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King County Executive Dow Constantine. (Courtesy of King County)

King County Executive proposes broad investments to behavioral health infrastructure

The plan would be funded by a nine-year property tax levy which voters may decide on in 2023.

 

The site of where the Lones Levee was cleared on Green River to restore salmon habitat. (Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)

State Board awards nearly $76 Million in grants to fund salmon recovery projects

Over $2.8 million in grant funding was awarded to projects and efforts in King County.

 

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Renton man pleads guilty to unlawful possession of explosive devices

He planned to use Molotov cocktails on a Seattle Police building during the 2020 protests.

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MPV Data Dashboard September 20, 2022. Screenshot from DOH website.

Department of Health introduces monkeypox data dashboard to track viral activity

The dashboard tracks cases numbers and hospitalizations across the state.

MPV Data Dashboard September 20, 2022. Screenshot from DOH website.
Executive Dow Constantine. Courtesy of King County.

King County Executive proposes millions of dollars in public safety investments

The proposed budget will focus on reducing crime, gun violence, and behavioral health crises.

Executive Dow Constantine. Courtesy of King County.
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Funding secured for behavioral health crisis stabilization facility in King County

The mental health facility will help avoid arrests and unnecessary hospital emergency room visits.

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King County Council wants to look at ways to support food banks amid rising inflation

A measure to identify resources for food banks will be come to a final vote on Sept. 20.

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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: Auburn cop’s death-themed tattoos go public

Episode 7 in this special podcast series explores the release of unredacted photos showing Jeffrey Nelson’s tattoos.

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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Renton resident Kat Lieu, author of “Modern Asian Baking at Home.” (Courtesy of Kat Lieu)

‘Subtle Asian Baking’ founder Kat Lieu publishes best-selling cookbook

After being told ‘Asian culture doesn’t sell,’ this Renton resident built a whole community.

Renton resident Kat Lieu, author of “Modern Asian Baking at Home.” (Courtesy of Kat Lieu)
U.S. Senator Patty Murray and Congresswoman Kim Schrier celebrated the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) at the Swedish Issaquah Campus (Screenshot from Sen. Patty Murray’s official website)

WA lawmakers celebrate passage of Inflation Reduction Act

The bill includes provisions to reduce prescription drug prices and climate change investments.

U.S. Senator Patty Murray and Congresswoman Kim Schrier celebrated the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) at the Swedish Issaquah Campus (Screenshot from Sen. Patty Murray’s official website)
Homeless encampment in wooded area in Auburn on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

King County Councilmember requests audit of the King County Regional Homelessness Authority

A letter to the county auditor’s office asked for a financial and performance audit of the agency.

Homeless encampment in wooded area in Auburn on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
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King County Council approves $5 million in funding for youth mental health

CDC statistics show increased mental health emergencies among youth during the pandemic.

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Congressman introduces bill to discourage large investors from buying homes

Some point to large investors and private equity firms for the high cost of homes.

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A map showing the expanding areas of wildfire risk in the region. Red areas indicate the greatest wildfire risk areas. (Courtesy of Washington Department of Natural Resources)

King County releases first-ever Wildfire Risk Reduction Strategy

Amid expanding fire risks, the plan makes recommendations for agencies across the region.

A map showing the expanding areas of wildfire risk in the region. Red areas indicate the greatest wildfire risk areas. (Courtesy of Washington Department of Natural Resources)
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Office of Law Enforcement Oversight director issues statement on behavioral health response

Calls for non-law-enforcement teams to respond to non-violent emergencies related to mental health.

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