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State legislators unsure if federal infrastructure law will help Highway 18

U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier (D-District 8) held a press conference Dec. 13 in North Bend to discuss how the new federal infrastructure bill could help… Continue reading

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Snow on Christmas Eve? | King County weather report Dec. 18-24

King County and the Puget Sound region could see snow by Christmas Eve, according to the National Weather Service. Here’s the forecast for the Seattle… Continue reading

  • Dec 17, 2021
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One skier dies, five survive after backcountry Crystal Mountain avalanche

Skier who died was Issaquah resident Robert Weisel, 66, according to Pierce County Medical Examiner.

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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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King County gun violence rates exceed 2020 totals

Data collected from first three quarters of 2021 shows more fatal shootings, shots fired incidents than previous year.

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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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Black drivers disproportionately pulled over by WSP in King, Pierce counties

A study by WSU researchers examined over 3 million traffic stops performed by WSP officers.

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This October 2021 photo provided by Pfizer shows kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine.

King County woman among first in state to test positive for Omicron

Omicron appears to be more transmissible than the Delta variant.

This October 2021 photo provided by Pfizer shows kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine.
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Kreidler asks insurers for more information on credit scores

Companies raising rates for customers with credit removed as a rating factor

  • Dec 6, 2021
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More than 129,000 kids in state receive first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

During first month of eligibility for those ages 5 to 11; expects to slow spread, protect children

  • Dec 2, 2021
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More than a dozen local residents — including students — spoke at the Nov. 22 Enumclaw School Board meeting. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Racial slur repeated at Enumclaw School Board meeting

It appears two rogue Zoom users briefly interrupted the meeting with a recording of the “n” word.

More than a dozen local residents — including students — spoke at the Nov. 22 Enumclaw School Board meeting. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
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Senator becomes first GOP candidate for secretary of state

Sen. Keith Wagoner will challenge Democrat Steve Hobbs, who was appointed to the statewide post in November

  • Dec 2, 2021
  • By Jerry Cornfield jcornfield@soundpublishing.com
  • Election 2022
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3 injured in Federal Way Tuesday night shootings

Two of the victims sustained life-threatening injuries.

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Task force recommends reforms to improve state’s response to sexual assault

Recommendations include addressing shortage of sexual assault trauma nurses

  • Dec 1, 2021
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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 Councilmember Dunn to challenge Schrier for U.S. Congress seat

Potential showdown in 8th District between Republican Dunn and Democrat Schrier

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Photo courtesy of Kristen Gregory via the Federal Way Police Department’s Facebook page.

Federal Way mayor responds to surge of crime, violence in South Sound

November is Federal Way’s second deadliest month with three homicides so far.

Photo courtesy of Kristen Gregory via the Federal Way Police Department’s Facebook page.
Elaine Simons, former foster mother of Jesse Sarey, addresses a crowd outside the Maleng Regional Justice Center on Aug. 24, 2020, moments after Auburn Police Officer Jeff Nelson was formally charged with second-degree murder and first-degree assault in the May 31, 2019, shooting death of 26-year-old Sarey in front of a north Auburn convenience store. File photo

Jesse Sarey’s family wants people to know who the real Jesse was

He was killed by Auburn police officer Jeffrey Nelson in 2019.

Elaine Simons, former foster mother of Jesse Sarey, addresses a crowd outside the Maleng Regional Justice Center on Aug. 24, 2020, moments after Auburn Police Officer Jeff Nelson was formally charged with second-degree murder and first-degree assault in the May 31, 2019, shooting death of 26-year-old Sarey in front of a north Auburn convenience store. File photo
Mid-afternoon traffic on northbound Interstate 5 on Nov. 22 near Everett. Dan Bates/The Herald

Thanksgiving traffic forecast is heavier than pre-pandemic

Drivers and ferry riders could be in for long waits, depending on when they go.

Mid-afternoon traffic on northbound Interstate 5 on Nov. 22 near Everett. Dan Bates/The Herald