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King County announces purchase agreement of Federal Way hotel

Hotel and two additional Seattle properties to become part of county’s Health Through Housing homelessness program.

King County Executive Dow Constantine signs an order July 28 to restart inquests into deaths that involved police officers. COURTESY PHOTO, King County

King County to restart inquests into deaths by police officers

Cases include shootings by Kent, Auburn, Federal Way and Kirkland police

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Brief history of rats in the Puget Sound region – and the problem they present

Local exterminator noticed big change in rats over the past 40 years.

Sponsor of the motion to establish guidelines for the removal of encampments, Councilmember Reagan Dunn (courtesy of King County Council)

King County Council discusses policy for removal of homeless encampments

Still unclear what the standards will be, who will enforce it, and how jurisdictions will interact.

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Face coverings again recommended for indoor public settings

Regardless of vaccination status, says Public Health – Seattle & King County

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Firearm violence in King County on upward trend

King County prosecutors note a backlog in court cases, point to the pandemic as the reason why.

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Best Pain Patch – Buy Top Pain Relief Patches That Do Work

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Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

King County primary election candidates to watch | Roegner

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Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He recently retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and now lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at thebrunells@msn.com.

Massive reforestation effort needed in Washington and beyond | Brunell

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Dr. Amit Desai of St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way receives a COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 17, 2020. COURTESY PHOTO, CHI Franciscan

State reports 94% of COVID-19 cases are unvaccinated people

Data released by state Department of Health for cases between February and June

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Bril Reviews – Is Bril UV Light Toothbrush Sterilizer Worth It?

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Safe Consumption Part 2: The Site

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Safe Consumption Part I: The Debate

Safe Consumption Part I: The Debate

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The Double Bind

Allegations of rape will get you an audience with the King County Prosecutor’s office. But justice is more elusive.

 

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The Fear and Resolve of Those Most Threatened by a Trump Presidency

Seattle’s Muslims and Mexican immigrants share their hopes and concerns following the election.