Aaron Kunkler

Activists begin collecting signatures for November carbon fee initiative

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.

Activists begin collecting signatures for November carbon fee initiative
Mercer Island church builds two tiny houses for the homeless

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 church builds two tiny houses for the homeless
Mercer Island grants Republic Services 180 days to find new avenues for recycling

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

The city is also allowing it to landfill existing buildup.

Mercer Island grants Republic Services 180 days to find new avenues for recycling
Farmers New World Insurance leaving Mercer Island

Farmers New World Insurance leaving Mercer Island

One of Island’s largest employers relocating to Bellevue.

Farmers New World Insurance leaving Mercer Island
County planning Mercer Island sewer upgrade

County planning Mercer Island sewer upgrade

County prepares to replace an aging pipe running beneath Lake Washington

County planning Mercer Island sewer upgrade
As PSE moves away from coal, one community scrambles to build a new economy

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.

As PSE moves away from coal, one community scrambles to build a new economy
Diving deeper into the state bridges report

Diving deeper into the state bridges report

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

Diving deeper into the state bridges report
Conservationists: Why you should care about fish pens

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

Conservationists: Why you should care about fish pens
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

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

LifeWire provides assistance in domestic violence cases
Rallies, condemnation follow federal announcement of DACA rollback

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

Rallies, condemnation follow federal announcement of DACA rollback
King County Council discusses changes to Metro rates

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

King County Council discusses changes to Metro rates
Heavy smoke returns to Puget Sound due to west coast wildfires

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

Heavy smoke returns to Puget Sound due to west coast wildfires
Measure to ban county funds for injection sites will appear on February ballot

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

Measure to ban county funds for injection sites will appear on February ballot
Group launches campaign to bar government-funded drug injection sites in King County

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

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