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Screenshot of Gov. Jay Inslee’s news conference from Feb. 17, 2022.

Governor: Masks can come off March 21 in most public settings

They’ll still be required in some places, but Washington is following several other states now lifting mandates.

  • Feb 17, 2022
  • By Jerry Cornfield Herald Writer and Claudia Yaw Herald Writer
  • Coronavirus
Screenshot of Gov. Jay Inslee’s news conference from Feb. 17, 2022.
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A gun rights advocate warns a crowd of the potential need for forceful resistance in the future at gathering outside House of Representatives chamber in this 2020 file photo.

Ban of guns at government meetings, ballot counting advances

The prohibition would cover open and concealed carry of firearms. State House Democrats overrode Republican objections.

  • Feb 16, 2022
  • By Jerry Cornfield jcornfield@soundpublishing.com
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A gun rights advocate warns a crowd of the potential need for forceful resistance in the future at gathering outside House of Representatives chamber in this 2020 file photo.
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WIAA launches bias reporting form in response to discriminatory incidents

Inappropriate behavior seen, heard or witnessed at any WIAA member school event can be reported.

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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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After a record-breaking 2020, gun violence continues to increase in King County

King County Prosecuting Attorney believes pandemic gun violence is part of a national trend.

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Woman arrested after allegedly pulling gun on gas station employee who asked her to wear a mask

The 33-year-old Spanaway woman has not been charged yet.

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A gun rights advocate warns a crowd of the potential need for forceful resistance in the future at gathering outside House of Representatives chamber in this 2020 file photo. (WNPA News Service)

State Democrats push new round of open-carry gun restrictions

They want to keep guns away from ballot counting and out of places where city councils and school boards meet.

  • Jan 31, 2022
  • By Jerry Cornfield jcornfield@soundpublishing.com
A gun rights advocate warns a crowd of the potential need for forceful resistance in the future at gathering outside House of Representatives chamber in this 2020 file photo. (WNPA News Service)

Five day weather forecast for King County

Thursday, Jan. 27, day Partly cloudy, high 47° Thursday, Jan. 27, night Areas of fog, low 32° Friday, Jan. 28, day Foggy early, then partly… Continue reading

  • Jan 27, 2022
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How to curb demand for catalytic converters and reduce theft

King County senior prosecuting attorney urges Legislature to strengthen Senate bill

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Christa Meyer, residential physical therapist in Mountlake Terrace, Washington, plays Wordle daily. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

What in the world is Wordle? It’s an online game C-R-A-Z-E

Solving the daily five-letter brain teaser in six tries is the latest social media obsession.

  • Jan 25, 2022
  • By Andrea Brown abrown@soundpublishing.com
Christa Meyer, residential physical therapist in Mountlake Terrace, Washington, plays Wordle daily. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
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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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Five-day weather forecast for King County

Thursday, Jan. 20 day Cloudy, high 53°, chance of rain 60 percent Thursday, Jan. 20, night Partly cloudy in the evening and more clouds overnight,… Continue reading

  • Jan 20, 2022
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WA lawmakers propose making companies responsible for recycling improvements

SB 5697 would compel industries to report data, invest in infrastructure, meet standards.

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Governor Jay Inslee. Sound Publishing file photo

Inslee: Officials’ lies about election results should be crime

Governor wants lawmakers to pass legislation making it a gross misdemeanor.

  • Jan 19, 2022
  • By Jerry Cornfield jcornfield@soundpublishing.com
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State Route 18 near Snoqualmie. Courtesy Photo.

WSDOT names contractor for State Route 18 intersection project

Construction to begin this year.

State Route 18 near Snoqualmie. Courtesy Photo.
During a news conference Thursday, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee explains the deployment of the National Guard to hospitals to assist with the coronavirus surge. (TVW) 20220113

Surgeries paused, National Guard deployed to assist hospitals

King County health officials say 1 in 7 ICU and acute-care hospital beds are occupied by a COVID patient.

  • Jan 13, 2022
  • By Jerry Cornfield jcornfield@soundpublishing.com and Claudia Yaw cyaw@soundpublishing.com
  • Coronavirus
During a news conference Thursday, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee explains the deployment of the National Guard to hospitals to assist with the coronavirus surge. (TVW) 20220113
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5 day extended forecast for King County

Thursday, Jan. 13, day Cloudy, high 54°, chance of rain 5 percent Thursday, Jan. 13, night Partly cloudy, low 41°, chance of rain 11 percent… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2022
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Sequim senator seeks improvements to police accountability laws

Senate Bill would allow more police vehicle pursuits; better define use of physical force

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Unions: 2021 hosted a record number of workplace safety complaints vs. hospitals

Healthcare workers’ unions are supporting legislation that would implement safer staffing standards.

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Screenshot from City of Kent Facebook Page

Trash piles up in King County neighborhoods after agency postpones service for weeks

Collection company initially cited weather as the reason, but now a strike interferes.

Screenshot from City of Kent Facebook Page