Aaron Kunkler

Eastside state legislators talk carbon fees, housing and cars at UW Bothell

Eastside lawmakers met on April 26 for a debrief with constituent businesses.

Activists begin collecting signatures for November carbon fee initiative

A carbon fee could be on November’s ballot if supporters of I-1631 gather enough signatures.

Mercer Island church builds two tiny houses for the homeless

The Mercer Island Presbyterian Church has built two tiny homes for the Low Income Housing Institute.

Mercer Island grants Republic Services 180 days to find new avenues for recycling

The city is also allowing it to landfill existing buildup.

Farmers New World Insurance leaving Mercer Island

One of Island’s largest employers relocating to Bellevue.

County planning Mercer Island sewer upgrade

County prepares to replace an aging pipe running beneath Lake Washington

As PSE moves away from coal, one community scrambles to build a new economy

Lewis County has long relied on the energy needs of consumers throughout the region. That’s all about to change.

Diving deeper into the state bridges report

Interstate 90 bridges between Seattle and Mercer Island were deemed “structurally deficient.”

Conservationists: Why you should care about fish pens

Open water fish pens have long been criticized by conservation activists as facilities that spread disease and can have catastrophic consequences on native fish populations.… Continue reading

Langley Police Chief David Marks displays a 4mg dosage of Narcan, which is usually stored in his defibrillator box. Evan Thompson/The Record

Narcan, the Eastside and how to curb the overdose epidemic

Narcan is used to quickly snap people backfrom an overdose.

Langley Police Chief David Marks displays a 4mg dosage of Narcan, which is usually stored in his defibrillator box. Evan Thompson/The Record

LifeWire provides assistance in domestic violence cases

Calls for assistance from survivors seeking help dealing with or leaving domestic violence situations is on the rise in King County. LifeWire is the largest… Continue reading

Rallies, condemnation follow federal announcement of DACA rollback

The King County Council responded Sept. 5 to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement that the DACA program will end by unanimously endorsing a motion… Continue reading

King County Council discusses changes to Metro rates

An ordinance that would simplify Metro bus fares in the county was referred to committee at the Aug. 28 King County Council meeting. The fares… Continue reading

Heavy smoke returns to Puget Sound due to west coast wildfires

Heavy smoke and falling ash returned to the Puget Sound this week as several large wildfires burn across the west coast and into Montana. As… Continue reading

Measure to ban county funds for injection sites will appear on February ballot

An initiative known as I-27, which would ban King County resources from funding drug consumption sites in the county, will not appear on the November… Continue reading

Group launches campaign to bar government-funded drug injection sites in King County

Signature gathering has begun for a King County ordinance that would prohibit municipalities from offering county-approved drug injection sites to users. The group behind Initiative… Continue reading