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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.

Front windows damaged at North Benson Urgent Care Clinic. Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing
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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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This 2019 security footage at the Cenex gas station in Black Diamond shows Anthony Chilcott on his phone before entering, and driving off with, Carl Sanders’ Ford Raptor and Monkey, his poodle, in the front seat. Courtesy photo

Oversight office releases scathing report on King County Sheriff’s Office

Report analyzes 2019 killing of Anthony Chilcott by deputies.

This 2019 security footage at the Cenex gas station in Black Diamond shows Anthony Chilcott on his phone before entering, and driving off with, Carl Sanders’ Ford Raptor and Monkey, his poodle, in the front seat. Courtesy photo
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King County Council steps closer to establishing hate crime hotline

The program is aimed at reducing the number of unreported hate crimes.

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Artist renderings of the Solera complex (courtesy of Pacific Public Affairs)

Mixed-income housing project breaks ground in Renton Highlands neighborhood

Solera is expected to have over 600 units of housing and commercial space.

Artist renderings of the Solera complex (courtesy of Pacific Public Affairs)
Gov. Jay Inslee (left) bumps elbows with Auburn Vaccine Clinic staff member Mary Johnson (right) on June 22, 2021. Inslee visited the clinic to promote vaccinations in lower King County. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

COVID-19 surge puts strain on local hospitals

Delta is the predominate strain in Washington.

Gov. Jay Inslee (left) bumps elbows with Auburn Vaccine Clinic staff member Mary Johnson (right) on June 22, 2021. Inslee visited the clinic to promote vaccinations in lower King County. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
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Fire chief says Renton firefighters will have to comply with Inslee’s vaccine mandate

Says employees will have until October 18 to get vaccinated.

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

King County Councilman calls for plan to help Afghan refugees settle here

Washington state expects roughly 6,000 refugees to come from Afghanistan.

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