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Left: Patti Cole-Tindall, middle: Charles Kimble, right: Reginald Moorman (Courtesy of King County)

Three final candidates identified for King County Sheriff as recruitment moves into the last phase

The county has announced public forums for community members to engage in the process.

Left: Patti Cole-Tindall, middle: Charles Kimble, right: Reginald Moorman (Courtesy of King County)
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Renton man charged federally for huge stash of drugs and guns

Local and federal authorities seize more than 24 guns, fentanyl, heroin, meth, and cocaine.

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King County to audit eviction prevention and rental assistance payments made during pandemic

DCHS says they gave out a unprecedented $318.5 million in funds to thousands of households.

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Breaking down Washington police reform from this year and last

Legislators passed a number of bills responding to concerns around policing. Let’s dig into them.

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County leaders move to explore publicly-manufactured concrete amid workers strike

The concrete workers strike has stopped projects across the region for months.

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King County has launced a new mobile shower unit for the homeless with stops in Kent, Renton and Seattle.

King County launches mobile shower unit for the homeless

Weekly stops in Kent, Renton and Seattle

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King County has launced a new mobile shower unit for the homeless with stops in Kent, Renton and Seattle.
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Cannabis stakeholders want cash out of the equation amid rash of robberies

State regulators say action from Congress is required for cannabis industry to use credit cards.

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Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson (left) speaks with Paul Kramer at the signing of bills aimed at reducing gun violence Wednesday in Olympia. Kramer’s son Will was injured in a 2016 mass shooting in Mukilteo that left three people dead. (Washington State Attorney General)

Law signed banning sales of large capacity ammo magazines

Emotions swelled as Gov. Inslee signed a measure that limits capacity to 10 rounds. The new law takes effect July 1.

  • Mar 25, 2022
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson (left) speaks with Paul Kramer at the signing of bills aimed at reducing gun violence Wednesday in Olympia. Kramer’s son Will was injured in a 2016 mass shooting in Mukilteo that left three people dead. (Washington State Attorney General)
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Auburn man killed in car crash on I-5

The man was driving at a high speed when the crash occured.

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County wants input for plan to develop Cedar Hills Regional Landfill

Sustainable waste management supporters have called previous environmental impact statements a “boondoggle.”

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Juvenile division prosecutor defends Restorative Community Pathways

Controversial King County program diverts young offenders from incarceration for certain crimes.

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New law targets active shooter lockdown drills in Washington schools

By Brooklynn Hillemann, WNPA News Service

  • Mar 22, 2022
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King County Council approves program intended to help fight displacement, promote equity among historically disadvantaged groups

Grants program and other resources will aim to prevent commercial and cultural displacement.

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This October 2021 photo provided by Pfizer shows kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine.

‘ForWArd’ plan details how state will ‘coexist’ with COVID

Moving away from mandates, officials say the next phase in Washington’s response is about “empowering” residents to keep safe.

This October 2021 photo provided by Pfizer shows kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine.
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A testy final night of legislating brought 2 big surprises

Here’s what’s happening after adjournment of the 2022 session of the Washington Legislature.

  • Mar 16, 2022
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Sound Transit secures $15.9 million in new federal funding for construction of Stride bus rapid transit on I-405

Sound Transit spokespeople believe the bus lines will help reduce “chronic congestion” of traffic.

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King County wants your opinion on new firework enforcement rules | King County

Your comments will be accepted through April 10.

  • Mar 16, 2022
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