King County Council votes to move elections to even years

King County voters will see a new ballot measure this November, one that moves future county elections to even-numbered years. Traditionally local elections have been held every other year in odd-numbered years, one year off of the national election cycle. With this new legislation, King County voters would elect federal, state, and local politicians all … Read more

Climate Pledge Arena to host NBA preseason game, first NBA action in Seattle since 2018

Climate Pledge Arena announced today it will bring an NBA preseason game to the arena with the Los Angeles Clippers hosting the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday, October 3, 2022. The game will take place at Seattle’s new world-class music and sports venue, which is already the home to the four-time WNBA champions, the Seattle … Read more

Georgetown vehicle crash summons 2-alarm Seattle Fire response

Seattle Police report they are at the scene of a collision in Georgetown. The driver of a vehicle crashed into a building, causing the building to catch fire. There is significant traffic disruption on the 700 block of South Michigan Avenue just off I-5. Seattle Fire says the blaze has been knocked down. The driver … Read more

The Memory Hub is a new Seattle community center for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month and although there is still so little we know about dementia, progress is being made and there are new resources right here in Seattle. Let’s start with the first-ever Alzheimer’s drug, approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last summer. “While not a cure, this new drug … Read more

Lynnwood mayor discusses Comprehensive Plan after city has ‘weathered the storm’

The City of Lynnwood is in the midst of a new Comprehensive Plan, with projects planned over the next 20 years to reinvigorate the city. Lynnwood officially kicked off community planning efforts in May through its Big Ideas Month. The Comprehensive Plan update, planned through 2024, is being coordinated with the City Center + Alderwood … Read more

Rantz: Democrat councilmember argues against school safety, mental health focus

When it comes to school shootings, Pierce County councilwoman Jani Hitchen only wants to talk about guns. In a pithy and poorly argued editorial in the Tacoma News Tribune, Hitchen rejects basic school safety measures — many she’s afforded as councilmember. She says we should not focus on the mental issues common amongst school shooters … Read more

Gov. Inslee issues emergency order after semi-truck damages I-405 overpass in mid-June

Gov. Jay Inslee has issued an emergency proclamation after a semitruck struck the Lind Avenue overpass in mid-June, causing severe damage. On June 13, surveillance video captured a truck pulling an excavator that struck the overpass. Proclamation 22-03 directs the implementation of the plans and procedures in the Washington State Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan. State agencies … Read more

Dori: ‘Just want to coach again’ says Bremerton coach after Supreme Court victory

What started as a prayer of thanks on a Kitsap County football field has now ended as a prayer of thanks in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, for former Bremerton High School assistant football coach Joseph Kennedy. The high court’s ruling on Monday was 6-3 in his favor, which caps a case involving Kennedy’s … Read more

Firework sales set to dip as unincorporated King County bans take effect

Fireworks sales in Washington state begin at noon Tuesday, June 28, and residents will be allowed to set them off at designated locations until July 5 at 11 p.m. Even if fireworks were legal where you live or celebrated last year, the rules may have changed for this year, Washington state Fire Marshal spokesperson Gregory … Read more

Attend the next Team Up Washington Training

It’s a Free In-Person Train the Trainer event for the Fall Sports Season! High school coaches, you’re invited to join Team Up Washington for an important training. Are you disturbed by reports of violence and abuse in our communities? Dating violence and sexual assault are preventable. The conversations you’ll start through your implementation of Coaching Boys … Read more