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State superintendent of schools says student privacy won’t diminish

Chris Reykdal: Federal protections for privacy remain despite state’s new parental bill of rights

Chris Reykdal
State Capitol in Olympia. FILE PHOTO

Hundreds of new laws will take effect in state June 6

Legislature approved changes in police pursuits, parental rights, firearms and other laws

  • Jun 5, 2024
State Capitol in Olympia. FILE PHOTO
Photo Courtesy of Ivonne Carillo-Hernandez
Reyna Hernandez (left) with her mother.

Extradition efforts continue in case of murdered Renton salon owner

Louie Hernandez, 61, remains in custody of Mexican law enforcement officials

Photo Courtesy of Ivonne Carillo-Hernandez
Reyna Hernandez (left) with her mother.
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Renton Police seek suspects in homicide outside restaurant | Photos

19-year-old man shot May 18 in the 100 block of Airport Way

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Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent. FILE PHOTO

Second-degree murder trial pending for Federal Way man

Case is related to the 2021 robbery of a cannabis shop in Renton.

Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent. FILE PHOTO
A firearm retrieved from the suspect’s vehicle. Photo courtesy of Washington State Patrol

Federal Way woman arrested for allegedly brandishing a firearm on freeway

Once in June 2023 and again in May 2024, the suspect allegedly pointed her gun at others

A firearm retrieved from the suspect’s vehicle. Photo courtesy of Washington State Patrol
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Former King County jail guard pleads guilty to bribery, drug charges

Accepted bribe to distribute meth, fentanyl to two jail inmates

Courtesy Photo, King County
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Person dies in officer-involved shooting in Auburn

Incident occurred while police were serving a civil eviction order.

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A video shows players on a baseball field in Auburn taking cover amid the sound of gunshots May 19.

Gunfire sends bystanders into flight on public property in Auburn | Video

Derek Jennings, one of the owners of New Level Baseball, said the gunfire erupted in the middle of practice

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A video shows players on a baseball field in Auburn taking cover amid the sound of gunshots May 19.
A Sound Transit fare ambassador checks with a light rail rider. COURTESY PHOTO, Sound Transit

Fare inspections at Sound Transit Link stations begin June 3

Passengers will need proof of payment within fare paid zones at boarding areas

A Sound Transit fare ambassador checks with a light rail rider. COURTESY PHOTO, Sound Transit
Rentons PD’s Diversity Recruiting Event. Photo Courtesy of Renton Police Department

Renton Police offering $40K hiring bonus to experienced officers

Deputy chief outlines hiring process.

Rentons PD’s Diversity Recruiting Event. Photo Courtesy of Renton Police Department
Jeffrey Nelson at his trial May 16, 2024. (Photo by Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times / Pool)

Murder trial begins for Auburn Police officer Jeffrey Nelson

First officer in Washington to face a murder charge following the passage of Initiative 940.

Jeffrey Nelson at his trial May 16, 2024. (Photo by Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times / Pool)
Capitol Hill light rail station in Seattle. COURTESY PHOTO, Sound Transit

Auburn man charged with murder in Capitol Hill light rail stabbing

Seattle Police arrested 26-year-old man

Capitol Hill light rail station in Seattle. COURTESY PHOTO, Sound Transit
Men serving halal food on Eid Mubarak 2024. Photo By Joshua Solorzano/Federal Way Mirror

Washington state passes Halal Food Consumer Protection Act

Federal Way Muslim activist details how this bill came about and why it is important

Men serving halal food on Eid Mubarak 2024. Photo By Joshua Solorzano/Federal Way Mirror
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Head-on collision kills 31-year-old woman in Auburn

The fatal collision occurred May 11 in the area of I Street Northeast in north Auburn.

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A screenshot of King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn speaking about a proposed amendment for the proposed $20 minimum wage ordinance. (Screenshot)

King County approves $20.29 minimum wage for unincorporated areas

Councilmember Reagan Dunn and more than a dozen business owners argued tips and health care expenses should be a part of the new wage. The council passed the ordinance without the amendment.

A screenshot of King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn speaking about a proposed amendment for the proposed $20 minimum wage ordinance. (Screenshot)
Reyna Hernandez (right) with her mother. Photo Courtesy of Ivonne Carillo-Hernandez

Friends of Renton’s Reyna Hernandez detail her cheerful character

Friends in Renton considered her family and saw some warning signs of abuse prior to her murder.

Reyna Hernandez (right) with her mother. Photo Courtesy of Ivonne Carillo-Hernandez
Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent. FILE PHOTO

Man receives one month jail sentence in fatal Renton hit-and-run

2020 crash killed 16-year-old boy on motorcycle along Interstate 405; mother objects to plea deal

Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent. FILE PHOTO
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Investigators bust drug trafficking operation in King County

Thousands of fentanyl pills reportedly were kept at a Federal Way storage facility.

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Is state school board association seeing a conservative takeover?

Anonymous members say changes in the group’s voting rules are allowing anti-LGBTQIA+ measures

  • May 9, 2024
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