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Department of Health announces QR code verification program to prove vaccination status

WA Verify is intended to make vaccine verification simpler and more efficient.

 

Mid-afternoon traffic on northbound Interstate 5 on Nov. 22 near Everett. Dan Bates/The Herald

Thanksgiving traffic forecast is heavier than pre-pandemic

Drivers and ferry riders could be in for long waits, depending on when they go.

 

Patti Cole-Trindall

King County Executive appoints Patti Cole-Tindall as interim sheriff

Cole-Tindall has a background in the sheriff’s office and county government.

 

Comparison map between current district map and proposed draft. (Screenshot from King County’s website)

King County proposes redistricting map, asks for feedback from public

Public invited to comment at November 30 public hearing.

Comparison map between current district map and proposed draft. (Screenshot from King County’s website)
The Washington State Redistricting Commission held a public meeting over Zoom on Monday night to draw the final legislative and congressional district boundaries. Most of the five-hour session was spent in "caucus meetings" which were unavailable to the viewing public. (Washington State Redistricting Commission)

Bipartisan commission fails to draw new political boundaries

For the first time in state history, the Supreme Court will define new congressional and legislative districts.

The Washington State Redistricting Commission held a public meeting over Zoom on Monday night to draw the final legislative and congressional district boundaries. Most of the five-hour session was spent in "caucus meetings" which were unavailable to the viewing public. (Washington State Redistricting Commission)
Homeless encampment in a wooded area in Auburn on Aug. 27, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

What the history of homelessness in our region can teach us about our current crisis

A talk with the author of “Skid Road: On the Frontier of Health and Homelessness in an American City.”

Homeless encampment in a wooded area in Auburn on Aug. 27, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
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State’s richest zip codes are all in East King County, according to home value study

Medina zip code ranks among top 10 most affluent in the nation.

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Left: Dow Constantine, Right: Joe Nguyen (screenshot from King County website)

Constantine leads in vote count for King County Executive

Incumbent Dow Constantine is challenged by State Sen. Joe Nguyen.

Left: Dow Constantine, Right: Joe Nguyen (screenshot from King County website)
Dish from Arleana’s (photo credit: Kat Young)

Owners of Seattle’s Island Soul rally community to help open Caribbean soul restaurant on the Eastside

Owners Theo and Gaelyn Martin turn to Kickstarter to crowdfund their restaurant Arleana’s in Kirkland

Dish from Arleana’s (photo credit: Kat Young)
Michael Brian Protzman holds a trophy on Nov. 1. Photo via Protzman's Negative48 Telegram channel
Michael Brian Protzman holds a trophy on Nov. 1. Photo via Protzman's Negative48 Telegram channel
Redmond’s Silver Cloud Inn, purchased by county to become permanent supportive housing for the chronically homeless (photo credit: Cameron Sheppard)

King County councilmember proposes a public comment period before county establishes homeless shelters

In some cities, hotels bought to homeless shelters have been constroversial among residents.

Redmond’s Silver Cloud Inn, purchased by county to become permanent supportive housing for the chronically homeless (photo credit: Cameron Sheppard)
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Man dubbed “the sweatpants robber” arrested by Bellevue police

Antonio Aaron is supected of nine different robberies across East King County.

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Abusive power and control diagram (Screenshot taken from Zoom meeting with advocates against domestic violence)

For domestic violence survivors, petitioning for a protective order can be an uphill battle

New state law intends to remove barriers to protection, but advocates say it may not do enough.

Abusive power and control diagram (Screenshot taken from Zoom meeting with advocates against domestic violence)
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Two Eastside high schools recognized for their collective academic success

Redmond HS and Newport HS both honored, Newport had three different sports teams win.

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Kirkland’s city manager awarded Martin Luther King Medal of Distinguished Service

The award comes after Kirkland was ground-zero for the pandemic in the state and the nation.

  • Oct 26, 2021
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Racial disparities in bike helmet law forces decision by King County health board

On Oct. 21, the King County Board of Health discussed striking down a county law that requires bicycle riders to wear helmets because of data… Continue reading

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North Kirkland Community Center Park (courtesy of City of Kirkland)

Community invited to take survey on the future of Kirkland’s parks, recreation and open spaces

Survey is part of the process of updating a six-year strategic plan for the city’s parks and rec.

  • Oct 22, 2021
North Kirkland Community Center Park (courtesy of City of Kirkland)
Geographic dispersion of Washington State Patrol commissioned personnel who lost their jobs Oct. 18. (Washington State Patrol)

Rather than get vaccine, nearly 1,900 state workers lose jobs

Exactly how many people will be out of work for ignoring Gov. Jay Inslee’s vaccine mandate isn’t known yet. But it became a lot clearer… Continue reading

Geographic dispersion of Washington State Patrol commissioned personnel who lost their jobs Oct. 18. (Washington State Patrol)
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Eastside Fire & Rescue says their response times will not be affected by absence of unvaccinated employees

Spokesperson says about 13 employees have left the department at the moment.

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