .
Local public health officials are investigating a confirmed case of measles infection in a traveler who was at Sea-Tac airport during the contagious period. The traveler was likely exposed to measles outside of the United States.
The following stories made the news in the SnoqualmieValley, 25 and 50 years ago. As found in the Valley Record archives: Darrell Raymond Cherry was convicted in King County Superior Court of trying to murder his ex-wife, Fritzi Davis of North Bend, with a homemade bomb.
Running the Northwest's largest winery is daunting. Simultaneously crafting some of our region's best wines is downright difficult.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 02:58 am
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