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1 hr ago | 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

1 hr ago | 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

2 hrs ago | 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

4 hrs ago | 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

4 hrs ago | 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

7 hrs ago | 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

12 hrs ago | West Seattle Herald

Westwood Village robbery suspect turns himself in to Burien Police

The December 19, 2013 robbery of the Rite Aid Pharmac y at Westwood Village took a turn last night as King County and Seattle police report that the suspect turned himself in to Burien Police last night.

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Related Topix: Burien, WA

16 hrs ago | The Highline Times

Police desperate to apprehend White Center rape suspect

The King County Sheriff's department is desperate to apprehend a suspect in the rape of a woman in White Center.

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Related Topix: White Center, WA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Seattle Times

King County sheriff’s deputy under investigation in prostitution probe

A veteran King County sheriff's deputy is under criminal investigation over an allegation that he helped his wife work as a prostitute, according to two sources familiar with the inquiry.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Ravensdale, WA

Auburn Reporter

Fain recognized with Bill Kyle Memorial Award

State Sen. Joe Fain received the Bill Kyle Memorial Award for his elected service at the Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce's fifth annual Recognition of Service dinner Wednesday at the Muckleshoot Casino.

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Related Topix: Auburn, WA

Renton Reporter

Another community meeting set on Cedar Hills landfill

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, Maple Valley, WA

KTVB Boise

Dozens of lawmakers sign support for ousted gay scoutmaster

King County, Washington state, and federal legislators have released three new letters containing nearly a dozen new signatures in support of ousted gay Scoutmaster Geoffrey McGrath.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Boise, ID

KING-TV Seattle

Three King County deputies placed on leave

Sheriff John Urquhart sent a department-wide email on Wednesday announcing the move but providing few details.

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Related Topix: Ravensdale, WA, Seattle, WA

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Wash. man charged with murder in aunt's death

A suburban Bellevue man accused of killing the 72-year-old aunt he lived with has been charged with second-degree murder.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Bellevue, WA

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Washington's Stringfellow pleads guilty to assault

In a plea bargain Wednesday in King County District Court, he also pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree malicious mischief.

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Related Topix: Publishing, Media, Seattle Times

Seattle Times

Charges added against Seattle lawyer accused of rapes

King County prosecutors have filed two additional charges of attempted second-degree rape against Danford Grant, a Seattle attorney who now faces nine felony counts in connection with alleged attacks on Asian massage therapists.

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Renton Reporter

Renton man charged with first-degree murder in death of girlfriend

A 20-year-old Renton man told detectives his alternate personality, "Frost," is responsible for the death of his girlfriend Saturday, April 12, according to court documents.

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Related Topix: Renton, WA

Seattle Times

Renton man charged in girlfriend's death

King County prosecutors on Wednesday charged Gabriel Navarro of Renton with first-degree murder/domestic violence, accusing the 20-year-old of strangling his girlfriend to prevent her from ending their three-year relationship and to punish her family members.

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Related Topix: Renton, WA

Kirkland Reporter

Apply for King County 'Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling' list

King County's annual Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling list is accepting applications for 2014.

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Related Topix: Redmond, WA

Mercer Island Reporter

No on Prop #1

The Bellevue Chamber, along with other chambers of commerce in Washington, has advocated persistently for a statewide transportation package.

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Related Topix: Olympia, WA, Bellevue, WA, Renton, WA, Opinion

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