Northwest

This Dec. 2, 2020, file photo provided by Johnson Johnson shows vials of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. Courtesy photo

King County woman dies from ‘rare’ Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine blood clot

The woman received her shot on Aug. 26 and died in early September, according to public health.

This Dec. 2, 2020, file photo provided by Johnson Johnson shows vials of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. Courtesy photo
Courtesy Photo, King County

New King County program connects homeless people to jobs and housing

Temporary jobs at county parks for $20 to $25 per hour

Courtesy Photo, King County
Courtesy Photo, UW Medicine

Booster shots build onto protection of initial vaccinations | UW Medicine

People 65 years and older among those who qualify for shots

Courtesy Photo, UW Medicine
Auburn Police Chief Daniel O’Neil. Photo courtesy of the City of Auburn

Auburn Police chief to retire Oct. 7

O’Neil was appointed interim chief of police in 2019.

Auburn Police Chief Daniel O’Neil. Photo courtesy of the City of Auburn
T

King County’s unemployment rate lower than most of Washington

South King County has been slower to recover compared to North King County.

T
Seattle Children’s Hospital (Courtesy photo)

Seattle Children’s Hospital identifies racial disparities in infections, security response

The healthcare provider did not respond to multiple requests for data used to identify disparities.

Seattle Children’s Hospital (Courtesy photo)
File photo.

Supporters of police reform laws disagree with Auburn’s response

The new laws have been in effect for over a month now.

File photo.
Police lights

Man in his 70s hit, killed by driver in Federal Way

The suspect driver fled the scene on Sept. 22 after hitting pedestrian

Police lights
File photo/Sound Publishing

Ban on single-use plastic bags in WA begins Oct. 1

Shoppers will have the choice to pay for a reusable plastic or recycled paper bag.

File photo/Sound Publishing
Courtesy Photo, Port of Seattle

Port of Seattle to require vaccinations for employees

2,200 workers must be vaccinated by Nov. 15

Courtesy Photo, Port of Seattle
Federal Way Extended Stay America, 1400 S. 320th St. King County photo

King County invests $500K to assist, temporarily house Afghan refugees

Refugees will stay at former Extended Stay American hotel in Federal Way.

Federal Way Extended Stay America, 1400 S. 320th St. King County photo
Brandi Carlile. COURTESY PHOTO, Brandi Carlile
Brandi Carlile. COURTESY PHOTO, Brandi Carlile
file photo

Three killed Sept. 18 in head-on collision along I-90 in King County

Wet road and speed too fast for weather conditions led to crash | State Patrol

file photo
Photo courtesy of Valeria Boltneva from Pexels
Photo courtesy of Valeria Boltneva from Pexels
Gov. Jay Inslee talks about schools reopening during a past news conference. (Screenshot courtesy of TVW)

Masks required at big outdoor events; vaccine mandates expanded

Governor’s mask order takes effect Sept. 13.

  • Sep 9, 2021
  • By Jerry Cornfield jcornfield@soundpublishing.com and Joseph Thompson jthompson@soundpublishing.com
  • Coronavirus
Gov. Jay Inslee talks about schools reopening during a past news conference. (Screenshot courtesy of TVW)
Garbage at the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill in Maple Valley. FILE PHOTO

Why burning our trash may not be as bad as it sounds

Understanding waste-to-energy’s financial and environmental impact in King County.

Garbage at the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill in Maple Valley. FILE PHOTO
People hold up signs in protest of Gov. Jay Inslee’s latest proclamations during a Rally for Medical Freedom on Aug. 25 in Buckley. Photo by Alex Bruell/Sound Publishing

State workers get incentive to comply with vaccine mandate

An agreement between the state and their union also provides for some leeway in meeting the deadline.

  • Sep 7, 2021
  • By Jerry Cornfield jcornfield@soundpublishing.com
  • Coronavirus
People hold up signs in protest of Gov. Jay Inslee’s latest proclamations during a Rally for Medical Freedom on Aug. 25 in Buckley. Photo by Alex Bruell/Sound Publishing
Matt Axe, the Wildfire and Forest Resiliency Coordinator with the King Conservation District, speaks to homeowner Anita Kissee-Wilder about fire reduction strategies at her home in North Bend on Aug. 24. Photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record.

King County braces for more wildfires in rural areas

Firefighters have already responded to a number of large fires.

Matt Axe, the Wildfire and Forest Resiliency Coordinator with the King Conservation District, speaks to homeowner Anita Kissee-Wilder about fire reduction strategies at her home in North Bend on Aug. 24. Photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record.
This is a screenshot that shows the pursuit of a stolen vehicle Sept. 1 on Interstate 5 in King County.

VIDEO: Auburn police let suspected vehicle thief go, citing new laws

State laws passed earlier this spring require police to have probable cause to engage in a pursuit.

This is a screenshot that shows the pursuit of a stolen vehicle Sept. 1 on Interstate 5 in King County.
Juanita High School student Ria Mahon. Courtesy photo

Student brings awareness to menstrual health among Puget Sound’s homeless

When Ria Mohan, a junior of Juanita High School in Kirkland, had to choose a topic of focus for a HOSA (Future Health Professionals) research… Continue reading

Juanita High School student Ria Mahon. Courtesy photo