Beginning April 15, the Central Transfer and Recycling Center will be open 8 a.m.‒4 p.m. Friday for household hazardous waste disposal. This is in addition to its 8 a.m.‒4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday hours.


The Board of County Councilors is seeking applicants to fill two positions on the Clark County Board of Equalization. One is a regular position and one is for an alternate.

New state-led clean water rule proposed

The Department of Ecology today released a new draft clean water rule (also known as the fish consumption rule) that contains a more protective cancer risk rate, in keeping with the governor’s directive from October 2015.

Region hitting 10 percent water reduction goal

In the last two weeks, the region has collectively cut back on its water use by 10 percent, hitting the goal set by Everett, Seattle and Tacoma. The three cities ask customers to please keep up their efforts to reduce water use.

Soil, groundwater cleanup proposed for Edmonds site

The owner of a former fuel terminal near the Edmonds waterfront would clean up the site’s last two contaminated areas next year, under a work plan proposed by the Washington Department of Ecology.

Water supply changes from good to fair

After the hottest June here in recorded history, higher-than-usual water consumption and record-low stream flows into storage reservoirs, the outlook on Bellevues water supply has dropped from "good" to "fair."

Mayor Murray recommends funding 22 projects to promote digital equity

Mayor Ed Murray today transmitted legislation recommending 22 recipients of the City’s 2015 Technology Matching Fund for projects that will assist more than 14,900 residents in need and help to further the City’s digital equity goals. Once approved by the Seattle City Council, a total of $470,000 will be distributed to community organizations throughout the city. The Council will discuss these recommendations on Wednesday, July 15.

Open houses for two key transportation projects

Open houses this week will give attendees an opportunity to see how two upcoming projects -- in the Bel-Red area and the Eastgate-Factoria area -- will help to reshape the city's transportation system.

Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers to Hold 24th Annual Meeting & Housing Expo

An interactive panel discussion on the innovative “regionalism” approach to address the growing affordable housing crisis in the metropolitan area; annual awards ceremony recognizing leaders and model housing communities in the local affordable housing and community development industry; keynote by renown homelessness strategist Rosanne Haggerty

County seeks volunteers to serve on Clean Water Commission

The county manger is calling for applications, nominations and recommendations for volunteers to serve on the county’s Clean Water Commission, filling an unexpired term that ends Dec. 31, 2016.

Sea-Tac Airport’s Center Runway to Close for Reconstruction

The Port of Seattle is set to begin reconstruction of the center runway (designated as 16C/34C) at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The runway, which was originally built in 1969, is scheduled to be closed between May 4 and October 30, 2015. Reconstruction is not expected to impact flight schedules, passenger traffic, or any other airport operations

14,000 Seattle homes just became eligible for big rebates

Fourteen thousand homes in north Seattle just became eligible for big rebates—average rebate $4,500—under the popular RainWise Program. A joint effort by Seattle and King County to fight water pollution, the RainWise Program offers rebates to cover up to 100 percent of the cost of a professionally-installed rain garden or cistern on private property.

Commission on Aging to focus on universal design ̶ age-friendly housing techniques for remodeling...

Age-friendly housing will be the topic of a Tuesday, Feb. 17, meeting of the Commission on Aging.

Only two weeks left to apply to the Neighborhood Matching Fund for your community...

If your group needs funding to do a neighborhood project, the city’s Neighborhood Matching Fund may be able to help. However, you’ll need to be quick because the application deadline to the Small and Simple Projects Fund is Monday, June 2 at 5:00 p.m. This fund provides matching awards of up to $25,000 to neighborhood groups and community organizations for community-building projects

Homeowners association workshop Oct. 4 in Spokane

WASHINGTON, D.C. - September 11, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- OLYMPIA...The Office of Secretary of State's Corporations and Charities Division is sponsoring a homeowners association workshop in Spokane on Oct. 4.

Murray Morgan Bridge centennial celebration and rededication events Expect road closures and reduced access...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 11, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Friday, Feb. 15, marks the 100th anniversary of the Murray Morgan Bridge, which originally opened in 1913. To celebrate the centennial and the recent reopening of the bridge, the City of Tacoma has partnered with local businesses and organizations to host a week long observance

Real Property Tax Foreclosure Auction on Feb. 3

Vancouver, WA - January 25, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Doug Lasher, Clark County Treasurer, announced that a Property Tax Foreclosure Auction will be conducted on Friday, February 3, 2012, at 9 a.m. in the 6th Floor Hearing Room, Clark County Public Service Center Building, 1300 Franklin Street, Vancouver, Washington. Lasher stated, “As of January 20, 2012, there are 53 parcels subject for sale this year; however, this could change daily.” Interested persons may obtain a foreclosure property list from the Clark County Treasurer’s web site at or from the Treasurer’s Office at 1300 Franklin Street, second floor, Vancouver, Washington

Author China Mieville, Housing Executive Sharon Lee, Humorist Roy Blunt, Jr., Open Spaces Magazine...

Seattle, WA - July 15, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) Seattle Voices with Eric Liu Low Income Housing Institute’s Sharon Lee Premieres Tues., July 19, 7 p.m. Sharon Lee is the Executive Director of the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI), a non-profit organization based in Seattle. LIHI develops and operates housing for low-income and homeless people, and also provides a range of support services to assist tenants in maintaining stable housing and increasing self-sufficiency. Lee oversees a staff of 100 engaged in housing development, management, advocacy and support services.

Seattle City Council to host foreclosure, credit and computer fraud brownbag discussion

SEATTLE, WA - June 30, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell, Chair of the Energy, Technology and Civil Rights Committee, invites members of the public to participate in a lunchtime discussion on credit and foreclosure scams, computer scams and viruses, and how to protect your computer and family.

Seattle City Council to host foreclosure, credit and computer fraud brownbag discussion

SEATTLE, WA - June 23, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell, Chair of the Energy, Technology and Civil Rights Committee, invites members of the public to participate in a lunchtime discussion on credit and foreclosure scams, computer scams and viruses, and how to protect your computer and family


KCHA spearheads successful effort to preserve nine subdized apartment complexes in...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 3, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- When a portfolio of nine privately owned Section 8-assisted housing complexes located in five counties scattered across Washington state was offered for sale last spring, the King County Housing Authority spearheaded a collaborative effort to purchase it. The housing authorities of Bremerton, Grays Harbor County, Yakima, and Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee participated in assuring the preservation of a total of 337 homes within the various communities.


Calmwater Capital Originates $7.6 Million Loan for WSU Student Housing

Calmwater Capital, a leading national direct real estate lender, has provided $7.6 million in senior debt to Nelson Brothers Professional Real Estate, LLC to acquire and upgrade a student housing complex near Washington State University. The 184-bed property, known as College Crest Apartments, is located at 1555 NE Merman Drive in Pullman, Washington.