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Juanita High School extends remote learning due to COVID exposures

LWSD has been advised that all students who were on campus may have had a COVID-19 exposure.

 

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County auditor finds agencies fall short on emergency services

The auditor’s office recommends clarifying responsibilities and accountability for effective planning.

  • Jan 17, 2022

 

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Issaquah and Bellevue police chase ends with stolen car in river

The two suspects have been arrested and are awaiting charges with King County.

 

During a news conference Thursday, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee explains the deployment of the National Guard to hospitals to assist with the coronavirus surge. (TVW) 20220113

Surgeries paused, National Guard deployed to assist hospitals

King County health officials say 1 in 7 ICU and acute-care hospital beds are occupied by a COVID patient.

During a news conference Thursday, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee explains the deployment of the National Guard to hospitals to assist with the coronavirus surge. (TVW) 20220113
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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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Lake Washington School District places three levies on the Feb. 8 ballot

The exisiting levies, which expire in February, help fully fund the 57 schools within the district.

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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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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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Bellevue police standoff. File photo

Washington Democrats introduce bills clarifying police reforms

One deals with mental health response and the other deals with less-lethal weapons.

Bellevue police standoff. File photo
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)
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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.

Courtesy of Leesa Manion
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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Health care leaders declare statewide crisis, request action

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

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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)
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.

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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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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