King County, WA

Homeowner interrupts burglary attempt, leading to fatal shooting in Skyway

SKYWAY, Wash. — Deputies have launched an investigation after a burglary attempt ended with a fatal shooting of a man in south King County on Monday morning. Police received a call shortly after 3 a.m. from a homeowner saying an intruder broke into their house. The homeowner interrupted the burglar, according to reports.
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1 dead after interrupted burglary, shooting in Skyway

SKYWAY, Wash. - King County deputies are investigating a deadly shooting Monday morning at a home in Skyway. According to deputies, there was an "interrupted burglary" at a home in the 12000 block of 80th Avenue South after 3 a.m. The King County Sheriff's Office said that a resident in...
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Real Estate Update: What’s Inflation Got To Do With it?

As inflation continues to surge and with the chatter of an impending economic downturn in the air, mortgage rates are growing at the quickest speed in 40 years with a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage last week reaching the highest point since 2009 at 5.53%. Consumers are being stretched thin due to...

OPINION: Muslim Americans and Mental Health

We know that health disparities are a looming threat to minority groups’ quality of life and well-being. Yet, most popular attention on minority health disparities, both in the medical literature and in the public, focuses on racial and ethnic disparities. While these inequities are real and rightfully deserve attention, other demographic gaps, such as those among Muslim Americans, are also important.

Weekend Reads: Are Children ‘Re-Transitioning’ Later in Life After a Social Transition?

This week, we’re reading an article from the journal Pediatrics: a longitudinal study by researchers at Princeton University and the University of Washington looking at children’s gender identity five years after making a social transition. Social transition, in which persons typically change their pronouns, first name, hairstyle, and...

Executive Constantine announces plan to rapidly accelerate protection of the last, best 65,000 acres of forests, trails, rivers, farmland, and greenspace

King County Executive Dow Constantine has announced a proposal for the November ballot that would rapidly accelerate the county’s capacity to protect open spaces, including forests, trails, river corridors, farmland, and urban greenspace. The proposal – which would cost the owner of a median-value home less than $2 more...

BEC Renton block party provides new vision for areas challenged by crime

RENTON, Wash. - The rise in crime and violence in south King County has caused some concern for residents and sparked a call to action. A local UPS employee that's been working to make changes in his own community helped to host a Black Equality Coalition block party Saturday in an area of Renton that's been challenged by crime in the past.

King County judge agrees with AG Ferguson, denies Google’s attempt to dismiss location tracking lawsuit

SEATTLE, WA - A King County Superior Court judge has rejected Google’s attempt to dismiss Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s lawsuit against Google. Ferguson filed a lawsuit against Google in January for deceptively leading consumers to believe that they have control over how their location data is collected and used by Google. According to Ferguson, consumers cannot effectively prevent Google from collecting, storing, and profiting from their location data.

Judge Rules WA Google Tracking Lawsuit Can Move Forward

The suit has 38 states participating, but in WA, Google attempted to appeal it. King County Judge rules lawsuit vs. Google can continue. Monday, May 23rd, officials from the WA State Attorney General's office said a King County judge has thrown out Google's attempt to have the lawsuit dismissed. In...

King County Council Approves Creation of Cannabis Safety Taskforce

Legislation to create a Cannabis Safety Taskforce, sponsored by Councilmembers Reagan Dunn and Jeanne Kohl-Welles, on Tuesday passed out of the King County Council. “A dedicated Cannabis Safety Taskforce will be able to focus on keeping our local communities safe from the pattern of armed robberies targeting cannabis stores and manufacturers across the region,” Dunn said. “This legislation sends a strong message that King County plans to hold those committing these crimes responsible for their actions. I could not be more proud of this bipartisan legislation and am grateful to my colleagues for their support.”

VIDEO: Alki Daze costumed bike parade returns

From superheroes on wheels, to rock ‘n’ roll nostalgia …. … this busy day on Alki included the participants of the revived Alki Daze costumed bike parade along the beach. Ringleader is Alki resident Guy Olson:. Guy (who described his costume as “Burt Reynolds in ‘Smokey and the...