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Guardian One footage from January 2022 shows an Issaquah police officer attempting to remove suspect from stolen vehicle but gets run over in the process. Courtesy of King County Sheriff’s Office Air Support

Breaking down Washington police reform from this year and last

Legislators passed a number of bills responding to concerns around policing. Let’s dig into them.

Guardian One footage from January 2022 shows an Issaquah police officer attempting to remove suspect from stolen vehicle but gets run over in the process. Courtesy of King County Sheriff’s Office Air Support
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Cannabis stakeholders want cash out of the equation amid rash of robberies

State regulators say action from Congress is required for cannabis industry to use credit cards.

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Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson (left) speaks with Paul Kramer at the signing of bills aimed at reducing gun violence Wednesday in Olympia. Kramer’s son Will was injured in a 2016 mass shooting in Mukilteo that left three people dead. (Washington State Attorney General)

Law signed banning sales of large capacity ammo magazines

Emotions swelled as Gov. Inslee signed a measure that limits capacity to 10 rounds. The new law takes effect July 1.

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson (left) speaks with Paul Kramer at the signing of bills aimed at reducing gun violence Wednesday in Olympia. Kramer’s son Will was injured in a 2016 mass shooting in Mukilteo that left three people dead. (Washington State Attorney General)
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County wants input for plan to develop Cedar Hills Regional Landfill

Sustainable waste management supporters have called previous environmental impact statements a “boondoggle.”

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New law targets active shooter lockdown drills in Washington schools

By Brooklynn Hillemann, WNPA News Service

  • Mar 22, 2022
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North Kirkland Community Center Park (courtesy of City of Kirkland)

City of Kirkland seeks feedback on Americans with Disabilities Act Transition Plan for parks

Accessibility assessments were conducted at 52 parks and park facilities in Kirkland.

North Kirkland Community Center Park (courtesy of City of Kirkland)
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City of Kirkland seeks community input on potential body-worn camera program

The program’s goal is to increase community and officer safety, and perhaps even KPD’s accountability.

An Axon body-worn police camera. Courtesy photo.
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King County Council approves program intended to help fight displacement, promote equity among historically disadvantaged groups

Grants program and other resources will aim to prevent commercial and cultural displacement.

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Design rendering of ‘Ascent’ (Courtesy of Talon Private Capital)

Bellevue-based real estate developer breaks ground on new Kirkland office building

The over 57,000 square-foot space is expected to be ready for use by the end of 2024.

Design rendering of ‘Ascent’ (Courtesy of Talon Private Capital)
This October 2021 photo provided by Pfizer shows kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine.

‘ForWArd’ plan details how state will ‘coexist’ with COVID

Moving away from mandates, officials say the next phase in Washington’s response is about “empowering” residents to keep safe.

This October 2021 photo provided by Pfizer shows kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine.
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A testy final night of legislating brought 2 big surprises

Here’s what’s happening after adjournment of the 2022 session of the Washington Legislature.

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Ribbon cutting ceremony on March 3, 2022, at MorningStar Kirkland. Courtesy of MorningStar Kirkland.

New senior living facility opens in Totem Lake

MorningStar Kirkland stated the new facility is projected to add 55 jobs to the local economy.

Ribbon cutting ceremony on March 3, 2022, at MorningStar Kirkland. Courtesy of MorningStar Kirkland.
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Sound Transit secures $15.9 million in new federal funding for construction of Stride bus rapid transit on I-405

Sound Transit spokespeople believe the bus lines will help reduce “chronic congestion” of traffic.

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King County wants your opinion on new firework enforcement rules | King County

Your comments will be accepted through April 10.

  • Mar 16, 2022
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Amazon to invest over $40 million in affordable housing near Sound Transit sites

The company outlined two specific housing projects near light rail stations in Bellevue and SeaTac.

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Man leaves car engine running while buying a banana, car gets stolen

On Feb. 27 the victim’s car was stolen from the Juanita Safeway parking lot.

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County Executive Dow Constantine (center) speaks outside of a plane that landed at King County Airport March 2, carrying 12,000 kokanee salmon eggs, with Kokanee Work Group Recovery Program Manager Perry Falcone (L) and Snoqualmie Tribal Councilmember Bill Sweet. Photo Conor Wilson/Valley Record.

Local kokanee salmon reach new preservation milestone

King County scientists recently celebrated flying fish. The celebration came March 2 as a plane carrying 12,000 Lake Sammamish kokanee salmon eggs landed at the… Continue reading

County Executive Dow Constantine (center) speaks outside of a plane that landed at King County Airport March 2, carrying 12,000 kokanee salmon eggs, with Kokanee Work Group Recovery Program Manager Perry Falcone (L) and Snoqualmie Tribal Councilmember Bill Sweet. Photo Conor Wilson/Valley Record.
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Inquests into police shootings to resume in King County

First case involves death of Kent man; future inquests include Auburn, Kent, Federal Way police

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