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Garbage at the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill in Maple Valley. FILE PHOTO

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.

 

Mid-afternoon traffic on northbound Interstate 5 on Nov. 22 near Everett. Dan Bates/The Herald

Thanksgiving traffic forecast is heavier than pre-pandemic

Drivers and ferry riders could be in for long waits, depending on when they go.

 

(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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Patti Cole-Trindall

King County Executive appoints Patti Cole-Tindall as interim sheriff

Cole-Tindall has a background in the sheriff’s office and county government.

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Comparison map between current district map and proposed draft. (Screenshot from King County’s website)

King County proposes redistricting map, asks for feedback from public

Public invited to comment at November 30 public hearing.

Comparison map between current district map and proposed draft. (Screenshot from King County’s website)
King County Councilmember-elect Sarah Perry and a celebration photo, courtesy of her campaign manager Robby Paige.

Sarah Perry pushes 20-year incumbent out of King County Council District 3 position

By Hannah Saunders, For Sound Publishing Following her first campaign for a governmental position, Sarah Perry won the King County Council District 3 election over… Continue reading

  • Nov 23, 2021
King County Councilmember-elect Sarah Perry and a celebration photo, courtesy of her campaign manager Robby Paige.
left: Russell Joe, right: Rose Zibrat (screenshot from King County website)

Russell Joe leads Rose Zibrat in city council race

Election results will be certified on Nov. 23.

left: Russell Joe, right: Rose Zibrat (screenshot from King County website)
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Issaquah native writes and directs new movie with Universal Pictures, titled “Two Yellow Lines”

The Northwest roadtrip movie centers around PTSD, forgiveness and the importance of connection.

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The Washington State Redistricting Commission held a public meeting over Zoom on Monday night to draw the final legislative and congressional district boundaries. Most of the five-hour session was spent in "caucus meetings" which were unavailable to the viewing public. (Washington State Redistricting Commission)

Bipartisan commission fails to draw new political boundaries

For the first time in state history, the Supreme Court will define new congressional and legislative districts.

The Washington State Redistricting Commission held a public meeting over Zoom on Monday night to draw the final legislative and congressional district boundaries. Most of the five-hour session was spent in "caucus meetings" which were unavailable to the viewing public. (Washington State Redistricting Commission)
Homeless encampment in a wooded area in Auburn on Aug. 27, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

What the history of homelessness in our region can teach us about our current crisis

A talk with the author of “Skid Road: On the Frontier of Health and Homelessness in an American City.”

Homeless encampment in a wooded area in Auburn on Aug. 27, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
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State’s richest zip codes are all in East King County, according to home value study

Medina zip code ranks among top 10 most affluent in the nation.

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Left: Dow Constantine, Right: Joe Nguyen (screenshot from King County website)

Constantine leads in vote count for King County Executive

Incumbent Dow Constantine is challenged by State Sen. Joe Nguyen.

Left: Dow Constantine, Right: Joe Nguyen (screenshot from King County website)
The Confluence Park stream restoration and pedestrian bridge project over Issaquah Creek (file photo)

King County Flood Control District approves $1.3 million to prevent flooding of Issaquah Creek

Comes after February 2020 flooding of the creek that obstructed Issaquah-Hobart Road.

The Confluence Park stream restoration and pedestrian bridge project over Issaquah Creek (file photo)
Dish from Arleana’s (photo credit: Kat Young)

Owners of Seattle’s Island Soul rally community to help open Caribbean soul restaurant on the Eastside

Owners Theo and Gaelyn Martin turn to Kickstarter to crowdfund their restaurant Arleana’s in Kirkland

Dish from Arleana’s (photo credit: Kat Young)
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Turkeys purchased with the help of donations received form the community were given out on Saturday, Nov. 17, at Eastridge Church in Issaquah.

Eastside church to give away 1,500 turkeys for those in need

Eastridge Church will provide 1,500 free Thanksgiving turkeys and bags of groceries to families in need on Saturday, Nov. 20, at its Issaquah and West… Continue reading

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Turkeys purchased with the help of donations received form the community were given out on Saturday, Nov. 17, at Eastridge Church in Issaquah.
Michael Brian Protzman holds a trophy on Nov. 1. Photo via Protzman's Negative48 Telegram channel
Michael Brian Protzman holds a trophy on Nov. 1. Photo via Protzman's Negative48 Telegram channel
Redmond’s Silver Cloud Inn, purchased by county to become permanent supportive housing for the chronically homeless (photo credit: Cameron Sheppard)

King County councilmember proposes a public comment period before county establishes homeless shelters

In some cities, hotels bought to homeless shelters have been constroversial among residents.

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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Man dubbed “the sweatpants robber” arrested by Bellevue police

Antonio Aaron is supected of nine different robberies across East King County.

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