Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Rural rage festers in King County

By Natalie Singer
Seattle Times Eastside bureau

Something has gone awry in rural King County.

Across farmland and along country roads, a seething anger is spreading. Residents from North Bend to Enumclaw to Vashon Island say they have never been more furious with the government meant to serve them. In recent months, they've accused county leaders of dumping unwanted projects on unincorporated land and ignoring concerns of those outside the urban core.

The frustration — playing out in the courts, the Legislature and in people's back yards — has turned into the seeds of rural rebellion:
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