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The Council recognized the AFIS program as it celebrates 30 years of assisting law enforcement throughout King County. Councilmembers, AFIS staff and King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht join AFIS regional manager, Carol Gillespie. Photo courtesy of King County.

King County Council recognizes county’s Automated Fingerprint Information System (AFIS)

For three decades, AFIS has helped law enforcement solve thousands of cases.

 

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King County approves gun warning sign requirement

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

 

UPDATED: Voters rejecting Mercer Island’s Proposition 1

The levy lid lift would continue funding police, fire, parks, safety net services at current levels.

 

The team that advocated for I-1631 at downtown Seattle’s Arctic Club on Nov. 6, 2018. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Washington rejects carbon fee

I-1631 campaign organizers say they will continue pushing for a cleaner future.

The team that advocated for I-1631 at downtown Seattle’s Arctic Club on Nov. 6, 2018. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

City of Mercer Island shares fall recycling event statistics

The event was successful despite the mixed forecast.

  • Nov 7, 2018
Members of the King County Council join retiring executive director of ARCH Arthur Sullivan after the council recognized Sullivan as a voice for affordable housing in East King County. Photo courtesy of King County.

King County Council recognizes ARCH’S Arthur Sullivan

Executive director of A Regional Coalition for Housing retires after three decades.

Members of the King County Council join retiring executive director of ARCH Arthur Sullivan after the council recognized Sullivan as a voice for affordable housing in East King County. Photo courtesy of King County.

Mercer Island rabbi to join other Jewish leaders to honor victims of Pittsburgh massacre

The conference’s aim is to strengthening Jewish awareness and practice around the world.

  • Nov 7, 2018

Mercer Island seeks community input as bike share pilot wraps up

A survey is available to help the city assess the feedback of riders and residents.

  • Nov 7, 2018
Officer Todd Roggenkamp shows off his ‘stache in support of the Movember awareness campaign. Photo courtesy of Todd Roggenkamp

MIPD grows ‘staches, raises funds for Movember

The Island’s police department has set up a charity fundraising page for participating officers.

Officer Todd Roggenkamp shows off his ‘stache in support of the Movember awareness campaign. Photo courtesy of Todd Roggenkamp

Early results: Carbon fee fails as gun control passes

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

Senn and Thai lead opponents in Legislative District 41

Results are preliminary.

  • Nov 6, 2018
The race for Washington’s 9th Congressional District is between two Democrats, incumbent Adam Smith (left) and political newcomer Sarah Smith. File photo

Congressman Adam Smith leads re-election bid for WA’s 9th District

The district spans from Bellevue and south Seattle down through Renton, Tukwila, Kent, Federal Way and Tacoma

The race for Washington’s 9th Congressional District is between two Democrats, incumbent Adam Smith (left) and political newcomer Sarah Smith. File photo

City names finalists in RFQ process for Tully’s site

Mainstreet Property Group LLC and Shelter Holding/Weinstein A+U had the preferred proposals.

  • Nov 6, 2018
Photo by HyunJae Park/Flickr

Safeco Field funding referendum withdrawn

The mysterious backers of the initiative won’t say why, but some think it’s because they couldn’t get funding to gather the necessary signatures.

Photo by HyunJae Park/Flickr
The number of uninsured people in King County has decreased dramatically since 2010, the year the Affordable Care Act was passed. Image courtesy King County

Shortest ever ‘Obamacare’ enrollment period starts Nov. 1

The Trump administration slashes the time frame to sign up for insurance.

The number of uninsured people in King County has decreased dramatically since 2010, the year the Affordable Care Act was passed. Image courtesy King County

County Council celebrates Pro Bono week

King County Council proclaimed Oct. 21-27 as Pro Bono Week.

Inside the lobby at the Google office in Kirkland. Photo courtesy of Runner1928

Kirkland employees protest sexual misconduct in Google walkout

Google’s Kirkland campus took part in the worldwide protest of sexual misconduct within the company.

Inside the lobby at the Google office in Kirkland. Photo courtesy of Runner1928

Safeco Field funding referendum withdrawn

The mysterious backers of the initiative won’t say why, but some think it’s because they couldn’t get funding to gather the necessary signatures.

Boys Girls Club breakfast on Nov. 6

CEO and president of Seattle Hockey Partners, Tod Leiweke, will be the keynote speaker

  • Oct 31, 2018

Eastside weeklies win at WNPA annual awards event

The Washington Newspaper Publishers Association holds an annual better newspaper contest.