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Design rendering of future Sounders FC facility in Renton. (Courtesy of Seattle Sounders FC)

Seattle Sounders FC announce new HQ at Renton’s Longacres site

Facility is expected to open in 2024, before Seattle potentially hosts FIFA World Cup games in 2026.

Design rendering of future Sounders FC facility in Renton. (Courtesy of Seattle Sounders FC)
State Superintendent Chris Reykdal (Courtesy of OSPI)

State Superintendent recommends change of mask mandate policies in schools, claims ‘landscape’ of pandemic has changed

Meanwhile, the state’s largest public school employees’ union continues support for masks in schools.

State Superintendent Chris Reykdal (Courtesy of OSPI)
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Cover art of books that KSD Librarian Gavin Downing says have been under fire: “Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts),” by Lev A.C. Rosen, “If I Was Your Girl,” by Meredith Russo, and “All Boys Aren’t Blue,” by George Matthew Johnson.

Kent School District librarian is ready to defend LGBTQ books ‘even more now’

A few books curated by librarian are under review by district for “sexually explicit content.”

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Cover art of books that KSD Librarian Gavin Downing says have been under fire: “Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts),” by Lev A.C. Rosen, “If I Was Your Girl,” by Meredith Russo, and “All Boys Aren’t Blue,” by George Matthew Johnson.
Cedar Heights Middle School, where the principal reportedly flagged literature in the library after a student raised an issue with the content. (Screenshot from Kent School District website)

Kent School District issues statement as LGBTQ library books are under fire

Some believe the books are too sexually explicit for middle school, but others decry library censorship.

Cedar Heights Middle School, where the principal reportedly flagged literature in the library after a student raised an issue with the content. (Screenshot from Kent School District website)
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After a record-breaking 2020, gun violence continues to increase in King County

King County Prosecuting Attorney believes pandemic gun violence is part of a national trend.

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Seattle East DDC facility front (Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)
Seattle East DDC facility front (Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)

U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene urges Postmaster General to reconsider closing Eastside mail facility

Workers at the East DDC in Redmond are concerned about how the closure would impact mail service.

Seattle East DDC facility front (Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)
Seattle East DDC facility front (Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)
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King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office testifies on behalf of catalytic converter theft bill, suggests additional measures

KCPAO representative emphasized the importance of addressing the demand for the stolen car parts.

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U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-WA, who pushed for broadband funding in Washington schools. (Screenshot from murray.senate.gov)

American Rescue Plan Act funding approved for broadband investments in WA schools

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray pushed for the funding, which will benefit several King County school districts.

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-WA, who pushed for broadband funding in Washington schools. (Screenshot from murray.senate.gov)
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Non-profit sponsors study on how the pandemic impacted arts and culture in Puget Sound

The study helped identify challenges faced by residents and cultural organizations in Washington

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WA lawmakers propose making companies responsible for recycling improvements

SB 5697 would compel industries to report data, invest in infrastructure, meet standards.

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Unions: 2021 hosted a record number of workplace safety complaints vs. hospitals

Healthcare workers’ unions are supporting legislation that would implement safer staffing standards.

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Trash piles up in King County neighborhoods after agency postpones service for weeks

Collection company initially cited weather as the reason, but now a strike interferes.

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King County Council approves new leadership, committee structure and assignments

The leadership positions and committee assignments will last through 2022.

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Kirkland-based company sues to challenge ‘tribal gaming monopoly’ in Washington

Company called the state’s policy an “erroneous application of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.”

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Surveillance photos of the 28-year-old Seattle man who has been arrested and charged with 12 counts of first-degree robbery. (Photos taken from charging documents)

Seattle man arrested after allegedly committing a dozen King County robberies

The 28-year-old is believed to have conducted robberies in Seattle, Bellevue and Federal Way.

Surveillance photos of the 28-year-old Seattle man who has been arrested and charged with 12 counts of first-degree robbery. (Photos taken from charging documents)
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Widespread burnout among healthcare workers prompts change at hospitals

Healthcare workers unions are supporting HB 1868 and companion bill SB 5715.

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Fate of Redmond’s East DDC in question following federal push for US Postal Service consolidation (Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)

Postal workers concerned about USPS consolidation, impact on region’s mail delivery

Cities affected would be Mercer Island, Bellevue, Issaquah, North Bend, Snoqualmie, Snoqualmie Pass, Carnation, Duvall, Fall City, Mill Creek, Bothell, Woodinville, Lynnwood, Edmonds, Kirkland and Redmond.

Fate of Redmond’s East DDC in question following federal push for US Postal Service consolidation (Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)
Jeff Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health — Seattle King County. (Screenshot from Zoom meeting)

King County health expert is ‘mind-boggled’ by spread of Omicron variant

Omicron wave could peak by mid-January, according to predictions.

Jeff Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health — Seattle King County. (Screenshot from Zoom meeting)