Addressing mental health crisis; Enumclaw’s secession; Cedar Hills Regional Landfill expansion is met with criticism | King County Local Dive

A new podcast for King County residents

Welcome to the King County Local Dive, a new weekly podcast that highlights headlines from Sound Publishing newspapers throughout Washington state’s largest and most diverse county.

On this week’s episode we discuss a Bellevue Police and Fire pilot program that sought to find better ways for authorities to safely respond to mental health crisis situations; Raymond Still from the Enumclaw Courier-Herald breaks down Enumclaw’s push to leave King County; and we give an update on the County’s move to expand the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill amid pushback from certain stakeholders and advocates.

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A new episode is available every Friday. Each episode features original watchdog reporting from our local journalists with a focus on how we hold our public entities and public officials accountable.

Stories for the King County Local Dive are first reported in Sound Publishing’s King County newspapers: Federal Way Mirror, Auburn Reporter, Kent Reporter, Renton Reporter, Enumclaw Courier-Herald, Mercer Island Reporter, Snoqualmie Valley Record, Kirkland Reporter, Issaquah Reporter, Redmond Reporter, Bothell-Kenmore Reporter, Bellevue Reporter and Seattle Weekly.