Voters in Seattle gave strong support in Tuesday’s election to school operating and construction levies totaling $1.2 billion. The King County elections office reported both passing with more than 70 percent of the vote.
Seattle attorney Rod Dembowski has been appointed to fill a vacancy on the King County Council left by Bob Ferguson, who was elected state attorney general last fall.
Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn has named the 15 members of a new commission to help guide changes at the police department in response to a Justice Department investigation.
The Seattle area is host to some of the country’s biggest celebrations of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Plan to give back and do something good for your community, attend a celebration service, or take part in the MLK Jr. Day march and rally. Here are some of our favorite observances.
Lawyers for a Seattle man who accused a King County sheriff’s deputy of breaking his nose say they have reached a $75,000 settlement with the county.
Be a part of the World’s Largest Snowball Fight at Seattle Center, show your Seahawks pride at Woodland Park Zoo, or lace up your skates for one last glide across the rink in Bellevue this weekend.
Ready to take down your Christmas tree? If it’s not a flocked tree, consider recycling it! It’s much better for the environment, and there are convenient ways for you to leave your tree for recycling pick up or take it to an area recycling company.
A newborn baby who died of whooping cough last week in King County was the first pertussis death in Washington since August 2011 and occurred even though the number of new cases in the epidemic is a tenth of last spring’s rate.
High winds early Monday have knocked out power for about 8,000 Puget Sound Energy customers in south King County and Thurston County.
The U.S. Department of Education has announced that seven school districts in King County have won a $40 million grant.