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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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Photos by Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing

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.

Photos by Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing
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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.

Federal Way Public Schools headquarters. File photo
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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)
Photos by Alex Bruell/Sound Publishing

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
Abortion rights protesters fill all four corners of the intersection in front of the Everett Planned Parenthood in support of abortion rights on Saturday, July 9, 2022 (Olivia Vanni / Sound Publishing)

GOP cheered abortion ruling. Democrats responded by voting.

A swell of electoral support for Democrats pushed turnout higher in primary. Republicans look to adjust for November

  • Aug 15, 2022
  • By Jerry Cornfield jcornfield@soundpublishing.com
  • Election 2022
Abortion rights protesters fill all four corners of the intersection in front of the Everett Planned Parenthood in support of abortion rights on Saturday, July 9, 2022 (Olivia Vanni / Sound Publishing)
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Federal Way officer receives suspension for posting controversial TikTok video

Officer Breanna Straus was suspended pay for one shift.

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Front of Silver Cloud Inn purchased in Redmond to serve as permanent supportive housing under the county’s Health Through Housing initiative. Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing

King County officials reflect on Health Through Housing criticisms and goals

Dow Constantine and Leo Flor uphold belief in the housing first approach.

Front of Silver Cloud Inn purchased in Redmond to serve as permanent supportive housing under the county’s Health Through Housing initiative. Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing
Perseid meteor shower in August 2021. Photo courtesy of Nasa.gov/Bill Ingalls

Meteor showers light up August nights in the Pacific Northwest

Stargazers can track Perseids at sites around Washington state.

Perseid meteor shower in August 2021. Photo courtesy of Nasa.gov/Bill Ingalls