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Sponsored Post Advertiser Dave Upthegrove reflects on his 8 favorite moments of 2018

Advertiser Dave Upthegrove reflects on his 8 favorite moments of 2018

From Advertiser Dave Upthegrove, King County Councilmember, District 5: 8 in 2018 The New Year is a chance to reflect on the past year, and look forward to the year ahead. I wanted to share some of my... [Read more]

Gang unit, housing, homeless services & transportation part of new county budget

Gang unit, housing, homeless services & transportation part of new county budget

Burien will see an increased focus on reducing gang violence and creating greater access to community services as part of the $11.7 billion 2019-2020 County Budget unanimously adopted by the King County... [Read more]

County Council will likely cut funding for local tourism, give $135M to Safeco Field

County Council will likely cut funding for local tourism, give $135M to Safeco Field

By Scott Schaefer On Monday, Sept. 17, the King County Council will likely vote to cut funding for tourism in the south end, yet allocate $135 million in taxpayer money to subsidize the upkeep of Safeco... [Read more]

REPORT: Sheriff’s Office handling of ‘Use of Force Complaints’ inconsistent

REPORT: Sheriff’s Office handling of ‘Use of Force Complaints’ inconsistent

The King County Office of Law Enforcement Oversight (OLEO) on Tuesday (Aug. 28) released a new report – ‘Use of Force Complaint Processing in the King County Sheriff’s Office’ – at a... [Read more]

Watchdog group recommends changes to King County Sheriff’s Office policy

Watchdog group recommends changes to King County Sheriff’s Office policy

A report presented on Tuesday (June 12) by the King County Office of Law Enforcement Oversight (OLEO) calls for policy changes related to how the King County Sheriff’s Office presents information to... [Read more]

Prepaid postage ballots approved by King County Council Monday

Prepaid postage ballots approved by King County Council Monday

No Stamp? No Problem! The Metropolitan King County Council on Monday (May 7) approved legislation allowing the Department of Elections to send voters postage paid envelopes to return their ballots in this... [Read more]

King County Council votes to provide oversight of 4Culture

King County Council votes to provide oversight of 4Culture

On Monday, March 19, the King County Council approved legislation that will provide enhanced oversight of 4Culture, the county’s cultural services agency. The final vote on Ordinance 2018-0086 was 6-3,... [Read more]

Significant new oversight measures for 4Culture proposed by King Co. Council

Significant new oversight measures for 4Culture proposed by King Co. Council

By Virginia Wright There is a very important piece of legislation before the King County Council right now which could have a profound impact on the local cultural economy: arts and heritage organizations,... [Read more]

King County Council calls for Sheriff’s Office to provide enhanced training

King County Council calls for Sheriff’s Office to provide enhanced training

The Metropolitan King County Council on Monday called upon the King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) to provide enhanced, culturally appropriate antibias, violence de-escalation, and crisis intervention... [Read more]

Local Attorney Fred Mendoza gets MLK Medal of Distinguished Service Monday

Local Attorney Fred Mendoza gets MLK Medal of Distinguished Service Monday

Councilmember Dave Upthegrove (right), with Martin Luther King, Jr. Medal of Distinguished Service recipient Fred Mendoza. Fred Mendoza has never strayed far from the South King County communities he was... [Read more]

More bus service coming to Burien, SeaTac, Renton, and Kent in September

More bus service coming to Burien, SeaTac, Renton, and Kent in September

The King County Council on Monday (March 27) unanimously approved adding service hours to overcrowded Metro Transit routes in Burien, SeaTac, Renton, and Kent, as well as increasing nightly service on... [Read more]

Dave Upthegrove calls Trump’s immigration ban ‘unconstitutional’

Dave Upthegrove calls Trump’s immigration ban ‘unconstitutional’

Metropolitan King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove – who represents this area – released the following statement on the President’s “unconstitutional” Executive Actions effectively... [Read more]

King County Council committee discusses steps to keep pesticides out of cannabis

King County Council committee discusses steps to keep pesticides out of cannabis

The King County Council’s Health, Housing and Human Services Committee this week heard from the County’s Chief Medical Officer and other health experts on the proposed legislation to establish a prohibited... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Open letter to Dow Constantine regarding county’s marijuana policies’

LETTER: ‘Open letter to Dow Constantine regarding county’s marijuana policies’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear King County Executive Constantine, If... [Read more]

New pot stores on hold to get ‘better understanding’ of effects on residents

New pot stores on hold to get ‘better understanding’ of effects on residents

By Jack Mayne King County has suspended issuing of permits for retail pot stores in unincorporated areas of the county until officials get a better fix on the effects of such stores on area residents. Several... [Read more]