King County Courthouse adjacent to City Hall Park (courtesy of City of Seattle)

County council votes to take dangerous park out of Seattle’s hands

City Hall Park, next to the courthouse in downtown Seattle, has had multiple reports of crime.

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Health care workers call on state’s hospitals to help mitigate staffing crisis

Health care workers unions claim hospitals have the resources to fix the issue.

MultiCare Auburn Medical Center. File photo

Do you need to pay for your COVID hospital stay?

Washington state law requires hospitals to provide free care for certain income brackets.

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State AG Ferguson leads effort supporting local journalism

Federal legislation offers tax credits to subscribers, businesses and news organizations

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Nana’s Southern Kitchen opens Covington location

Restaurant started in Kent in 2019

King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert (file photo)

Lambert removed from King County Council leadership roles

Lambert received backlash after her campaign used flyers that depicted her opponent as a puppet.

Courtesy of King County Police Officers Guild

Office lacks power over King County law enforcement in misconduct investigations

Director Tamer Abouzeid presents OLEO annual report to law and justice committee on Tuesday.


Flu vaccine offers best defense for people this season

State Department of Health recommends getting a shot

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Eric Gunderson. COURTESY PHOTO, Washington State Patrol

Trooper Eric Gunderson’s family issues statement about his death from COVID-19

Press release answers inquiries about his vaccination status

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C-17 at Joint Base Lewis McChord airstrip (courtesy of United States Military)

King County councilmember proposes program to aid transition of Afghan interpreters who served the U.S. overseas

Program would provide job training and learning opportunities for Afghan interpreters and advisors.



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Inslee: No ‘massive disruptions’ as worker vax rates hit 90%

A surge in vaccinations has eased concern about service slowdowns ahead of a Monday deadline.

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