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If you’ve had fries at McDonald’s, you’ve likely eaten a relative of a Luther Burbank creation, a Russet potato he invented in the 1870’s. He was also working on another large scale project—the thornless blackberry. 449 more words

Amid summer heat, Roads workers complete vital repair work on the Berrydale Overcrossing

August 25, 2016 – Even as temperatures soar into the mid-90s, Roads Services crews are busy completing important repairs on the 78-year-old Berrydale Overcrossing on Kent-Black Diamond Road south of Highway 18 near Covington, Auburn, Kent and Black Diamond. 133 more words

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Run, dance, dunk, and picnic your way to celebrate 50 years of Fairwood

This weekend, King County is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Fairwood community, near Renton in south King County.

This all-day, family-friendly event kicks off with a 5k run and walk. 65 more words

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Watch for buffalobur popping up in late summer

Buffalobur makes an occasional appearance in King County this time of year.  It comes up in late summer when many other plants have already gone to seed or dried up in the heat. 283 more words

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Speed Limit Reduction Planned for Stretch of Vashon Highway SW

King County is planning to reduce the speed limit on a two-mile segment of Vashon Highway SW in the near future. After receiving public comments about unsafe speeding on Vashon Highway SW and requests to reduce the area’s speed limit, the County decided to conduct a speed limit evaluation to analyze the issue. 138 more words


Hot weather can mean wildfire – even in King County

King County’s Firewise program is reminding residents that even in temperate western Washington it only takes a few hot sunny days to dry forests enough to catch fire. 160 more words

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Ready to Roll

Tomorrow, August 17th, 2016, at 11 A.M., the 1889 Trueblood House in Kirkland, Washington is going to move a block or so. The power lines in front will come down and it will be carefully rolled forward to 7th Avenue between two poles, one of which already has a pronounced lean. 103 more words