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Black drivers disproportionately pulled over by WSP in King, Pierce counties

A study by WSU researchers examined over 3 million traffic stops performed by WSP officers.

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This October 2021 photo provided by Pfizer shows kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine.

King County woman among first in state to test positive for Omicron

Omicron appears to be more transmissible than the Delta variant.

This October 2021 photo provided by Pfizer shows kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine.
(L-R): Charlie Arnold, Siena Krueger, Alex Schoenstadt, Ava Uribe, Emmie Kelly (courtesy of Eastside Catholic)

Student athletes at Eastside Catholic sign national letters of intent

Several student athletes commit to Power-5 conference athletic programs.

(L-R): Charlie Arnold, Siena Krueger, Alex Schoenstadt, Ava Uribe, Emmie Kelly (courtesy of Eastside Catholic)
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King County weather: Dec. 3-5

Here is your King County area weather forecast for Dec. 3-5, 2021. Friday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46 degrees. Friday night: A 40… Continue reading

  • Dec 3, 2021
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Keith Wagoner

Senator becomes first GOP candidate for secretary of state

Sen. Keith Wagoner will challenge Democrat Steve Hobbs, who was appointed to the statewide post in November

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The Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center is located at 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

FEMA to send mobile COVID-19 vaccination unit to Western Washington

The mobile site is set to open Dec. 20 in Federal Way; additional locations to come.

The Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center is located at 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
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Washington health officials discuss response to new COVID variant

Things will be handled with Omicron variant similar to the Delta variant.

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Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife workers extract eggs from a female kokanee at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery. Photo Conor Wilson/Valley Record

Kokanee salmon make a comeback in Zackuse Creek

The fish are historically significant to the Snoqualmie Tribe.

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife workers extract eggs from a female kokanee at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery. Photo Conor Wilson/Valley Record
Snoqualmie Falls and the Salish Lodge & Spa. File photo

Snoqualmie Tribe concerned with unregulated air traffic at Snoqualmie Falls

Tribe urges federal regulators to introduce flight restrictions over sacred site.

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As new COVID-19 variant looms, vaccination disparities linger in King County

County data shows gaps among age, geography and race.

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King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn

King County Councilmember Dunn will challenge Rep. Kim Schrier for U.S. Congress seat

The current County Councilmember would be following in his late mother’s footsteps

King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn
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.

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

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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.

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