King County Council

Latest articles

1d
San Antonio Express-News
Board: 'Crisis pregnancy centers' must post disclaimerscomplete, accurate and timely information about their health care and options,"
San Antonio Express-News / Posted yesterday
complete, accurate and timely information about their health care and options," said board Chairman Rod Dembowski, a King County Council member. "These centers are unregulated and are often staffed by volunteers and employees who lack medical... Read more
2d
The Seattle Times
Port of Seattle commission races: a look at the 15 candidates vying for 3 spotssome commission meetings (currently on weekdays) to evening hours to allow for
The Seattle Times / Posted 2 days ago
some commission meetings (currently on weekdays) to evening hours to allow for more public participation. He’s backed by King County Council President Joe McDermott and a few local unions; he’s raised $4,000. Shridhar highlights her... Read more
2d
The Seattle Times
King County sheriff to lobby for body camerashe was shot. On Thursday, Urquhart, a proponent of body cameras, said in an em
The Seattle Times / Posted 2 days ago
he was shot. On Thursday, Urquhart, a proponent of body cameras, said in an email that he plans to lobby the Metropolitan King County Council and County Executive Dow Constantine for money to equip deputies with body cameras. “I intend to push... Read more
2 related articles
2d
The Seattle Times
Crisis pregnancy centers must post disclaimers stating ‘Not a health care facility’ under King County rulethe rule saying their action was meant to bring transparency and accurate infor
The Seattle Times / Posted 2 days ago
the rule saying their action was meant to bring transparency and accurate information to pregnant women. Only Metropolitan King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert dissented. “I believe women who are pregnant deserve complete, accurate and timely... Read more
3d
Q13 FOX Seattle
King County Council putting property tax proposal on Nov. 7 ballotSEATTLE — The King County Council on Thursday unanimously approved legislation
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 3 days ago
SEATTLE — The King County Council on Thursday unanimously approved legislation putting a “Veteran, Seniors and Human Services” property tax proposal on the Nov. 7 ballot. If approved by voters, it would replace the existing tax, which expires this... Read more
3d
The Seattle Times
Veterans and Human Services levy sent to November ballot: twice as big, more money for affordable housingThe Metropolitan King County Council voted unanimously Thursday to place on the
The Seattle Times / Posted 3 days ago
The Metropolitan King County Council voted unanimously Thursday to place on the November ballot a Veterans, Human Services and Seniors property-tax levy that doubles the size of the current levy, but dials back Executive Dow Constantine’s proposal to... Read more
3d
The Seattle Times
More than an arts tax: Seattle culture and politics leaders on the twists and turns of Prop. 1priorities: homelessness or culture education? Mental-health services or the Wi
The Seattle Times / Posted 3 days ago
priorities: homelessness or culture education? Mental-health services or the Wing Luke Museum? In April, at a Metropolitan King County Council discussion about whether to put Prop. 1 on the ballot, Councilmember Rod Dembowski argued the opposite —... Read more
3d
The Seattle Times
Brother of Burien deputy-shooting victim Tommy Le: ‘He wanted to make a positive change in the world”his funeral. “He wanted to make a positive change in the world,” his brother s
The Seattle Times / Posted 3 days ago
his funeral. “He wanted to make a positive change in the world,” his brother said. Panelist Larry Gossett, a Metropolitan King County Council member, noted that as an elected official he has been involved in 47 inquests into officer-involved... Read more
2 related articles
7d
The Seattle Times
King County Courthouse must be safe, clean for jurors and employeeswork if people refuse to come downtown because they consider the area unsafe.
The Seattle Times / Posted 7 days ago
work if people refuse to come downtown because they consider the area unsafe. Judges testified before the Metropolitan King County Council last week to ask for help in keeping the courthouse safe and welcoming after two jurors were assaulted... Read more
12d
KING5 Seattle
Judges & police testify on courthouse safetyTwo judges described the "crisis" conditions outside the downtown courthouse to
KING5 Seattle / Posted 12 days ago
Two judges described the "crisis" conditions outside the downtown courthouse to King County Council members Tuesday. Presiding Judge Laura Inveen shared the photos she took that morning. "This morning, I walked around the courthouse," Inveen said.... Read more
12d
Q13 FOX Seattle
New police patrols proposed near King County Courthouse after 2 jurors assaultedto drain the swamp,” said Urquhart, “But we’re up to our keister in alligators
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 12 days ago
to drain the swamp,” said Urquhart, “But we’re up to our keister in alligators right now.” Urquhart planned to ask the King County Council for about $8,000 each month to put deputies on foot patrol. “It’s an open air drug market, there’s no... Read more
13d
KING5 Seattle
Concerns grow over attacks outside King County CourthouseA King County Council committee will hear testimony over a growing concern rega
KING5 Seattle / Posted 13 days ago
A King County Council committee will hear testimony over a growing concern regarding the safety outside the courthouse Tuesday morning. Two jurors and a number of staff have been attacked in recent months. At the King County courthouse, thousands of... Read more
25d
Bizjournals
Start of $1.6B convention center project pushed backThe Metropolitan King County Council on Monday OK'd the long-planned $275 milli
Bizjournals / Posted 25 days ago
The Metropolitan King County Council on Monday OK'd the long-planned $275 million property sale where the Washington State Convention Center will build a huge addition — but the project still has a ways to go. The county council approved the sale of... Read more
26d
Q13 FOX Seattle
Downtown Seattle bus station being sold for convention spaceSEATTLE — The Metropolitan King County Council has voted to sell a 4-acre bus s
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 26 days ago
SEATTLE — The Metropolitan King County Council has voted to sell a 4-acre bus station in downtown Seattle to make way for the Washington State Convention Center. The Seattle Times reports the council voted Monday to sell the station for $162... Read more
28d
The Seattle Times
Reprieve for bus riders in Seattle’s transit tunnel, but cascading projects to multiply traffic challengesPeople traveling through Seattle will catch a rare break when the Metropolitan
The Seattle Times / Posted 28 days ago
People traveling through Seattle will catch a rare break when the Metropolitan King County Council votes as early as Monday to let buses remain in the downtown transit tunnel until sometime in 2019. Despite this reprieve of up to one year, bus... Read more

In this news