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Patti Cole-Tindall (Courtesy of King County)

Patti Cole-Tindall is named new King County Sheriff

A hearing and confirmation process for the appointment is set to begin on May 18.

Patti Cole-Tindall (Courtesy of King County)
Judged by XII: A King County Local Dive podcast. The hands shown here belong to Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson, who has been charged with homicide in the 2019 death of Jesse Sarey.

JUDGED BY XII (Episode 3): Behind the decision to charge a police officer with murder | King County Local Dive

Special podcast series explores Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson’s role in the death of Jesse Sarey.

Judged by XII: A King County Local Dive podcast. The hands shown here belong to Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson, who has been charged with homicide in the 2019 death of Jesse Sarey.
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How unintended consequences led to King County’s removal of a Green River levee

Officials say the levee destroyed wetland habitat critical for salmon over 60 years.

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The Enumclaw library passes out free at-home rapid COVID tests last January. Sound Publishing file photo

COVID levels rise to ‘medium’ transmission risk in King County

No new restrictions, recommendations or regulations were suggested by health officer Jeff Duchin

The Enumclaw library passes out free at-home rapid COVID tests last January. Sound Publishing file photo
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Snoqualmie Tribe receives support from national tribal law experts in case regarding treaty rights

Tribe Chairman says the case may be “the most important Tribal Supreme Court case of our generation.”

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A man who appears to be President Joe Biden is seen in the back seat of a car in the president’s motorcade, departing the Green River College after the president’s speech. Photo by Alex Bruell/Sound Publishing

Biden’s visit to Auburn prompts crowds, protests, and a little bit of everything

President Joe Biden made a stop at the Green River College in Auburn on April 22 during his two-day visit to Washington and Oregon last… Continue reading

A man who appears to be President Joe Biden is seen in the back seat of a car in the president’s motorcade, departing the Green River College after the president’s speech. Photo by Alex Bruell/Sound Publishing
Judged by XII: A King County Local Dive podcast. The hands shown here belong to Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson, who has been charged with homicide in the 2019 death of Jesse Sarey.

Judged by XII (Episode 2): Police officer’s history of violence | King County Local Dive

Special podcast series explores Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson’s role in the death of Jesse Sarey.

Judged by XII: A King County Local Dive podcast. The hands shown here belong to Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson, who has been charged with homicide in the 2019 death of Jesse Sarey.
Location of proposed asphalt plant on State Route 169 (Google Maps screenshot)

King County councilmember opposes county’s approval of asphalt plant next to Cedar River

Over 10,000 people living near Cedar River have signed online petition against the facility.

Location of proposed asphalt plant on State Route 169 (Google Maps screenshot)
Henry Moses Aquatic Center (Screenshot from Renton Chamber of Commerce website)

County committee approves $100,000 to study how to improve Renton’s Henry Moses Aquatic Center

The legislation will go before the full King County Council for final approval in the coming weeks.

Henry Moses Aquatic Center (Screenshot from Renton Chamber of Commerce website)
The Sammamish Valley is home to a collection of farms, wineries and tasting rooms. File photo
The Sammamish Valley is home to a collection of farms, wineries and tasting rooms. File photo

King County continues to grapple with alcohol rules in rural areas

Much of the debate surrounds wineries, breweries and distilleries operating as retail businesses.

The Sammamish Valley is home to a collection of farms, wineries and tasting rooms. File photo
The Sammamish Valley is home to a collection of farms, wineries and tasting rooms. File photo
Blue surgical masks overhead view (Adobe stock image)

Face coverings no longer required on transit and in transit facilities in Puget Sound region

The policy change is related to a federal judge’s decision to strike down mask mandates on airplanes.

Blue surgical masks overhead view (Adobe stock image)
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Public health agencies link Norovirus outbreak to oysters from British Columbia

As of early April, 103 norovirus illnesses have been reported from 13 states, 62 in Washington.

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King County Local Dive podcast
Re-enactment of first responders treating an overdose (File photo)
Re-enactment of first responders treating an overdose (File photo)
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Renton Police warn of increased copper wire theft in recent weeks

The department says multiple suspected thieves have been arrested near PSE power line system.

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Tulalip council members and tribal members watch as Governor Jay Inslee signs bill HB 1571 into law at the Tulalip Resort on Thursday, March 31, 2022 in Tulalip, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

New alert system aims to bring home missing Indigenous people

Gov. Jay Inslee signed a law creating the new system. Families of the missing and murdered say it’s a start.

Tulalip council members and tribal members watch as Governor Jay Inslee signs bill HB 1571 into law at the Tulalip Resort on Thursday, March 31, 2022 in Tulalip, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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Renton-area man federally sentenced for large scale illegal cannabis growing operation

Investigators say he used his real estate connections to launder money and grow the illegal business

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King County to offer grants for innovative recycling, reuse and waste reduction project proposals

Proposers are eligible for $20,000 to $300,000 per project, the deadline for applicants is May 6.

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Sound Transit announces end of Teamsters’ strike that stopped concrete deliveries to projects across the region

The strike has resulted in more than 4,300 missed concrete deliveries, according to the agency.

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Judged by XII: A King County Local Dive podcast. The hands shown here belong to Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson, who has been charged with homicide in the 2019 death of Jesse Sarey.

Judged by XII: Story of a police officer charged with murder | King County Local Dive

Special podcast series explores Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson’s role in the death of Jesse Sarey.

Judged by XII: A King County Local Dive podcast. The hands shown here belong to Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson, who has been charged with homicide in the 2019 death of Jesse Sarey.