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Department of Health announces QR code verification program to prove vaccination status

WA Verify is intended to make vaccine verification simpler and more efficient.

 

Mid-afternoon traffic on northbound Interstate 5 on Nov. 22 near Everett. Dan Bates/The Herald

Thanksgiving traffic forecast is heavier than pre-pandemic

Drivers and ferry riders could be in for long waits, depending on when they go.

 

Patti Cole-Trindall

King County Executive appoints Patti Cole-Tindall as interim sheriff

Cole-Tindall has a background in the sheriff’s office and county government.

 

Comparison map between current district map and proposed draft. (Screenshot from King County’s website)

King County proposes redistricting map, asks for feedback from public

Public invited to comment at November 30 public hearing.

Comparison map between current district map and proposed draft. (Screenshot from King County’s website)
Homeless encampment in a wooded area in Auburn on Aug. 27, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

What the history of homelessness in our region can teach us about our current crisis

A talk with the author of “Skid Road: On the Frontier of Health and Homelessness in an American City.”

Homeless encampment in a wooded area in Auburn on Aug. 27, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
front of Cascade Behavioral Health hospital (photo credit: Cameron Sheppard)

Cascade Behavioral Health workers to receive security staff after months of safety striking

The terms are part of the agreement between the SEIU Healthcare 1199NW union and hospital management

front of Cascade Behavioral Health hospital (photo credit: Cameron Sheppard)
The Washington State Redistricting Commission held a public meeting over Zoom on Monday night to draw the final legislative and congressional district boundaries. Most of the five-hour session was spent in "caucus meetings" which were unavailable to the viewing public. (Washington State Redistricting Commission)

Bipartisan commission fails to draw new political boundaries

For the first time in state history, the Supreme Court will define new congressional and legislative districts.

  • Nov 17, 2021
The Washington State Redistricting Commission held a public meeting over Zoom on Monday night to draw the final legislative and congressional district boundaries. Most of the five-hour session was spent in "caucus meetings" which were unavailable to the viewing public. (Washington State Redistricting Commission)
Left: Dow Constantine, Right: Joe Nguyen (screenshot from King County website)

Constantine leads in vote count for King County Executive

Incumbent Dow Constantine is challenged by State Sen. Joe Nguyen.

Left: Dow Constantine, Right: Joe Nguyen (screenshot from King County website)
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One-car collision on I-5 near Southcenter kills two 19-year-olds

According to the incident report, neither the passenger or driver were wearing seatbelts.

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One-car collision on I-5 near Southcenter kills two 19-year-olds

According to the incident report, neither the passenger or driver were wearing seatbelts.

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left: Carmen Rivera, right: Ben Johnson (screenshot from King County Website)

Carmen Rivera winning race for city council seat against opponent Ben Johnson

Election results will be officially certified on Nov. 23.

left: Carmen Rivera, right: Ben Johnson (screenshot from King County Website)
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Renton police shoot and kill man who was shooting “at random” while walking down street

Officers involved are on leave as a third-party investigates, typical in officer-involved shootings.

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A map that identifies sidewalks that are not in compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act width standards (screenshot from Americans with Disabilities Act Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan)

City of Renton assesses compliance with ADA standards, asks for community feedback on plans

The report identified that 86% of curb ramps and 51% of sidewalks are non-compliant with standards.

A map that identifies sidewalks that are not in compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act width standards (screenshot from Americans with Disabilities Act Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan)
Reagan Dunn faced Kim-Khanh Van in the race for Metropolitan King County Council District 9.

Reagan Dunn wins fifth term on King County Council

Dunn has defeated challenger Kim-Khanh Van, a Renton city council member and fellow attorney.

Reagan Dunn faced Kim-Khanh Van in the race for Metropolitan King County Council District 9.
SEIU Healthcare 1199NW union workers hold a safety strike Aug. 11 after a violent patient left 11 employees injured. Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing.

After months of striking for a safe workplace, Cascade Behavioral Health workers reach a tentative agreement with management

The agreement includes the hiring of security staff, one of the workers’ main demands.

SEIU Healthcare 1199NW union workers hold a safety strike Aug. 11 after a violent patient left 11 employees injured. Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing.
Left: James Alberson, right: Joe Todd (screenshot from King County website)

James Alberson takes lead against Joe Todd in race for Renton City Council seat

Their election has the largest margin of any in Renton during early vote counts.

Left: James Alberson, right: Joe Todd (screenshot from King County website)
Left: Dave Upthegrove, right: Shukri Olow (screenshot from King County website)

Upthegrove leads early in King County Council race for District 5

Incumbent Dave Upthegrove is challenged by Shukri Olow.

Left: Dave Upthegrove, right: Shukri Olow (screenshot from King County website)
Abusive power and control diagram (Screenshot taken from Zoom meeting with advocates against domestic violence)

For domestic violence survivors, petitioning for a protective order can be an uphill battle

New state law intends to remove barriers to protection, but advocates say it may not do enough.

Abusive power and control diagram (Screenshot taken from Zoom meeting with advocates against domestic violence)
Cascade Behavioral Health hospital (photo by Cameron Sheppard)

After two months of protests, behavioral health workers have not been promised the workplace safety they demand

Employees at Cascade Behavioral Health have been striking ever since a violent patient injured 11.

Cascade Behavioral Health hospital (photo by Cameron Sheppard)
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Body found in Olympia identified as 20-year-old Renton man

Renton Police are investigating the homicide of Daniel J. Shur.

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