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Data released on fireworks-related injuries in Washington

Last year fireworks caused $122,000 in damage.

 

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Mysterious in-home deaths of father, two daughters ruled as starvation

Written materials about fasting were found in the home; the father’s death called a suicide.

 

Dr. Faisal Khan. Courtesy of King County.

Dr. Faisal Khan appointed as next King County health director

Dennis Worsham will continue to serve as interim director until September 6.

 

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Renton spa employee accused of trying to coerce woman into prostitution, posing nude

Quyen T. Nguyen, 39, has been accused of attempted promotion of prostitution in the first degree and unlawful imprisonment after a 23-year-old woman was allegedly… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2022
  • By Bailey Jo Josie bailey.jo.josie@rentonreporter.com
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King County experts discuss extreme heat mitigation plan

The plan includes improving infrastructure and communications to prevent future disasters.

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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: Examining Auburn police officer’s grim tattoos

Episode 5 in special podcast series that explores 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.
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King County approves emergency grant after U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

Washington is expecting an influx of people seeking abortions from out of state.

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Fedor Osipov, 15, flips into Steel Lake in Federal Way during last year's heatwave on June 28, 2021. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing

Heatwave expected to hit King County

Temperatures will likely reach 90 degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday, June 26, and Monday, June 27.

Fedor Osipov, 15, flips into Steel Lake in Federal Way during last year's heatwave on June 28, 2021. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing
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Des Moines Police arrest murder suspect in Kent | Update

Medical examiner identifies body found June 20 in Duwamish River

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Fireworks ban takes effect this year in unincorporated King County

The new law does not extend to cities, which each have their own regulations around fireworks.

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A semiautomatic handgun with a safety cable lock that prevents loading ammunition. (Sound Publishing file photo)

Large-capacity ammo magazine sales ban starts soon in Washington

Starting July 1, a 10-round capacity becomes the limit for sales. Meanwhile, “there is a rush on magazine purchasing.”

A semiautomatic handgun with a safety cable lock that prevents loading ammunition. (Sound Publishing file photo)
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King County Local Dive podcast
At Dash Point on June 16, 2022. Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

All that the tides reveal: Puget Sound’s hidden intertidal world

Exploring King County beaches during the lowest tide in the last 13 years.

At Dash Point on June 16, 2022. Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
Main Street Bridge. Courtesy of WSDOT.

Full closure of I-405 set for Father’s Day weekend in Bellevue

Signs with detour routes will be available; closure will take place from June 17-20 to demolish Main Street Bridge.

Main Street Bridge. Courtesy of WSDOT.
Threats allegedly made by a Juanita High School student (Screenshot from Tweet made by @garywalton73)

Juanita High School student charged with felonies after threatening peers on social media

“You’ll end up like this kids in Uvalde,” local student threatened classmates.

Threats allegedly made by a Juanita High School student (Screenshot from Tweet made by @garywalton73)
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Auditor’s report finds racial disparities in King County Sheriff’s Office performance

BIPOC individuals are arrested and subjected to police use of force disproportionately, report finds

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George Weyerhaeuser Sr. dies at 95

George Weyerhaeuser Sr., great-grandson of the company’s founder Frederick Weyerhaeuser, died on June 11.

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Photo of Auburn Police officer Jeffrey Nelson's tattoos. A King County Superior Court Judge decided many of Nelson's tattoos contained wording or imaging that would prejudice potential jurors. An additional 40 images have to be redacted prior to being released. (Courtesy photo)

Judge orders redactions of photos of Auburn police officer Jeff Nelson’s tattoos

Release of 40 photos would be inflammatory and likely influence potential jurors, according to judge.

Photo of Auburn Police officer Jeffrey Nelson's tattoos. A King County Superior Court Judge decided many of Nelson's tattoos contained wording or imaging that would prejudice potential jurors. An additional 40 images have to be redacted prior to being released. (Courtesy photo)
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Kent gives $1.5 million settlement to assistant police chief who used Nazi insignia

The city noted that union rules and the arbitration process were preventing his termination.

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Juanita High School senior arrested after social media gun threats

Kirkland Police and school district staff worked collaboratively during the investigation.

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