Cameron Sheppard

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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)
King County Local Dive podcast
King County Local Dive podcast
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King County Council votes to declare fentanyl a public health crisis amid overdose surge

So far in 2022, King County is on track to set yet another new overdose record.

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King County Local Dive podcast

King County Local Dive: Illegal dumping, road rage shooting, problematic totem pole

A new podcast for King County residents

King County Local Dive podcast
Photos of Justin O’Leary leaked to and shared by WaNaziWatch (Screenshot from WaNaziWatch website)

Online watchdog group gives a closer look at far-right extremists in King County

Justin O’Leary, of Des Moines, was recently arrested in Idaho with other members of Patriot Front.

Photos of Justin O’Leary leaked to and shared by WaNaziWatch (Screenshot from WaNaziWatch website)
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 officer’s violent past presented in pretrial hearing

Episode 6 in this special podcast series that explores Jeffrey Nelson’s history of violent interactions with community members prior to the killing of Jesse Sarey.

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.
(Right most) Renton Mayor Armondo Pavone, (Second to right) Governor Jay Inslee, (Middle) and King County Executive Dow Constantine, as they celebrate the groundbreaking of the Sunset Gardens housing project. (Courtesy of the City of Renton)

Inslee comes to Renton to celebrate new Sunset Gardens housing project

Sunset Gardens will provide affordable housing for veterans, persons with disabilities and seniors.

(Right most) Renton Mayor Armondo Pavone, (Second to right) Governor Jay Inslee, (Middle) and King County Executive Dow Constantine, as they celebrate the groundbreaking of the Sunset Gardens housing project. (Courtesy of the City of Renton)
A pipe-clogging fatberg being removed (Screenshot from Washington Association of Sewer & Water Districts website)

New ‘Do Not Flush’ labeling law goes into effect across Washington this month

Officials estimate $440 million is spent removing clogs caused by improperly flushed products yearly

A pipe-clogging fatberg being removed (Screenshot from Washington Association of Sewer & Water Districts website)
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Kent School Board votes to reject LGBTQ book ban decision

Multiple board members mentioned a need for policy changes in the book challenge process.

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King County Local Dive podcast

King County Local Dive: Prostitution coercion, hate crime, book ban

A new podcast for King County residents

King County Local Dive podcast
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Mysterious Renton in-home deaths of father, two daughters ruled as starvation

Written materials about fasting were found in the home; the father’s death called a suicide.

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King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterburg (File Photo)

King County Prosecuting Attorney vows to protect reproductive freedom

Dan Satterberg joins over 80 prosecutors from around the country in their pledge.

King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterburg (File Photo)
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: Examining Auburn police officer’s grim tattoos

Episode 5 in special podcast series that explores Jeffrey Nelson’s role in the death of Jesse Sarey.

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.
Design rendering of the Watershed Renton development (Courtesy of Minerva Strategies)

Large-scale affordable housing development breaks ground in Renton

The Watershed project will offer 145 units of affordable housing for over 350 people.

Design rendering of the Watershed Renton development (Courtesy of Minerva Strategies)
King County Local Dive podcast
King County Local Dive podcast
At Dash Point on June 16, 2022. Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

All that the tides reveal: Puget Sound’s hidden intertidal world

Exploring King County beaches during the lowest tide in the last 13 years.

At Dash Point on June 16, 2022. Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
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Auditor’s report finds racial disparities in King County Sheriff’s Office performance

BIPOC individuals are arrested and subjected to police use of force disproportionately, report finds

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Kent gives $1.5 million settlement to assistant police chief who used Nazi insignia

The city noted that union rules and the arbitration process were preventing his termination.

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Kent Police fatally shoot man along Pacific Highway South | Update

Four officers placed on administrative leave

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