Cameron Sheppard

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DOJ settles with King County Sheriff’s Office in agreement to improve language access

OLEO has previously expressed concerns about the office’s language access policies.

 

King County Crime Dive podcast.

The end of traditional youth jail | KC Crime Dive podcast

In this episode, we look at how King County is moving toward ending traditional youth detention in favor of a new facility for minors or even group homes.

 

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Renton’s minimum wage measure is passing in early vote counts

Initiative Measure No. 23-02 would make Renton’s minimum wage one of the highest in the nation.

 

King County Crime Dive podcast.

Ex-Seahawk awaits sentencing | KC Crime Dive podcast

In this episode, former Seahawks player Chad Wheeler awaits sentencing for domestic violence charges. Also: Kent police arrest a woman who reportedly threatened a driver with a gun.

King County Crime Dive podcast.
The plane door that flew off of the Alaska Airlines flight 1282 Boeing 737-9 MAX found by NTSB investigators in a Portland resident’s backyard. (Courtesy of NTSB)

Amended lawsuit filed against Boeing, Alaska Airlines in wake of NTSB report

22 plaintiffs are listed in the amended lawsuit.

The plane door that flew off of the Alaska Airlines flight 1282 Boeing 737-9 MAX found by NTSB investigators in a Portland resident’s backyard. (Courtesy of NTSB)
Inert AIR-2 Genie rocket found at Bellevue residence. (Courtesy of Bellevue Police Department)

Missile used to carry nuclear warhead found at Bellevue residence

Bomb squad members inspected the object and learned that it was in fact a Douglas AIR-2 Genie.

Inert AIR-2 Genie rocket found at Bellevue residence. (Courtesy of Bellevue Police Department)
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Minimum wage initiative: Renton community members discuss misconceptions

Renton voters will decide Feb. 13 whether to implement one the highest minimum wages in the country

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South King County legislators (left to right, top to bottom): Rep. Debra Entenman, Rep. Chris Stearns, Sen. Claudia Kauffman, Rep. Drew Stokesbary, Rep. Eric Robertson, Sen. Phil Fortunato, Rep. Jamila Taylor, Rep. Kristine Reeves, and Sen. Claire Wilson.

What are the priorities for South King County legislators?

Legislative districts in Auburn, Federal Way and Kent include Washington’s 30th, 31st and 47th.

South King County legislators (left to right, top to bottom): Rep. Debra Entenman, Rep. Chris Stearns, Sen. Claudia Kauffman, Rep. Drew Stokesbary, Rep. Eric Robertson, Sen. Phil Fortunato, Rep. Jamila Taylor, Rep. Kristine Reeves, and Sen. Claire Wilson.
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King County Prosecuting Attorney Leesa Manion.

King County prosecutor announces efforts to increase school safety

KCPAO says it plans to better work with schools and districts with legal matters involving students.

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King County Prosecuting Attorney Leesa Manion.
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Washington State Office of Homeless Youth awards $4.8 million in grants

Several programs in King County received grant funding.

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Dept. of Commerce invests $312.6 million in housing opportunities

The funding is being called a “historic” investment in units and homes for low-income homebuyers.

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Small plane crashes on side of Auburn roadway

The plane’s sole occupant was taken to the hospital with “minor” injuries.

(Screenshot from Valley Regional Fire Twitter account)
The plane door that flew off of the Alaska Airlines flight 1282 Boeing 737-9 MAX found by NTSB investigators in a Portland resident’s backyard. (Courtesy of NTSB)

Passengers sue Boeing, Alaska Airlines after plane door blew out mid-flight

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the incident.

The plane door that flew off of the Alaska Airlines flight 1282 Boeing 737-9 MAX found by NTSB investigators in a Portland resident’s backyard. (Courtesy of NTSB)
King County Crime Dive podcast.

Shady contractor | King County Crime Dive

In this episode, Kent Police arrested a 45-year-old man on a $500,000 warrant out of Idaho for rape of a minor and criminal trespassing after he reportedly posed as a contractor to move into a home.

King County Crime Dive podcast.
The City of Renton’s interactive sidewalk map. (Screenshot from City of Renton website)

Renton’s new sales tax will generate millions to fix and build walkways

The city identified 188 miles of missing sidewalks, with about 994,015 feet of walkways still needed.

The City of Renton’s interactive sidewalk map. (Screenshot from City of Renton website)
King County Crime Dive podcast.

Murder for gold | King County Crime Dive

In this episode, we explore a Kent man accused of luring murder victims with the promise of gold, as well as the discovery of bones belonging to a victim of the Green River Killer.

King County Crime Dive podcast.
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Dept. of Health to give Naloxone to schools as opioid overdoses increase

Opioid-related fatalities among adolescents ages 14-18 have surged almost threefold in recent years.

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Secretary of State notifies Legislature of initiatives likely to be on ballots

The initiatives address issues such as parental rights for education, tax collection, vehicle pursuits by police and carbon tax credits. Signatures secured for the ballot measures are being validated for the general election.

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Renton head-on collision involving a school bus kills passenger in car

No children on the school bus were reported to be harmed in the Dec. 19 NE Third Street collision.

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(Screenshot from Dec. 4, 2023, Renton City Council meeting.)

Renton dissolves Equity, Housing and Human Services Dept.

City spokesperson maintains that no services will be defunded or impacted during reorganization.

(Screenshot from Dec. 4, 2023, Renton City Council meeting.)