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Bellevue police standoff. File photo

Washington Democrats introduce bills clarifying police reforms

One deals with mental health response and the other deals with less-lethal weapons.

Bellevue police standoff. File photo
Search and Rescue Crews look for car crash victims along Snoqualmie River near Fall City. Courtesy of Washington State Patrol.

Crews continue search for crash victims near Fall City

Law enforcement agencies continue to search the Snoqualmie River for a woman and 8-year-old child, who were passengers in a car crash near Fall City… Continue reading

Search and Rescue Crews look for car crash victims along Snoqualmie River near Fall City. Courtesy of Washington State Patrol.
Fate of Redmond’s East DDC in question following federal push for US Postal Service consolidation (Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)

Postal workers concerned about USPS consolidation, impact on region’s mail delivery

Cities affected would be Mercer Island, Bellevue, Issaquah, North Bend, Snoqualmie, Snoqualmie Pass, Carnation, Duvall, Fall City, Mill Creek, Bothell, Woodinville, Lynnwood, Edmonds, Kirkland and Redmond.

Fate of Redmond’s East DDC in question following federal push for US Postal Service consolidation (Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)
Flooding as seen Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, on Front Street North in downtown Issaquah. Photo by William Shaw/Sound Publishing

Flood waters from Issaquah Creek receding

Flooding from Issaquah Creek that closed North Front Street has crested and is now slowly receding, as of Friday afternoon, Jan. 7. Flood waters from… Continue reading

Flooding as seen Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, on Front Street North in downtown Issaquah. Photo by William Shaw/Sound Publishing
Courtesy of Leesa Manion

Leesa Manion, chief of staff for the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, to run for county prosecutor

Announcement comes the same day that Dan Satterberg announced he would not run for re-election.

Courtesy of Leesa Manion
King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg photographed in Jan. 2022 in the King County Courthouse in Seattle. Photo courtesy of Dan DeLong

King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg not seeking re-election

After 15 years as county prosecuting attorney, Satterberg announced he will retire Dec. 31, 2022.

King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg photographed in Jan. 2022 in the King County Courthouse in Seattle. Photo courtesy of Dan DeLong
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Health care leaders declare statewide crisis, request action

The letter written to Gov. Inslee requests deployment of National Guard.

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A Washington State Department of Transportation truck. Courtesy Photo

Flood, avalanche warning in effect near Snoqualmie Valley this weekend

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for the Snoqualmie Valley through Saturday afternoon, as excessive runoff from melting snow and heavy rainfall… Continue reading

A Washington State Department of Transportation truck. Courtesy Photo
Screenshot of National Weather Service radar image taken Jan. 5, 2022.

Extended 5-day weather forecast for King County

Thursday, Jan. 6: High 42°, low 37°; 100 percent chance of rain. Friday, Jan. 7: High 41°, low 31°; 97 percent chance of rain. Saturday,… Continue reading

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Screenshot of National Weather Service radar image taken Jan. 5, 2022.
Top: Washington State Redistricting Commissioners (from left) April Sims, Brady Piñero Walkinshaw, Joe Fain, Paul Graves and Sarah Augustine. Center: Congressional map (left) and Legislative map. Bottom: Washington State Supreme Court Justices (from left) González, Gordon McCloud, Johnson, Whitener, Madsen, Montoya-Lewis, Owens, Stephens and Yu.

Legal fight on redistricting returning to the Supreme Court

Two lawsuits say the plans aren’t valid because commissioners broke state law before voting to approve them.

Top: Washington State Redistricting Commissioners (from left) April Sims, Brady Piñero Walkinshaw, Joe Fain, Paul Graves and Sarah Augustine. Center: Congressional map (left) and Legislative map. Bottom: Washington State Supreme Court Justices (from left) González, Gordon McCloud, Johnson, Whitener, Madsen, Montoya-Lewis, Owens, Stephens and Yu.
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Lakeview Elementary students must eat lunch outside during winter cold

Lake Washington School District spokesperson says students eat outdoors if temperatures are not below 38 degrees.

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Kathy Lambert receives a key to the city from Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson on Dec. 13. Courtesy photo

Kathy Lambert reflects on two decades serving the Valley

Longtime King County Councilmember was once an elementary school teacher.

Kathy Lambert receives a key to the city from Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson on Dec. 13. Courtesy photo
Troop 751 scouts pose for a photo during the 2019 Christmas tree collection and recycle event. Courtesy photo

Scouts to recycle Christmas trees on Jan. 8

Sammamish Boy Scout troops will be recycling Christmas trees on Saturday, Jan. 8. The Scout Tree Drive is the primary fundraiser for six troops on… Continue reading

Troop 751 scouts pose for a photo during the 2019 Christmas tree collection and recycle event. Courtesy photo
courtesy of Jonathan Smith

How one Issaquah man is trying to rally his community to clean-up one day a month

The Issaquah Litter Clean-up Event will take place on the first Saturday of every month.

courtesy of Jonathan Smith
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

New laws bring changes to minimum wage, plastic silverware, voting rights for felons

Two taxes take effect, but the future of each is uncertain.

Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo
Kenmore Middle School. Photo courtesy of Northshore School District

Kenmore man charged after assaulting referee at middle school basketball game

The 72-year-old referee suffered a broken nose and cheekbone

Kenmore Middle School. Photo courtesy of Northshore School District
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Washington part of multi-state E. coli outbreak linked to packaged salads

Cases were found in King, Snohomish, Whatcom, Pierce, Thurston, Mason and Skagit counties.

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Chris Gregersen injects a young chinook salmon with a small transponder used for tracking the migration of the fish. Photo courtesy of King County

King County scientists work to save chinook salmon

They conducted a study to determine how the salmon use the Green River as a habitat.

Chris Gregersen injects a young chinook salmon with a small transponder used for tracking the migration of the fish. Photo courtesy of King County
screenshot from City of Issaquah Facebook

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

screenshot from City of Issaquah Facebook
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COVID-19 cases surge over Christmas weekend in King County

Projections suggest things will get worse before they get better.

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