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King County Metro is changing how it handles bus riders who don't pay

King County Metro is changing how it handles bus riders who don't pay. The changes to the fare violation program eliminate sending violators to court or to collections. It also reduces the fine for not paying a fare from $124 to $50. If the fine is paid within 30 days the fee is cut in half, to $25.


Redmond Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

REDMOND, WA — Here's your local weather forecast for the coming weekend, as reported by Darksky. Mixed precipitation in the afternoon and overnight. Snow (< 1 in.) in the morning.


Mayor Durkan signs executive order for affordable housing

SEATTLE - Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan signed an executive order Wednesday in an effort to create more affordable housing, and protect long-term residents from being displaced. Durkan’s executive order directs the city’s housing office to create a “community preference” policy. This would allow city-f


Kirkland Council Picks Amy Walen Replacement

KIRKLAND, WA - The Kirkland City Council on Tuesday night picked Houghton Community Council member Kelli Curtis to replace former Mayor Amy Walen. Curtis was one of 27 people who applied to replace Walen, who left the city after being elected to the state House in November. Curtis will serve until t


King County Closes Redmond Restaurant

REDMOND, WA - The Redmond location of a local chain of restaurants has been closed temporarily by King County for health code violations. The county closed Ooba Tooba Restaurant, 15802 NE 83rd St., on Wednesday evening after inspectors found that the restaurant had "inadequate facilities to control/


King County Metro Security Chief Accused Of Sex Trafficking

SEATTLE, WA - A former school board candidate and the head of King County Metro security was arrested for trafficking a minor this week, according to the King County Sheriff's Office.


Officers arrest man suspected of sex trafficking in King County

The King County Sheriff's Office arrested 45-year-old Stanwood resident Mark Norton on Tuesday, who is suspected of coercing a woman to engage in commercial sex acts in King and Snohomish counties. They also confirmed to KIRO 7 that Norton worked for King County Metro.


Slog PM: Dubious DNA Usage in China, Snow in Los Angeles, Dead Cows in Washington

Former Sen. Joe Fain had some heavy-hitting support in getting new gig: Fain served for two terms as a Washington state senator. He lost his election bid this November amidst rape allegations against him. He was recently hired as the CEO of the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce. Two of the people who wer


King County detectives concerned about bank robberies escalating in violence

KING COUNTY, Wash. - The King County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help to identify bank robbery suspects and a getaway vehicle after a string of robberies from Covington to Shoreline to the Renton area.


Fallen trees cause extensive damage to bridge on popular Kirkland hiking trail

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- A portion of a popular hiking trail in Kirkland will likely be closed for months because of extensive damage several trees caused to a bridge. The trees along the Big Finn Hill - Denny Creek Trail likely came down during the region's recent string of winter storms, county leaders


Senior King County Metro employee accused of rape, prostitution of teen girl

SEATTLE — A senior King County Metro employee is accused of raping a teenage girl and coercing her to engage in prostitution. Mark L. Norton is Metro’s superintendent of Transit Security and Emergency Management. The King County Sheriff’s Office arrested him Tuesday in Stanwood on Investigation of T


$738 million King County levy aimed at renovating, expanding parks and trails

King County voters will be asked in August to approve a levy that would generate $738 million in revenue over six years to fund the upkeep, renovation and expansion of many of the county’s parks, trails and recreational facilities.


Idaho teen says he made $35k in 4 days plowing Seattle

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A northern Idaho teen says he made $35,000 in four days by charging as much as $750 an hour to plow during the early-February snowstorms in Seattle. Eighteen-year-old David Holston owns a landscaping and snow plowing company in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. He was visiting his mom in


Do you rely on a bus through downtown? Prepare for big changes

Be sure you have an ORCA card and some extra patience. That’s the message for downtown bus riders from local transportation officials as the region counts down to March 23, the day hundreds of buses will no longer travel through the downtown transit tunnel.


I-5 overpass in Seattle was damaged by Stanford track team’s bus fire

The Columbian Way overpass of Interstate 5 sustained minor damage from the spectacular charter-bus fire Jan. 25 that forced the Stanford University track team to run for the roadside.


Daylight Saving Time bill: ‘Send it to the voters,’ says state senator

A bill that would keep Washington in Daylight Saving time permanently went before the state Senate for a public hearing Wednesday, where one senator pushed for a ballot initiative rather action from the Legislature.


Cost of Washington state’s measles outbreak jumps over $1 million

The cost of southwest Washington’s measles outbreak has jumped over $1 million statewide, according to state epidemiologist Scott Lindquist. According to Dr. Lindquist, contacting and testing sick people — mostly children — and trying to figure out who else they might have exposed, has been a trying


City of Lynnwood eyes purchase of Rodeo Inn to house homeless families

The Lynnwood City Council at its Wednesday, Feb. 20 work session learned more about a city proposal to purchase the Rodeo Inn motel for the purpose of housing homeless students and their families in the Edmonds School District.


Colin Cowherd Explains How Ciara is Trying to Force Russell Wilson on Giants (Video)

Superstar Russell Wilson is entering the final year of his contract in Seattle and it very may well be his last year in the Pacific Northwest. According to FS1’s Colin Cowherd, Wilson is looking to be traded to the New York Giants.


Data error exposes health information of nearly a million UW Medicine patients

SEATTLE, Wash. - University of Washington Medicine is sending letters to nearly a million patients whose protected health information was made public Dec. 4 after a data breach.