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King County Elections Announces Special Filing Period For Select Offices

King County Elections will hold a special candidate filing period for those offices that drew no candidates during the regular filing period in May 2021.

King County Licensing, Recording, And Animal Services To Remain “As Is” For Now

Most of the restrictions implemented as the COVID-19 pandemic swept into King County and Washington State in early 2020 were lifted as of June 30. Gov. Jay Inslee recently unveiled the "Washington Ready" plan that will help the state reopen and get back on track after 15 months of shutdowns.

The Capitol Hill Branch Of The Seattle Public Library To Reopen July 11

With the reopening of the Capitol Hill Branch, 22 out of 27 Library locations are open for patrons to browse collections and check out books, use a computer or Wi-Fi, charge devices, ask for assistance or simply sit and read.

Sale And Use Of Fireworks Prohibited Within Renton City Limits

The City of Renton police and fire officials is reminding everyone that the sale and use of fireworks is prohibited within Renton city limits. The ban has been in effect since 2005.

City Of Tacoma Cancels Community Trauma Response Team Contract

The City of Tacoma has notified Tacoma Pierce County Chaplaincy that the contract to provide the City’s Community Trauma Response Team Program will be terminated as of June 29, 2021.

Visit South Lake Union Community Center Online Open House

SPR and the design team from NBBJ have collected community feedback and are excited to share how the input has helped shape the schematic design, floor plan and programming spaces.

Seattle Public Libraries To Re-open Ten Branches Next Week

On Tuesday, June 22, the glass and steel walls of The Seattle Public Library’s Central Library will fill with visitors for the first time in 15 months.

City Of Seattle Seeks Volunteers To Serve On The Community Involvement Commission

The Commission is composed of 16 members – seven appointed by City Council and seven appointed by the Mayor, with one position filled by a young adult through the Get Engaged program.

ANEW Hosting Pre-Apprentice Training Program

ANEW, a local, non-profit dedicated to improving the access and advancement of women in non-traditional career pathways, such as construction and manufacturing, is excited to announce the anticipated start of cohorts in Snohomish, King, and Pierce Counties this July. Each training program will be held for all genders through their Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Education (PACE) Program.

Public Hearing For Seattle Center Sign Code Amendments June 4

Seattle Center staff has proposed new sign rules that would allow Seattle Center to manage most sign approvals within its campus. This would complete the sign rules for the Center’s sign overlay district, which was created in July 2019 to address signage at Climate Pledge Arena.

Latest News

Athletes Reveal What Was Behind Decision To Share Olympic Gold

Italy's Gianmarco Tamberi and Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim decided to share the gold medal in the men's high jump in the Tokyo Olympic Games in an unprecedented move that prompted cheers around the world for their sportsmanship.

‘I Should Have Gotten The Damn Vaccine’

Jessica DuPreez talks with John Berman about her 39- year-old fiance who died from Covid-19. She discusses why they didn't get vaccinated, and how she thinks the shot could have saved the father of her kids.

Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’ Named Best Music Video Of All Time By Rolling Stone

The publication wrote, "If Beyoncé's self-titled visual album established her as one of the greatest artists of all time, her surprise-released 'Formation' video (and ensuing album Lemonade) marked her as one of the most important."

2021 Genesis GV80

Since we are talking years of development and billions of dollars to make its luxury car lineup happen, we did not see a sport utility until the 2020 model year. But the GV80 has been worth the wait.

Black Philanthropy Month Is Black Freedom

Black philanthropy is rooted in West African culture and traditions of communal giving and sharing. These traditions traveled to the United States as part of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, and the practice of helping each other was essential to our ancestors’ survival.