Ashley Hiruko

Flyers linked to neo-Nazi group pinned outside Kirkland, Kenmore churches

Police were advised of the flyers.

 

One male, female dead after car shooting at Luther Burbank Park

Parking area will remain closed as investigation continues Saturday.

 

Locker room thefts on the rise, Eastside police take action

Mercer Island gym not immune to thefts.

 

A photo taken from the meeting in Issaquah. Photo courtesy/Tracy Castro-Gill

Opposition and supporters of Drag Queen Story Hour make showing in Issaquah

A lack of police at a recent county library board meeting led some to feel intimidated.

A photo taken from the meeting in Issaquah. Photo courtesy/Tracy Castro-Gill

From Olympia to Bellingham: Tiny home villages offer a path toward permanent housing

Beginning talks happening on Eastside village partnership.

After 35 years Mercer Island PD bids farewell to Cpl. Pritchard

He is one of city’s longest-serving employees.

The co-responder way: mental health professionals and officers team up

Local departments are making the push for permanent funding.

Measles confirmed at two Eastside Schools

Parents urged to monitor children for signs.

Ashley Hiruko/illustration

Susan’s quest for ‘justice’ and the civil legal system dilemma

Susan Chen’s story begins as a criminal matter. In 2013 she paid a visit to a King County care facility with her son and saw… Continue reading

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Dissecting the future of impactful pretrial decision making

Data on inmates not being cohesively collected is needed for decision making, advocates say.

Graphic courtesy of the Office of the Attorney General.

AG suing opioid distributors for ‘ignoring red flags’

Kirkland mother shares her son’s history with methadone.

Graphic courtesy of the Office of the Attorney General.
Vivian, one of many cared for at a child care center of the Kiwassa Neighbourhood House in Vancouver, B.C., spends the day outside on a tricycle on March 21. The site was awarded prototype status by the government of British Columbia as part of an effort to ease skyrocketing child care costs in the province. Ashley Hiruko/staff photo

Clues for fixing King County’s child care woes may be found in British Columbia

B.C. struggles with many of the same problems as Washington state.

Vivian, one of many cared for at a child care center of the Kiwassa Neighbourhood House in Vancouver, B.C., spends the day outside on a tricycle on March 21. The site was awarded prototype status by the government of British Columbia as part of an effort to ease skyrocketing child care costs in the province. Ashley Hiruko/staff photo
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                                8-year-old Lucy Sternberg holds up her sign, created for a community rally on Mercer Island.

More love: Mercer Island communities join together to share, heal

Impacted Jewish cohorts and other gather following more anti-semetic incidents.

Photo courtesy of Ashley Sternberg 
                                8-year-old Lucy Sternberg holds up her sign, created for a community rally on Mercer Island.

Local House reps. vote in favor of removing MMR personal exemptions

Eastside politicians vote overwhelmingly in favor of HB 1638.

Redmond Mayor John Marchione was among many community members to place their hand prints in the wet cement below the new sign at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound in Redmond after the mosque’s old sign was vandalized in 2016. File photo

Examining hate crimes on the Eastside

The Anti-Defamation League has been tracking hate-fueled crimes and incidents to paint a picture of trends in communities.

Redmond Mayor John Marchione was among many community members to place their hand prints in the wet cement below the new sign at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound in Redmond after the mosque’s old sign was vandalized in 2016. File photo

Police chiefs: More than a year to find, train new officers

HB1253 requires new hires complete basic training requirements within two months.

Sign found vandalized with spray paint in Mercerdale Park

Police ask residents to report suspicious activity.

Primrose School of West Bellevue saw a second location in Washington open in 2018. Madison Miller/staff photo.

Parents are feeling the pinch of child care costs

A King County report charts ways the county could reduce child care costs and boost access.

Primrose School of West Bellevue saw a second location in Washington open in 2018. Madison Miller/staff photo.

Repercussions could come to law enforcement who refuse I-1639, AG says

‘State and local law enforcement must uphold Washington law.’

The trash situation at a Redmond apartment complex remained overflowing in the afternoon on Tuesday, Feb. 19, after a series of snowstorms hit the region in February. Corey Morris/staff photo

Garbage service resumes on Eastside, after weeks without collection

Snow disrupted service on the Eastside.

The trash situation at a Redmond apartment complex remained overflowing in the afternoon on Tuesday, Feb. 19, after a series of snowstorms hit the region in February. Corey Morris/staff photo