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The exterior of the Clarion Hotel located on B Street behind the municipal airport in Auburn. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Auburn Reporter

King County opens isolation center at Auburn Clarion Hotel

To limit the spread of COVID-19 for those who cannot safely isolate themselves

The exterior of the Clarion Hotel located on B Street behind the municipal airport in Auburn. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Auburn Reporter
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Fatal police shooting of suspect in Algona under investigation

Kent, Des Moines officers with Valley SWAT fired fatal shots in hostage-taking incident

  • Jan 5, 2022
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Top: Washington State Redistricting Commissioners (from left) April Sims, Brady Piñero Walkinshaw, Joe Fain, Paul Graves and Sarah Augustine. Center: Congressional map (left) and Legislative map. Bottom: Washington State Supreme Court Justices (from left) González, Gordon McCloud, Johnson, Whitener, Madsen, Montoya-Lewis, Owens, Stephens and Yu.

Legal fight on redistricting returning to the Supreme Court

Two lawsuits say the plans aren’t valid because commissioners broke state law before voting to approve them.

  • Jan 4, 2022
Top: Washington State Redistricting Commissioners (from left) April Sims, Brady Piñero Walkinshaw, Joe Fain, Paul Graves and Sarah Augustine. Center: Congressional map (left) and Legislative map. Bottom: Washington State Supreme Court Justices (from left) González, Gordon McCloud, Johnson, Whitener, Madsen, Montoya-Lewis, Owens, Stephens and Yu.
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New laws bring changes to minimum wage, plastic silverware, voting rights for felons

Two taxes take effect, but the future of each is uncertain.

  • Jan 3, 2022
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo
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Up your mask game for the new year, expert says

A surgical mask provides the best protection against omicron

  • Dec 30, 2021
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Chris Gregersen injects a young chinook salmon with a small transponder used for tracking the migration of the fish. Photo courtesy of King County

King County scientists work to save chinook salmon

They conducted a study to determine how the salmon use the Green River as a habitat.

Chris Gregersen injects a young chinook salmon with a small transponder used for tracking the migration of the fish. Photo courtesy of King County
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Snow leads to hundreds of incidents along King County highways, freeways

State Patrol responds to 279 collisions, 865 other incidents over 3 days

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Omicron weighs on booster lines, holiday gatherings

Harborview Medical Center doctor says it’s now the dominant strain

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Snow on the way Sunday; cold temps for a week

National Weather Services predicts 1 to 4 inches; high and low temps to drop below freezing

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Some of the guns confiscated by police (screenshot from SPD website)

Seattle Police bust suspected Renton drug trafficker

Police found thousands of grams of narcotics and a large collection of weapons in the suspect’s home

Some of the guns confiscated by police (screenshot from SPD website)
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Auburn man charged with murder in flare gun death

A modified flare gun was used to shoot and kill another man on Dec. 15.

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Homeless encampment in wooded area in Auburn on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

King County to skip annual homeless count again, citing faulty methodology

The King County Regional Homelessness Authority said the count is inaccurate and “harmful.”

Homeless encampment in wooded area in Auburn on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
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Keel to lead Sound Transit Board for third consecutive year

Vice chairs in 2022 will be Constantine and Somers

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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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