King County Section

Burien Veteran Gregory Knox graduates from King County’s HERO Program

Burien Veteran Gregory Knox graduates from King County’s HERO Program

Gregory Knox, one of six veterans who graduated Friday from King County’s Heroes Employment Reintegration Opportunity (HERO) Program. After working six months in a 30-hour per week internship at... [Read more]

King County launches new RapidRide F Line

King County launches new RapidRide F Line

From left to right: Renton City Councilmember Marcie Palmer, King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove, King County Department of Transportation Director Harold Taniguchi, Metro Transit Service Development... [Read more]

Public meeting for King County’s ‘Metro In Motion’ will be May 21 at Library

Public meeting for King County’s ‘Metro In Motion’ will be May 21 at Library

King County’s ‘Metro In Motion’ will be coming to the area soon, with public meetings scheduled for May 21 and 22 in Burien and Renton, in advance of the RapidRide F Line launch on June... [Read more]

VIDEO/TEXT: Here’s Dow Constantine’s ‘State of the County’ address

VIDEO/TEXT: Here’s Dow Constantine’s ‘State of the County’ address

For the first time ever, a King County Executive delivered the annual ‘State of the County’ address in one of the county’s unincorporated areas – in this case, at White Center Heights Elementary School on Monday, Feb. 10…

UPDATE: Stage 1 burn ban lifted for King, Pierce and Snohomish counties

UPDATE: Stage 1 burn ban lifted for King, Pierce and Snohomish counties

UPDATE 12/26/13 12:55 p.m.: The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency lifted the Stage 1 air quality burn bans for King, Pierce and Snohomish counties as of 11 a.m., so you can light that Yule Log back up “The... [Read more]

Burn Ban upped to ‘Stage 2′ for King County

Burn Ban upped to ‘Stage 2′ for King County

To protect public health from worsening air pollution, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has elevated the burn ban for King and Snohomish counties to Stage 2, effective as of 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25. A... [Read more]

Work begins to ID projects that cut pollution in Miller and Walker Creeks

Work begins to ID projects that cut pollution in Miller and Walker Creeks

King County announced Thursday (Nov. 7) that new projects will be planned to improve water quality in two small southwest King County creek basins, thanks to state and federal grant funding earmarked for... [Read more]

CALL FOR ART: Artist(s) sought to create ‘Kit of Parts’ for Lake to Sound Trail

CALL FOR ART: Artist(s) sought to create ‘Kit of Parts’ for Lake to Sound Trail

Artist(s) are being sought to design elements for the new 16-mile ‘Lake to Sound Trail’ (L2S) that will link Lake Washington in Renton to the beaches of Des Moines, while passing through Tukwila,... [Read more]

County warning that shellfish infections running ‘double summer average’

County warning that shellfish infections running ‘double summer average’

Public Health – Seattle & King County announced Tuesday (Aug. 13) that “a saltwater bacteria has sickened more than twice the number of people in the county this summer than typically is... [Read more]

Municipal League seeking candidate evaluation committee volunteers

Municipal League seeking candidate evaluation committee volunteers

The Municipal League announced that they’re seeking volunteers to evaluate candidates for the coming elections, as part of their 2013 Candidate Evaluation Committees (CEC). “Are you interested... [Read more]

Household Hazardous Wastemobile coming to Des Moines April 26–28

Household Hazardous Wastemobile coming to Des Moines April 26–28

The King County Household Hazardous Wastemobile will be at the Des Moines Marina the weekend of April 26 – 28, and all King County and city residents will be able to safely dispose of old car batteries,... [Read more]

Want to Run for Office? King County Elections Offering Candidate Workshops

Want to Run for Office? King County Elections Offering Candidate Workshops

King County Elections will be offering two free 2-hour workshops for people interested in filing for public office – including any who want to run for the Burien City Council, which will have four positions... [Read more]

INTERVIEW: John Urquhart Vows that he’ll ‘Do the Right Thing as the Sheriff’

INTERVIEW: John Urquhart Vows that he’ll ‘Do the Right Thing as the Sheriff’

by Jack Mayne New King County Sheriff John Urquhart was elected last November by what he terms “a landslide” but he isn’t worried about facing voters all over again this November for a full four-year... [Read more]

Put Those Matches Down, Buddy – Stage 1 Burn Ban Re-Issued for King County

Put Those Matches Down, Buddy – Stage 1 Burn Ban Re-Issued for King County

Due to continuing cold weather and rising air pollution, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has re-issued a Stage 1 burn ban for King County, effective at 4 p.m. today – Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. A Stage... [Read more]

Free Flu Vaccinations Being Offered

Free Flu Vaccinations Being Offered

King County Public Health is offering FREE flu vaccination clinics for all people over 6 months of age without health insurance or who are otherwise unable to pay for vaccination starting this Saturday,... [Read more]

Burn Ban Lifted for King County

Burn Ban Lifted for King County

The Stage 1 burn ban that was in effect in King County has been lifted, according to the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency. “The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is lifting the air quality burn ban in King... [Read more]

King County & City of Seattle Announce Gun Buyback Program on Jan. 26

King County & City of Seattle Announce Gun Buyback Program on Jan. 26

King County announced Tuesday (Jan. 8) that they’re teaming up with the City of Seattle to hold a new Gun Safety Initiative, including a gun buyback program event planned for Saturday, Jan. 26. The... [Read more]

Five Burien Retailers Caught Selling Tobacco to Kids in Undercover Inspection

Five Burien Retailers Caught Selling Tobacco to Kids in Undercover Inspection

Five Burien retailers were recently caught selling tobacco products to kids during an undercover inspection conducted by Public Health – Seattle and King County. The five local retailers were listed... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS: Annexation of White Center Losing by Wide Margin

ELECTION RESULTS: Annexation of White Center Losing by Wide Margin

The first round of results for Tuesday’s General Election (Nov. 6), have been released, and the early tally shows that Burien’s proposed annexation of North Highline/White Center is losing... [Read more]

LETTER: Mike Heavey Endorses John Urquhart for King County Sheriff

LETTER: Mike Heavey Endorses John Urquhart for King County Sheriff

I am writing in support of John Urquhart for King County Sheriff.  He has spent the last 36 years of his life serving the public as a police officer and has worked in all levels of the Sheriff’s... [Read more]

Sheriff Steve Strachan Says Downward Spiral Over, Now Hiring More Deputies

Sheriff Steve Strachan Says Downward Spiral Over, Now Hiring More Deputies

by Jack Mayne Steve Strachan says the reason he wanted the job of sheriff is because its move into contracting with other cities and agencies is the wave of the future, both in King County and nationally. He... [Read more]

King County Sheriff’s Office Announces Plan to Hire 14 More Deputies

King County Sheriff’s Office Announces Plan to Hire 14 More Deputies

From left: King County Councilmember Joe McDermott, Executive Dow Constantine, Councilmember Kathy Lambert and Sheriff Steve Strachan. The King County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday (Oct. 12)... [Read more]

Map Showing Pesticide-Free Places for Kids & Pets to Play Released by County

Map Showing Pesticide-Free Places for Kids & Pets to Play Released by County

King County this week released a new, interactive map that shows users where to find pesticide-free or reduced places for kids and pets to play in the area. To find Pesticide-Free Places, just click here... [Read more]

Animal Control is Not Always a Public Hot Button

Animal Control is Not Always a Public Hot Button

by Jack Mayne There is nothing better to stir up a local controversy than to discuss how animals are controlled and treated by governments because no matter what is done, some will say it is a foul deed... [Read more]

REPORT: ‘Systemic Inequalities’ Plague South King County Residents

REPORT: ‘Systemic Inequalities’ Plague South King County Residents

Equity And Social Justice Report from kcexec on Vimeo. by Jack Mayne The first-ever Equity and Social Justice report reveals King County is now nearly half populated by non-whites and those living in... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS: Some Early Returns from Tuesday’s Primary Election

ELECTION RESULTS: Some Early Returns from Tuesday’s Primary Election

The first round of results for Tuesday’s Primary Election have been released, and the early tally shows Rep. Jim McDermott leading in Congressional District No. 7 with 70.51% of the vote, ahead of... [Read more]