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WA lawmakers propose making companies responsible for recycling improvements

SB 5697 would compel industries to report data, invest in infrastructure, meet standards.

 

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Unions: 2021 hosted a record number of workplace safety complaints vs. hospitals

Healthcare workers’ unions are supporting legislation that would implement safer staffing standards.

 

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Trash piles up in King County neighborhoods after agency postpones service for weeks

Collection company initially cited weather as the reason, but now a strike interferes.

 

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King County Council approves new leadership, committee structure and assignments

The leadership positions and committee assignments will last through 2022.

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Design rendering of the planned development in the Totem Lake neighborhood in Kirkland. (Courtesy of American Capital Group)

Land acquired for mixed-use development in Totem Lake neighborhood

Development will become nearly 500 units of housing and 11,000 square feet of commercial space.

Design rendering of the planned development in the Totem Lake neighborhood in Kirkland. (Courtesy of American Capital Group)
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Kirkland-based company sues to challenge ‘tribal gaming monopoly’ in Washington

Company called the state’s policy an “erroneous application of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.”

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Widespread burnout among healthcare workers prompts change at hospitals

Healthcare workers unions are supporting HB 1868 and companion bill SB 5715.

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Fate of Redmond’s East DDC in question following federal push for US Postal Service consolidation (Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)

Postal workers concerned about USPS consolidation, impact on region’s mail delivery

Cities affected would be Mercer Island, Bellevue, Issaquah, North Bend, Snoqualmie, Snoqualmie Pass, Carnation, Duvall, Fall City, Mill Creek, Bothell, Woodinville, Lynnwood, Edmonds, Kirkland and Redmond.

Fate of Redmond’s East DDC in question following federal push for US Postal Service consolidation (Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)
Jeff Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health — Seattle King County. (Screenshot from Zoom meeting)

King County health expert is ‘mind-boggled’ by spread of Omicron variant

Omicron wave could peak by mid-January, according to predictions.

Jeff Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health — Seattle King County. (Screenshot from Zoom meeting)
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Leesa Manion, chief of staff for the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, to run for county prosecutor

Announcement comes the same day that Dan Satterberg announced he would not run for re-election.

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top left: Penny Sweet, top right: Jay Arnold, bottom left: Jon Pascal, bottom right: Neal Black (screenshot from city council meeting)

Recently elected Kirkland City Council members sworn-in

All four were re-elected in the November 2021 elections

top left: Penny Sweet, top right: Jay Arnold, bottom left: Jon Pascal, bottom right: Neal Black (screenshot from city council meeting)
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Lakeview Elementary students must eat lunch outside during winter cold

Lake Washington School District spokesperson says students eat outdoors if temperatures are not below 38 degrees.

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Kirkland to host annual New Years Polar Bear Plunge

Event will take place on Saturday, Jan. 22.

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Kenmore Middle School. Photo courtesy of Northshore School District

Kenmore man charged after assaulting referee at middle school basketball game

The 72-year-old referee suffered a broken nose and cheekbone

Kenmore Middle School. Photo courtesy of Northshore School District
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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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Kirkland recommends retiring Houghton Community Council in the name of equity

Councilmembers say the HCC gives unfair representation to Houghton residents through veto power.

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Kirkland unveils new Firehouse 24

The new firehouse aims to improve emergency response in Finn Hill and North Juanita.

Design rendering of new Firehouse 24 screenshot from Kirkland website
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
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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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