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February 24, 2014 at 3:30 PM

County Council votes to raise bus fares in 2015, add low-income fare

The Metropolitan King County Council voted this afternoon to raise Metro bus fares by 25 cents for 2015 and create a lower fare for low-income riders. The new fares were part of a package of changes that include an April 22 ballot measure to raise sales taxes and vehicle-license fees to keep King County’s bus service…

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0 Comments | More in General news, Traffic & Transit | Topics: low-income fare, Metro Transit

February 18, 2014 at 5:05 PM

Low-income and disabled riders say their transit fare should be lower

Transit riders told the Metropolitan King County Council today that proposed low fares for low-income and disabled people are not low enough. They complained at a  hearing about fare increases and a possible April ballot measure to restore transit service.  The public vote would add an annual car-tab fee and higher sales taxes to raise $80…

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0 Comments | Topics: King County Metro Transit

February 10, 2014 at 12:33 PM

King County Exec. Dow Constantine lays out goals

In a characteristically staid State of the County address, King County Executive Dow Constantine today laid out goals for the next year to join Seattle’s work on early learning and income inequality. Constantine barely touched on the year’s hottest political issue, the $15 minimum wage proposal in Seattle. He said he is letting Seattle Mayor Ed…

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0 Comments | More in Government | Topics: Dow Constantine, King County

February 4, 2014 at 5:42 PM

Transportation tips for the Seahawks parade

If forecasts are correct, somewhere between 200,000 and 500,000 people will head to downtown Seattle on Wednesday to celebrate the Seahawks’ Super Bowl victory under cold, clear skies. The parade down Fourth Avenue — from Denny Way south to CenturyLink Field — starts at 11 a.m. Fourth Avenue and all cross streets from Third Avenue to Fifth…

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0 Comments | More in General news, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Fourth Avenue, light rail, Seahawks parade

January 20, 2014 at 2:15 PM

Backers of $15 minimum wage turn out for MLK celebration

Seattle’s burgeoning $15 minimum-wage movement turned out in droves Monday at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, peppering the crowd at Garfield High School with its red signs, T-shirts and banners. Metropolitan King County Councilmember Larry Gossett, the longtime chairman of the MLK Celebration Committee, sponsor of the event, acknowledged that this year’s rally commemorating King’s…

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January 20, 2014 at 9:43 AM

Car nearly sheared in half in crash on Rainier Avenue South

Two men in their 20s were in critical condition following a crash on Rainier Avenue South at Andover Street at 8:20 this morning. The two men were driving in a Ford Mustang southbound on Rainier when the driver lost control and hit a telephone pole before slamming into a parked car. A resident of one of the nearby…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Seattle Fire Department, Traffic accident

December 31, 2013 at 4:25 PM

King County Housing Authority settles public-records case

The King County Housing Authority has agreed to pay $24,300 to a resident who should have gotten public records she requested over the past two years, but didn’t. The resident, Cindy Ference, lives in a Shoreline apartment owned by the housing authority. Ference made 25 requests over two years for different documents. She got most…

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December 22, 2013 at 5:07 PM

Woman sexually assaulted in Myrtle Edwards Park Sunday

Seattle Police have arrested a sex offender they believe sexually assaulted a woman in Myrtle Edwards Park  on the Seattle waterfront Sunday morning. Several people called 911 around 11:30 a.m. Sunday saying that a man was chasing people in the park. Officers found the victim when they arrived. Officers talked to witnesses and found the 25-year-old suspect…

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