Cameron Sheppard

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Brief history of rats in the Puget Sound region – and the problem they present

Local exterminator noticed big change in rats over the past 40 years.

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Sponsor of the motion to establish guidelines for the removal of encampments, Councilmember Reagan Dunn (courtesy of King County Council)

King County Council discusses policy for removal of homeless encampments

Still unclear what the standards will be, who will enforce it, and how jurisdictions will interact.

Sponsor of the motion to establish guidelines for the removal of encampments, Councilmember Reagan Dunn (courtesy of King County Council)
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Firearm violence in King County on upward trend

King County prosecutors note a backlog in court cases, point to the pandemic as the reason why.

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(left to right) Renton City Councilmember, Kim-Khanh Van, Manager at Buddy’s Cannabis, Nicole Meador, Owner of Buddy’s Cannabis, Myles Harlow Kahn, Former Post Commander, Joshua Schreck, Post Commander, Martin Tamayo, pose as Buddy’s Cannabis owner receive VFW award. (photo credit: Cameron Sheppard)

Buddy’s Cannabis helps VFW fundraise for local veterans when no one else would

Local VFW leader says he hopes for federal legislation to allow cannabis research for veterans.

(left to right) Renton City Councilmember, Kim-Khanh Van, Manager at Buddy’s Cannabis, Nicole Meador, Owner of Buddy’s Cannabis, Myles Harlow Kahn, Former Post Commander, Joshua Schreck, Post Commander, Martin Tamayo, pose as Buddy’s Cannabis owner receive VFW award. (photo credit: Cameron Sheppard)
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Renton man arrested in Seattle and charged after I-90 debris throwing incident

Witnesses reported the 35-year-old man throwing debris at a Pepsi-Cola truck.

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New state police reform laws to kick-in on July 25

Renton Police Department claims their policies will not change drastically.

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Study suggests that the top 10 percent of gasoline-using drivers consume one-third of all the gas

Researchers believe converting “gasoline superusers” is an important factor in meeting climate goals

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Source: King County Medical Examiner’s Office

Drug overdose data shows an alarming trend in recent years

King County data indicates massive increase in fentanyl deaths from 2008 to 2020.

Source: King County Medical Examiner’s Office
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What is ranked-choice voting and why does it matter?

King County leaders discuss implementing a new system that aims to better reflect the will of voters

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Screenshot of video obtained by Redmond police shows Richard Sherman trying to break into the Redmond home of his in-laws.

Former Seattle Seahawks player Richard Sherman charged with five misdemeanors in King County

Charges were filed following an incident at home of Sherman’s in-laws in Redmond.

Screenshot of video obtained by Redmond police shows Richard Sherman trying to break into the Redmond home of his in-laws.
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Renton man arrested in CHOP shooting a year later

Police say they were unable to investigate the scene or speak with witnesses due to the protest.

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Garbage at the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill in Maple Valley. FILE PHOTO

King County Councilmember proposes waste-to-energy alternative to Cedar Hills Landfill

Reagan Dunn proposed a long-term pathway to transition before the landfill reaches capacity in 2040.

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“Prolific” scammer at-large after prosecutors opposed his release

Alleged scammer faces dozens of fraud-related charges across multiple cities.

Picture of alleged scammer (courtesy of King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office)
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Kaloni Bolton, 12, died from an asthma attack after waiting over an hour for help at an urgent care center in Renton.

Lawsuit filed for girl who died while waiting for care

Claims against Valley Medical Center allege racial discrimination and medical negligence.

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Kaloni Bolton, 12, died from an asthma attack after waiting over an hour for help at an urgent care center in Renton.
Olivia Conklin as she throws a javelin (courtesy of Olivia Conklin)

Hazen HS heptathlon athlete records incredible performance taking second place in state

Hazen track coach says her performance was top-ten in the nation.

Olivia Conklin as she throws a javelin (courtesy of Olivia Conklin)
Kaloni Bolton, 12, died from an asthma attack after waiting over an hour for help at an urgent care center in Renton. (Kristina Williams)

Lawsuit filed on behalf of 12-year-old girl who died waiting for care during an asthma attack

Claims against Valley Medical Center allege racial discrimination and medical negligence.

Kaloni Bolton, 12, died from an asthma attack after waiting over an hour for help at an urgent care center in Renton. (Kristina Williams)
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Renton officials issue reminder of fireworks ban

Fireworks have been banned in Renton since 2005.

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King County leaders propose funding to support immigrants in the region

$11.3 million proposed for citizenship application support and COVID relief to undocumented families

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Crime stats indicate recent increase in catalytic converter thefts in Renton

Crime stats from the Renton Police Department indicate the prevalence of catalytic converter thefts that have become increasingly common in the region. With 37 reported… Continue reading

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Downtown Renton Partnership to host first-ever Plantasia event

The plant and garden themed party is to include vendors, food, drinks, entertainment and prizes.

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