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Elected officials prepare to break ground on the State Route 18/I-90 interchange project. From left: Snoqualmie Mayor Katherine Ross, State Rep. Lisa Callan, U.S. Rep Kim Schrier, State Sen. Mark Mullet, Snoqualmie Tribal Chairman Robert de los Angeles. Photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record

Leaders celebrate start of SR 18/I-90 interchange construction

Work on the infamous interchange is expected to begin in November and alleviate congestion

Elected officials prepare to break ground on the State Route 18/I-90 interchange project. From left: Snoqualmie Mayor Katherine Ross, State Rep. Lisa Callan, U.S. Rep Kim Schrier, State Sen. Mark Mullet, Snoqualmie Tribal Chairman Robert de los Angeles. Photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record
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Auburn City Council voices support for abortion access

The council will vote on a resolution Sept. 19.

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Auburn Police search for suspect in car bombing at cemetery

The bomb destroyed the victim’s car and surrounding trees Aug. 23 at Mountain View Cemetery

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Three people killed in two I-5 crashes in South King County

Weekend collisions in SeaTac, Tukwila takes lives of men from Sequim, Tacoma and Federal Way

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A photo that was tweeted out an hour after the accident was called in, shows Renton Regional Fire Authority, Puget Sound Fire, Tukwila Fire Department, and King County Medic One on the scene of the trench collapse. Photo courtesy of Renton Regional Fire Authority.

Man dies after trench collapse at construction site in Renton

King County Medical Examiner’s office ruled the man’s death was an accident.

  • Sep 9, 2022
  • By Bailey Jo Josie bailey.jo.josie@rentonreporter.com
A photo that was tweeted out an hour after the accident was called in, shows Renton Regional Fire Authority, Puget Sound Fire, Tukwila Fire Department, and King County Medic One on the scene of the trench collapse. Photo courtesy of Renton Regional Fire Authority.
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State superintendent announces proposal for free school meals

Proposal asks WA Legislature to allocate $86 million annually.

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Washington’s COVID-19 state of emergency to end Oct. 31

Gov. Jay Inslee announced the order will end nearly three years after he first issued it.

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Man killed by police at Federal Way Transit Center

Incident Feb. 4 started on bus; man armed with knife reportedly charged at officers

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Judged by XII: A King County Local Dive podcast. The hands shown here belong to Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson, who has been charged with homicide in the 2019 death of Jesse Sarey.

JUDGED BY XII: Auburn cop’s death-themed tattoos go public

Episode 7 in this special podcast series explores the release of unredacted photos showing Jeffrey Nelson’s tattoos.

Judged by XII: A King County Local Dive podcast. The hands shown here belong to Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson, who has been charged with homicide in the 2019 death of Jesse Sarey.
This photo provided by the Washington State Department of Transportation shows smoke from a wildfire burning south of Lind, Wash., on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022. Sheriff’s officials are telling residents in the Eastern Washington town to evacuate because of a growing wildfire south of town that was burning homes. (Courtesy photo)

How to stay safe from wildfire smoke in Washington

Department of Health reminds Washingtonians to stay indoors when smoke is in the air.

  • Sep 2, 2022
This photo provided by the Washington State Department of Transportation shows smoke from a wildfire burning south of Lind, Wash., on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022. Sheriff’s officials are telling residents in the Eastern Washington town to evacuate because of a growing wildfire south of town that was burning homes. (Courtesy photo)
Nelson’s ankle tattoo reads “punish the deserving.” These photos were taken by the FBI after Nelson was charged with murder. Courtesy photo

Judge releases unredacted photos of Auburn cop’s tattoos

Court previously said photos of Jeffrey Nelson’s tattoos would prejudice the jury pool.

Nelson’s ankle tattoo reads “punish the deserving.” These photos were taken by the FBI after Nelson was charged with murder. Courtesy photo
Federal Way Public Schools headquarters. File photo

Department of Commerce awards $350K to Federal Way Public Schools for upgrades

With the funds, 18 schools will receive energy efficiency improvements.

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Renton man killed in single-vehicle crash in Auburn

The crash resulted in a brush fire Aug. 28 on State Route 167.

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State trooper shoots driver in Federal Way

The driver had reportedly struck another vehicle and was shot during an altercation.

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U.S. Senator Patty Murray and Congresswoman Kim Schrier celebrated the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) at the Swedish Issaquah Campus (Screenshot from Sen. Patty Murray’s official website)

WA lawmakers celebrate passage of Inflation Reduction Act

The bill includes provisions to reduce prescription drug prices and climate change investments.

U.S. Senator Patty Murray and Congresswoman Kim Schrier celebrated the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) at the Swedish Issaquah Campus (Screenshot from Sen. Patty Murray’s official website)
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Two new Sounder train cars arrive for Seattle-Lakewood line

Part of an 11-car purchase by Sound Transit for $46.5 million

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Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson, left, debates Secretary of State Steve Hobbs on Aug. 17 with moderator Melissa Santos of Axios Local in the center. (Photo by Brian Mittge/Association of Washington Business)

Secretary of state debate: Sparks fly as Hobbs and Anderson face off

Julie Anderson called Steve Hobbs an “inexperienced political appointee.” He’s been in the job since Inslee put him there in November.

  • Aug 18, 2022
  • By Jerry Cornfield jcornfield@soundpublishing.com
Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson, left, debates Secretary of State Steve Hobbs on Aug. 17 with moderator Melissa Santos of Axios Local in the center. (Photo by Brian Mittge/Association of Washington Business)
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Hiking at Mt. Rainier: This summer, visit a paradise on Earth

If you’ve never visited the Paradise area of Mt. Rainier, there’s still time this summer to correct that grievous error. Embarrassingly late for a Washington… Continue reading

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Man killed in Federal Way road-rage shooting identified

Ignacio Travis Santos, 25, of Federal Way, died of gunshot wound in Aug. 8 incident

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Carnation Cow, by Monica Jolley

King County’s small farmers need livestock processing options

Carnation Farms’ processing plant was a critical resource for many small livestock producers.

Carnation Cow, by Monica Jolley