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Auditors find racial disparities in King County contracts

BIPOC-owned businesses earn contract bids at a much lower rate than white-owned businesses.

 

Pedro Miola inspects the panel to ensure the bees are healthy. (Photo by Cameron Sheppard)

Eye of the bee-holder: Urban beekeeping buzzes in the Pacific Northwest

How a young man on-track to become a doctor found his calling in an ancient trade.

 

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Studio East presents “Shakespeare in the Park,” as first in-person performance in 16 months

Twelfth Night – Shakespeare in the Park, Performing at Juanita Beach Park June 18-20, 2021

 

Artist rendering of the park (courtesy of City of Kirkland)

132nd Square Park improvements to begin construction in July

The $8.35 million project will add new park amenities and surface water improvements.

Artist rendering of the park (courtesy of City of Kirkland)
Graphic rendering of ADU design used for Renton’s Permit Ready Accessory Dwelling Unit program (courtesy of City of Renton)

Backyard cottages might offer a partial solution to King County’s housing problem

Some cities are embracing the solution better than others.

Graphic rendering of ADU design used for Renton’s Permit Ready Accessory Dwelling Unit program (courtesy of City of Renton)
Images of dishes from Issaquah’s Umi Cafe posted on the SMORS page. (Photo courtesy of Kristen Ho)

Facebook page promotes minority-owned restaurants across Puget Sound region

Miya Nazzaro used to be a member of Facebook pages that were intended for people to promote and support restaurants around the Seattle area by… Continue reading

Images of dishes from Issaquah’s Umi Cafe posted on the SMORS page. (Photo courtesy of Kristen Ho)
Seared Wild Scallops with pea puree and Spring Morel mushrooms (courtesy of Beach Cafe)

Lake-side Beach Cafe reopens after a year of pandemic closure

The Beach Cafe at the Woodmark Hotel is open again after more than a year of being closed. The lake-side cafe will be open from… Continue reading

Seared Wild Scallops with pea puree and Spring Morel mushrooms (courtesy of Beach Cafe)
Close up of the inside of the artificial bee hive (photo credit: Cameron Sheppard)

Kirkland Urban complex introduces urban beekeeping to the neighborhood

The bees will provide honey and beeswax as well as valuable cross-pollination.

Close up of the inside of the artificial bee hive (photo credit: Cameron Sheppard)
Photos of Kaloni Bolton. (Courtesy of Kristina Williams)

She couldn’t breathe: Child dies from asthma attack at Renton medical clinic

Family of Kaloni Bolton, 12, seeks answers as to why staff couldn’t treat her.

Photos of Kaloni Bolton. (Courtesy of Kristina Williams)
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As rates of stoned drivers increase, law enforcement face challenges

WSP trooper said a THC breathalyzer would be a “game changer” for law enforcement and courts.

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The Moe Vegan food truck serves meals at the city of Kent’s annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov. 21, 2020. Sound Publishing file photo

King County fire marshals offer regulatory relief to food trucks

39 fire authorities have reportedly agreed to standardize fire codes and inspections.

The Moe Vegan food truck serves meals at the city of Kent’s annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov. 21, 2020. Sound Publishing file photo

King County prosecutor, council member propose hate crimes task force

County leaders say the proposal will give better resouces to prosecute and investigate hate crimes.

Ryan James Fine Arts Kirkland Urban (photo credit: Ryan James Fine Arts)

Ryan James Fine Arts to showcase Milan Heger’s “Duality,” series

“Duality,” showcase will include a chance to meet the artist on April 18.

Ryan James Fine Arts Kirkland Urban (photo credit: Ryan James Fine Arts)
Cedar Creek culvert (photo credit: Stantec)

City of Kirkland, private partners team up to upgrade Cedar Creek culvert

Culvert under 100th Avenue Northeast intended to reduce flooding and provide fish habitat.

Cedar Creek culvert (photo credit: Stantec)
Guns seized during April 7 arrests (photo credit: Dept. of Justice)

More than 20 arrested across the Puget Sound in drug distribution conspiracy

DOJ says law enforcement agencies seized over 70 guns and hundreds of thousands in cash.

Guns seized during April 7 arrests (photo credit: Dept. of Justice)
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King County municipal courts offer limited time warrant amnesty program

The program is intended to mitigate court backlog of warrants during pandemic.

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Screenshot from Kirkland City Council meeting (photo credit: Jay Arnold's Facebook)

Deputy Mayor Jay Arnold announces run for re-election to city council

Deputy Mayor Jay Arnold announced he is running for re-election to the Kirkland City Council, outlining an agenda to strengthen the community, ensure sustainability and… Continue reading

Screenshot from Kirkland City Council meeting (photo credit: Jay Arnold's Facebook)
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Study finds drastic increase in WA properties deemed at-risk of flooding

Analyst suggests climate change is responsible for increased flood risks.

Photo courtesy of South King Fire and Rescue
Cash Cards Unlimited partners, left: Nick Nugwynne, right: Cassius Marsh (photo credit: Cash Cards Unlimited)

Former Seahawks player Cassius Marsh cashes in on trading cards

Marsh and his friend open physical and online trading card store as collectibles boom amid pandemic.

Cash Cards Unlimited partners, left: Nick Nugwynne, right: Cassius Marsh (photo credit: Cash Cards Unlimited)
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Cinemark opens theater at Totem Lake despite bad year for movie theater industry

Cinemark spokesperson said movie theaters still have unique value despite new focus on streaming.

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