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Elected or appointed? King County weighs sheriff options

Voters could be asked to decide in November.

The Red Lion Inn at 1 South Grady Way in Renton is being used as temporary site to relocate individuals experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo.

Renton battles King County over temporary shelter at Red Lion Hotel

County officials believe emergency health order will supersede city’s move.

The Red Lion Inn at 1 South Grady Way in Renton is being used as temporary site to relocate individuals experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo.
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Mountain View Fire and Rescue seeks levy on Aug. 4 primary ballot

Service area includes unincorporated King County near the cities of Auburn, Enumclaw and Kent.

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Owner of proposed Enumclaw Recycling Center ordered to close Auburn location

King County has been trying to shutter the Buckley Recycle Center for nearly 15 years, and claims the lack of progress at the Enumclaw site shows the owner has little interest in complying with county regulations.

A train route that would shuttle people between Eastern and Western Washington could tie in with the proposed ultra-high-speed rail between B.C. and Portland. Photo courtesy RobertStafford/Pixabay.com

State receives King County to Spokane rail study

It would take about eight and a half hours to reach the Inland Empire from Puget Sound.

A train route that would shuttle people between Eastern and Western Washington could tie in with the proposed ultra-high-speed rail between B.C. and Portland. Photo courtesy RobertStafford/Pixabay.com

Firefighters treat 3 in head-on collision | Fire blotter

Reporter staff Between June 29 and July 5, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 271 calls for service, among them the following: June 29… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2020
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Supreme Court says state can punish WA faithless electors

Justices: Presidential electors, including Everett man, must keep pledge to back popular vote winner

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Courtesy of the Auburn School District

There will be school this fall in Auburn

The district is working on answering the question: What will it look like?

Courtesy of the Auburn School District

Pills stolen, windows smashed | Auburn police blotter

Between June 27 and July 3, the Auburn Police Department responded to the following calls for service, among many others: June 27 Theft, 10:41 a.m.,… Continue reading

  • Jul 9, 2020
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                                Auburn Police Cmdr. Cristian Adams demonstrating the VNR on Sgt. James Frith at the Auburn City Council meeting.

Auburn police say neck restraint is a safe alternative to lethal force

The Auburn Police Department endorses neck restraints to help control and apprehend suspects who will not comply with orders from officers. On Monday, Police Chief… Continue reading

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                                Auburn Police Cmdr. Cristian Adams demonstrating the VNR on Sgt. James Frith at the Auburn City Council meeting.
Gov. Jay Inslee issued new guidance allowing the resumption of self-service buffets, salad bars, salsa bars, drink stations and other types of communal food sources in Phase 2. File photo

Buffets and salad bars back on the menu in King County

Gov. Jay Inslee has revised rules to allow self-serve food areas in Phase 2 of the state’s reopening.

Gov. Jay Inslee issued new guidance allowing the resumption of self-service buffets, salad bars, salsa bars, drink stations and other types of communal food sources in Phase 2. File photo
Brian Tilley (left) and Katie Dearman work the wash station Friday at Kate’s Greek American Deli in Everett. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Governor’s no-mask, no-service order begins across Washington

“Just do not ring up the sale,” Gov. Jay Inslee said about customers who do not don the proper masks.

Brian Tilley (left) and Katie Dearman work the wash station Friday at Kate’s Greek American Deli in Everett. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

King County homeless count: 11,751 people, up 5 percent from 2019

One night a year, volunteers spread out across Seattle and King County to count the homeless. And on the cold, rainy night of Jan. 24,… Continue reading

Auburn police won’t bust the unmasked — for the most part

Gov. Jay Inslee’s June 24 proclamation mandated the wearing of a face covering in indoor and outdoor public places to cut the transmission of the… Continue reading

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Free document shredding, mask distribution this weekend in Federal Way and Auburn

Free events, hosted by King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer, run July 11 in Federal Way and July 12 in Auburn

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Nurse Sylvia Keller, pictured with Gov. Jay Inslee, is on the front lines of the COVID-19 battle in Yakima County. Courtesy photo

Governor doubles down on mask rules

Inslee: Starting July 7, businesses do not serve those who do not wear a mask

Nurse Sylvia Keller, pictured with Gov. Jay Inslee, is on the front lines of the COVID-19 battle in Yakima County. Courtesy photo

New building at former Denny’s site to house MOD Pizza and a dental office

KIMCO Reality is putting up a new 5,870 square-foot building on the site of the former Denny’s at 502 15th St. NE that will house… Continue reading

  • Jul 4, 2020

Summer vehicle travel projected to decrease this year

Traffic this summer will likely be lighter across Washington state than previous years. A recent analysis by INRIX found that the Seattle metro and Washington… Continue reading

  • Jul 4, 2020
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Anticipating shortage, blood center desperate for donations

Bloodworks Northwest is bracing for a severe summer blood shortage that could limit the access of local trauma centers to blood. And so it’s ramping… Continue reading

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Woman bitten by puppy-shipping scam | Auburn police blotter

Auburn Police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between June 18 and 26th: June 21 Thieves: Overnight, 12700 block of Southeast… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2020