Elaine Simons, former foster mother of Jesse Sarey, addresses a crowd outside the Maleng Regional Justice Center on Aug. 24, 2020, moments after Auburn Police Officer Jeff Nelson was formally charged with second-degree murder and first-degree assault in the May 31, 2019, shooting death of 26-year-old Sarey in front of a north Auburn convenience store. File photo

Jesse Sarey’s family wants people to know who the real Jesse was

He was killed by Auburn police officer Jeffrey Nelson in 2019.

 

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Department of Health announces QR code verification program to prove vaccination status

WA Verify is intended to make vaccine verification simpler and more efficient.

 

Mid-afternoon traffic on northbound Interstate 5 on Nov. 22 near Everett. Dan Bates/The Herald

Thanksgiving traffic forecast is heavier than pre-pandemic

Drivers and ferry riders could be in for long waits, depending on when they go.

 

Comparison map between current district map and proposed draft. (Screenshot from King County’s website)

King County proposes redistricting map, asks for feedback from public

Public invited to comment at November 30 public hearing.

Comparison map between current district map and proposed draft. (Screenshot from King County’s website)
Patti Cole-Trindall

King County Executive appoints Patti Cole-Tindall as interim sheriff

Cole-Tindall has a background in the sheriff’s office and county government.

Patti Cole-Trindall
A Snoqualmie Officer was involved in a shooting Tuesday night, Nov. 16. Photo courtesy of the Bellevue Police Department.

Man killed by Snoqualmie Police was homeless, living in car

The 33-year-old man who was killed by a Snoqualmie police officer late Nov. 16 was homeless and living in his car, according to a spokesperson… Continue reading

A Snoqualmie Officer was involved in a shooting Tuesday night, Nov. 16. Photo courtesy of the Bellevue Police Department.
The Washington State Redistricting Commission held a public meeting over Zoom on Monday night to draw the final legislative and congressional district boundaries. Most of the five-hour session was spent in "caucus meetings" which were unavailable to the viewing public. (Washington State Redistricting Commission)

Bipartisan commission fails to draw new political boundaries

For the first time in state history, the Supreme Court will define new congressional and legislative districts.

The Washington State Redistricting Commission held a public meeting over Zoom on Monday night to draw the final legislative and congressional district boundaries. Most of the five-hour session was spent in "caucus meetings" which were unavailable to the viewing public. (Washington State Redistricting Commission)
Homeless encampment in a wooded area in Auburn on Aug. 27, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

What the history of homelessness in our region can teach us about our current crisis

A talk with the author of “Skid Road: On the Frontier of Health and Homelessness in an American City.”

Homeless encampment in a wooded area in Auburn on Aug. 27, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
courtesy of PropertyShark

State’s richest zip codes are all in East King County, according to home value study

Medina zip code ranks among top 10 most affluent in the nation.

courtesy of PropertyShark
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One-car collision on I-5 near Southcenter kills two 19-year-olds

According to the incident report, neither the passenger or driver were wearing seatbelts.

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Dish from Arleana’s (photo credit: Kat Young)

Owners of Seattle’s Island Soul rally community to help open Caribbean soul restaurant on the Eastside

Owners Theo and Gaelyn Martin turn to Kickstarter to crowdfund their restaurant Arleana’s in Kirkland

Dish from Arleana’s (photo credit: Kat Young)
The ballistic-missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730) arrives home at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor following a strategic deterrent patrol in this 2015 file photo. Courtesy of the U.S. Navy

Auburn woman charged with defrauding U.S. government over steel produced for Navy

Elaine Thomas, 67, of Auburn pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court in Tacoma to defrauding the United States during her time as the Director… Continue reading

The ballistic-missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730) arrives home at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor following a strategic deterrent patrol in this 2015 file photo. Courtesy of the U.S. Navy
Michael Brian Protzman holds a trophy on Nov. 1. Photo via Protzman's Negative48 Telegram channel
Michael Brian Protzman holds a trophy on Nov. 1. Photo via Protzman's Negative48 Telegram channel
Abusive power and control diagram (Screenshot taken from Zoom meeting with advocates against domestic violence)

For domestic violence survivors, petitioning for a protective order can be an uphill battle

New state law intends to remove barriers to protection, but advocates say it may not do enough.

Abusive power and control diagram (Screenshot taken from Zoom meeting with advocates against domestic violence)
Left: Dow Constantine, Right: Joe Nguyen (screenshot from King County website)

Constantine leads in vote count for King County Executive

Incumbent Dow Constantine is challenged by State Sen. Joe Nguyen.

Left: Dow Constantine, Right: Joe Nguyen (screenshot from King County website)
Reagan Dunn faced Kim-Khanh Van in the race for Metropolitan King County Council District 9.

Reagan Dunn wins fifth term on King County Council

Dunn has defeated challenger Kim-Khanh Van, a Renton city council member and fellow attorney.

Reagan Dunn faced Kim-Khanh Van in the race for Metropolitan King County Council District 9.
Photo of Jeffrey Nelson after he shot and killed Jesse Sarey on May 31, 2019. Courtesy photo

Auburn police officer’s use of force history provides context for his murder trial

Jeffrey Nelson killed three and sent dozens to the hospital during his time serving the City of Auburn.

Photo of Jeffrey Nelson after he shot and killed Jesse Sarey on May 31, 2019. Courtesy photo
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Man shot, injured by US Marshals task force in Des Moines | Update

Wanted suspect injured after shots fired in Safeway parking lot

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The Enumclaw City Council Oct. 25 meeting. Screenshot

Enumclaw approves motion to research leaving King County

Is it possible for a city to switch counties?

The Enumclaw City Council Oct. 25 meeting. Screenshot
Uptown Square in Federal Way. File photo

South King County renters need more assistance

Some of the most significant need for rental assistance in King County is in South King County, said Hedda McLendon, director of COVID emergency services.… Continue reading

Uptown Square in Federal Way. File photo