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Face coverings no longer required on transit and in transit facilities in Puget Sound region

The policy change is related to a federal judge’s decision to strike down mask mandates on airplanes.

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Public health agencies link Norovirus outbreak to oysters from British Columbia

As of early April, 103 norovirus illnesses have been reported from 13 states, 62 in Washington.

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Re-enactment of first responders treating an overdose (File photo)
Re-enactment of first responders treating an overdose (File photo)
Tulalip council members and tribal members watch as Governor Jay Inslee signs bill HB 1571 into law at the Tulalip Resort on Thursday, March 31, 2022 in Tulalip, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

New alert system aims to bring home missing Indigenous people

Gov. Jay Inslee signed a law creating the new system. Families of the missing and murdered say it’s a start.

Tulalip council members and tribal members watch as Governor Jay Inslee signs bill HB 1571 into law at the Tulalip Resort on Thursday, March 31, 2022 in Tulalip, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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Kirkland mayor writes open letter in response to lawsuit opposing homeless shelter

Mayor Sweet says the city has and will continue to be committed to transparency in the process.

City of Kirkland Mayor Penny Sweet
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King County to offer grants for innovative recycling, reuse and waste reduction project proposals

Proposers are eligible for $20,000 to $300,000 per project, the deadline for applicants is May 6.

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Sound Transit announces end of Teamsters’ strike that stopped concrete deliveries to projects across the region

The strike has resulted in more than 4,300 missed concrete deliveries, according to the agency.

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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: Story of a police officer charged with murder | King County Local Dive

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.
Left: Patti Cole-Tindall, middle: Charles Kimble, right: Reginald Moorman (Courtesy of King County)

Three final candidates identified for King County Sheriff as recruitment moves into the last phase

The county has announced public forums for community members to engage in the process.

Left: Patti Cole-Tindall, middle: Charles Kimble, right: Reginald Moorman (Courtesy of King County)
Juanita Bay Park. Courtesy of the city of Kirkland.

City of Kirkland invites residents to celebrate Earth Month

The goal of celebrating Earth Month is to inspire environmental awareness and stewardship.

Juanita Bay Park. Courtesy of the city of Kirkland.
An ice cream vendor at Juanita Friday Market. Courtesy of the city of Kirkland.

City seeks vendors for the return of Juanita Friday Market

The market will return on June 3 and last every Friday until Sept. 30.

An ice cream vendor at Juanita Friday Market. Courtesy of the city of Kirkland.
Washi Origami Crane earrings made by Fay Lim of Casion Jewelry

Local art museums help Bothell jewelry artist sell origami crane earrings to fight hate

Fay Lim kicked off the “Cranes for Peace” fundraising campaign kicked off in May 2021.

Washi Origami Crane earrings made by Fay Lim of Casion Jewelry
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King County to audit eviction prevention and rental assistance payments made during pandemic

DCHS says they gave out a unprecedented $318.5 million in funds to thousands of households.

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Parent-group sues city of Kirkland and King County over planned homeless shelter at La Quinta Inn

Keep Kids Safe is concerned about the lack of transparency of city and county leaders.

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King County Local Dive podcast
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4th of July t-shirt design contest is now open

Designs must incorporate the city’s 2022 theme, “Celebrate Kirkland, Together Again.”

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New round of relief funding available for small Kirkland businesses

Applications for the Small Business Relief Program will close on April 14 at 5:00 p.m.

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County leaders move to explore publicly-manufactured concrete amid workers strike

The concrete workers strike has stopped projects across the region for months.

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Redmond police arrest alleged scammer who pretended to be a moving company

The man would pose as a mover then hold property hostage until victims payed additional fees.

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