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Slide Show: Children’s Therapy Center Dinner & Auction

  • 03/22/2015
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Afternoon Jolt

Wednesday Jolt: Gender Pay Equity at King County

The day's winners and losers.

  • 03/19/2014
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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.

  • 11/21/2013
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Slide Show: A Toast to The Arc: An Evening of Wine, Chocolate, and Art

  • 10/28/2013
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Slide Show: KidsAuction 2013

  • 10/06/2013
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Local Arts, by the Numbers

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

  • 09/19/2012


New Plan to Replace Ride-Free Area: Tiny Buses

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

  • 04/10/2012
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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.

  • 03/01/2012


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.

  • 09/26/2011


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.

  • 09/23/2011


County Saves $61 Million in Lower Health Care Costs

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

  • 09/20/2011
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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.

  • 08/19/2011
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Afternoon Jolt: The Metro Deal

The day's winners and losers.

  • 08/12/2011
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Cola Campaign Ratings: The Veterans' Levy

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

  • 08/10/2011
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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.

  • 07/25/2011
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Afternoon Jolt

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

  • 08/30/2010
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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.

  • 08/30/2010


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.

  • 08/18/2010
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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.

  • 08/16/2010
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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.

  • 07/09/2010
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