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King County Courthouse adjacent to City Hall Park (courtesy of City of Seattle)

King County close to making trade with Seattle for City Hall Park

The proposed swap needs to be approved by Seattle City Council.

King County Courthouse adjacent to City Hall Park (courtesy of City of Seattle)
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Renton Police find three dead in home, cause of death unknown

Police say the medical examiner will perform further examinations in the coming week.

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Healthcare workers facing widespread burnout amid pandemic, say multiple unions

Healthcare workers unions are pushing for increased staffing to avoid mass resignations.

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King County adopts amended districting plan

Residents can view adopted districting map on the county’s website.

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Surgeon General sounds alarm on mental health in young people during pandemic

A report called the rising levels of depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation a potential crisis.

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Survey data suggests how the pandemic has changed attitudes toward housing in King County

More than half of King County survey participants say they will move in the next five years.

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Redmond’s Silver Cloud Inn, purchased by county to become permanent supportive housing for the chronically homeless (photo credit: Cameron Sheppard)

King County Council approves plan for future of housing-first approach to homelessness

The plan will govern expenditures of Health through Housing dollars from 2022 to 2028.

Redmond’s Silver Cloud Inn, purchased by county to become permanent supportive housing for the chronically homeless (photo credit: Cameron Sheppard)
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As new COVID-19 variant looms, vaccination disparities linger in King County

County data shows gaps among age, geography and race.

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King County and Port of Seattle to collaborate on waste-to-fuel study

The study is aimed at identifying logistics of developing aviation fuel out of municipal garbage.

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Department of Health announces QR code verification program to prove vaccination status

WA Verify is intended to make vaccine verification simpler and more efficient.

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Comparison map between current district map and proposed draft. (Screenshot from King County’s website)

King County proposes redistricting map, asks for feedback from public

Public invited to comment at November 30 public hearing.

Comparison map between current district map and proposed draft. (Screenshot from King County’s website)
Homeless encampment in a wooded area in Auburn on Aug. 27, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

What the history of homelessness in our region can teach us about our current crisis

A talk with the author of “Skid Road: On the Frontier of Health and Homelessness in an American City.”

Homeless encampment in a wooded area in Auburn on Aug. 27, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
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State’s richest zip codes are all in East King County, according to home value study

Medina zip code ranks among top 10 most affluent in the nation.

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Left: Dow Constantine, Right: Joe Nguyen (screenshot from King County website)

Constantine leads in vote count for King County Executive

Incumbent Dow Constantine is challenged by State Sen. Joe Nguyen.

Left: Dow Constantine, Right: Joe Nguyen (screenshot from King County website)
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One-car collision on I-5 near Southcenter kills two 19-year-olds

According to the incident report, neither the passenger or driver were wearing seatbelts.

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Left: Dave Upthegrove, right: Shukri Olow (screenshot from King County website)

Upthegrove leads early in King County Council race for District 5

Incumbent Dave Upthegrove is challenged by Shukri Olow.

Left: Dave Upthegrove, right: Shukri Olow (screenshot from King County website)
Abusive power and control diagram (Screenshot taken from Zoom meeting with advocates against domestic violence)

For domestic violence survivors, petitioning for a protective order can be an uphill battle

New state law intends to remove barriers to protection, but advocates say it may not do enough.

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Global health experts weigh-in on putting the pandemic behind us

Pharmaceutical companies will have to waive patent rights to address vaccine disparities, they say.

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Racial disparities in bike helmet law forces decision by King County health board

On Oct. 21, the King County Board of Health discussed striking down a county law that requires bicycle riders to wear helmets because of data… Continue reading

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The remaining members of the Kent High School class of 1946, (Front row left to right: Beverly Johnson, Roy Smith, Mary Loop and Harold Botts. Back row left to right: Joan Nelson, Dick Mergems, Phyllis Alford).

Kent High School Class of 1946 remembers how things were in town

Farms populated the Kent Valley 75 years ago

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The remaining members of the Kent High School class of 1946, (Front row left to right: Beverly Johnson, Roy Smith, Mary Loop and Harold Botts. Back row left to right: Joan Nelson, Dick Mergems, Phyllis Alford).