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Wet road conditions cause fatal head-on collison on I-90

The Sept. 18 accident left three dead including a 64-year-old Renton Man.

 

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King County to require vaccination proof or negative COVID test for restaurants, bars, events

New health order goes into effect Monday, Oct. 25.

 

This image was shared by the King County Sheriff’s Office in announcing they had identified the driver in the fatal hit-and-run of a Maple Valley man. COURTESY PHOTO, King County Sheriff’s Office
King County Sheriff’s Office released this photo of the Toyota Camry that reportedly hit and killed a Maple Valley man in July. COURTESY PHOTO, King County Sheriff’s Office

SeaTac girl, 15, charged with second-degree murder in jogger’s death

Reportedly used her vehicle to ‘scare him’ while driving in Maple Valley

 

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Washington Association of Sheriffs & Police Chiefs condemns recent police ambushes

Two officer targeted shooting were reported last week in South King County.

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Map of proposed landfill expansion sites (screenshot from King County website)

Waste management expert knocks county’s plan to expand landfill

The waste management advocate said the decision to expand seems pre-determined despite assessment.

Map of proposed landfill expansion sites (screenshot from King County website)
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State employees including first responders sue state over vaccine mandate

The lawsuit filed on behalf of more than 90 plaintiffs claims Inslee’s order is unconstitutional.

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The state’s hospitals face “unprecedented collapse” amid COVID uptick warn healthcare unions

Union spokeperson says understaffing was a problem even before the pandemic.

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Union carpenters to go on strike, expected to impact Eastside Microsoft projects

Members authorized strike after rejecting AGC offer for the fourth time.

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Police association wants higher bail for shooters that allegedly targeted a Renton officer

Bail was set to $500,000 for the shooter and $50,000 for the driver.

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City of Renton accepting applications for 2022 tourism promotion grants

Deadline for applications is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021

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Gov. Jay Inslee talks about schools reopening during a past news conference. (Screenshot courtesy of TVW)

Masks required at big outdoor events; vaccine mandates expanded

Governor’s mask order takes effect Sept. 13.

Gov. Jay Inslee talks about schools reopening during a past news conference. (Screenshot courtesy of TVW)
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King County is looking for community members to help oversee law enforcement accountability

Community Advisory Committee for Law Enforcement Oversight is in need of applicants.

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Suspects arrested after drive-by shooting at busy intersection

Police believe the shooter may have targeted police, no one was injured.

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Renton-based debt collector to pay $1.6 million after misleading letters

Attorney General’s office says the firm used the letters to extort money using implied legal threats.

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

Why burning our trash may not be as bad as it sounds

Understanding waste-to-energy’s financial and environmental impact in King County.

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People hold up signs in protest of Gov. Jay Inslee’s latest proclamations during a Rally for Medical Freedom on Aug. 25 in Buckley. Photo by Alex Bruell/Sound Publishing

State workers get incentive to comply with vaccine mandate

An agreement between the state and their union also provides for some leeway in meeting the deadline.

People hold up signs in protest of Gov. Jay Inslee’s latest proclamations during a Rally for Medical Freedom on Aug. 25 in Buckley. Photo by Alex Bruell/Sound Publishing
Matt Axe, the Wildfire and Forest Resiliency Coordinator with the King Conservation District, speaks to homeowner Anita Kissee-Wilder about fire reduction strategies at her home in North Bend on Aug. 24. Photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record.

King County braces for more wildfires in rural areas

Firefighters have already responded to a number of large fires.

Matt Axe, the Wildfire and Forest Resiliency Coordinator with the King Conservation District, speaks to homeowner Anita Kissee-Wilder about fire reduction strategies at her home in North Bend on Aug. 24. Photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record.
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Student brings awareness to menstrual health among Puget Sound’s homeless

When Ria Mohan, a junior of Juanita High School in Kirkland, had to choose a topic of focus for a HOSA (Future Health Professionals) research… Continue reading

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Front windows damaged at North Benson Urgent Care Clinic. Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing

North Benson Urgent Care Clinic remains closed after property damage

Two seperate incidents caused window damage, according to the clinic.

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King County to require masks at large outdoor gatherings of 500 or more

New health officer order to control the spread of COVID-19

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