King County Local Dive: Prostitution coercion, hate crime, book ban

A new podcast for King County residents

This week’s podcast takes a closer look at a prostitution case involving a Renton spa; the removal of an LGBTQ-themed book from a Kent school library; and a Bellevue man who was charged with a hate crime after vandalizing a Catholic church and throwing rocks at a bystander.


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Each episode of the King County Local Dive podcast features original watchdog reporting from our local journalists with a focus on how we hold our public entities and public officials accountable.

Stories for the King County Local Dive are first reported in Sound Publishing’s King County newspapers: Federal Way Mirror, Auburn Reporter, Kent Reporter, Renton Reporter, Enumclaw Courier-Herald, Mercer Island Reporter, Snoqualmie Valley Record, Kirkland Reporter, Issaquah Reporter, Redmond Reporter, Bothell-Kenmore Reporter, Bellevue Reporter and Seattle Weekly.