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Suspect Vaughn Alexander Weems (courtesy of RPD)

Renton police searching for murder suspect

The man is believed to have slain his girlfriend

Suspect Vaughn Alexander Weems (courtesy of RPD)
Highline College in Des Moines is one of the most diverse higher education institutions in Washington state. File photo

State looks at college enrollment goals for high school students

“We want to close racial and ethnic gaps.”

Highline College in Des Moines is one of the most diverse higher education institutions in Washington state. File photo
Pages from Karisa Keasey's "When You Can't Go Home: Portraits of Refugees in the Pacific Northwest" (courtesy of Karisa Keasey)

Local artist shares stories and portraits of refugees in the Northwest

Karisa Keasey’s work to be featured in the Renton History Museum this month.

Pages from Karisa Keasey's "When You Can't Go Home: Portraits of Refugees in the Pacific Northwest" (courtesy of Karisa Keasey)
Family killed during Tukwila apartment fire (screenshot taken from Chalcraft Family Support gofundme)

Online fundraiser started for family killed during Tukwila apartment fire

The webpage has raised nealry $12k in less than two days.

Family killed during Tukwila apartment fire (screenshot taken from Chalcraft Family Support gofundme)
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Inslee to provide clemency to those convicted under “unconstitutional” drug possession law

Governor’s office says 1200 people are eligible for clemency after State v. Blake decision.

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Seattle Children’s Hospital (courtesy of Seattle Children’s)

Group demands accountability following Seattle Children’s racism investigation

King County Equity Now petition calls for resignations and community program funding.

Seattle Children’s Hospital (courtesy of Seattle Children’s)
Providence employees look at anti-vaccine mandate protesters as they cross the street outside of Providence Regional Medical Center Everett on Aug. 18, 2021. Olivia Vanni/Sound Publishing

Governor reinstates indoor mask rule, whether you’re vaxed or not

Inslee also ordered employees of public schools, colleges and child care centers to get vaccinated.

Providence employees look at anti-vaccine mandate protesters as they cross the street outside of Providence Regional Medical Center Everett on Aug. 18, 2021. Olivia Vanni/Sound Publishing
Joey Thompson gets his first shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the Ash Way Park-n-Ride site on April 21, 2021 in Lynnwood, Washington. Sound Publishing file photo

Some people qualify for third shot of vaccine, says health department

New guidance comes as cases skyrocket in Washington and nation.

Joey Thompson gets his first shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the Ash Way Park-n-Ride site on April 21, 2021 in Lynnwood, Washington. Sound Publishing file photo
Three-alarm fire at Tukwila apartment complex kills two people (screenshot from video posted by ZONE3PIOs Twitter account)

Tukwila apartment fire leaves three deceased, prompts landslide warning

Authorities evacuated residents and hillside streets after water weakened structure of hill.

Three-alarm fire at Tukwila apartment complex kills two people (screenshot from video posted by ZONE3PIOs Twitter account)
(From left to right, top to bottom) City Council candidates: James Alberson, Joe Todd, Sanjeev Yonzon, Angelina Benedetti, Carmen Rivera, Ben Johnson, Marvin Rosete, Caleb L. Sutton

Renton City Council August primary election candidates and results

Results updated as of 3:41 pm, August 16th:

(From left to right, top to bottom) City Council candidates: James Alberson, Joe Todd, Sanjeev Yonzon, Angelina Benedetti, Carmen Rivera, Ben Johnson, Marvin Rosete, Caleb L. Sutton
A map of preserved land and potentially preserved land under the Land Conservation Initiative (courtesy of King County)

King County preserves thousands of acres of farmland from development

The move is under the Land Conservation Initiative aimed at preserving 65,000 acres.

A map of preserved land and potentially preserved land under the Land Conservation Initiative (courtesy of King County)
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King County Fire Marshal enacts Stage 2 burn ban

The ban prohibits all outdoor recreational fires.

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City of Renton to discuss banning puppymill-supplied pet store

The Renton Planning Commision will hold a meeting to discuss the topic on Aug. 18.

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Northwest Center’s IMPACT program is working to create more inclusive pre-kindergarten education across King County. Courtesy photo

IMPACT works to promote inclusive preschooling in King County

Their goal is to reduce pre-K expulsions.

Northwest Center’s IMPACT program is working to create more inclusive pre-kindergarten education across King County. Courtesy photo
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal. (Sound Publishing file photo)

State schools chief urges a vaccine mandate for teachers

The superintendent of public instruction says the governor should require vaccinations for school employees.

  • Aug 12, 2021
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal. (Sound Publishing file photo)
King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert (file photo)

Councilmember calls for safety emergency declaration after county courthouse violence

Also proposed is legislation to improve courthouse security measures.

King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert (file photo)
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
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

Cascade Behavioral Health workers strike after incident involving violent patient

Multiple employees are believed to have been injured and some even hostpitalized following incident.

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
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
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King County public health officials are investigating a suspected norovirus outbreak at Wildfin

Eleven people have experienced symptoms consistent with norovirus since eating at Wildfin in Renton.

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Renee Davis. Courtesy photo

King County to pay family of pregnant mother killed by sheriff deputies

Renee Davis was a 23-year-old mother of three and pregnant when she was killed.

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If passed, Senate Bill 6254 would limit the nicotine concentration of vape products, ban certain flavoring chemicals and require vape manufacturers, distributors and retailers to obtain licenses from the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board. Photo courtesy of ecigarettereviewed.com

Lawmakers propose sweeping regulations for vaping industry

Bill supporters cite concerns over health issues and teen use.

  • Aug 11, 2021
If passed, Senate Bill 6254 would limit the nicotine concentration of vape products, ban certain flavoring chemicals and require vape manufacturers, distributors and retailers to obtain licenses from the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board. Photo courtesy of ecigarettereviewed.com