Derek Kammerzell (File photo)

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.

Derek Kammerzell (File photo)
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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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Diane Renee Erdmann and Bernard Ross Hansen.

Auburn couple sentenced for defrauding customers of millions

The pair operated the now-defunct Northwest Territorial Mint in Auburn and Federal Way.

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Diane Renee Erdmann and Bernard Ross Hansen.
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Report examines King County Sheriff’s Office misconduct investigations

Ninety-one employees had multiple allegations of misconduct made against them in 2021.

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Electric trucks being assembled in Renton (Screenshot from King County video)

King County to use electric heavy duty trucks to transport garbage with lower emissions

Among the first Class 8 battery-electric trucks in America operated by a waste management agency.

Electric trucks being assembled in Renton (Screenshot from King County video)
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King County’s unemployment rate at all-time low

The Employment Security Department recorded an unemployment rate of 1.9% in the county.

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Jennifer examines Jared’s broken down truck and immobilized trailer. (Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)

On the brink of homelessness, a couple struggles to leave Renton

How simple circumstances can add up, leaving ordinary people high and dry.

Jennifer examines Jared’s broken down truck and immobilized trailer. (Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)
Courtesy of Hazardous Waste Management Program.

Study: Lead exposure linked to kitchen cookware from Afghan refugees in King County

The issue was first noticed in Afghan children in King County, but more communities may be at risk.

Courtesy of Hazardous Waste Management Program.
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King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn, who is running for U.S. Congress in the 8th District, speaks to supporters in March. Photo courtesy of Dunn’s Facebook campaign page

Against the grain: Reagan Dunn holds the torch for King County conservatives

What it means to be the top Republican in a liberal King County government.

King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn, who is running for U.S. Congress in the 8th District, speaks to supporters in March. Photo courtesy of Dunn’s Facebook campaign page
Parents in Kelowna lack confidence in the vaccination (Metro Creative Graphics Photo)

State health department approves Pfizer booster for kids ages 5-11

The move comes as COVID-19 cases are increasing in King County

Parents in Kelowna lack confidence in the vaccination (Metro Creative Graphics Photo)
Monkeypox virus. Photo courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control.

Public health officials confirm case of monkeypox in King County

Health officials say the positive case does not pose a significant risk to public health

Monkeypox virus. Photo courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control.
Patti Cole-Tindall (Courtesy of King County)

Patti Cole-Tindall is officially confirmed as the new King County Sheriff

After serving as the interim sheriff since January, the King County Council unanimously voted to confirm Patti Cole-Tindall as the new King County Sheriff on… Continue reading

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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.

World War II veterans in Auburn, Wash. File photo
Photo of promotional recruitment banner used by Auburn Police Department at Petpalooza. The banner features Auburn Police Officer Jeff Nelson, who is awaiting trial for the 2019 murder and assault of Jesse Sarey. Photo courtesy of Jeff Trimble

Auburn police use photo of embattled officer on recruitment banner

Families of people killed by Jeffrey Nelson, who’s awaiting trial for murder, speak out over use of his photo at Petpalooza.

Photo of promotional recruitment banner used by Auburn Police Department at Petpalooza. The banner features Auburn Police Officer Jeff Nelson, who is awaiting trial for the 2019 murder and assault of Jesse Sarey. Photo courtesy of Jeff Trimble
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Use your King County library card to explore the outdoors

KCLS cardholders can check out a Discover Pass for two weeks to explore public lands.

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Monkeypox virus. Photo courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control.

King County identifies first presumptive monkeypox case

The illness is not as easily transmitted compared to COVID-19, according to health officer.

Monkeypox virus. Photo courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control.
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