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An Axon body-worn police camera. Courtesy photo

Auburn City Council approves contract for police body cameras, Tasers

The new equipment will cost over $2.2 million.

An Axon body-worn police camera. Courtesy photo
Geographic dispersion of Washington State Patrol commissioned personnel who lost their jobs Oct. 18. (Washington State Patrol)

Rather than get vaccine, nearly 1,900 state workers lose jobs

Exactly how many people will be out of work for ignoring Gov. Jay Inslee’s vaccine mandate isn’t known yet. But it became a lot clearer… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2021
  • By Jerry Cornfield jcornfield@soundpublishing.com
  • Coronavirus
Geographic dispersion of Washington State Patrol commissioned personnel who lost their jobs Oct. 18. (Washington State Patrol)
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Flu vaccine offers best defense for people this season

State Department of Health recommends getting a shot

  • Oct 18, 2021
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Eric Gunderson. COURTESY PHOTO, Washington State Patrol

Trooper Eric Gunderson’s family issues statement about his death from COVID-19

Press release answers inquiries about his vaccination status

Eric Gunderson. COURTESY PHOTO, Washington State Patrol
Vaccinations taking place. File photo

Inslee: No ‘massive disruptions’ as worker vax rates hit 90%

A surge in vaccinations has eased concern about service slowdowns ahead of a Monday deadline.

  • Oct 13, 2021
  • By Jerry Cornfield jcornfield@soundpublishing.com
  • Coronavirus
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Office lacks power over King County law enforcement in misconduct investigations

Director Tamer Abouzeid presents OLEO annual report to law and justice committee on Tuesday.

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From left, Sgt. Tyson Luce, former Chief Dan O’Neil, Chief Mark Caillier, and Cmdr. Todd Byers pose for a photo during the change of command ceremony on Oct. 4. Caillier was named the new chief after O’Neil stepped down.

Mayor appoints Mark Caillier as new Auburn police chief

Before stepping down, former Chief O’Neil promoted two officers to leadership positions.

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From left, Sgt. Tyson Luce, former Chief Dan O’Neil, Chief Mark Caillier, and Cmdr. Todd Byers pose for a photo during the change of command ceremony on Oct. 4. Caillier was named the new chief after O’Neil stepped down.
West Point Treatment Plant in Seattle. Photo courtesy of King County
West Point Treatment Plant in Seattle. Photo courtesy of King County
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Four COVID-19 variants are more likely to cause hospitalization

Four COVID-19 variants are more likely to put you in the hospital, according to the Washington State Department of Health. The Delta, Alpha, Beta and… Continue reading

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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
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New King County program connects homeless people to jobs and housing

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

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Booster shots build onto protection of initial vaccinations | UW Medicine

People 65 years and older among those who qualify for shots

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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
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King County’s unemployment rate lower than most of Washington

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

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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)
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Supporters of police reform laws disagree with Auburn’s response

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

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

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

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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.

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Port of Seattle to require vaccinations for employees

2,200 workers must be vaccinated by Nov. 15

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