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King County News

Local, regional, and statewide news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

2 hrs ago | Federal Way Mirror

6 Federal Way businesses recognized for recycling efforts

King County's Solid Waste Division recently announced that 97 local companies have been named to the 2014 "Best Workplaces for Recycling and Waste Reduction" list, including 6 businesses/offices in Federal Way.


Related Topix: Federal Way, WA

6 hrs ago | KREM-TV Spokane

Measles cases in Washington have quintupled

Measles cases are up dramatically from last year and that has the state warning of an outbreak.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Tacoma, WA, Pierce County, WA

10 hrs ago | Covington Reporter

Primary election right around the bend

The August 5 primary election is fast approaching and it is the first graded test of the political season for candidates.


Related Topix: Washington, Washington Government, Maple Valley, WA, US News, US Supreme Court

14 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Microsoft office rape charge dismissed

Attorney Todd Maybrown says the charge was dismissed July 3 after investigators learned the woman had previously falsely claimed she had been raped by an ex-boyfriend.


Related Topix: Redmond, WA

16 hrs ago | Kirkland Reporter

King County Sheriff's Office hiring 9-1-1 communication specialists

The King County Sheriff's Office is currently hiring 9-1-1 communication specialists and will be holding a recruiting workshop at the station in Renton on July 12. On Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon, interested applicants may attend a workshop to learn about the hiring process, training, expectations and more.


Related Topix: Renton, WA

17 hrs ago | Northwest Asian Weekly

Your higher property tax should 'make you feel good'

The King County Department of Assessment has started mailing real estate valuations that will help set what taxes you pay on your property in 2015.


Related Topix: Tukwila, WA, SeaTac, WA, Kent, WA, Federal Way, WA

22 hrs ago | KUOW-FM Seattle

Goodwill Will Take Almost Any Donation, Except Your Old Skulls

Aut-3715: "Two human skulls prepared for clinical use that were donated to a Bellevue, Wash., thrift store.


Related Topix: Bellevue, WA

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Bellevue Reporter

Dr. John Ciliberti, former emergency medical director with Overlake, dies in Fall City plane crash

John "Jack" Ciliberti, the former medical director of the emergency department at Overlake Hospital Medical Center, was identified by the King County Medical Examiner as the victim in a Cessna 182 plane crash in Fall City Tuesday.


Related Topix: Air Accidents, Fall City, WA, Snoqualmie, WA

Auburn Reporter

Budget cuts may force to close King County Public Health Center in Auburn may close

The young teenage girl and her boyfriend were at the door of the Public Health Center a half-hour before it opened at 8 a.m. on a Monday, Nurse Practitioner Carol Tanaka recounted to the Auburn City Council this week.


Related Topix: Auburn, WA, Federal Way, WA, Bothell, WA, White Center, WA

Northwest Asian Weekly

Welcome, new Americans

From left, Kyung Ku Lee, Jedy Gillespie, Swaraj Pandey, and Jingying Lu are sworn in as naturalized U.S. citizens.


Related Topix: Prison, Eastlake (Seattle, WA), US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Jim McDermott

Bellingham Herald

Northwest Wine: Wine turns Woodinville into destination spot

Chateau Ste. Michelle is Washington's largest and oldest winery. It has been in Woodinville since building the French-style manor in 1976, essentially creating a wine industry in northeastern King County.


Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Woodinville, WA, Life, Food, Chocolate

Seattle Times

Round-up: Record number sign up for free college, NYC fears preschool teacher drain

Record number of students make pledge for free college : A record-breaking 96 percent of eligible students in South King County signed up this year for the Washington College Bound Scholarship, a program that guarantees free in-state, public college tuition to students who maintain at least a 2.0 GPA and avoid getting into trouble with the law ... (more)


Related Topix: Washington College

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

From hydros to dogs, responders see a number of holiday incidents

Officials responded to a number of holiday-related emergencies over Fourth of July weekend, including an accident during the annual hydroplane race around the island.


Related Topix: Boat Disaster, Vashon, WA

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Kent Reporter

King County executive nominates 30-year veteran to lead Adult and Juvenile Detention

William Hayes is up for nomination to be the new director of the King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention.


Related Topix: Electronic, Kent, WA

PNW Local News

North Bend's huge explosion ruled accidental, clean-up can begin

Natural gas was a factor in an April 25 explosion that destroyed three buildings on North Bend Way, but it was an accident, according to a report coming from the King County Fire Investigation Unit.


Related Topix: Explosion

The News Tribune

Spanaway man known as "Master Thorn" charged with trying to hire under-age sex partner

A Spanaway man once convicted of salacious sex crimes involving an under-aged girl in Pierce County now is accused of attempting to hire a 15-year-old girl for kinky sex in King County.


Related Topix: Spanaway, WA, Pierce County, WA

North King County

Residents caught with fireworks, vandalism reported | King County Sheriff's Office Crime Blotter

The King County Sheriff's Office Crime Blotter is both a description of a small selection of police incidents and a statistical roundup of all calls to the Northshore area that are dispatched to on-duty officers.


Related Topix: Kenmore, WA

The Olympian

Smith, three challengers vie for 9th Congressional District seat

Prior experience: First elected in 1996, Smith now is the ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Adam Smith, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Jim McDermott

Seattle Times

Seattle firefighters, woman charged in assault on homeless man

Two Seattle firefighters and a woman were each charged today with fourth-degree assault and malicious harassment for an alleged attack on a homeless man who was sleeping on a memorial to fallen firefighters in Seattle's Occidental Park in March, according to the Seattle City Attorney's Office.


Renton Reporter

Theft charges for Seattle contractor accused of scamming homeowners, including some in Renton

A Seattle contractor faces charges that he defrauded homeowners, including some in Renton, who paid him more than $45,000 to upgrade their bathrooms and kitchens, and do other home renovation projects.


Related Topix: Renton, WA