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Monkeypox virus. Photo courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control.

King County identifies first presumptive monkeypox case

The illness is not as easily transmitted compared to COVID-19, according to health officer.

 

This screenshot from Auburn Police Department bodycam footage shows an officer about to fire his weapon and kill dog on May 13, 2022.

Auburn police shoot dog, and owner claims it wasn’t justified

See videos of attack as well as bodycam footage of officer firing at dog.

 

FILE PHOTO: King County Sheriff’s Office deputies.

Dozens of King County Sheriff’s Office employees left jobs instead of getting vaccinated

This added on to the existing number of vacancies in the department.

 

The Enumclaw library passes out free at-home rapid COVID tests last January. Sound Publishing file photo

COVID levels rise to ‘medium’ transmission risk in King County

No new restrictions, recommendations or regulations were suggested by health officer Jeff Duchin

The Enumclaw library passes out free at-home rapid COVID tests last January. Sound Publishing file photo
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Auburn man killed in car crash on I-5

The man was driving at a high speed when the crash occured.

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Jimmy Hung, Chief Deputy Prosecutor at King County’s Juvenile Division. Photo courtesy of King County

Juvenile division prosecutor defends Restorative Community Pathways

Controversial King County program diverts young offenders from incarceration for certain crimes.

Jimmy Hung, Chief Deputy Prosecutor at King County’s Juvenile Division. Photo courtesy of King County
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Landslide closes westbound lanes of SR 18 in Auburn | Update

One lane reopened late Wednesday morning

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Man found dead in Auburn park in an apparent homicide

Police don’t have a suspect in custody

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Vaccine verification requirement will end March 1, officials announce

King County officials say this decision is backed by science.

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Attorney General files lawsuit against COVID testing company

Center for COVID Control operated testing sites in King County.

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State offers free at-home COVID-19 tests

You can order the tests through the state’s new online portal.

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Photo courtesy of South Sound News

Washington Democrats introduce bills clarifying police reforms

One deals with mental health response and the other deals with less-lethal weapons.

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Health care leaders declare statewide crisis, request action

The letter written to Gov. Inslee requests deployment of National Guard.

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Chris Gregersen injects a young chinook salmon with a small transponder used for tracking the migration of the fish. Photo courtesy of King County

King County scientists work to save chinook salmon

They conducted a study to determine how the salmon use the Green River as a habitat.

Chris Gregersen injects a young chinook salmon with a small transponder used for tracking the migration of the fish. Photo courtesy of King County
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COVID-19 cases surge over Christmas weekend in King County

Projections suggest things will get worse before they get better.

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Eastside King County restaurant owners discuss challenges recently with U.S. Rep Suzan DelBene at Pomegranate Bistro in Redmond. (Photo credit: Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)

King County unemployment is down after COVID-fueled recession

Economy shows signs of recovery.

Eastside King County restaurant owners discuss challenges recently with U.S. Rep Suzan DelBene at Pomegranate Bistro in Redmond. (Photo credit: Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)
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Black drivers disproportionately pulled over by WSP in King, Pierce counties

A study by WSU researchers examined over 3 million traffic stops performed by WSP officers.

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This October 2021 photo provided by Pfizer shows kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine.

King County woman among first in state to test positive for Omicron

Omicron appears to be more transmissible than the Delta variant.

This October 2021 photo provided by Pfizer shows kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine.
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Washington health officials discuss response to new COVID variant

Things will be handled with Omicron variant similar to the Delta variant.

Courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Patti Cole-Trindall

King County Executive appoints Patti Cole-Tindall as interim sheriff

Cole-Tindall has a background in the sheriff’s office and county government.

Patti Cole-Trindall