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King County wants your opinion on new firework enforcement rules | King County

Your comments will be accepted through April 10.

  • Mar 16, 2022
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Amazon to invest over $40 million in affordable housing near Sound Transit sites

The company outlined two specific housing projects near light rail stations in Bellevue and SeaTac.

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Inquests into police shootings to resume in King County

First case involves death of Kent man; future inquests include Auburn, Kent, Federal Way police

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Website aids Ukrainians; criminal justice reform under scrutiny | King County Local Dive

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County Executive Dow Constantine (center) speaks outside of a plane that landed at King County Airport March 2, carrying 12,000 kokanee salmon eggs, with Kokanee Work Group Recovery Program Manager Perry Falcone (L) and Snoqualmie Tribal Councilmember Bill Sweet. Photo Conor Wilson/Valley Record.

Local kokanee salmon reach new preservation milestone

King County scientists recently celebrated flying fish. The celebration came March 2 as a plane carrying 12,000 Lake Sammamish kokanee salmon eggs landed at the… Continue reading

County Executive Dow Constantine (center) speaks outside of a plane that landed at King County Airport March 2, carrying 12,000 kokanee salmon eggs, with Kokanee Work Group Recovery Program Manager Perry Falcone (L) and Snoqualmie Tribal Councilmember Bill Sweet. Photo Conor Wilson/Valley Record.
Avi Schiffmann, left, and Marco Burstein at Harvard University. Courtesy photo

Mercer Islander and Harvard classmate launch website to aid Ukrainians in need of shelter

Internet activist also developed one of the first and largest coronavirus tracking websites.

Avi Schiffmann, left, and Marco Burstein at Harvard University. Courtesy photo
A bucket of Zoo Doo compost at Woodland Park Zoo in 2016. (Andy Bronson / Herald file)

Holy crap! Exotic compost from Woodland Park Zoo up for grabs

There’s plenty of Zoo Doo to go around. The zoo has ended a lottery system that limited who got the prized poo.

A bucket of Zoo Doo compost at Woodland Park Zoo in 2016. (Andy Bronson / Herald file)
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King County Local Dive: Police accountability and mail delivery

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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
Screenshot from March 1 meeting of the Law, Justice, Health and Human Services Committee.

Community testifies in support of restorative justice for youth in South King County cities

KC Councilmember Reagan Dunn wanted to pause the program after local mayors expressed concern.

Screenshot from March 1 meeting of the Law, Justice, Health and Human Services Committee.
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Landslide closes westbound lanes of SR 18 in Auburn | Update

One lane reopened late Wednesday morning

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Bloodworks Northwest and foodies partner to raise awareness of need for blood donations

Partnership includes restaurant and food brand owners and culinary gourmands from around the region.

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Inslee changes end of mask mandate to March 12

King County’s indoor mandate will end at the same time.

A KN95 mask. (Wikimedia Commons)
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Man found dead in Auburn park in an apparent homicide

Police don’t have a suspect in custody

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Kenyan Community International Church building close to completion

By Emily Riehl, For the Kent Reporter The Kenyan Community International Church is in the process of relocating to their own new building in Kent,… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2022
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Team USA Climbing coach charged with raping second teen

Alexander Fritz, 28, engaged in multiple “inappropriate relationships” with 15-year-old girls, a deputy prosecutor wrote.

Cadence Patton, 9, gets properly fitted for a bike helmet at Bayside Bikes in Everett on June 17, 2016. Sound Publishing file photo

King County repeals bike helmet law over evidence of racist and discriminatory enforcement

Board of Health still encourages helmet use, but citatations will no longer be issued

Cadence Patton, 9, gets properly fitted for a bike helmet at Bayside Bikes in Everett on June 17, 2016. Sound Publishing file photo
St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way. Photo courtesy of CHI Franciscan

King County’s first in-person sexual assault medical advocacy services now available

Federal Way hospital partners with Rebuilding Hope! to launch program.

St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way. Photo courtesy of CHI Franciscan
Screenshot of Gov. Jay Inslee’s news conference from Feb. 17, 2022.

Governor: Masks can come off March 21 in most public settings

They’ll still be required in some places, but Washington is following several other states now lifting mandates.

Screenshot of Gov. Jay Inslee’s news conference from Feb. 17, 2022.
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Amanda Knox finds a fresh start on Vashon

Knox and Robinson bought a home on the island in 2019 just before the pandemic arrived. They’ve since married and had a baby girl.

  • Feb 17, 2022
  • By Jeff Hoyt For The Beachcomber
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