Cameron Sheppard

King County Local Dive podcast
King County Local Dive podcast
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
King County Local Dive podcast
King County Local Dive podcast
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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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King County Local Dive podcast

Housing First: ‘What if we do nothing about homelessness?’ | Podcast

A podcast about King County’s Health Through Housing initiative.

King County Local Dive podcast
Front of Silver Cloud Inn purchased in Redmond to serve as permanent supportive housing under the county’s Health Through Housing initiative. Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing

King County officials reflect on Health Through Housing criticisms and goals

Dow Constantine and Leo Flor uphold belief in the housing first approach.

Front of Silver Cloud Inn purchased in Redmond to serve as permanent supportive housing under the county’s Health Through Housing initiative. Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing
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South King County mayors issue joint statement on ‘rising tide of crime and violence’

In their statement, the mayors called on the county and the state to take immediate measures.

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Kent Police arrest repeat offender after he reportedly rammed a police vehicle

Police Chief says the suspect should have been “incarcerated based on his prior convictions.”

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King County Local Dive podcast
King County Local Dive podcast
The League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County hosted a candidate forum between Leesa Manion and Jim Ferrell in race for King County Prosecutor on July 21 at the Renton Civic Theatre. Courtesy photo

King County prosecutor candidates discuss criminal justice issues facing the region

Jim Ferrell and Leesa Manion clash over restorative justice programs in the county.

The League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County hosted a candidate forum between Leesa Manion and Jim Ferrell in race for King County Prosecutor on July 21 at the Renton Civic Theatre. Courtesy photo
The purple zone indicates Washington’s Legislative District No. 11 (Screenshot from https://leg.wa.gov/)

Primary election results for candidates in Washington’s 11th Legislative District

Primary Election results certified on Aug. 16.

The purple zone indicates Washington’s Legislative District No. 11 (Screenshot from https://leg.wa.gov/)
Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction, Chris Reykdal (Courtesy of OSPI)

OSPI announces plan to give working students credit towards graduation

The program is intended to recognize the skills and knowledge students acquire through employment.

Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction, Chris Reykdal (Courtesy of OSPI)
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King County Local Dive: 2 random killings and a drug ring

A new podcast for King County residents

King County Local Dive podcast
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King County Council votes to give free transit passes to youth

All King County residents under the age of 19 to ride for free on ORCA transit.

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University of Washington Professor Stuart Reges (Screenshot from Foundation of Individual Rights and Expression video)

UW professor sues school over indigenous land acknowledgment

Stuart Reges says University of Washington’s statement is “hollow” without “concrete action.”

University of Washington Professor Stuart Reges (Screenshot from Foundation of Individual Rights and Expression video)