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King County leaders propose emergency funding for gun violence prevention initiative

Sixty-nine people were reportedly shot during the first quarter of 2021.

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Renton man charged with homicide after selling fentanyl pills to a Bellevue woman

Law enforcement warns of an alarming increase in fentanyl deaths.

Pills taken during police investigation (photo credit: Bellevue Police)
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Too Good To Go app aims to creatively reduce food waste

Nearly 40 percent of all food goes to waste worldwide, according to compnay spokesperson.

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Auditors find racial disparities in King County contracts

BIPOC-owned businesses earn contract bids at a much lower rate than white-owned businesses.

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Auburn cop’s murder trial scheduled for February 2022

Jeffrey Nelson is still a city employee and is on administrative leave.

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Pedro Miola inspects the panel to ensure the bees are healthy. (Photo by Cameron Sheppard)

Eye of the bee-holder: Urban beekeeping buzzes in the Pacific Northwest

How a young man on-track to become a doctor found his calling in an ancient trade.

Pedro Miola inspects the panel to ensure the bees are healthy. (Photo by Cameron Sheppard)
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Auburn police officer’s murder trial expected to be scheduled soon

Jeffrey Nelson is one of the first cops charged under new I-940 guidelines.

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Graphic rendering of ADU design used for Renton’s Permit Ready Accessory Dwelling Unit program (courtesy of City of Renton)

Backyard cottages might offer a partial solution to King County’s housing problem

Some cities are embracing the solution better than others.

Graphic rendering of ADU design used for Renton’s Permit Ready Accessory Dwelling Unit program (courtesy of City of Renton)
Images of dishes from Issaquah’s Umi Cafe posted on the SMORS page. (Photo courtesy of Kristen Ho)

Facebook page promotes minority-owned restaurants across Puget Sound region

Miya Nazzaro used to be a member of Facebook pages that were intended for people to promote and support restaurants around the Seattle area by… Continue reading

Images of dishes from Issaquah’s Umi Cafe posted on the SMORS page. (Photo courtesy of Kristen Ho)
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She couldn’t breathe: Child dies from asthma attack at Renton medical clinic

Family of Kaloni Bolton, 12, seeks answers as to why staff couldn’t treat her.

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Kent dad rushes into burning home to try and save anyone that needed help

The man then offered the family that was affected a place to stay.

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As rates of stoned drivers increase, law enforcement face challenges

WSP trooper said a THC breathalyzer would be a “game changer” for law enforcement and courts.

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The Moe Vegan food truck serves meals at the city of Kent’s annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov. 21, 2020. Sound Publishing file photo

King County fire marshals offer regulatory relief to food trucks

39 fire authorities have reportedly agreed to standardize fire codes and inspections.

The Moe Vegan food truck serves meals at the city of Kent’s annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov. 21, 2020. Sound Publishing file photo
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Kent police chief says department recruiting has been “stifled”

Department tweaks recruiting policies to increase applicant diversity.

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A map indicating estimated high housing displacement risk neighborhoods in Kent. (Courtesy of the City of Kent)

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.

A map indicating estimated high housing displacement risk neighborhoods in Kent. (Courtesy of the City of Kent)
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Vaccination appointments available for South King County residents

Two sites at Auburn Outlet Mall and Kent ShoWare Center are taking appointments through April 26.

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Owner Reginald Robinson sits in front of his deli (photo credit: Cameron Sheppard)

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.

Owner Reginald Robinson sits in front of his deli (photo credit: Cameron Sheppard)

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.

Guns seized during April 7 arrests (photo credit: Dept. of Justice)

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.

Guns seized during April 7 arrests (photo credit: Dept. of Justice)
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King County municipal courts offer limited time warrant amnesty program

The program is intended to mitigate court backlog of warrants during pandemic.

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