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Road Rules – School Zones

Washington enforces 20 mph speed limits in school zones. Some people contend that the “when children are present” signs create confusion about when the law applies. In the Washington law, “when children are present” refers to children’s proximity to the road.

The reduced speed limit applies when you see children walking along the […]

Road Rules – Merging for Lane Closure

​​​​​Lane closed ahead. One great big backup, right?

​Not necessarily, says the Washington State Department of Transportation, if you know the right way to merge.

Test your move-over know-how below:

You’re traveling on Interstate 5 when you spot an orange “Lane closed ahead” sign. What’s the right thing to do?

Merge left as soon […]

New Crime Stoppers App

Reporting crime tips is now even easier. PC Tips is a free smartphone app you can use to submit anonymous tips about crimes. You can also use it on a PC or tablet. For more information, go to CrimeStoppers.com

You can also submit anonymous tips by phone by calling 1-800-222-TIPS.

If you have crime or […]

Summer Food Service Program for Kids

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) will offer the Summer Food Service Program, a free summer meal program for any child 18 and younger. The Summer Food Service Program, an initiative of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), helps ensure that children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session.

 

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Road Rules – Turning Left into Which Lane?

Is it legal to turn into the outside curb lane when you turn left onto a four lane road?

A) Yes, it’s legal if you can clearly see that the outside lane is open and no one else is merging into it;

B) Yes, it’s legal as long as you’re turning onto a one-way street.

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Lake City Customer Service Center

There’s a city customer service center in Lake City, upstairs from the library, at 12525 28th Ave NE. It’s open 9-5 Monday through Friday, except holidays.

You can make payments in person:

Electric bills (Seattle City Light) Water, sewer and garbage bills (Seattle Public Utilities) Pet licenses Parking tickets and moving violations (credit cards […]

2017 Tax Preparation Service in Lake City

United Way offers free tax preparation services at 27 locations throughout King County from now until April 20th. Households making under $64,000 can have their taxes prepared plus they can get connected to other community resources and public benefits.

Locations can be found throughout King County with daytime, evening, and weekend hours […]

Road Rules – Turning left: Is it OK to wait in the intersection?

It’s the dreaded 5 p.m. commute, and you need to make a left turn onto a busy street. After waiting through a couple of lights, you’re at last poised to make your turn.

Do you …

Creep out into the intersection and wait until oncoming traffic clears so you can turn left; Enter the […]

Medicine Return Locations

King County now has a safe and convenient way to dispose of unwanted medicines.

We can safely dispose of the medicines we no longer need by taking them to a drop-box located throughout King County. This is part of a current effort to decrease the risk of drug abuse, overdose, and preventable poisonings.

Participating […]

Legal Advice for Immigrants

Literacy Source in Lake City is hosting a Know Your Rights workshop for immigrants and refugees (in English and Spanish) on Tuesday, March 7th at 6:00 pm at its Learning Center (3200 NE 125th Street). All are welcome. They will also have a number of immigration attorneys available for short, FREE consultations between 6:00-8:00 […]