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Re-enactment of first responders treating an overdose (File photo)
Re-enactment of first responders treating an overdose (File photo)
Tulalip council members and tribal members watch as Governor Jay Inslee signs bill HB 1571 into law at the Tulalip Resort on Thursday, March 31, 2022 in Tulalip, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

New alert system aims to bring home missing Indigenous people

Gov. Jay Inslee signed a law creating the new system. Families of the missing and murdered say it’s a start.

Tulalip council members and tribal members watch as Governor Jay Inslee signs bill HB 1571 into law at the Tulalip Resort on Thursday, March 31, 2022 in Tulalip, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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King County to offer grants for innovative recycling, reuse and waste reduction project proposals

Proposers are eligible for $20,000 to $300,000 per project, the deadline for applicants is May 6.

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Sound Transit announces end of Teamsters’ strike that stopped concrete deliveries to projects across the region

The strike has resulted in more than 4,300 missed concrete deliveries, according to the agency.

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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: Story of a police officer charged with murder | King County Local Dive

Special podcast series explores Auburn Police Officer 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.
Left: Patti Cole-Tindall, middle: Charles Kimble, right: Reginald Moorman (Courtesy of King County)

Three final candidates identified for King County Sheriff as recruitment moves into the last phase

The county has announced public forums for community members to engage in the process.

Left: Patti Cole-Tindall, middle: Charles Kimble, right: Reginald Moorman (Courtesy of King County)
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Covington Chamber hosts first-ever Covington Maker’s Market on April 23

In addition to more than 30 vendors, the event will feature live entertainment and food trucks.

  • Apr 6, 2022
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King County to audit eviction prevention and rental assistance payments made during pandemic

DCHS says they gave out a unprecedented $318.5 million in funds to thousands of households.

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Breaking down Washington police reform from this year and last

Legislators passed a number of bills responding to concerns around policing. Let’s dig into them.

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County leaders move to explore publicly-manufactured concrete amid workers strike

The concrete workers strike has stopped projects across the region for months.

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King County has launced a new mobile shower unit for the homeless with stops in Kent, Renton and Seattle.

King County launches mobile shower unit for the homeless

Weekly stops in Kent, Renton and Seattle

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King County has launced a new mobile shower unit for the homeless with stops in Kent, Renton and Seattle.
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Cannabis stakeholders want cash out of the equation amid rash of robberies

State regulators say action from Congress is required for cannabis industry to use credit cards.

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Federal, state and local leaders talk about State Route 18 at a roundtable discussion March 23 at Snoqualmie City Hall. From left: Snoqualmie Mayor Katherine Ross, U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier, State Rep. Bill Ramos, Eastside Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Ben Lane. Photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record

Local leaders celebrate funding milestone for State Route 18

Construction is expected to begin later this year on SR 18/I-90 interchange.

Federal, state and local leaders talk about State Route 18 at a roundtable discussion March 23 at Snoqualmie City Hall. From left: Snoqualmie Mayor Katherine Ross, U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier, State Rep. Bill Ramos, Eastside Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Ben Lane. Photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record
King County Local Dive podcast
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Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson (left) speaks with Paul Kramer at the signing of bills aimed at reducing gun violence Wednesday in Olympia. Kramer’s son Will was injured in a 2016 mass shooting in Mukilteo that left three people dead. (Washington State Attorney General)

Law signed banning sales of large capacity ammo magazines

Emotions swelled as Gov. Inslee signed a measure that limits capacity to 10 rounds. The new law takes effect July 1.

  • Mar 25, 2022
  • By Jerry Cornfield Herald Writer
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson (left) speaks with Paul Kramer at the signing of bills aimed at reducing gun violence Wednesday in Olympia. Kramer’s son Will was injured in a 2016 mass shooting in Mukilteo that left three people dead. (Washington State Attorney General)
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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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County wants input for plan to develop Cedar Hills Regional Landfill

Sustainable waste management supporters have called previous environmental impact statements a “boondoggle.”

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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