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King County Council steps closer to establishing hate crime hotline

The program is aimed at reducing the number of unreported hate crimes.

Close-up hand using phone in night time on street. File photo
Crane collapsed on Issaquah home (courtesy of Eastside Fire and Rescue Twitter page)

Crane collapses on Issaquah home, injuring two workers

Workers reportedly suffered “minor” injuries.

Crane collapsed on Issaquah home (courtesy of Eastside Fire and Rescue Twitter page)
A map of heat across the Northwest on June 28, the hottest day in Seattle history. Photo courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

June heatwave, COVID overwhelm regional hospitals

While Lucy Goodson, a third-year resident at the University of Washington Department of Emergency Medicine, was working during the region’s historic heatwave in June, the… Continue reading

A map of heat across the Northwest on June 28, the hottest day in Seattle history. Photo courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Rendering of completed Eastgate supportive housing facility (courtesy of hoist. / Notion Workshop)

Construction begins on Bellevue supportive housing project

The project is the culmination of efforts by non-profits and local government support.

Rendering of completed Eastgate supportive housing facility (courtesy of hoist. / Notion Workshop)
Fashion Week at The Bellevue Collection (courtesy of HRV Media)

Fashion Week at The Bellevue Collection returns Oct. 8 – 9 to celebrate its 75th anniversary

The event will host stylish live and virtual events, and benefit local nonprofits.

Fashion Week at The Bellevue Collection (courtesy of HRV Media)
King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn

King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn wants to expedite the backlog of rental assistance funds

Less than 5% of the $165 million allocated for the county is believed to have been given out.

King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn
Gov. Jay Inslee (left) bumps elbows with Auburn Vaccine Clinic staff member Mary Johnson (right) on June 22, 2021. Inslee visited the clinic to promote vaccinations in lower King County. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

COVID-19 surge puts strain on local hospitals

Delta is the predominate strain in Washington.

Gov. Jay Inslee (left) bumps elbows with Auburn Vaccine Clinic staff member Mary Johnson (right) on June 22, 2021. Inslee visited the clinic to promote vaccinations in lower King County. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
Issaquah City Hall (courtesy of City of Issaquah)

Issaquah City Hall under temporary closure amid COVID spike

The facility is expected to be closed through September.

Issaquah City Hall (courtesy of City of Issaquah)
C-17 at Joint Base Lewis McChord airstrip. (Photo courtesy of United States Military)

King County Councilman calls for plan to help Afghan refugees settle here

Washington state expects roughly 6,000 refugees to come from Afghanistan.

C-17 at Joint Base Lewis McChord airstrip. (Photo courtesy of United States Military)
Highline College in Des Moines is one of the most diverse higher education institutions in Washington state. File photo

State looks at college enrollment goals for high school students

“We want to close racial and ethnic gaps.”

Highline College in Des Moines is one of the most diverse higher education institutions in Washington state. File photo
Traffic moves along I-405 between Highway 522 and Highway 527 where WSDOT received the approval to build a second express toll lane on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021 in Bothell, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

State gets environmental OK for second I-405 toll lane

Toll lanes would be added in both directions on the stretch between Highway 522 and Highway 527.

Traffic moves along I-405 between Highway 522 and Highway 527 where WSDOT received the approval to build a second express toll lane on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021 in Bothell, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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Inslee to provide clemency to those convicted under “unconstitutional” drug possession law

Governor’s office says 1200 people are eligible for clemency after State v. Blake decision.

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Seattle Children’s Hospital (courtesy of Seattle Children’s)

Group demands accountability following Seattle Children’s racism investigation

King County Equity Now petition calls for resignations and community program funding.

Seattle Children’s Hospital (courtesy of Seattle Children’s)
Providence employees look at anti-vaccine mandate protesters as they cross the street outside of Providence Regional Medical Center Everett on Aug. 18, 2021. Olivia Vanni/Sound Publishing

Governor reinstates indoor mask rule, whether you’re vaxed or not

Inslee also ordered employees of public schools, colleges and child care centers to get vaccinated.

Providence employees look at anti-vaccine mandate protesters as they cross the street outside of Providence Regional Medical Center Everett on Aug. 18, 2021. Olivia Vanni/Sound Publishing
Joey Thompson gets his first shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the Ash Way Park-n-Ride site on April 21, 2021 in Lynnwood, Washington. Sound Publishing file photo

Some people qualify for third shot of vaccine, says health department

New guidance comes as cases skyrocket in Washington and nation.

Joey Thompson gets his first shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the Ash Way Park-n-Ride site on April 21, 2021 in Lynnwood, Washington. Sound Publishing file photo
Restaurant front outside seating expanded during Al Fresco events (courtesy of Downtown Issaquah Association)

Downtown Issaquah to host events full of food, drink, art and music

Walk, stroll, cycle or dance on Front Street while you shop & dine during Al Fresco weekend events.

Restaurant front outside seating expanded during Al Fresco events (courtesy of Downtown Issaquah Association)
Scene at previous Boeing Classic golf tournament (courtesy of the Boeing Classic)

2021 Boeing Classic tees-off this week in Snoqualmie

The golf tournament will include a competition with NFL, Seahawks and Sonics legends.

Scene at previous Boeing Classic golf tournament (courtesy of the Boeing Classic)
A map of preserved land and potentially preserved land under the Land Conservation Initiative (courtesy of King County)

King County preserves thousands of acres of farmland from development

The move is under the Land Conservation Initiative aimed at preserving 65,000 acres.

A map of preserved land and potentially preserved land under the Land Conservation Initiative (courtesy of King County)
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King County Fire Marshal enacts Stage 2 burn ban

The ban prohibits all outdoor recreational fires.

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State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal. (Sound Publishing file photo)

State schools chief urges a vaccine mandate for teachers

The superintendent of public instruction says the governor should require vaccinations for school employees.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal. (Sound Publishing file photo)