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Abortion rights protesters fill all four corners of the intersection in front of the Everett Planned Parenthood in support of abortion rights on Saturday, July 9, 2022 (Olivia Vanni / Sound Publishing)

GOP cheered abortion ruling. Democrats responded by voting.

A swell of electoral support for Democrats pushed turnout higher in primary. Republicans look to adjust for November

  • Aug 15, 2022
  • By Jerry Cornfield jcornfield@soundpublishing.com
  • Election 2022

 

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Federal Way officer receives suspension for posting controversial TikTok video

Officer Breanna Straus was suspended pay for one shift.

 

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.

 

Perseid meteor shower in August 2021. Photo courtesy of Nasa.gov/Bill Ingalls

Meteor showers light up August nights in the Pacific Northwest

Stargazers can track Perseids at sites around Washington state.

Perseid meteor shower in August 2021. Photo courtesy of Nasa.gov/Bill Ingalls
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
Photo courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control

State’s response to monkeypox led Seattle doctor to visit Canada for vaccine

As of Aug. 3, at least 166 people in Washington had tested positive for the monkeypox virus.

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State Attorney General opposes PSE rate increase request

PSE proposal could hike electric by $16, gas by $12 per month to average bill in 2023

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Bellevue cheerleading coach accused of child molestation

Photographs taken during a cheer practice reportedly depicted the child molestation.

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Sound Transit installs elevated tracks over S. 320th Street in Federal Way

The elevated light rail tracks bring completion of Federal Way Link Extension route one step closer.

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Photo courtesy of South King Fire and Rescue

Firefighters respond to 3-alarm fire at Federal Way apartment complex

Approximately 100 people have been displaced by July 27 fire

Photo courtesy of South King Fire and Rescue
WDFW staffer holds large European Green Crab trapped in the Salish Sea. Photo courtesy of Chase Gunnell.

Washington cracks down on invasive European Green Crabs

State invests in emergency measures to stop the spread.

WDFW staffer holds large European Green Crab trapped in the Salish Sea. Photo courtesy of Chase Gunnell.
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)
Families splash and play in the water at at Federal Way’s Town Square Park to cool off from a previous heatwave in the region. (Sound Publishing file photo)

Heatwave means mid-90s temperatures all week in Puget Sound region

Another heatwave is on its way toward the greater Seattle area, with temperatures in the mid-90s likely throughout the week and a heat advisory in… Continue reading

Families splash and play in the water at at Federal Way’s Town Square Park to cool off from a previous heatwave in the region. (Sound Publishing file photo)
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KCSO issues SILVER alert for missing Shoreline man, 75

Harvey Page of Shoreline went missing July 21.

  • Jul 21, 2022
  • Staff report
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Christine Hendrickson shared her post-incarceration journey as part of a panel of speakers July 14 at the Kirkland Chamber Foundation’s 2022 Kirkland Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Symposium. This year’s program focused on workforce re-entry for previously incarcerated people and the barriers they face. Photo by Andy Hobbs/Sound Publishing

Previously incarcerated people struggle to find jobs in Washington

Trauma and the stigma of prison create barriers for those who are trying to reenter society and atone for past mistakes.

Christine Hendrickson shared her post-incarceration journey as part of a panel of speakers July 14 at the Kirkland Chamber Foundation’s 2022 Kirkland Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Symposium. This year’s program focused on workforce re-entry for previously incarcerated people and the barriers they face. Photo by Andy Hobbs/Sound Publishing
Washington’s Lottery 40th anniversary “Scratch from the Past” ticket. (Submitted photo)

40 years later: Lottery pays off for state. Has it for you?

Games generated $17.7 billion in sales, $2.4 billion for education and $10.5 billion in prizes.

  • Jul 18, 2022
  • By Andrea Brown abrown@soundpublishing.com
Washington’s Lottery 40th anniversary “Scratch from the Past” ticket. (Submitted photo)
Screenshot of Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) website. Visit www.dshs.wa.gov/esa/community-services-offices/pandemic-ebt-p-ebt

Third round of Pandemic EBT to arrive in late July for eligible families

The DSHS benefits program assists school-aged children facing food insecurity.

Screenshot of Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) website. Visit www.dshs.wa.gov/esa/community-services-offices/pandemic-ebt-p-ebt
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988 national suicide, crisis hotline to launch soon

The three-digit calling code goes live July 16.

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One driver injured after possible road rage shooting in Federal Way

Washington State Patrol seeking witnesses of the July 14 shooting along Highway 18.

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Photo of Auburn Police officer Jeffrey Nelson’s tattoos. A King County Superior Court Judge decided many of Nelson’s tattoos contained wording or imaging that would prejudice potential jurors. An additional 40 images have to be redacted prior to being released. (Courtesy photo)

Former SPD chief: Auburn cop Jeffrey Nelson’s past use of force was unreasonable

James Pugel retained by prosecutors as expert witness in preparation for January murder trial

Photo of Auburn Police officer Jeffrey Nelson’s tattoos. A King County Superior Court Judge decided many of Nelson’s tattoos contained wording or imaging that would prejudice potential jurors. An additional 40 images have to be redacted prior to being released. (Courtesy photo)