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World War II veterans in Auburn, Wash. File photo

Washington ranks 7th among states for number of World War II veterans

12,364 WWII veterans are living in the state, with a total population of 517,912 military veterans.

 

Zeyan Butt of Chase Bank in Kirkland. Courtesy of Chase.

How a Kirkland banker helped a Ukrainian family leave a warzone

The Sukhoy family found themselves stuck in Warsaw due to debit card issues.

 

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No more stolen sisters: How WA is responding to missing and murdered Indigenous people

Across the state, 126 Indigenous people remain missing, with 31 having gone missing in King County.

 

Courtesy of WA DOH.

Tuberculosis cases on the rise in Washington state

As of April 28, 70 TB cases have been reported, and 17 new cases have connections with each other.

Courtesy of WA DOH.
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New Eyes on Kelp initiative boosts underwater monitoring of kelp beds

Puget Sound’s kelp forest are in decline due to pollution and threats from climate change.

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Love A Tree Day to mark the beginning of ORCA’s new card system

In most transit areas, fares won’t be collected from 3:00 a.m. on May 14 until 2:29 a.m. on May 16.

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Washington legislature awards $10.6M in stipends for youth exiting Extended Foster Care program

The number of young adults in King County who will receive stipends is 191.

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Photo courtesy of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Washington wolf population continues to rise, report shows

In 2021, four new wolf packs were documented in four different counties.

Photo courtesy of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
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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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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
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World’s longest surviving kidney patient dies

Mercer Island resident Nancy Spaeth went on dialysis at age 18 and received four kidney transplants.

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In King County, fentanyl is most commonly seen in blue, greenish, or pale colored counterfeit pills. Photo courtesy of King County.

County files homicide charges in Kirkland fentanyl overdose case

Defendant accused of selling blue M30 fentanyl pills to clients after victim died in his apartment.

In King County, fentanyl is most commonly seen in blue, greenish, or pale colored counterfeit pills. Photo courtesy of King County.
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Issaquah School District’s basketball coach turnover rate goes beyond Doug Crandall

Crandall resigned from his position as head basketball coach on Jan. 24.

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Man accused of fatally shooting 11-year-old girl’s dog in front of her

The defendant is being charged with first-degree animal cruelty and reckeless endangerment.

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90-year-old Life Care resident recovering after testing positive for COVID-19

90-year-old Life Care resident recovering after testing positive for COVID-19

Geneva Wood remains in isolation at Harborview Medical Center.

90-year-old Life Care resident recovering after testing positive for COVID-19
CDC: Life Care staff worked in multiple facilities and while symptomatic for COVID-19

CDC: Life Care staff worked in multiple facilities and while symptomatic for COVID-19

Staff members assisted in spreading coronavirus throughout long-term care facilities.

CDC: Life Care staff worked in multiple facilities and while symptomatic for COVID-19
Bloodworks Northwest reports drop in blood donations following coronavirus outbreak

Bloodworks Northwest reports drop in blood donations following coronavirus outbreak

The blood bank has lost 143 donations since March 1.

Bloodworks Northwest reports drop in blood donations following coronavirus outbreak
Bothell High School is closed due to caution over potential coronavirus

Bothell High School is closed due to caution over potential coronavirus

So far there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19

Bothell High School is closed due to caution over potential coronavirus