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State’s pediatric flu vaccinations down about 25% from this time last year

Health officials say sharp decline in childhood flu vaccination rates is concerning

  • Nov 15, 2021
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Highline College chooses Jamilyn Penn as interim vice president

Will help manage Student Services division

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King County Courthouse comfort dog dies

King County’s first Involuntary Treatment Act (ITA) courthouse comfort dog has died, the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office announced on Nov. 12. Murphy, a mixed… Continue reading

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Example of what it can look like when you replace a grass lawn with native plants. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

Tired of mowing the lawn? Consider using native plants

Replacing your lawn with Northwest vegetation can be beneficial to homeowners and wildlife alike.

Example of what it can look like when you replace a grass lawn with native plants. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
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Seattle-area pair indicted for defrauding COVID-19 benefit programs

Amount exceeds $1 million; including $500,000 from state Employment Security Department

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Sen. Steve Hobbs named secretary of state

Gov. Jay Inslee appointed the Snohomish County Democrat to succeed departing Republican Kim Wyman.

  • Nov 10, 2021
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Drive-by shooting near Black Diamond leaves bullet hole in pickup

Vehicle approached at high rate of speed from behind and fired round

  • Nov 9, 2021
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100 displaced after three-alarm fire engulfs Auburn apartment complex | Update

No one was hurt in the fire, according to the Valley Regional Fire Authority.

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Boy, 13, found dead in Federal Way park is identified | Update

Avril Brown Jr. was just a few days away from his 14th birthday, a family friend says.

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Michael Brian Protzman holds a trophy on Nov. 1. Photo via Protzman's Negative48 Telegram channel
Michael Brian Protzman holds a trophy on Nov. 1. Photo via Protzman's Negative48 Telegram channel
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Children ages 5 to 11 eligible for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

State DOH officials say pediatric vaccine will help protect children, slow disease spread

  • Nov 3, 2021
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Dunn takes strong early lead in election returns for KC Council District 9

Reagan Dunn had nearly 2/3 the vote Tuesday to challenger Kim-Khanh Van for the King County Council.

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Sound Transit hires new chief communications officer

Andy Izquierdo left Waste Management to join agency; will make $290,000 per year

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Photo of Jeffrey Nelson after he shot and killed Jesse Sarey on May 31, 2019. Courtesy photo

Auburn Police officer’s use of force history provides context for his murder trial

Jeffrey Nelson killed three and sent dozens to the hospital during his time serving the City of Auburn.

Photo of Jeffrey Nelson after he shot and killed Jesse Sarey on May 31, 2019. Courtesy photo
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Off-duty Federal Way Police officer shot while on morning run in Puyallup

The off-duty officer was shot after coming across suspects attempting to break into a Puyallup business.

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Photo courtesy of Kristen Gregory via the Federal Way Police Department’s Facebook page.

Federal Way City Council approves hiring 13 more police officers

Chief: It takes about 14 months from a person’s hiring date to their first day on the streets.

Photo courtesy of Kristen Gregory via the Federal Way Police Department’s Facebook page.
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Global health experts weigh-in on putting the pandemic behind us

Pharmaceutical companies will have to waive patent rights to address vaccine disparities, they say.

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New timeline of summer 2022 for opening HOV lanes through Tacoma

I-5 traffic often backed up both directions near project

  • Oct 26, 2021
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Kim Wyman. COURTESY PHOTO, state Secretary of State Office

Washington secretary of state gets federal job

Kim Wyman taking job with Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

  • Oct 26, 2021
Kim Wyman. COURTESY PHOTO, state Secretary of State Office
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Racial disparities in bike helmet law forces decision by King County health board

On Oct. 21, the King County Board of Health discussed striking down a county law that requires bicycle riders to wear helmets because of data… Continue reading

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