Cameron Sheppard

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City of Issaquah has a slight shortage of snow plow staff with more snow expected

The city lost 11 plow drivers, would not confirm or deny if it was related to vaccination mandate

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Homeless encampment in wooded area in Auburn on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

King County to skip annual homeless count again, citing faulty methodology

The King County Regional Homelessness Authority said the count is inaccurate and “harmful.”

Homeless encampment in wooded area in Auburn on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
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Pfizer, Moderna vaccines now recommended over Johnson & Johnson

Recommendation comes following additional reports of blood clots after J&J vaccinations.

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UW researchers looking for stressed nurses and doctors to take part in a psilocybin study

Study will examine how psilocybin can be used in therapy for clinicians burned-out by the pandemic.

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Eastside Fire & Rescue asks for community help with toy donations

This year’s Reindeer Engine Toy Drive will be covid-safe with a drive through event.

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Health department: COVID outbreaks linked to high school wrestling tournaments

At least 80 cases are tied to the events which included attendees from multiple counties and states.

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King County Courthouse adjacent to City Hall Park (courtesy of City of Seattle)

King County close to making trade with Seattle for City Hall Park

The proposed swap needs to be approved by Seattle City Council.

King County Courthouse adjacent to City Hall Park (courtesy of City of Seattle)
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Healthcare workers facing widespread burnout amid pandemic, say multiple unions

Healthcare workers unions are pushing for increased staffing to avoid mass resignations.

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King County adopts amended districting plan

Residents can view adopted districting map on the county’s website.

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Surgeon General sounds alarm on mental health in young people during pandemic

A report called the rising levels of depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation a potential crisis.

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Survey data suggests how the pandemic has changed attitudes toward housing in King County

More than half of King County survey participants say they will move in the next five years.

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Redmond’s Silver Cloud Inn, purchased by county to become permanent supportive housing for the chronically homeless (photo credit: Cameron Sheppard)

King County Council approves plan for future of housing-first approach to homelessness

The plan will govern expenditures of Health through Housing dollars from 2022 to 2028.

Redmond’s Silver Cloud Inn, purchased by county to become permanent supportive housing for the chronically homeless (photo credit: Cameron Sheppard)
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King County Council approves unique public-private partnership for Eastrail project

Funding approved to construct key Eastrail/520 Trail Corridor connector in Bellevue.

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(L-R): Charlie Arnold, Siena Krueger, Alex Schoenstadt, Ava Uribe, Emmie Kelly (courtesy of Eastside Catholic)

Student athletes at Eastside Catholic sign national letters of intent

Several student athletes commit to Power-5 conference athletic programs.

(L-R): Charlie Arnold, Siena Krueger, Alex Schoenstadt, Ava Uribe, Emmie Kelly (courtesy of Eastside Catholic)
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Snoqualmie Tribe concerned with unregulated air traffic at Snoqualmie Falls

Tribe urges federal regulators to introduce flight restrictions over sacred site.

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As new COVID-19 variant looms, vaccination disparities linger in King County

County data shows gaps among age, geography and race.

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King County and Port of Seattle to collaborate on waste-to-fuel study

The study is aimed at identifying logistics of developing aviation fuel out of municipal garbage.

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Department of Health announces QR code verification program to prove vaccination status

WA Verify is intended to make vaccine verification simpler and more efficient.

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(L-R): Hyunwoo Chong, Chase Hamdan, Arnav Rajashekara, Christopher Tebben, Grace Hopkins, Henry Cobb, Ellie Sampson, Vincent Chung, Ruoya Huang, Christopher Hamdan (courtesy of Eastside Catholic)

Ten Eastside Catholic students earn National Merit Scholarship commendation

The honored students share their aspirations and advice for younger students.

(L-R): Hyunwoo Chong, Chase Hamdan, Arnav Rajashekara, Christopher Tebben, Grace Hopkins, Henry Cobb, Ellie Sampson, Vincent Chung, Ruoya Huang, Christopher Hamdan (courtesy of Eastside Catholic)
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Downtown Issaquah to host art-centric event Sunday, Nov. 28

Artists Sunday will feature artists from around the region.

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