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Parents in Kelowna lack confidence in the vaccination (Metro Creative Graphics Photo)

State health department approves Pfizer booster for kids ages 5-11

The move comes as COVID-19 cases are increasing in King County

 

Monkeypox virus. Photo courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control.

Public health officials confirm case of monkeypox in King County

Health officials say the positive case does not pose a significant risk to public health

 

Patti Cole-Tindall (Courtesy of King County)

Patti Cole-Tindall is officially confirmed as the new King County Sheriff

After serving as the interim sheriff since January, the King County Council unanimously voted to confirm Patti Cole-Tindall as the new King County Sheriff on… Continue reading

 

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EvergreenHealth Midwife delivers 1,000th baby of her career

“I don’t have any intention of leaving any time soon,” said Shana Johnson.

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World War II veterans in Auburn, Wash. File photo

Washington ranks 7th among states for number of World War II veterans

12,364 WWII veterans are living in the state, with a total population of 517,912 military veterans.

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Use your King County library card to explore the outdoors

KCLS cardholders can check out a Discover Pass for two weeks to explore public lands.

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Courtesy of Studio East.

Studio East brings Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing to Juanita Beach Park

Four free live performances will take place from June 3 to June 5.

Courtesy of Studio East.
Monkeypox virus. Photo courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control.

King County identifies first presumptive monkeypox case

The illness is not as easily transmitted compared to COVID-19, according to health officer.

Monkeypox virus. Photo courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control.
King County Local Dive podcast
King County Local Dive podcast
Club members celebrate their awards. Courtesy of Kiwanis Club Kirkland.

Kiwanis Club of Kirkland recognizes everyday heroes

27 Kiwanis Aktion Club members were presented with “Everday Hero” awards.

Club members celebrate their awards. Courtesy of Kiwanis Club Kirkland.
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Master Builders Association opposes new Kirkland tree ordinance

The construction industry group claims the tree ordinance will hinder housing projects.

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Parent-led group Keep Kids Safe protests facility for homeless in Kirkland

The group held a protest outside of Kirkland City Hall on May 17 as a parent spoke to the council.

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EvergreenHealth in Kirkland recognized for outstanding hospital safety and quality care

EvergreenHealth was ranked among the top two hospitals in WA for critical care and pulmonary care.

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King County Council approves creation of Cannabis Safety Taskforce amid rash of dispensary robberies

The multi-agency task force will cooperate to find ways to improve safety in the cash-only industry.

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Lake Washington Institute of Technology hosts Annual Applied Research Symposium

The symposium took place on May 12 and consisted of posters, presentations and visual arts.

Lake Washington Institute of Technology - Reporter file photo
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New ORCA system launches for regional transit across the Puget Sound

Overhaul includes new website, mobile application and digital business account manager.

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Judged by XII: A King County Local Dive podcast. The hands shown here belong to Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson, who has been charged with homicide in the 2019 death of Jesse Sarey.

JUDGED BY XII (Episode 4): Foster mom wants accountability in Auburn cop’s upcoming murder trial

Special podcast series explores Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson’s role in the death of Jesse Sarey.

Judged by XII: A King County Local Dive podcast. The hands shown here belong to Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson, who has been charged with homicide in the 2019 death of Jesse Sarey.
Inspecting hand made flower bouquets. Courtesy of Koelsch Communities.

Koelsch community houses in Kirkland celebrate nurses

The National Nurses Week and International Nurses Day celebration featured bouquets and lunch.

Inspecting hand made flower bouquets. Courtesy of Koelsch Communities.
FILE PHOTO: King County Sheriff’s Office deputies.

Dozens of King County Sheriff’s Office employees left jobs instead of getting vaccinated

This added on to the existing number of vacancies in the department.

FILE PHOTO: King County Sheriff’s Office deputies.
Invasive Himalayan blackberries cover the the creek’s riparian area (Courtesy of City of Kirkland)

Kirkland begins streambank restoration in Juanita Creek with grant from county

The City of Kirkland says is the community’s largest salmon bearing stream.

Invasive Himalayan blackberries cover the the creek’s riparian area (Courtesy of City of Kirkland)