Cameron Sheppard

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.

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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)
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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: 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

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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: 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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