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King County to lift indoor mask mandate on June 29

About 1.3 million county residents have completed their COVID-19 vaccine series.

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King County leaders propose emergency funding for gun violence prevention initiative

Sixty-nine people were reportedly shot during the first quarter of 2021.

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Renton man charged with homicide after selling fentanyl pills to a Bellevue woman

Law enforcement warns of an alarming increase in fentanyl deaths.

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Auditors find racial disparities in King County contracts

BIPOC-owned businesses earn contract bids at a much lower rate than white-owned businesses.

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Auburn police officer’s murder trial expected to be scheduled soon

Jeffrey Nelson is one of the first cops charged under new I-940 guidelines.

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Backyard cottages might offer a partial solution to King County’s housing problem

Some cities are embracing the solution better than others.

Graphic rendering of ADU design used for Renton’s Permit Ready Accessory Dwelling Unit program (courtesy of City of Renton)
Flames attack the hillside in Bonney Lake on Sept. 8, 2020. (East Pierce Fire & Rescue photo)

WA firefighters brace for potentially busy weekend

Washington state Department of Natural Resources firefighters were preparing for what could have been a busy Memorial Day weekend after a record number of wildfires… Continue reading

Flames attack the hillside in Bonney Lake on Sept. 8, 2020. (East Pierce Fire & Rescue photo)
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King County Council approves $631 million emergency COVID budget

Staff reports The King County Council approved a seventh round of emergency funding in response to COVID-19, this time totaling more than $631 million. The… Continue reading

  • May 28, 2021
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She couldn’t breathe: Child dies from asthma attack at Renton medical clinic

Family of Kaloni Bolton, 12, seeks answers as to why staff couldn’t treat her.

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First ORCA card free for youth ages 6-18

ORCA cards accepted on Sound Transit, King County Metro, Washington State Ferries, and more.

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King County health officer issues directive urging continued use of face masks

Effort needed to slow the spread of COVID-19

  • May 20, 2021
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Jeff Duchin, Seattle - King County Public Health officer, said when considering whether to wear a mask indoors in public spaces, people should understand their risk based on local coronavirus activity and make decisions based on their own risk tolerance. (Getty images)

Should you keep masking up if you’re vaccinated?

Think about it, says King County’s top doctor.

Jeff Duchin, Seattle - King County Public Health officer, said when considering whether to wear a mask indoors in public spaces, people should understand their risk based on local coronavirus activity and make decisions based on their own risk tolerance. (Getty images)
Release of claims contract signed after incident by James Dainard on behalf of Heaton-Dainard, LLC. (photo credit: Cameron Sheppard)

Equity skimming: Tale of a local home sale and a lawsuit

Former ‘wholesale finder’ says he was thrown under bus by the prominent real estate investors.

Release of claims contract signed after incident by James Dainard on behalf of Heaton-Dainard, LLC. (photo credit: Cameron Sheppard)
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Inslee sets June 30 target for Washington to fully reopen

Meanwhile, fully vaccinated people can stop wearing masks in most places, the federal CDC said.

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Open-carry of weapons now illegal at state Capitol, rallies

A new law bars people from carrying guns within 250 feet of a permitted demonstration.

Matt Marshall, leader of the Washington Three Percenters gun rights group, addresses a crowd rallying for Second Amendment rights Jan. 17, 2020, at the state Capitol in Olympia. File photo
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As rates of stoned drivers increase, law enforcement face challenges

WSP trooper said a THC breathalyzer would be a “game changer” for law enforcement and courts.

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Seven King County children sickened with E. coli

Seven children in King County have been infected with E. coli, a bacteria that produces Shiga toxin. King County Public Health is currently investigating the… Continue reading

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Remi Frederick, a Village Green employee, receives her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Jan. 26 in Federal Way.

County health officer looks to community immunity instead of herd immunity

Herd immunity may be unlikely to reach King County anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean that people living in the county won’t be able to… Continue reading

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Remi Frederick, a Village Green employee, receives her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Jan. 26 in Federal Way.
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Auburn man charged with threatening to kill Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan

Seattle Police say an Auburn man left a death threat on Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s main office telephone line on April 27. According to court… Continue reading

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Police search for suspect in fatal shooting of 8-year-old Federal Way girl

The girl’s father was initially arrested by police, but further investigation has revealed a new suspect.

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