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Category: Metropolitan King County Council
December 9, 2014 at 7:00 AM

King and Pierce County councils squabble over legislative vacancy

A squabble with possible partisan overtones has erupted between the King and Pierce County councils over the process to fill a vacant legislative seat. Rebuffing a request for a joint meeting with its Republican-controlled Pierce County counterpart, the King County Council voted unanimously Monday to back Federal Way School Board President Carol Gregory for the 30th…

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Comments | More in Metropolitan King County Council, State government | Topics: 30th Legislative District vacancy, Carol Gregory, state Legislature

September 24, 2014 at 3:13 PM

It’s lights out for Sawant’s plan to change City Light rates

Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant’s proposal to consider radically changing how City Light charges for electricity went dark Wednesday due to a lack of support from her colleagues. Sawant, who chairs the council’s energy committee, asked the committee¬†to vote on her resolution, which said the council would review City Light’s rate structure next year with…

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Comments | More in Local government, Metropolitan King County Council, Politics Northwest | Topics: City Councilmember Kshama Sawant, City Councilmember Mike O'Brien, City Councilmember Sally Clark

September 11, 2013 at 1:49 PM

King County Council member Gossett recovering from minor stroke

King County Metropolitan Council member Larry Gossett is recovering from a “slight stroke,” his staff said. Gossett suffered the stroke Sept. 2, and spent three days in the hospital. He is not expected back at work until Sept. 23, on his doctor’s advice, said his chief of staff, Cindy Domingo. She said he is doing very…

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Comments | More in Local government, Metropolitan King County Council, Politics Northwest | Topics: Larry Gossett, Metropolitan King County Council

September 5, 2013 at 1:52 PM

Mercer Island Councilmember Tana Senn likely to be tapped for state rep next week

Washington’s newest state lawmaker is likely to be Mercer Island City Councilmember Tana Senn, who likely will be appointed to the state House next week. A Metropolitan King County Council committee unanimously voted this week to send Senn’s nomination to the full council on Monday, spokesman Al Sanders said. She had been the top choice of…

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Comments | More in Metropolitan King County Council, State government | Topics: David Ellis, George Pieper, Jay Inslee