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A man who appears to be President Joe Biden is seen in the back seat of a car in the president’s motorcade, departing the Green River College after the president’s speech. Photo by Alex Bruell/Sound Publishing

Biden’s visit to Auburn prompts crowds, protests, and a little bit of everything

President Joe Biden made a stop at the Green River College in Auburn on April 22 during his two-day visit to Washington and Oregon last… Continue reading

A man who appears to be President Joe Biden is seen in the back seat of a car in the president’s motorcade, departing the Green River College after the president’s speech. Photo by Alex Bruell/Sound Publishing
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 2): Police officer’s history of violence | 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.
President Joe Biden. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

Biden visits Seattle and Green River College during trip to Pacific Northwest

The president will stress infrastructure in Portland and Seattle while raising money for the Democratic Party.

  • Apr 22, 2022
President Joe Biden. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia
The Sammamish Valley is home to a collection of farms, wineries and tasting rooms. File photo
The Sammamish Valley is home to a collection of farms, wineries and tasting rooms. File photo

King County continues to grapple with alcohol rules in rural areas

Much of the debate surrounds wineries, breweries and distilleries operating as retail businesses.

The Sammamish Valley is home to a collection of farms, wineries and tasting rooms. File photo
The Sammamish Valley is home to a collection of farms, wineries and tasting rooms. File photo
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How a Ukrainian and Russian couple escaped a war zone

“We will never forget that sound. Boom. Boom,” said Valeriia Horodnycha, who has been staying in Mercer Island.

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Sunset at Mount Rainier. NPS

Mount Rainier park approves nine new lahar monitoring stations

The new monitors can give local communities up to 10 extra minutes to evacuate in case of a disaster.

Sunset at Mount Rainier. NPS
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Health board decides against COVID vaccine requirement for students

The state Board of Health wants to see more data for younger children.

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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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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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Lake Washington High School. Courtesy photo

New law targets active shooter lockdown drills in Washington schools

By Brooklynn Hillemann, WNPA News Service

  • Mar 22, 2022
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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.
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

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.

Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo
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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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Website aids Ukrainians; criminal justice reform under scrutiny | King County Local Dive

Welcome to a new podcast for King County residents.

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Avi Schiffmann, left, and Marco Burstein at Harvard University. Courtesy photo

Mercer Islander and Harvard classmate launch website to aid Ukrainians in need of shelter

Internet activist also developed one of the first and largest coronavirus tracking websites.

Avi Schiffmann, left, and Marco Burstein at Harvard University. Courtesy photo
Igor Soloydenko, who said he identifies as Russian, holds a sign urging “Peace for Ukraine” at a ceremony Feb. 25 in Federal Way. Soloydenko said: “There’s just so much shame. I feel helpless in the way I cannot change anything in my home country. It was unimaginable that Russia would do such a thing.” Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing

Ukrainian Honorary Consul speaks out about Russian invasion of Ukraine

“As long as we breathe, as long as our hearts beat, we’re going to protect our land,” said Valeriy Goloborodko.

Igor Soloydenko, who said he identifies as Russian, holds a sign urging “Peace for Ukraine” at a ceremony Feb. 25 in Federal Way. Soloydenko said: “There’s just so much shame. I feel helpless in the way I cannot change anything in my home country. It was unimaginable that Russia would do such a thing.” Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing
A KN95 mask. (Wikimedia Commons)

Inslee changes end of mask mandate to March 12

King County’s indoor mandate will end at the same time.

A KN95 mask. (Wikimedia Commons)
Screenshot of Gov. Jay Inslee’s news conference from Feb. 17, 2022.

Governor: Masks can come off March 21 in most public settings

They’ll still be required in some places, but Washington is following several other states now lifting mandates.

Screenshot of Gov. Jay Inslee’s news conference from Feb. 17, 2022.
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A gun rights advocate warns a crowd of the potential need for forceful resistance in the future at gathering outside House of Representatives chamber in this 2020 file photo.

Ban of guns at government meetings, ballot counting advances

The prohibition would cover open and concealed carry of firearms. State House Democrats overrode Republican objections.

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A gun rights advocate warns a crowd of the potential need for forceful resistance in the future at gathering outside House of Representatives chamber in this 2020 file photo.