Ross Reynolds talks with Dennis Donovan, director of the University of Washington's Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, about the loss of detox beds in King County and what that means for people struggling with drug and alcohol addiction.
The recession may be over, but King County’s budget is still hurting. County Executive Dow Constantine rolled out his 2015-16 budget proposal Monday, saying deep cuts are needed because revenues continue to trail far behind expenses.
In the “me too” department, King County is jumping on the bandwagon to consider a higher minimum wage for its employees. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray issued a similar proposal for city workers soon after he took office in January.