Councilman, challenger seek to rein in county government

September 29, 2009

Voters in unincorporated King County south of Issaquah will choose a County Council representative Nov. 3. Incumbent Councilman Reagan Dunn, elected to the post in November 2005, will face challenger Beverly Harison Tonda, a Maple Valley corporate trainer. Read more

Hot weather advisory for pets and their owners

June 4, 2009

NEW — 1:20 p.m. June 4, 2009

King County residents are encouraged to prepare their pets for hot weather the next few days as temperatures are predicted to reach at least 90 degrees in some areas.

In the past several days, King County Animal Control officers have responded to multiple calls from concerned residents who have seen dogs left alone in hot cars by their owners.

“Our weather is normally pretty comfortable year-round and people often forget that animals are wearing a fur coat 24 hours a day,” said King County Animal Care and Control Interim Manager Nancy McKenney. “They have a hard time handling sudden increases or decreases in temperature, so humans need to help them stay cool and not overexert them when it is hot outside.”

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