World War II veterans in Auburn, Wash. File photo

Washington ranks 7th among states for number of World War II veterans

12,364 WWII veterans are living in the state, with a total population of 517,912 military veterans.

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.

Sand Lance Spawning Habitat Protection. (5th Life Productions/contributed photo)

2022 Nature’s Scorecard Report shows little progress on stormwater protections across Puget Sound

“We can’t simply focus on not getting worse,” said Mindy Roberts, Puget Sound Program Director.

The Grange Mercantile. Courtesy of Downtown Issaquah Association.

A brief look at the businesses of Issaquah’s Grange Mercantile building

The Grange Mercantile was built in the early 20th century and still hosts community activities.

File photo.

King County Council approves creation of Cannabis Safety Taskforce amid rash of dispensary robberies

The multi-agency task force will cooperate to find ways to improve safety in the cash-only industry.

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 (Episode 4): Foster mom wants accountability in Auburn cop’s upcoming murder trial

Special podcast series explores Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson’s role in the death of Jesse Sarey.

Patti Cole-Tindall (Courtesy of King County)

Patti Cole-Tindall is officially confirmed as the new King County Sheriff

After serving as the interim sheriff since January, the King County Council unanimously voted to confirm Patti Cole-Tindall as the Continue reading...

Assistant Secretary of Health Michele Roberts (left) and Health Secretary Umair Shah.

As COVID trends up again, state officials ‘strongly recommend’ masks

There are no new mandates in Washington. But “we really have an opportunity to get ahead of this.”

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Use your King County library card to explore the outdoors

KCLS cardholders can check out a Discover Pass for two weeks to explore public lands.

News
Screenshot from ORCA website

New ORCA system launches for regional transit across the Puget Sound

Overhaul includes new website, mobile application and digital business account manager.

 

Sunset Elementary School. Courtesy of Google.

Sunset Elementary School cancels classes over COVID-19 challenges

The school will be closed on May 16 and May 17.

 

Sports
Eastlake player throws a pitch. Courtesy of Patrick Krohn.

Eastlake baseball team defeats Bothell High School

The final score of the May 10 game was 10-3.

 

The Issaquah High School baseball team celebrates their May 10 win against Skyline. Courtesy of Patrick Krohn.

Issaquah baseball to play one game before heading to state

On May 10 Issaquah defeated Skyline by 4-3.

 

 

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Screenshot of April 5 Edmonds City Council meeting. Inset (L-R): Mayor Mike Nelson and council members Kristiana Johnson, Will Chen, Neil Tibbott, Diane Buckshnis, Vivian Olson, Susan Paine and Laura Johnson. (City of Edmonds)

After long debate, Edmonds bans homeless people from living outside

The criminal law is unenforceable if no shelter is open within 35 miles. The City Council approved it over public outcry.

 

Sound Publishing archives

Cannabis DUI challenge rejected by state Supreme Court

Everett man argued the law must be tossed because legal limit for THC is not supported by science.