King County

Crime, Law And Justice
5:11 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Seattle's King County To Study Jury Diversity

File photo of City Hall Park and King County Courthouse in Seattle
Joe Mabel Wikimedia

Originally published on Tue November 25, 2014 4:31 pm

King County, Washington, is more than 30 percent non-white. But juries in the state’s most populous county often don’t reflect that diversity.

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River Clean Up
6:15 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

New Coordination for Duwamish/Green River Clean Up

A photo from the King County website, which monitors the stream and river quality of the Green-Duwamish River watershed.
Credit King County / http://www.kingcounty.gov/

Seattle-area officials say they're improving their plan to clean up the Duwamish and Green River watershed.

King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced plans Monday that they say will boost cleanup efforts.

The strategy calls for coordinating the work of governments, non-profits, and businesses already involved in the cleanup.

Constantine says bringing all the players together will improve the chances that the cleanup will work, permanently.

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Pot Banking
7:23 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Feds Working To Address Pot Banking Snag

A federal law enforcement official says the government is working to address a ban on banks taking on marijuana businesses as clients. As it stands, when pot stores come to Washington they won’t be able to deposit their money in a bank or accept credit cards. That’s because the pot business, still illegal under federal law, is off limits to federally regulated banks. King County Sheriff John Urquhart told a U-S Senate committee Tuesday that businesses that deal only in cash present problems for police.

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Washington Governor Strategy
6:22 am
Wed October 24, 2012

Even With No Electoral College, Statewide Races Have Math To Victory

Photo of Washington State Seal.
Photo Credit: U.S. Government/Wikimedia Commons

In the presidential race, we hear a lot about the electoral map and the math to winning the presidency. It’s all about swing states like Ohio and Florida. At the state level, there’s no electoral college. The candidate with the most votes wins. But there’s still a formula for victory.

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Gay Marriage Issue Incites Attack
5:11 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Gay Marriage Issue Sparks Alleged Attack In Safeway Parking Lot

The King County Sheriff's Department had to intervene Sunday when emotions over Referendum 74 reached a boiling point. It happened in a Safeway parking lot in Burien, Wash.

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Wastewater Heat
6:12 am
Fri August 3, 2012

King County Opens The Door For Heat Energy From Wastewater

This sewage pipe was installed in 1905 near Discovery Park. King County wants to partner with the private sector to harness the heat energy from wastewater for use in buildings.
Photo by Ashley Ahearn Northwest News Network

The Department of Energy estimates that 350 billion KWH of energy are flushed down drains in the form of heated water. King County is one of the first counties in the nation to try to do something about all that wasted heat energy. EarthFix’s Ashley Ahearn reports.

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