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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 new King County Sheriff on… Continue reading

 

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.

 

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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.

 

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.

Monkeypox virus. Photo courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control.
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.

Sand Lance Spawning Habitat Protection. (5th Life Productions/contributed photo)
King County Local Dive podcast
King County Local Dive podcast
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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.

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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.

Screenshot from ORCA website
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.

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.
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.

Sunset Elementary School. Courtesy of Google.
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.

Courtesy of Cougar Mountain Zoo.
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.

FILE PHOTO: King County Sheriff’s Office deputies.
Pamela Stuart (Screenshot from Twitter)

King County Council chooses Pamela Stuart to fill Sammamish City Council vacancy

The seat became vacant when Ken Gamblin resigned on January 17.

Pamela Stuart (Screenshot from Twitter)
Courtesy of Raintown Realty.

Raintown Realty partners with Side to assist with evolving real estate market

According to Raintown Realty, in 2021 the company garnered $113 million in transaction volume.

Courtesy of Raintown Realty.
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King County audit finds backlog of property tax exemption applications for seniors, people with disabilities, and disabled veterans

The auditors found that program expansions lead to three-times the amount of applications.

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Attorney General Bob Ferguson (Screenshot from video press conference)

AG announces $518 million settlement from pharmaceutical companies over their role in opioid crisis

Most of the settlement money will be used to mitigate the opioid crisis in Washington.

Attorney General Bob Ferguson (Screenshot from video press conference)
King County Local Dive podcast
King County Local Dive podcast
Houghton Transfer & Recycling Station (Screenshot from Google Images)

County wants community input on plans for Houghton Transfer and Recycling Station

Virtual meeting and Q&A sessions will be hosted on May 12 and 19.

Houghton Transfer & Recycling Station (Screenshot from Google Images)
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WSP looking for witnesses to a shooting on Highway 18

Shots fired at truck April 29 in Auburn

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Courtesy of WA DOH.

Tuberculosis cases on the rise in Washington state

As of April 28, 70 TB cases have been reported, and 17 new cases have connections with each other.

Courtesy of WA DOH.