Cameron Sheppard

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Non-profit sponsors study on how the pandemic impacted arts and culture in Puget Sound

The study helped identify challenges faced by residents and cultural organizations in Washington

 

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WA lawmakers propose making companies responsible for recycling improvements

SB 5697 would compel industries to report data, invest in infrastructure, meet standards.

 

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Unions: 2021 hosted a record number of workplace safety complaints vs. hospitals

Healthcare workers’ unions are supporting legislation that would implement safer staffing standards.

 

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Trash piles up in King County neighborhoods after agency postpones service for weeks

Collection company initially cited weather as the reason, but now a strike interferes.

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King County Council approves new leadership, committee structure and assignments

The leadership positions and committee assignments will last through 2022.

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Kirkland-based company sues to challenge ‘tribal gaming monopoly’ in Washington

Company called the state’s policy an “erroneous application of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.”

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Widespread burnout among healthcare workers prompts change at hospitals

Healthcare workers unions are supporting HB 1868 and companion bill SB 5715.

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Jeff Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health — Seattle King County. (Screenshot from Zoom meeting)

King County health expert is ‘mind-boggled’ by spread of Omicron variant

Omicron wave could peak by mid-January, according to predictions.

Jeff Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health — Seattle King County. (Screenshot from Zoom meeting)
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Leesa Manion, chief of staff for the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, to run for county prosecutor

Announcement comes the same day that Dan Satterberg announced he would not run for re-election.

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Washington part of multi-state E. coli outbreak linked to packaged salads

Cases were found in King, Snohomish, Whatcom, Pierce, Thurston, Mason and Skagit counties.

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Left to right: Dustin Everett, Clarence Tewasiliyaro and Brian Yeater all receive their awards. Courtesy photo

Kent Police chief awards three residents for their bravery

Dustin Everett, Brian Yeater and Clarence Tewasiliyaro all earned awards for their heroism.

Left to right: Dustin Everett, Clarence Tewasiliyaro and Brian Yeater all receive their awards. Courtesy photo
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Kent Police Chief Rafael Padilla (Screenshot from Kent City Council video)

Kent Police chief gives annual crime data report to City Council

As crime trend increases, Padilla feels the city does not have resources to address roots of crime.

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Kent Police Chief Rafael Padilla (Screenshot from Kent City Council video)
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Seattle Police bust suspected Renton drug trafficker

Police found thousands of grams of narcotics and a large collection of weapons in the suspect’s home

Some of the guns confiscated by police (screenshot from SPD website)
Homeless encampment in wooded area in Auburn on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

King County to skip annual homeless count again, citing faulty methodology

The King County Regional Homelessness Authority said the count is inaccurate and “harmful.”

Homeless encampment in wooded area in Auburn on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
This image was shared by the King County Sheriff’s Office in announcing they had identified the driver in the fatal hit and run of a Maple Valley man.

SeaTac girl, 16, charged in two hit-and-runs has Jan. 20 court date

A plea could be entered or a trial date set at hearing

This image was shared by the King County Sheriff’s Office in announcing they had identified the driver in the fatal hit and run of a Maple Valley man.
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Nana’s Southern Kitchen in Kent gave away 400 meals on Christmas Day, 2020.

Nana’s Southern Kitchen and Microsoft executives team up to give away 1,200 meals on Christmas Day

Kent and Covington locations will each give away 600 free meals to the public.

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Nana’s Southern Kitchen in Kent gave away 400 meals on Christmas Day, 2020.
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Pfizer, Moderna vaccines now recommended over Johnson & Johnson

Recommendation comes following additional reports of blood clots after J&J vaccinations.

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UW researchers looking for stressed nurses and doctors to take part in a psilocybin study

Study will examine how psilocybin can be used in therapy for clinicians burned-out by the pandemic.

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Health department: COVID outbreaks linked to high school wrestling tournaments

At least 80 cases are tied to the events which included attendees from multiple counties and states.

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