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Yes or no? Safe-injection sites trigger passion

A little more than halfway through the year, Jin-Ah Kim had already lost count of the number of fatal overdoses that have claimed the lives…

The mission to save Snoqualmie River

Under towering black cotton woods on the banks of the Snoqualmie River near the historic Carnation Dairy, a restoration crew surveys the scene. One of…

King County voting: Where the surprises are

Last week, King County voters decisively tossed out two longtime politicians while, almost paradoxically, expressing considerable faith in local government. In a stunning defeat that…

Homelessness emergency: A chance to make a difference

On Monday, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and King County Executive Dow Constantine took a dramatic but absolutely necessary step forward in addressing the homelessness crisis…

What is the Office of Law Enforcement Oversight and why are we voting on it?

For all the attention heaped on the Seattle Police Department and its settlement agreement with the Department of Justice, it's another law enforcement body that…

Snoqualmie Valley farmers fight drought with innovation

A water-wheel transplanter -- a light John Deere with two large water tanks at its flanks -- moves through dry fields at Local Roots Farm…

County voters to decide what’s best for kids

King County Council members are adding a bit more heft to this fall’s voting pamphlet, approving a property tax measure that could rake in a possible…

Death penalty challenge going nowhere this year

A bill to abolish Washington's death penalty died Thursday. The state House Judiciary Committee did not address the bill Thursday, which was the last day…

KC Sheriff watchdog’s resignation was preceded by turmoil and complaints

A mess. That's one way to describe Charles Gaither's recent exit from a King County Sheriff's Office oversight post. Gaither resigned earlier this month as…