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State AG Ferguson leads effort supporting local journalism

Federal legislation offers tax credits to subscribers, businesses and news organizations

  • Oct 14, 2021

 

King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert (file photo)

Lambert removed from King County Council leadership roles

Lambert received backlash after her campaign used flyers that depicted her opponent as a puppet.

 

C-17 at Joint Base Lewis McChord airstrip (courtesy of United States Military)

King County councilmember proposes program to aid transition of Afghan interpreters who served the U.S. overseas

Program would provide job training and learning opportunities for Afghan interpreters and advisors.

 

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Inslee: No ‘massive disruptions’ as worker vax rates hit 90%

A surge in vaccinations has eased concern about service slowdowns ahead of a Monday deadline.

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Union members picket in front of new Facebook campus in Redmond on Sept. 16 (photo by Cameron Sheppard)

Northwest Carpenters Union members vote to accept contract with AGC

The agreement comes after weeks of striking.

Union members picket in front of new Facebook campus in Redmond on Sept. 16 (photo by Cameron Sheppard)
Jon Schuldt as Chief of the Renton Police Department (courtesy of City of Renton)

Mayor Armondo Pavone appoints Jon Schuldt as chief of police

Chief Schuldt has been serving as interim chief of police since Dec. 1, 2020.

Jon Schuldt as Chief of the Renton Police Department (courtesy of City of Renton)
Courtesy of King County Police Officers Guild

Office lacks power over King County law enforcement in misconduct investigations

Director Tamer Abouzeid presents OLEO annual report to law and justice committee on Tuesday.

Courtesy of King County Police Officers Guild
Photos of drug bust and Fury the K9 unit (courtesy of King County Sheriff's Office)

King County Sheriff’s Office confiscates over $1 million worth of deadly fentanyl during drug bust

With help from a search dog, officers found 97,000 fentanyl pills and eight pounds of heroin.

Photos of drug bust and Fury the K9 unit (courtesy of King County Sheriff's Office)
West Point Treatment Plant in Seattle. Photo courtesy of King County
West Point Treatment Plant in Seattle. Photo courtesy of King County
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Four COVID-19 variants are more likely to cause hospitalization

Four COVID-19 variants are more likely to put you in the hospital, according to the Washington State Department of Health. The Delta, Alpha, Beta and… Continue reading

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NW Carpenters Union members strike in downtown Bellevue on Sept. 16 (photo by Cameron Sheppard)

Carpenters back to work after tentative agreement reached with AGC

Union VP said agreement includes 15% wage increase as well as expanded job site parking.

NW Carpenters Union members strike in downtown Bellevue on Sept. 16 (photo by Cameron Sheppard)
photos courtesy of Cedar River Salmon Journey

Cedar River Salmon Journey events allow close look at spawning salmon

Seattle Aquarium to host events every weekend in October at multiple Cedar River locations.

photos courtesy of Cedar River Salmon Journey
This Dec. 2, 2020, file photo provided by Johnson Johnson shows vials of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. Courtesy photo

King County woman dies from ‘rare’ Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine blood clot

The woman received her shot on Aug. 26 and died in early September, according to public health.

This Dec. 2, 2020, file photo provided by Johnson Johnson shows vials of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. Courtesy photo
Don and Vicky Persson at Don’s final city council meeting on Dec. 9, 2019. (courtesy of City of Renton)

Civic leader Don Persson passes away

Persson served the residents of Renton for 53 years as a police officer and city council member.

  • Oct 5, 2021
Don and Vicky Persson at Don’s final city council meeting on Dec. 9, 2019. (courtesy of City of Renton)
Renton High School (taken from Renton School District website)

Renton High School evacuated after gas-leak scare

A construction crew adjacent to the school was believed to have ruptured a gas line.

Renton High School (taken from Renton School District website)
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Man suspected of shooting and killing his girlfriend in Renton appears in court

Thirty-eight-year old Vaughn A. Weems charged with second-degree domestic violence murder.

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Washington state’s minimum wage increasing to $14.49 next year

Increase attributed to more expensive gas, housing, household furnishings and food, state’s Department of Labor & Industries says.

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Fentanyl-related deaths in King County over past few years (courtesy of Public Health – Seattle & King County)

King County councilmember sounds alarm on fentanyl problem in the region

Reagan Dunn is proposing increased resources in next budget to help lower rate of fentanyl deaths.

Fentanyl-related deaths in King County over past few years (courtesy of Public Health – Seattle & King County)
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King County’s unemployment rate lower than most of Washington

South King County has been slower to recover compared to North King County.

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Seattle Children’s Hospital (Courtesy photo)

Seattle Children’s Hospital identifies racial disparities in infections, security response

The healthcare provider did not respond to multiple requests for data used to identify disparities.

Seattle Children’s Hospital (Courtesy photo)