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King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn

KC Councilman wants taxpayers to see where their money is going

On Thursday, King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn introduced a motion that would task the Assessor’s Office with sending a mailing to all property owners that… Continue reading

  • Jul 15, 2021
King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn
Map of July fire outlook for the West. (National Interagency Fire Center)

Department of Ecology declares drought emergency in WA

Staff reports An historically dry spring and summer, followed by a record-breaking heat wave have affected water supplies across Washington, prompting the Washington Department of… Continue reading

  • Jul 15, 2021
Map of July fire outlook for the West. (National Interagency Fire Center)
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TRAFFIC ALERT

As of 7:21 a.m. on State Route northbound just north of I-5 in Tukwila, there is a collision blocking the left lane. The Incident Response… Continue reading

  • Jul 15, 2021
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The Enumclaw Expo Center is expecting to have a full carnival available to visitors of the King County Fair this year, despite the coronavirus. Pictured are some kids at the 2019 fair. File photo by Kevin Hanson

King County Fair prepares for four-day run in Enumclaw

After a year’s absence, fair returns to Expo Center

  • Jul 14, 2021
The Enumclaw Expo Center is expecting to have a full carnival available to visitors of the King County Fair this year, despite the coronavirus. Pictured are some kids at the 2019 fair. File photo by Kevin Hanson

King County Board of Health meets July 15 to talk about drug-user health

The King County Board of Health meets at 1 p.m. July 15 to talk about drug-user health and hear a determinants of equity briefing. To… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2021
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Redmond Police arrest former Seattle Seahawk Richard Sherman

Redmond Police allege former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman crashed into a cement barrier on a State Route 520 off-ramp then fled the scene before… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2021
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Ongoing construction on 520 bridge. Photo WSDOT.

State Transportation Commission meets July 20 to select its toll rate increase proposals for tolled highways

Travelers who use Washington’s tolled highways will learn next week what the new proposed toll rates will be for those facilities when the Washington State… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2021
Ongoing construction on 520 bridge. Photo WSDOT.
TRAFFIC ALERT

Morning traffic conditions for King County, Wednesday, July 14

Traffic conditions as of 8 a.m., July 14, 2021 July 14 The Washington State Patrol is investigating a vehicle that was struck by gunfire while… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2021
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The Monroe Correctional Complex on Friday, June 4, 2021 in Monroe, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

With fewer inmates, state prepares to close prison units

In Monroe, two minimum security units will shut down soon, followed by the Washington State Reformatory.

The Monroe Correctional Complex on Friday, June 4, 2021 in Monroe, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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Traffic alerts now and upcoming in King County

As of 8:14 a.m. July 13, an earlier ramp blocking incident on SR 520 Westbound at 108th Avenue Northeast in Bellevue has now been cleared… Continue reading

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Puget Sound Energy seeks bids for new energy resources

Puget Sound Energy has issued a request for proposal for new energy and capacity to meet customers’ long-range electricity needs. The 2021 All-Source RFP seeks… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2021
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Audit finds King County responded well to pandemic, but could have done better . Photo courtesy of CDC.

King County pandemic response was strong, but lessons to be learned for future emergencies

King County’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic was well-executed in some ways, despite difficult circumstances, but gaps remained in safety, and overall organization was lacking… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2021
Audit finds King County responded well to pandemic, but could have done better . Photo courtesy of CDC.
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Seattle-based groups lay groundwork for historic cancer partnership

Fred Hutchinson, UW Medicine, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and Seattle Children’s

  • Jul 13, 2021
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Teen shot, found injured along Dash Point Road in Federal Way

Tuesday morning’s incident marks the fifth shooting in city in the past week

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A memorial for 19-year-old Damien Helmbrecht is placed outside of the Westway Community Center on April 23. The Westway neighborhood has been the location of two homicides within eight days this month. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

Two Des Moines men charged with Federal Way ‘retaliatory’ killing

19-year-old was shot and killed while walking to a meet a friend in April 2020

A memorial for 19-year-old Damien Helmbrecht is placed outside of the Westway Community Center on April 23. The Westway neighborhood has been the location of two homicides within eight days this month. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

WSP issues silver alert, seeks public’s help finding missing woman

The Washington State Patrol is seeking the public’s help to find a missing senior citizen last seen in a 2005 Honda Accord, Washington License BJD4856.… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2021
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U.S. Marshals arrest 19-year-old man in Des Moines wanted for murder

Accused of killing Seattle man near Capitol Hill CHOP zone in June 2020

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Ubax Gardheere, 2021 candidate for the 9th District seat of the Metropolitan King County Council, poses for a photo at Cedar River Park in Renton. Photo by Alex Bruell/Sound Publishing
Ubax Gardheere, 2021 candidate for the 9th District seat of the Metropolitan King County Council, poses for a photo at Cedar River Park in Renton. Photo by Alex Bruell/Sound Publishing
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Woman, 44, shot and killed inside her Federal Way apartment

Police do not have any suspect information.

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Screenshot from South Sound News scene video on July 5.

Two Federal Way homes destroyed by fire possibly caused by fireworks

No injuries but five adults and one child displaced

Screenshot from South Sound News scene video on July 5.