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A man who appears to be President Joe Biden is seen in the back seat of a car in the president’s motorcade, departing the Green River College after the president’s speech. Photo by Alex Bruell/Sound Publishing

Biden’s visit to Auburn prompts crowds, protests, and a little bit of everything

President Joe Biden made a stop at the Green River College in Auburn on April 22 during his two-day visit to Washington and Oregon last… Continue reading

A man who appears to be President Joe Biden is seen in the back seat of a car in the president’s motorcade, departing the Green River College after the president’s speech. Photo by Alex Bruell/Sound Publishing
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 (Episode 2): Police officer’s history of violence | King County Local Dive

Special podcast series explores Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson’s role in the death of Jesse Sarey.

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.
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Biden visits Seattle and Green River College during trip to Pacific Northwest

The president will stress infrastructure in Portland and Seattle while raising money for the Democratic Party.

  • Apr 22, 2022
President Joe Biden. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia
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Family of man killed by Auburn Police files wrongful death lawsuit against city

Officer Kenneth Lyman is now the subject of two lawsuits against the city

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The Sammamish Valley is home to a collection of farms, wineries and tasting rooms. File photo
The Sammamish Valley is home to a collection of farms, wineries and tasting rooms. File photo

King County continues to grapple with alcohol rules in rural areas

Much of the debate surrounds wineries, breweries and distilleries operating as retail businesses.

The Sammamish Valley is home to a collection of farms, wineries and tasting rooms. File photo
The Sammamish Valley is home to a collection of farms, wineries and tasting rooms. File photo
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How a Ukrainian and Russian couple escaped a war zone

“We will never forget that sound. Boom. Boom,” said Valeriia Horodnycha, who has been staying in Mercer Island.

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Mount Rainier park approves nine new lahar monitoring stations

The new monitors can give local communities up to 10 extra minutes to evacuate in case of a disaster.

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Health board decides against COVID vaccine requirement for students

The state Board of Health wants to see more data for younger children.

  • Apr 13, 2022
  • By Jerry Cornfield Herald Writer
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What should Sound Transit name Federal Way’s light rail station?

Public input wanted on two name possibilities.

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Tulalip council members and tribal members watch as Governor Jay Inslee signs bill HB 1571 into law at the Tulalip Resort on Thursday, March 31, 2022 in Tulalip, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

New alert system aims to bring home missing Indigenous people

Gov. Jay Inslee signed a law creating the new system. Families of the missing and murdered say it’s a start.

Tulalip council members and tribal members watch as Governor Jay Inslee signs bill HB 1571 into law at the Tulalip Resort on Thursday, March 31, 2022 in Tulalip, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Cmdr. Adams of the Auburn Police Department demonstrates how to use the body-worn cameras. Screenshot courtesy of APD Twitter video

Auburn Police body camera program goes into effect

The Auburn City Council initially approved the program last summer.

Cmdr. Adams of the Auburn Police Department demonstrates how to use the body-worn cameras. Screenshot courtesy of APD Twitter video
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Renton man charged federally for huge stash of drugs, guns

Local, federal authorities reportedly seize 25 guns as well as fentanyl, heroin, meth and cocaine.

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Cannabis stakeholders want cash out of the equation amid rash of robberies

State regulators say action from Congress is required for cannabis industry to use credit cards.

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Political leaders gather Monday, March 28 at Sea-Tac Airport where $3.5 million worth of medical aid supplies will head to Ukraine. COURTESY PHOTO, Port of Seattle

$3.5 million in donated emergency supplies headed to Ukraine

Cargo flight from Sea-Tac Airport

  • Mar 29, 2022
Political leaders gather Monday, March 28 at Sea-Tac Airport where $3.5 million worth of medical aid supplies will head to Ukraine. COURTESY PHOTO, Port of Seattle
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Kreidler extends orders on COVID-19 testing, surprise billing

State insurance commissioner says health insurers must waive copays, deductibles

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Breaking down Washington police reform from this year and last

Terry stops, less-lethal firearms and vehicle pursuits addressed by Legislature

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New law targets active shooter lockdown drills in Washington schools

By Brooklynn Hillemann, WNPA News Service

  • Mar 22, 2022
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King County Local Dive
King County Local Dive
This October 2021 photo provided by Pfizer shows kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine.

‘ForWArd’ plan details how state will ‘coexist’ with COVID

Moving away from mandates, officials say the next phase in Washington’s response is about “empowering” residents to keep safe.

This October 2021 photo provided by Pfizer shows kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine.
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

A testy final night of legislating brought 2 big surprises

Here’s what’s happening after adjournment of the 2022 session of the Washington Legislature.

  • Mar 16, 2022
  • By Jerry Cornfield jcornfield@soundpublishing.com
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