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Surgeon General sounds alarm on mental health in young people during pandemic

A report called the rising levels of depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation a potential crisis.

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Eastside King County restaurant owners discuss challenges recently with U.S. Rep Suzan DelBene at Pomegranate Bistro in Redmond. (Photo credit: Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)
Eastside King County restaurant owners discuss challenges recently with U.S. Rep Suzan DelBene at Pomegranate Bistro in Redmond. (Photo credit: Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)
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Survey data suggests how the pandemic has changed attitudes toward housing in King County

More than half of King County survey participants say they will move in the next five years.

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Inglemoor high school student’s non-profit organization honored

Sanika Datar, a freshman at Inglemoor High School, has had her work recognized through some elite nominations (both at state and national levels) including the… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2021
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King County weather: Dec. 9-13

Here’s the King County area weather forecast for Dec. 9-13, 2021. Thursday morning: High near 43 with a 90% chance of rain. Thursday night: Low… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2021
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Redmond’s Silver Cloud Inn, purchased by county to become permanent supportive housing for the chronically homeless (photo credit: Cameron Sheppard)

King County Council approves plan for future of housing-first approach to homelessness

The plan will govern expenditures of Health through Housing dollars from 2022 to 2028.

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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King County Council approves unique public-private partnership for Eastrail project

Funding approved to construct key Eastrail/520 Trail Corridor connector in Bellevue.

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Black drivers disproportionately pulled over by WSP in King, Pierce counties

A study by WSU researchers examined over 3 million traffic stops performed by WSP officers.

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This October 2021 photo provided by Pfizer shows kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine.

King County woman among first in state to test positive for Omicron

Omicron appears to be more transmissible than the Delta variant.

This October 2021 photo provided by Pfizer shows kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine.
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King County weather: Dec. 3-5

Here is your King County area weather forecast for Dec. 3-5, 2021. Friday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46 degrees. Friday night: A 40… Continue reading

  • Dec 3, 2021
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Keith Wagoner

Senator becomes first GOP candidate for secretary of state

Sen. Keith Wagoner will challenge Democrat Steve Hobbs, who was appointed to the statewide post in November

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The Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center is located at 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

FEMA to send mobile COVID-19 vaccination unit to Western Washington

The mobile site is set to open Dec. 20 in Federal Way; additional locations to come.

The Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center is located at 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
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Dough Zone Dumpling House opens location at Kirkland Urban

Seattle-area chain is famous for Dan-Dan noodles and soup dumplings.

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Washington health officials discuss response to new COVID variant

Things will be handled with Omicron variant similar to the Delta variant.

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As new COVID-19 variant looms, vaccination disparities linger in King County

County data shows gaps among age, geography and race.

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Garbage at the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill in Maple Valley. FILE PHOTO

King County and Port of Seattle to collaborate on waste-to-fuel study

The study is aimed at identifying logistics of developing aviation fuel out of municipal garbage.

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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.

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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.

Mid-afternoon traffic on northbound Interstate 5 on Nov. 22 near Everett. Dan Bates/The Herald
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King County Executive appoints Patti Cole-Tindall as interim sheriff

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

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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)