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3 hrs ago | The Waterland Blog

Navos shows off new Behavioral Healthcare Center at Lake Burien campus

"Through this project, we will integrate and expand services for vulnerable youth and families by bringing together programs provided by Navos and our partners, the Ruth Dykeman Children's Center and Seattle Children's Home," they said in a statement.


Related Topix: Burien, WA

8 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Prosecutors file charges in 2003 Seattle cold case murder

Eleven years ago, Bounma Khammanivong, 23, was sitting in the driver's seat of his van with a friend in the Holly Park neighborhood of South Seattle when three men approached the vehicle, faces covered by bandanas, and fired several shots .


Related Topix: Violent Crime, State Prisons, Prison

9 hrs ago | Covington Reporter

Alpine Lake expansion moves forward | King County

King County Councilman Reagan Dunn today released a statement on the announcement that federal legislation expanding the Alpine Lakes Wilderness and designating both the Pratt and Middle Fork Snoqualmie Rivers as Wild and Scenic had passed a significant milestone.


Related Topix: Snoqualmie, WA

13 hrs ago | Renton Reporter

King County Metro brings 'In Motion' program to Renton

King County Metro Transit just launched its "In Motion" program in Renton to encourage people who live or work in the area to leave their cars behind and use healthier travel options - such as transit, bicycling, walking and carpooling.


Related Topix: Renton, WA, Tukwila, WA, SeaTac, WA, Burien, WA

15 hrs ago | Covington Reporter

Flood Control District Executive Committee briefed on efforts to...

The King County Flood Control District Executive Committee met in Renton Wednesday to learn about the effort taking place to enhance flood damage prevention programs along the river corridor.


Related Topix: Renton, WA, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Boeing 737, Aircraft

18 hrs ago | Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

Top names for new water taxis announced

The King County Ferry District announced last week the finalists in a contest to name two new water taxis.


Related Topix: Vashon, WA, Downtown (Seattle, WA), University Village (Seattle, WA), Seattle, WA, Capitol Hill (Seattle, WA)

23 hrs ago | Kirkland Reporter

Ridership for Metro's RapidRide surges again, up nearly 40 percent

King County Metro Transit ridership surged yet again in the first half of 2014 as the popularity of its RapidRide service continued to exceed expectations.


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

Yesterday | The Bothell Reporter

Redmond library hosts Bothell artist's work

The Redmond Library is hosting an art exhibit of Bothell artist A Gaul Culley's recent body of work titled: "Portraits of a River" beginning on Aug. 15 through Oct. 1. An opening reception will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Aug. 15 to coincide with the opening of the Redmond Arts Festival.


Related Topix: Bothell, WA, Redmond, WA, Woodinville, WA, Kenmore, WA

Wed Jul 30, 2014

King County fugitive arrested in Kennewick

A 43-year-old Bellevue man wanted on 13 counts of second-degree felony identity theft in King County was arrested Tuesday night in Kennewick.


Related Topix: Kennewick, WA, Bellevue, WA


Tasers ineffective in four recent officer-involved shootings

There have been four officer-involved shootings in Western Washington in the span of five weeks, and in each case Tasers failed to stop the suspect.


Madison Park Times

Leschi's Ronald House gains landmark status

The owner of the Judge James T. Ronald House in Leschi has gained landmark designation for the home through the city's Preservation Board.


Related Topix: Ronald, WA, University of Washington

Redmond Reporter

Haggart charged with first-degree murder in Cara Neil stabbing

On July 25, Redmond resident Daniel Haggart was charged with first-degree murder after a fight on July 18 ultimately ended in the death of a 17-year-old Redmond girl.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Redmond, WA

The Bothell Reporter

One Kenmore, two Bothell businesses receive highest environmental awards

Facilities that exceeded wastewater discharge permit requirements in 2013 earned environmental awards from King County's Industrial Waste Program for dedication to business practices that protect regional water quality.


Related Topix: Bothell, WA, Kenmore, WA, Environment, Science, Bellevue, WA

Mercer Island Reporter

Metro bus cuts will start in September

Metro is now preparing to cut bus service beginning in September to address its ongoing budget shortfall.


Related Topix: Mercer Island, WA

Seattle Weekly

Are People of Color Underrepresented in Our Juries?

At trial, King County prosecutors argued that Lovett Chambers fatally shot Michael Hood without provocation outside a West Seattle bar.


Related Topix: Downtown (Seattle, WA), University Village (Seattle, WA), Seattle, WA, Capitol Hill (Seattle, WA)

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Kent Reporter

Tacoma woman pleads not guilty to shooting Kent man

A 24-year-old Tacoma woman pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to first-degree attempted murder in connection with the Kent man shot in the face outside of a Panther Lake Starbucks.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Kent, WA

Snoqualmie Valley Record

Floods, fish and farms: Floodplain project on the Snoqualmie's...

Uprooted trees lay flattened in the glare of the sun on the north bank of the Snoqualmie River.


Related Topix: Snoqualmie, WA, Fall City, WA, Natural Disasters, Flood

Highline Times

Burien man charged with murder tops police blotter

Burien man charged with second-degree murder after police locate body of ex-wife According to the King County Prosecutors Office, 41-year-old Telesforo Hernandez-Roa of Burien was charged with "Murder in the Second Degree" after the body of his ex-wife, Ruth Castillo-Yanez, was located by police at the Kent Park and Ride on July 20th.


Related Topix: Burien, WA, Eastlake (Seattle, WA)

The Highline Times

Triangle Properties takes legal action to force Barton family from house

Triangle Properties Development has issued a writ of Mandamus in King County Superior Court to force the Seattle Police Department to take action against the Barton family, who are back in their home after an attempted eviction by the King County Sheriff's office on July 18, and arrest them for trespassing.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Snoqualmie Valley Record

Past Tolt floodplain project untested, but working well for fish

Since the fall of 2009 when King County completed a levee removal project in Tolt Mac-Donald Park, Carnation, the Tolt River hasn't seen significant flooding.


Related Topix: Carnation, WA, Fall City, WA, Natural Disasters, Flood