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Q13 FOX Seattle
Veteran GOP state lawmaker Dino Rossi announces he’s running for Congress in 8th Districtand left office in November 2012. After redistricting and the 2016 death of sta
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 12 hours ago
and left office in November 2012. After redistricting and the 2016 death of state Sen. Andy Hill, Dino Rossi was appointed by the King County Council to Hill’s 45th District state Senate seat. He served in Olympia during the 2017 legislative sess... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
King County Council votes to require sensitivity training for deputiesKing County council approved a measure this week that will require de-escalatio
KING5 Seattle / Posted 2 days ago
King County council approved a measure this week that will require de-escalation, culturally appropriate antibias and crisis prevention training for deputies. The unanimous vote Monday adopted a motion that also calls for the King County Sheriff’s... Read more
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Crosscut
Before Occupy Wall St., there was Seattle's Gang of Fourcrumbs against each other, let’s not have anybody pit us against each other,” M
Crosscut / Posted 4 days ago
crumbs against each other, let’s not have anybody pit us against each other,” Maestas said. Gossett, who has served on the King County Council since 1994, is the last surviving member of the Gang of Four. He says he never forgets the rest of the... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Reagan Dunn for King County CouncilREAGAN Dunn has weathered personal challenges while serving on the Metropolitan
The Seattle Times / Posted 4 days ago
REAGAN Dunn has weathered personal challenges while serving on the Metropolitan King County Council, but he remains an effective councilman. He should be re-elected for a fourth term representing District 9, which includes Newcastle, Maple Valley,... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Kathy Lambert for King County CouncilFOUR years ago, Kathy Lambert ran unopposed for re-election to the Metropolitan
The Seattle Times / Posted 4 days ago
FOUR years ago, Kathy Lambert ran unopposed for re-election to the Metropolitan King County Council, which was probably a sign of her popularity as a public servant who meets the needs of her constituents. She is still getting the job done and... Read more
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The Seattle Times
$100,000 per parking space? Costs soar for Sound Transit’s Kent park-and-ride garagethan creating similar capacity by widening Interstate 5. Sound Transit board m
The Seattle Times / Posted 7 days ago
than creating similar capacity by widening Interstate 5. Sound Transit board member Pete von Reichbauer, a Metropolitan King County Council member from Federal Way, shrugs off objections. “I regard our parking garages as essential linchpins to... Read more
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Crosscut
Trump's foil: a Washington boy who loves chessfield,” he says. Ferguson made his public debut in 2003, winning a race agains
Crosscut / Posted 11 days ago
field,” he says. Ferguson made his public debut in 2003, winning a race against a 20-year incumbent Democrat on the King County Council. He secured his current position in 2012 and established himself as a fierce, tactful lawman who views... Read more
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Crosscut
Yes or no? Safe-injection sites trigger passionthis summer to put a proposed ban on the supervised consumption sites to a coun
Crosscut / Posted 16 days ago
this summer to put a proposed ban on the supervised consumption sites to a countywide vote. On Wednesday (Sept. 6), a King County Council committee will take up the timing of the initiative vote and a proposal to put a temporary halt to any... Read more
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Crosscut
Meet the winners of the 2017 Crosscut Courage AwardsFerguson Bob Ferguson made his debut in public office in 2003, winning a race
Crosscut / Posted 25 days ago
Ferguson Bob Ferguson made his debut in public office in 2003, winning a race against a 20-year incumbent Democrat on the King County Council. In 2012, he was elected as Washington state’s Attorney General, a position that he has used to push back... Read more
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The Columbian
Suit seeks to block vote on safe injection sitesI-27 called the lawsuit another attempt to disenfranchise voters who want to ha
The Columbian / Posted a month ago
I-27 called the lawsuit another attempt to disenfranchise voters who want to have a say on the proposal. The Metropolitan King County Council can pass the initiative as written or send it to voters. An elections official said Aug. 1 was the... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
King County Council pushes public vote over injection sites to Februaryof Initiative 27. It would stop drug consumption sites in King County. He got
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted a month ago
of Initiative 27. It would stop drug consumption sites in King County. He got more than enough signatures, but the King County Council decided Monday to put I-27 on the February ballot instead of this coming November. Dr. Robert Wood wants... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Lawsuit seeks to block public vote on safe-injection sitesthe lawsuit another attempt to disenfranchise voters who want to have a say on
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted a month ago
the lawsuit another attempt to disenfranchise voters who want to have a say on the radical proposal. The Metropolitan King County Council can pass the initiative as written or send it to voters, likely in February. An elections official says... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
Lawsuit seeks to block vote on safe-injection sitesthe lawsuit another attempt to disenfranchise voters who want to have a say on
KING5 Seattle / Posted a month ago
the lawsuit another attempt to disenfranchise voters who want to have a say on the radical proposal. The Metropolitan King County Council can pass the initiative as written or send it to voters, likely in February. An elections official says... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Initiative to ban heroin safe-injection sites in King County qualifies for ballota task force they appointed last year to combat an increase in heroin and presc
The Seattle Times / Posted 1 months ago
a task force they appointed last year to combat an increase in heroin and prescription opiate overdoses. The Metropolitan King County Council will decide whether to place I-27 on the November ballot or put it off until February. Backers are... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
Initiative to ban safe injection sites qualifies for ballottheir say on government-sponsored heroin injection sites before Executive Const
KING5 Seattle / Posted 1 months ago
their say on government-sponsored heroin injection sites before Executive Constantine rushes to build them. We urge the King County Council to put I-27 on the November ballot at their meeting on Monday," Safe King County chairman Joshua Freed... Read more

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