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Finnish President Sauli Niinistö and Gov. Jay Inslee. (Courtesy of the Office of the Governor)

In Olympia, Finnish president makes case for NATO, strong ties with WA

Sauli Niinistö became the first foreign head of state to address a joint session of the state Legislature on Monday.

  • Mar 7, 2023
  • By Jerry Cornfield jcornfield@soundpublishing.com
Finnish President Sauli Niinistö and Gov. Jay Inslee. (Courtesy of the Office of the Governor)
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An Auburn woman won the Powerball jackpot in February. Photo courtesy of WA Lottery

WA Lottery reveals Auburn woman as winner of $754.6 million Powerball jackpot

An Auburn woman has won the $754.6 million Powerball jackpot. Washington’s Lottery announced on March 3 that Becky Bell, a supply chain analyst for the… Continue reading

An Auburn woman won the Powerball jackpot in February. Photo courtesy of WA Lottery
Sen. Marko Liias, D-Everett

State bill to implement inclusive learning curriculum passes Senate

Standards to include the histories, contributions, and perspectives of LGBTQ people

Sen. Marko Liias, D-Everett
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What do you do with your food waste? King County wants to know

King County Solid Waste Division will have an online food waste survey open until April 30.

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Federal Way likely to abandon plan to remove 9 acres of park land

City looked at building new public maintenance facility at Steel Lake Annex

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Robbery suspects nearly collide with train while fleeing Auburn police | Video

Court documents reveal details of Feb. 9 incident

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1 dead, 1 injured after Saturday shooting near Federal Way bar

The suspect, a 31-year-old man, is in custody after Feb. 18 shooting at the Brickyard Pub

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File photo: A sign at a Cal Anderson Park reproductive rights protest on May 14, 2022, in Seattle.

Legislation seeks to strenghten Washington’s abortion laws

OLYMPIA — A day after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last June, Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee and Democratic lawmakers responded with a… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2023
  • By Jerry Cornfield jcornfield@soundpublishing.com
File photo: A sign at a Cal Anderson Park reproductive rights protest on May 14, 2022, in Seattle.
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Renton program gives students, parents sexual assault prevention tools

King County Sexual Assault Resource Center partners with Renton Public Schools

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The glass doors smashed by burglars with a truck early in the morning of Feb. 15 are removed as employees clean up the scene. Cameron Sheppard / the Reporter

Renton police, ATF investigate smash-and-grab burglary at gun store

Police are currently unsure about the origin and circumstance of the truck used to breach the store.

The glass doors smashed by burglars with a truck early in the morning of Feb. 15 are removed as employees clean up the scene. Cameron Sheppard / the Reporter
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Renton man sentenced to 11 years in prison for drug trafficking

Prosecutors said the man had more than 470,000 lethal doses of fentanyl.

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The Federal Way Inn and Suites at 1688 S. 348th St., which was formerly the Red Lion hotel. Photo take in February 2023. Alex Bruell / The Mirror

Federal Way Red Lion shelter opening still in limbo after meth clean-up

King County bought the hotel in 2021 to be emergency homelessness shelter

The Federal Way Inn and Suites at 1688 S. 348th St., which was formerly the Red Lion hotel. Photo take in February 2023. Alex Bruell / The Mirror
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Lawmakers seek lasting approach to drug possession after Blake decision

OLYMPIA — Lawmakers are at a crossroads again on what to do about illegal drug possession. Should cops make arrests and, if so, on what… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2023
  • By Jerry Cornfield jcornfield@soundpublishing.com
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Asphalt plant still under fire | Podcast

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Federal Way school security officer placed on leave for alleged misconduct

Former student says she was involved with the employee her sophomore year at Decatur High School

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This photo, shared by Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell on Twitter, shows officers working at the Feb. 4 gun buy-back event in Federal Way.

Federal Way gun buy-back event nets 190 no-longer-wanted firearms

Goal to reduce the number of guns in the hands of people who don’t want or shouldn’t have them.

This photo, shared by Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell on Twitter, shows officers working at the Feb. 4 gun buy-back event in Federal Way.
Allan Thomas, former Drainage District 5 commissioner and Enumclaw dairy farmer, walks away from the Western District of Washington federal courthouse in Seattle. He was sentenced Feb. 3 to 2.5 years in prison for his part in stealing more than $460,000 in taxes from locals. Photo by Ray Miller-Still, Sound Publishing

Enumclaw’s Allan Thomas gets 2.5 years in prison for tax fraud scheme

Former Drainage District 5 commissioner and his wife were convicted of stealing more than $460,000

Allan Thomas, former Drainage District 5 commissioner and Enumclaw dairy farmer, walks away from the Western District of Washington federal courthouse in Seattle. He was sentenced Feb. 3 to 2.5 years in prison for his part in stealing more than $460,000 in taxes from locals. Photo by Ray Miller-Still, Sound Publishing
The DESC Crisis Solutions Center, 1600 South Lane St., is the region’s only voluntary crisis facility resource. Courtesy photo

King County voters to decide on $1.25 billion mental health levy

The proposal includes a robust investment in the region’s mental health care infrastructure.

The DESC Crisis Solutions Center, 1600 South Lane St., is the region’s only voluntary crisis facility resource. Courtesy photo