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Report examines King County Sheriff’s Office misconduct investigations

Ninety-one employees had multiple allegations of misconduct made against them in 2021.

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Electric trucks being assembled in Renton (Screenshot from King County video)

King County to use electric heavy duty trucks to transport garbage with lower emissions

Among the first Class 8 battery-electric trucks in America operated by a waste management agency.

Electric trucks being assembled in Renton (Screenshot from King County video)
The Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park have worked to protect and improve the park for local and tourist recreation. Photo courtesy of the Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park

Parkadilly kids’ concert and fair returns to Lake Sammamish State Park

The event will take place on July 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park have worked to protect and improve the park for local and tourist recreation. Photo courtesy of the Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park
Courtesy of Downtown Issaquah Association.

Annual Father’s Day car show returns after two-year interruption

The event will take place on June 19 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Front Street.

Courtesy of Downtown Issaquah Association.
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King County’s unemployment rate at all-time low

The Employment Security Department recorded an unemployment rate of 1.9% in the county.

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

Public health officials confirm case of monkeypox in King County

Health officials say the positive case does not pose a significant risk to public health

Monkeypox virus. Photo courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control.
Two kokanee salmon in freshwater. Courtesy of King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks.

Native kokanee salmon show promising signs of health after enacting recommendations from the Lake Sammamish Kokanee Work Group

Last fall, biologists observed over 2,000 adult kokanees returning from the lake to spawn.

Two kokanee salmon in freshwater. Courtesy of King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks.
Liam Paup. Courtesy of Peace Corps.

Sammamish resident among first Peace Corps volunteers to return overseas

Liam Paup will serve as a volunteer in Benin within the education sector.

Liam Paup. Courtesy of Peace Corps.
Eastside Catholic School's Class of 2022. Courtesy of Eastside Catholic School.

Issaquah seniors say farewell to Eastside Catholic School

A graduation ceremony will be held for the Class of 2022 at Benaroya Hall on June 5 at 7:30 p.m.

Eastside Catholic School's Class of 2022. Courtesy of Eastside Catholic School.
Courtesy of Hazardous Waste Management Program.

Study: Lead exposure linked to kitchen cookware from Afghan refugees in King County

The issue was first noticed in Afghan children in King County, but more communities may be at risk.

Courtesy of Hazardous Waste Management Program.
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King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn, who is running for U.S. Congress in the 8th District, speaks to supporters in March. Photo courtesy of Dunn’s Facebook campaign page

Against the grain: Reagan Dunn holds the torch for King County conservatives

What it means to be the top Republican in a liberal King County government.

King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn, who is running for U.S. Congress in the 8th District, speaks to supporters in March. Photo courtesy of Dunn’s Facebook campaign page
Parents in Kelowna lack confidence in the vaccination (Metro Creative Graphics Photo)

State health department approves Pfizer booster for kids ages 5-11

The move comes as COVID-19 cases are increasing in King County

Parents in Kelowna lack confidence in the vaccination (Metro Creative Graphics Photo)
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

Patti Cole-Tindall (Courtesy of King County)
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.

World War II veterans in Auburn, Wash. File photo
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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.

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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)
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