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Slideshow

Slide Show: Children’s Therapy Center Dinner & Auction

  • Published 03/22/2015

Afternoon Jolt

Wednesday Jolt: Gender Pay Equity at King County

The day's winners and losers.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 03/19/2014

This Washington

County Leaders Announce "Plan B" if State Transportation Package Falls Through

King County leaders announced a "Plan B" local tax proposal if the state fails to pass a transportation package, and Metro union announces new wage concessions.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 11/21/2013

Slideshow

Slide Show: A Toast to The Arc: An Evening of Wine, Chocolate, and Art

  • Published 10/28/2013

Slideshow

Slide Show: KidsAuction 2013

  • Published 10/06/2013

Article

Local Arts, by the Numbers

A look at how much the arts contribute to Seattle’s economy.

  • Published 09/19/2012

City

New Plan to Replace Ride-Free Area: Tiny Buses

The latest proposal to replace the ride-free area? Free "circulator buses."

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 04/10/2012

City

County Proposes $200 Million Levy for Juvenile Justice Center

Four King County Council members propose a $200 million property tax levy to replace the decrepit county juvenile justice center.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 03/01/2012

City

Good News For Once: No Cuts to County General Fund in Constantine's Budget

Some good news at King County after years of massive budget cuts.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 09/26/2011

News

King County Won't Let Candidates Update Voter Statements

To save money, King County will no longer allow candidates to update their voter guide statements between the primary and general elections.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 09/23/2011

City

County Saves $61 Million in Lower Health Care Costs

King County Executive Dow Constantine offers some good budget news for once.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 09/20/2011

On Other Blogs

Seattle Transit Blog: Eliminating Ride-Free Area Would Hurt Bus Service in Tunnel

Seattle Transit Blog: Eliminating the downtown ride-free area will hurt bus service performance in the tunnel and cost $890,000 a year, according to an internal Metro report.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 08/19/2011

Jolt

Afternoon Jolt: The Metro Deal

The day's winners and losers.

  • By Afternoon Jolt
  • Published 08/12/2011

News

Cola Campaign Ratings: The Veterans' Levy

PubliCola's 2011 campaign evaluations: The King County Veterans and Human Services Levy.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 08/10/2011

City

King County Council Defers Metro Decision Until August 15

The King County Council opts to defer a vote on a temporary $20 Metro fee for two weeks, in the hope of reaching a compromise.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 07/25/2011

Jolt

Afternoon Jolt

The political fallout from the King County union talks. Today's winner and loser.

  • By Afternoon Jolt
  • Published 08/30/2010

News

Extra Fizz: King County Union Agrees to Give Up Pay Increase Next Year

King County union members agree to forgo an automatic pay increase next year, saving the county between $500,000 and $600,000.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 08/30/2010

Opinion

A Troubling Sign for King County Tax Increase?

Election results in a suburban Washington county could be a bad omen for an upcoming King County sales-tax vote.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 08/18/2010

News

500 County Workers May Take No Pay Increase Next Year

King County Executive Dow Constantine announced that nearly 500 unionized county workers will forgo a pay increase next year, saving between $500,000 and $600,000.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 08/16/2010

The C is for Crank

County Should Revisit Automatic Wage Increases

If King County wants voters to approve a sales-tax hike to pay for public safety, county officials and the unions need to get serious about cutting costs.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 07/09/2010
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