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Kent police chief says department recruiting has been “stifled”
Department tweaks recruiting policies to increase applicant diversity.
Kent housing report estimates nearly 6,000 units of housing to be needed by 2040
Report identifies concerns of displacement if specific housing needs are not met.
Vaccination appointments available for South King County residents
Two sites at Auburn Outlet Mall and Kent ShoWare Center are taking appointments through April 26.
Altha’s Louisiana Cajun Seasoning and Spices thrives during pandemic
Shop and deli owner says his authetic cajun products sourced from Louisiana are what sets him apart.
King County prosecutor, council member propose hate crimes task force
County leaders say the proposal will give better resouces to prosecute and investigate hate crimes.
More than 20 arrested across the Puget Sound in drug distribution conspiracy
DOJ says law enforcement agencies seized over 70 guns and hundreds of thousands in cash.
King County municipal courts offer limited time warrant amnesty program
The program is intended to mitigate court backlog of warrants during pandemic.
Study finds drastic increase in WA properties deemed at-risk of flooding
Analyst suggests climate change is responsible for increased flood risks.
Former Seahawks player Cassius Marsh cashes in on trading cards
Marsh and his friend open physical and online trading card store as collectibles boom amid pandemic.
Male advocacy group files legal complaint against Pacific Science Center for girl-specific programs
Complaint claims the museum is violating equal protections clause by excluding boys
Proposed bill aims to trade handcuffs for help when it comes to drug use
Supreme Court decision to strike down drug possesion law leaves oppurtunity to shift paradigm
House passes bill to increase financial reporting, transparency by healthcare providers
Bill’s prime sponsor says it will help address healthcare equity and affordability.
Rates of Alzheimer’s Disease expected to rise in Washington, nationwide
Report records 120,000 diagnoses in Washington.
Study shows Washingtonians exceeded ‘heavy drinking’ threshold in 2020
The survey suggests Washingtonians drank more than 17 alcoholic beverages a week on average.
How the pandemic and coronavirus variants can show us evolution in real time
Scientists say viruses reproduce and mutate at higher rates, creating viral variants.
UW study shows high COVID infection rates among pregnant women
Study shows infection rates to be two to four times higher than expected among minority groups.
Legislator’s bill proposes wiping advisory votes from your ballot
‘They are nothing more than push polls designed to instill distrust in government,’ says state senator.
Abandoned boats in waterways are a ‘regional challenge,’ says King County Sheriff’s Office
Spokesperson says expensive and time-consuming boat recoveries happen about 20 times a year.
Research suggests warmer oceans are killing sea stars in Puget Sound
‘Wasting syndrome’ has decimated 70-100 percent of sea star populations in certain areas.
Lawmakers consider prohibiting use of credit score to determine insurance rates
Advocates say credit scoring makes low-income and minority policy holders pay more for coverage.