Northwest

Reproductive rights protest at Cal Anderson Park on May 14, 2022. Hannah Saunders/Sound Publishing

The falling of Roe v. Wade: Through the eyes of a local abortion access hotline volunteer

The Northwest Abortion Access Fund (NWAAF) is already receiving calls from people in Texas and Louisiana.

Reproductive rights protest at Cal Anderson Park on May 14, 2022. Hannah Saunders/Sound Publishing
Photo of Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson after he shot and killed Jesse Sarey on May 31, 2019. Courtesy photo

Auburn Police officer’s violent history could be used against him in court

Judge Nicole Gaines Phelps hasn’t yet decided whether it will be allowed in the trial.

Photo of Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson after he shot and killed Jesse Sarey on May 31, 2019. Courtesy photo
Photo by Ray Miller-Still
One of the performers carries Elma Gust, 106, during the Exotic Legends show.

Living Court ladies in Enumclaw live it up with raunchy revue

‘I felt young again,’ one woman said

Photo by Ray Miller-Still
One of the performers carries Elma Gust, 106, during the Exotic Legends show.
King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterburg (File Photo)

King County Prosecuting Attorney vows to protect reproductive freedom

Dan Satterberg joins over 80 prosecutors from around the country in their pledge.

King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterburg (File Photo)
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: Examining Auburn police officer’s grim tattoos

Episode 5 in special podcast series that explores 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.
Fedor Osipov, 15, flips into Steel Lake in Federal Way during last year's heatwave on June 28, 2021. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing

Heatwave expected to hit King County

Temperatures will likely reach 90 degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday, June 26, and Monday, June 27.

Fedor Osipov, 15, flips into Steel Lake in Federal Way during last year's heatwave on June 28, 2021. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing
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Sound Transit Board approves Julie Timm as new CEO at $375,000 per year

She replaces Peter Rogoff who left in May after board voted to replace him

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Statewide task force to tackle organized retail crime rings

Group brings law enforcement, prosecutors, retailers together to combat growing problem

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Steel Lake in Federal Way reopens after closure caused by raw sewage leak

Here’s how to stay safe while cooling off this summer.

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Photo courtesy of King County.

Officials urge caution when swimming this summer

Cold spring temperatures and larger than normal snowpack have created dangerous conditions

Photo courtesy of King County.
Design rendering of the Watershed Renton development (Courtesy of Minerva Strategies)

Large-scale affordable housing development breaks ground in Renton

The Watershed project will offer 145 units of affordable housing for over 350 people.

Design rendering of the Watershed Renton development (Courtesy of Minerva Strategies)
A semiautomatic handgun with a safety cable lock that prevents loading ammunition. (Sound Publishing file photo)

Large-capacity ammo magazine sales ban starts soon in Washington

Starting July 1, a 10-round capacity becomes the limit for sales. Meanwhile, “there is a rush on magazine purchasing.”

  • Jun 20, 2022
  • By Jerry Cornfield jcornfield@soundpublishing.com
  • Everett
A semiautomatic handgun with a safety cable lock that prevents loading ammunition. (Sound Publishing file photo)
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Oak Harbor man arrested on $1 million bail for alleged hate crime

Yelled threat at Whidbey Island woman; reportedly posted online comments about killing gay people

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At Dash Point on June 16, 2022. Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

All that the tides reveal: Puget Sound’s hidden intertidal world

Exploring King County beaches during the lowest tide in the last 13 years.

At Dash Point on June 16, 2022. Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
Federal Way police officers investigate a crime scene in 2019. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

Federal Way police have a plan for responding to active shooters

School resource officers (SROs) at each high school in the Federal Way school district are armed.

Federal Way police officers investigate a crime scene in 2019. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo
Photo of Auburn Police officer Jeffrey Nelson’s tattoos. A King County Superior Court Judge decided many of Nelson’s tattoos contained wording or imaging that would prejudice potential jurors. An additional 40 images have to be redacted prior to being released. (Courtesy photo)

Judge orders redactions of photos of Auburn Police Officer Jeff Nelson’s tattoos

Release of 40 photos would be inflammatory and likely influence potential jurors, according to judge.

Photo of Auburn Police officer Jeffrey Nelson’s tattoos. A King County Superior Court Judge decided many of Nelson’s tattoos contained wording or imaging that would prejudice potential jurors. An additional 40 images have to be redacted prior to being released. (Courtesy photo)
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George Weyerhaeuser Sr. dies at 95

Great-grandson of the company’s founder Frederick Weyerhaeuser, died on June 11.

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Washington State Capitol Building. File photo

Foes of state’s capital gains tax drop plans for initiative

I-1929 sponsors say they are confident a lawsuit challenging the legality of the tax will be successful.

  • Jun 13, 2022
  • By Jerry Cornfield jcornfield@soundpublishing.com
  • Election 2022
Washington State Capitol Building. File photo
Selena Taylor, left, and Betty Taylor speak at the June 7 Federal Way City Council meeting about Ezra Taylor, who was fatally shot in Sept. 2021. Photo courtesy of Bruce Honda

Family of man shot outside Des Moines bar accepts Federal Way proclamation

Part of National Gun Violence Awareness Day

Selena Taylor, left, and Betty Taylor speak at the June 7 Federal Way City Council meeting about Ezra Taylor, who was fatally shot in Sept. 2021. Photo courtesy of Bruce Honda
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Sound Transit committee recommends Julie Timm as next CEO

She is CEO of Greater Richmond Transit Company in Virginia

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