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Elaine Simons, former foster mother of Jesse Sarey, addresses a crowd outside the Maleng Regional Justice Center on Aug. 24, 2020, moments after Auburn Police Officer Jeff Nelson was formally charged with second-degree murder and first-degree assault in the May 31, 2019, shooting death of 26-year-old Sarey in front of a north Auburn convenience store. File photo

Supreme Court rules officers can be compelled to testify about killings

In a joint lawsuit against King County, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled in favor of the families of Charleena Lyles, Damarius Butts and Isaiah… Continue reading

 

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Firearm violence in King County on upward trend

King County prosecutors note a backlog in court cases, point to the pandemic as the reason why.

 

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Face coverings again recommended for indoor public settings

Regardless of vaccination status, says Public Health – Seattle & King County

  • Jul 23, 2021

 

Screenshot of King County Ecologist makes a PSA regarding water bacteria

Juanita Beach closed for bacteria levels once again

The beach is expected to be closed for at least a week.

  • Jul 22, 2021
Screenshot of King County Ecologist makes a PSA regarding water bacteria
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Study suggests that the top 10 percent of gasoline-using drivers consume one-third of all the gas

Researchers believe converting “gasoline superusers” is an important factor in meeting climate goals

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County property purchased in Bellevue for Eastside supportive and affordable housing

The $186 million project is expected to be finished by 2023.

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Source: King County Medical Examiner’s Office

Drug overdose data shows an alarming trend in recent years

King County data indicates massive increase in fentanyl deaths from 2008 to 2020.

Source: King County Medical Examiner’s Office
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Eastside Fire and Rescue to share services with Woodinville Fire and Rescue

Eastside Fire and Rescue Board of Directors approved a ten-year agreement to share services.

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Drop box at the King County Elections headquarters in Renton. File photo

What is ranked-choice voting and why does it matter?

King County leaders discuss implementing a new system that aims to better reflect the will of voters

Drop box at the King County Elections headquarters in Renton. File photo
27-year-old Kelley Fox (Courtesy of Greenwich Biosciences)

Cannabis-derived drug reduces symptoms for local woman suffering chronic seizures

Seizure control allowed her to communicate, make friends and have unprecedented independence.

27-year-old Kelley Fox (Courtesy of Greenwich Biosciences)
Screenshot of video obtained by Redmond police shows Richard Sherman trying to break into the Redmond home of his in-laws.

Former Seattle Seahawks player Richard Sherman charged with five misdemeanors in King County

Charges were filed following an incident at home of Sherman’s in-laws in Redmond.

Screenshot of video obtained by Redmond police shows Richard Sherman trying to break into the Redmond home of his in-laws.
Rendering of shoreline improvements at David Brink Park (courtesy of City of Kirkland)

David Brink Park to receive shoreline renovations this August

The park is expected to be closed for six months of construction.

Rendering of shoreline improvements at David Brink Park (courtesy of City of Kirkland)

Prosthetic leg at Auburn Police Department, cops want to know whose

A prosthetic leg arrived at the Auburn Police Department as found property over the weekend. It was found in the 100 block of 2nd Southeast.… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2021

Swat team resolves situation with female suspect barricaded in Auburn home

Around 5:45 p.m. on June 11, an Auburn Police patrol responded to a suspicious circumstance near the area of 112th Place Southeast and Southeast 325th… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2021
Ubax Gardheere, 2021 candidate for the 9th District seat of the Metropolitan King County Council, poses for a photo at Cedar River Park in Renton. Photo by Alex Bruell/Sound Publishing
Ubax Gardheere, 2021 candidate for the 9th District seat of the Metropolitan King County Council, poses for a photo at Cedar River Park in Renton. Photo by Alex Bruell/Sound Publishing
King County Ecologist Daniel Nidzgorski explains bacterial dynamics in water

Juanita Beach reopens after rise in bacterial concentration in water

King County ecologist explains that fecal bacteria is to blame.

King County Ecologist Daniel Nidzgorski explains bacterial dynamics in water
In this 2019 file photo, Puget Sound Energy product development manager John Dooley stands in front of one of four units at the Glacier Battery Storage Project in northwest Washington state. (Sound Publishing file photo)

Washington state utility moratorium receives final extension

A final extension of the Washington state utility moratorium was announced last week, meaning the ban on shut-offs will expire on Sept. 30. A press… Continue reading

In this 2019 file photo, Puget Sound Energy product development manager John Dooley stands in front of one of four units at the Glacier Battery Storage Project in northwest Washington state. (Sound Publishing file photo)
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Kirkland Fire Department warns of fire danger due to hot, dry conditions

Fireworks are prohibited in Kirkland, firepits and bonfires Discouraged

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Locals enjoy the water at Juanita Beach Park, where the Friday farmer’s market is located. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Juanita Beach closed for at least one week due to elevated bacteria levels

Juanita Beach is closed for at least one week due to elevated bacteria levels, according to the City of Kirkland. Water quality staff from the… Continue reading

Locals enjoy the water at Juanita Beach Park, where the Friday farmer’s market is located. Katie Metzger/staff photo
Federal Way residents Kevin Jochim, left, and Steve Reichel enjoy drinks on the new patio area at JP’s Tavern on Aug. 5, 2020. Restaurants and bars embraced outdoor seating during the pandemic. File photo

Governor lifts restrictions, but health officials warn the pandemic is not over

As of June 30, bar-goers are able to stand shoulder-to-shoulder and diners can sit at restaurant tables that have long been vacant to reduce capacity… Continue reading

Federal Way residents Kevin Jochim, left, and Steve Reichel enjoy drinks on the new patio area at JP’s Tavern on Aug. 5, 2020. Restaurants and bars embraced outdoor seating during the pandemic. File photo