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.

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.

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.

Courtesy of Cougar Mountain Zoo.

Cougar Mountain Zoo launches nationwide interactive class

The class will take place on May 17 at 4:00 p.m. and will show eating habits of animals.

FILE PHOTO: King County Sheriff’s Office deputies.

Dozens of King County Sheriff’s Office employees left jobs instead of getting vaccinated

This added on to the existing number of vacancies in the department.

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.

Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@soundpublishing.com.

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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.

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Police misconduct is getting expensive for taxpayers | Roegner

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No more stolen sisters: How WA is responding to missing and murdered Indigenous people

Across the state, 126 Indigenous people remain missing, with 31 having gone missing in King County.