After Seattle’s controversial employee head tax was repealed, King County Executive Dow Constantine wants to bond against existing tax revenues to generate $100 million for affordable housing. Photo by Joe Mabel/Wikipedia Commons

County executive proposes $100 million affordable housing bond

The money was already coming, but Constantine wants to speed up the process.

State Dems may abandon caucus chaos in time for 2020

Washington also is considering becoming more significant by moving its primary to early March.

Safe consumption: The debate

In the first of a three-part series, we enter into the heated, emotional, and sometimes bitter debate around one of the most controversial policy proposals in the country.

CitySurf pop-up pool could open this summer on Eastside

A Sammamish couple hopes to break ground on a permanent indoor surf facility later this year.

Mercer Island opens new playground at south playfields

New natural-style structures replace “Rainbow Park.”

Mercer Island Marine Patrol assists with seaplane crash

The plane was attempting a water take-off when it lost control and crashed into Lake Washington.

King County Sheriff’s deputies to patrol local parks

The deputies will carry out safety patrols on King County parks and trails for leashed pets.

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Bob Ferguson launches website for human trafficking victims

The website will provide a hub for services and resources for labor and sex trafficking victims.

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Fire damages Mercer Island commerial building

All Mercer Island Fire Department units responded to the fire on Tuesday.

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4 Reasons Why Summer Is a Great Time to Buy a Home

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Mercer Island hires new director of parks and recreation

Jessi Bon, an Island resident who led the parks department in Sammamish, will start on Aug. 1.

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Train Derailment Results in Urgent Plea for Blood Donors

Emergency making huge demands on community supply.

 

AG Ferguson, Amazon sue over “get rich quick” scam

Customers promised easy income, but got empty promises instead.

 

WSDOT releases Gray Notebook 67

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Marketplace
Low inventory and high buyer demand continue to push the local real estate market, says realtor Mary Lee.

Seattle Housing Market Forecast

What’s happening in the market and where are prices and interest rates headed?

 

From retaining walls to patios and landscapes, Seattle Rockeries will help you create a beautiful, useable space.

Building quality from the ground up

Retaining walls and hardscaping to make the most of your property

 

Connect2Classes Tested: 7 Steps to Better Photography

Take the fear out of using those digital camera functions with Hudson’s Photo Workshops

 

Strength and perseverance pays off following life-changing diagnosis

Dancer shows you can manage your health and life while pursuing your passions

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