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King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg photographed in Jan. 2022 in the King County Courthouse in Seattle. Photo courtesy of Dan DeLong

King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg not seeking re-election

After 15 years as county prosecuting attorney, Satterberg announced he will retire Dec. 31, 2022.

King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg photographed in Jan. 2022 in the King County Courthouse in Seattle. Photo courtesy of Dan DeLong
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Future Algona transfer station faces planning stage headwinds

South King County’s new recycling and transfer station is expected to be completed in 2026.

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COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Health care leaders declare statewide crisis, request action

The letter written to Gov. Inslee requests deployment of National Guard.

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
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Renton History Museum is asking for community support after pandemic hardship

Renton Mayor Armondo Pavone is asking for people to donate to the museum.

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Screenshot of National Weather Service radar image taken Jan. 5, 2022.

Extended 5-day weather forecast for King County

Thursday, Jan. 6: High 42°, low 37°; 100 percent chance of rain. Friday, Jan. 7: High 41°, low 31°; 97 percent chance of rain. Saturday,… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2022
Screenshot of National Weather Service radar image taken Jan. 5, 2022.
Top: Washington State Redistricting Commissioners (from left) April Sims, Brady Piñero Walkinshaw, Joe Fain, Paul Graves and Sarah Augustine. Center: Congressional map (left) and Legislative map. Bottom: Washington State Supreme Court Justices (from left) González, Gordon McCloud, Johnson, Whitener, Madsen, Montoya-Lewis, Owens, Stephens and Yu.

Legal fight on redistricting returning to the Supreme Court

Two lawsuits say the plans aren’t valid because commissioners broke state law before voting to approve them.

  • Jan 4, 2022
  • By Jerry Cornfield jcornfield@soundpublishing.com
Top: Washington State Redistricting Commissioners (from left) April Sims, Brady Piñero Walkinshaw, Joe Fain, Paul Graves and Sarah Augustine. Center: Congressional map (left) and Legislative map. Bottom: Washington State Supreme Court Justices (from left) González, Gordon McCloud, Johnson, Whitener, Madsen, Montoya-Lewis, Owens, Stephens and Yu.
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New laws bring changes to minimum wage, plastic silverware, voting rights for felons

Two taxes take effect, but the future of each is uncertain.

  • Jan 3, 2022
  • By Jerry Cornfield jcornfield@soundpublishing.com
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Washington part of multi-state E. coli outbreak linked to packaged salads

Cases were found in King, Snohomish, Whatcom, Pierce, Thurston, Mason and Skagit counties.

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Chris Gregersen injects a young chinook salmon with a small transponder used for tracking the migration of the fish. Photo courtesy of King County

King County scientists work to save chinook salmon

They conducted a study to determine how the salmon use the Green River as a habitat.

Chris Gregersen injects a young chinook salmon with a small transponder used for tracking the migration of the fish. Photo courtesy of King County
Ruth Pérez being sworn-in by Renton Municipal Court Judge Jessica Giner (screenshot from City of Renton Facebook video)

Renton City Councilmember Ruth Pérez takes oath of office

According to the city, she is the first Mexican-American immigrant elected to the council.

Ruth Pérez being sworn-in by Renton Municipal Court Judge Jessica Giner (screenshot from City of Renton Facebook video)
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COVID-19 cases surge over Christmas weekend in King County

Projections suggest things will get worse before they get better.

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Extended weather forecast for South King County, Dec. 29 to Jan. 3

Here is the extended forecast for South King County from Dec. 29 to Jan. 3. Wednesday, Dec. 29 Moderate snow, high 31 degrees, low 14… Continue reading

  • Dec 29, 2021
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City of Renton opens Severe Weather Shelter at the Highlands Community Center.

The shelter will be open to families and individuals through Jan. 2.

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Homeless encampment in wooded area in Auburn on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

King County to skip annual homeless count again, citing faulty methodology

The King County Regional Homelessness Authority said the count is inaccurate and “harmful.”

Homeless encampment in wooded area in Auburn on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
Some of the guns confiscated by police (screenshot from SPD website)

Seattle Police bust Renton drug trafficker

Police found thousands of grams of narcotics and a large collection of weapons in the suspect’s home

Some of the guns confiscated by police (screenshot from SPD website)
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Renton Police find vehicle suspected of deadly hit-and-run, no arrests made yet

Police say they are waiting on analysis of evidence.

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State legislators unsure if federal infrastructure law will help Highway 18

U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier (D-District 8) held a press conference Dec. 13 in North Bend to discuss how the new federal infrastructure bill could help… Continue reading

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A man was shot and killed in the Federal Way Crossings parking lot on Dec. 8, 2021. Photo courtesy of South Sound News

Crime-conscious mayors criticize King County’s juvenile justice program

Auburn, Federal Way, Kent and Renton make up 27% of felony filings charged by the prosecutor.

A man was shot and killed in the Federal Way Crossings parking lot on Dec. 8, 2021. Photo courtesy of South Sound News
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Pfizer, Moderna vaccines now recommended over Johnson & Johnson

Recommendation comes following additional reports of blood clots after J&J vaccinations.

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Snow on Christmas Eve? | King County weather report Dec. 18-24

King County and the Puget Sound region could see snow by Christmas Eve, according to the National Weather Service. Here’s the forecast for the Seattle… Continue reading

  • Dec 17, 2021
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