Northwest

Stock photo

Masks to be required at K-12 schools in Washington state

State Department of Health updates guidance for 2021-2022 school year

  • Jul 28, 2021
Stock photo
King County Executive Dow Constantine signs an order July 28 to restart inquests into deaths that involved police officers. COURTESY PHOTO, King County

King County to restart inquests into deaths by police officers

Cases include shootings by Kent, Auburn, Federal Way and Kirkland police

King County Executive Dow Constantine signs an order July 28 to restart inquests into deaths that involved police officers. COURTESY PHOTO, King County
t

King County to hire recruiter to fill vacant Sheriff’s Office jobs

50 deputies have resigned this year after 69 resigned in 2020

t
File photo

Brief history of rats in the Puget Sound region – and the problem they present

Local exterminator noticed big change in rats over the past 40 years.

File photo
Face coverings are required, as of July 27, for all people ages 5 and older who enter libraries in the King County Library System. COURTESY PHOTO, King County Library System
Face coverings are required, as of July 27, for all people ages 5 and older who enter libraries in the King County Library System. COURTESY PHOTO, King County Library System
File Photo

Face covering recommendation in indoor public spaces expands to 7 more counties

King plus Pierce, Snohomish, Kitsap, Clallam, Jefferson, San Juan and Grays Harbor counties

  • Jul 26, 2021
File Photo
Elaine Simons, former foster mother of Jesse Sarey, addresses a crowd outside the Maleng Regional Justice Center on Aug. 24, 2020, moments after Auburn Police Officer Jeff Nelson was formally charged with second-degree murder and first-degree assault in the May 31, 2019, shooting death of 26-year-old Sarey in front of a north Auburn convenience store. File photo

Supreme Court rules officers can be compelled to testify about killings

In a joint lawsuit against King County, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled in favor of the families of Charleena Lyles, Damarius Butts and Isaiah… Continue reading

Elaine Simons, former foster mother of Jesse Sarey, addresses a crowd outside the Maleng Regional Justice Center on Aug. 24, 2020, moments after Auburn Police Officer Jeff Nelson was formally charged with second-degree murder and first-degree assault in the May 31, 2019, shooting death of 26-year-old Sarey in front of a north Auburn convenience store. File photo
The King County Sheriff's Office asks for the public's help for information leading to the arrest of the pepetratrator of the July 18 fatal hit and run on this street near Maple Valley. Courtesy photo, KCSO.

KCSO seeks public’s help finding perpetrator of July 18 hit-and-and-run fatality near Maple Valley

Detectives with the King County Sheriff’s Office Major Accident Response and Reconstruction (MARR) unit seek the community’s help to identify any persons responsible for the… Continue reading

  • Jul 23, 2021
The King County Sheriff's Office asks for the public's help for information leading to the arrest of the pepetratrator of the July 18 fatal hit and run on this street near Maple Valley. Courtesy photo, KCSO.
Harvey Page

Sheriff’s office issues SILVER alert for missing Shoreline senior citizen

The King County Sheriff’s Office has issued a SILVER alert for 75-year-old Harvey Page of Shoreline, who failed to meet a friend in Seattle after… Continue reading

  • Jul 22, 2021
Harvey Page
Photo courtesy WSDOT

Traffic alerts | July 22

All lanes of SR 99 northbound and southbound at the 1st Avenue South Bridge have been closed since 9:15 a.m. July 22 for boat traffic,… Continue reading

  • Jul 22, 2021
Photo courtesy WSDOT
Photo courtesy WSDOT.

Transportation Commission wants your help naming next ferry

Construction of a new, hybrid electric Olympic Class ferry is expected to start in 2022. Of course, the new, 144-car vessel will need a name,… Continue reading

  • Jul 22, 2021
Photo courtesy WSDOT.
Photo courtesy WSDOE.

Single-use plastic bag ban begins Oct. 1 in Washington

Washingtonians will begin to see fewer plastic bags littering the state’s roadsides, parks, and streams beginning Oct. 1 when the statewide plastic bag ban goes… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2021
Photo courtesy WSDOE.
Courtesy photo WSDOT,

TRAFFIC ALERT

I-90 Westbound, 7:37 a.m. : On the I-90 westbound on-ramp from East Mercer Way there is a disabled vehicle partially blocking the ramp. The Incident… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2021
Courtesy photo WSDOT,
Here is damage to the windshield of one of the vehicles struck in the Tuesday, July 20 debris-throwing incident.

Troopers arrest 41-year-old Seattle man for throwing debris into traffic

Troopers responded to reports of rocks/debris being thrown at cars on WB I90 near Rainier Ave around 4 p.m. July 20. In total 7 vehicles… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2021
Here is damage to the windshield of one of the vehicles struck in the Tuesday, July 20 debris-throwing incident.
infographic created by Coltura

Study suggests that the top 10 percent of gasoline-using drivers consume one-third of all the gas

Researchers believe converting “gasoline superusers” is an important factor in meeting climate goals

infographic created by Coltura
Auburn Reporter Photo

Residential migration on the uptick as COVID eases

After sheltering-in-place throughout much of 2020, residential migration has come roaring back in 2021. Apartmentlist.com’s Quarterly Migration Report finds that not only are more people… Continue reading

  • Jul 20, 2021
Auburn Reporter Photo
Photo courtesy WSDOT

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Traffic alerts as of Tuesday, July 20 Both directions of State Route 164 between 176th Way Southeast and Southeast 413th Place have been closed since… Continue reading

  • Jul 20, 2021
Photo courtesy WSDOT
The King County Sheriff’s Office is looking for suspects in a fatal hit and run that occurred Sunday, July 18 near the 23800 block of Southeast 216th Street near Maple Valley. A 53-year-old man jogging along the road was killed. COURTESY PHOTO, King County Sheriff’s Office

Suspect sought in fatal hit and run near Maple Valley

53-year-old jogger found dead along roadway

The King County Sheriff’s Office is looking for suspects in a fatal hit and run that occurred Sunday, July 18 near the 23800 block of Southeast 216th Street near Maple Valley. A 53-year-old man jogging along the road was killed. COURTESY PHOTO, King County Sheriff’s Office
.

Kent, Auburn vaccination sites on the move

Today, July 19, King County’s Kent vaccination clinic moved from the Kent ShoWare Center to the Kent Public Health Center at 25742 104th Avenue SE… Continue reading

  • Jul 19, 2021
.

Debris-throwing onto freeways continues

The Washington State Patrol wants to know who threw the rocks and bricks that hit at least four cars on Seattle freeways Sunday, and in… Continue reading

  • Jul 19, 2021