Aaron Kunkler

State Supreme Court upholds King County youth jail levy

The decision, issued Dec. 27, sided with King County and allows it to keep collecting revenue.

King County launches text to 911 service

The service will help the hearing impaired and those experiencing domestic violence.

A woman works on a drawing next to an unused viewing scope as a smoky haze obscures the Space Needle and downtown Seattle last August as smoke from wildfires moved across the region. (Photo courtesy of The Herald/Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)

Why do Washington voters struggle with climate change policies?

Despite environmental awareness and the public’s apparent desire for reform, statewide initiatives keep failing

A woman works on a drawing next to an unused viewing scope as a smoky haze obscures the Space Needle and downtown Seattle last August as smoke from wildfires moved across the region. (Photo courtesy of The Herald/Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)
The King County Courthouse. File photo

King County Council Acknowledges Report on Juvenile Solitary Confinement

Report also says youth of color face a disproportionate amount of disciplinary measures

The King County Courthouse. File photo

Romaine lettuce, beef recalled just before Thanksgiving

23 people have been infected with a Shiga toxin-producing E. coli bacteria in 11 states.

Sound Publishing file photo

King County approves gun warning sign requirement

Warning signs must be posted in all King County gun stores and firing ranges.

Sound Publishing file photo

Early results: Carbon fee fails as gun control passes

Preliminary tallies are in for the state’s four initiatives.

Toll lane trips on Interstate 405 were higher than expected during the 2018 fiscal year. Since it opened in the fall of 2015 through the first quarter of this year, the toll lanes had raise nearly $59 million in revenue. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

State I-405 toll revenue was up last year

The Washington State Transportation Commission was updated on various programs on Oct. 16.

Toll lane trips on Interstate 405 were higher than expected during the 2018 fiscal year. Since it opened in the fall of 2015 through the first quarter of this year, the toll lanes had raise nearly $59 million in revenue. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Washington could have fastest train line in the U.S. within 20 years

Washington, Oregon and British Columbia study a corridor which would let trains travel at 250 mph.

Recycling audit shows higher use but increased cost

Cities with embedded recycling service increase rates to cover costs of “free” service

Where to pick up a pumpkin this October

The Eastside has a few options for seasonal squash hunters.

B.C. pipeline rupture halts trash service to many Eastside cities

Waste Management fleet without fuel; PSE has urged customers to reduce consumption.

Who’s funding Washington state initiatives?

Money is pouring into the state’s initiative races.

Self-driving vehicles are coming and cities know it

Public and private sector representatives met to discuss the future of autonomous vehicle policy.

Former Tully’s locations spring back to life

Following the coffee chain’s collapse earlier this year, other Eastside businesses are moving in.

New study confirms historical presence of grizzlies in Washington

The federal government hopes to rebuild a dwindling Washington grizzly population.

Single-payer advocates push for health care reform

A growing number of voices on the left are campaigning for a profit-free health system.

Mercer Island entrepreneur runs huge weed industry magazine

Greg James runs Marijuana Venture, the leading legal pot industry magazine in the country.

A salmon. File photo

State Fish and Wildlife seeks $60 million in funding

The department is facing a $33 million shortfall and also hopes to secure future funding.

A salmon. File photo
A video has surfaced which shows a trainer at Bothell’s Academy of Canine Behavior hitting a dog with a plastic bat.

Snohomish County: Claims of animal abuse against Bothell kennel not substantiated

A video showing a trainer using a plastic bat to train a dog was not animal abuse, county says.

A video has surfaced which shows a trainer at Bothell’s Academy of Canine Behavior hitting a dog with a plastic bat.