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Healthcare workers facing widespread burnout amid pandemic, say multiple unions

Healthcare workers unions are pushing for increased staffing to avoid mass resignations.

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King County adopts amended districting plan

Residents can view adopted districting map on the county’s website.

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Sneak peak at holiday events this weekend in Auburn

Shop from local vendors at an ugly sweater bazaar and see Santa’s reindeer at Coastal.

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King County gun violence rates exceed 2020 totals

Data collected from first three quarters of 2021 shows more fatal shootings, shots fired incidents than previous year.

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Auburn Police Department appoints new assistant chief

Commander Sam Betz was promoted during a ceremony on Dec. 6

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Surgeon General sounds alarm on mental health in young people during pandemic

A report called the rising levels of depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation a potential crisis.

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Man found on roadside with a broken femur | Fire blotter

The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 274 calls for service between Nov. 29 and Dec. 5, among them the following. Nov. 29 Aid call:… Continue reading

  • Dec 9, 2021
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Eastside King County restaurant owners discuss challenges recently with U.S. Rep Suzan DelBene at Pomegranate Bistro in Redmond. (Photo credit: Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)
Eastside King County restaurant owners discuss challenges recently with U.S. Rep Suzan DelBene at Pomegranate Bistro in Redmond. (Photo credit: Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)
Gingerbread houses built by youth in Auburn are on display at the Auburn Community and Event Center. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

Auburn’s gingerbread house contest is open to the public

Vote for your favorite gingerbread house at the Auburn Community and Events Center.

Gingerbread houses built by youth in Auburn are on display at the Auburn Community and Event Center. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
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Survey data suggests how the pandemic has changed attitudes toward housing in King County

More than half of King County survey participants say they will move in the next five years.

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One person died in a van vs. semi collision at 15th Street Northwest and Ron Crockett Drive on Dec. 6 in Auburn. Courtesy photo

Semi vs. van collision claims a life

A woman died in a van vs. semi collision at 15th Street Northwest and Ron Crockett Drive on Dec. 6 in Auburn. When crews from… Continue reading

One person died in a van vs. semi collision at 15th Street Northwest and Ron Crockett Drive on Dec. 6 in Auburn. Courtesy photo
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King County weather: Dec. 9-13

Here’s the King County area weather forecast for Dec. 9-13, 2021. Thursday morning: High near 43 with a 90% chance of rain. Thursday night: Low… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2021
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Uso Hale’s body was discovered near the 4600 block of S. 352nd Street on Nov. 12 after neighbors called to report an object in the ditch. (Screenshot)

Kent man charged with murder after man fatally shot, left in ditch near Auburn

Body of Uso Hale, 39, found in unincorporated King County. His last known address was in Federal Way.

Uso Hale’s body was discovered near the 4600 block of S. 352nd Street on Nov. 12 after neighbors called to report an object in the ditch. (Screenshot)
Redmond’s Silver Cloud Inn, purchased by county to become permanent supportive housing for the chronically homeless (photo credit: Cameron Sheppard)

King County Council approves plan for future of housing-first approach to homelessness

The plan will govern expenditures of Health through Housing dollars from 2022 to 2028.

Redmond’s Silver Cloud Inn, purchased by county to become permanent supportive housing for the chronically homeless (photo credit: Cameron Sheppard)
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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.
Native plants recently planted by the King Conservation District in the backyard of Don and Janet Crawley's house in Auburn. The native plants replaced invasive species to provide better habitat and erosion prevention on the west bank of the Green River. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

Auburn homeowners help to restore the Green River

Janet and Don Crawley replaced invasive species with native plants.

Native plants recently planted by the King Conservation District in the backyard of Don and Janet Crawley's house in Auburn. The native plants replaced invasive species to provide better habitat and erosion prevention on the west bank of the Green River. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
A birds-eye view of South King County overlooks the city of Federal Way and provides a peek at Mount Rainier in the distance. Photo courtesy of Bruce Honda

South King mayors meet to address crime, gun violence

The mayors of Federal Way, Kent, Auburn and Renton attended the Dec. 3 meeting.

A birds-eye view of South King County overlooks the city of Federal Way and provides a peek at Mount Rainier in the distance. Photo courtesy of Bruce Honda
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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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Man and woman trapped in elevator | Fire blotter

Between Nov. 22 and Nov. 28, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 269 requests for service, among them the following. Nov. 22 Car vs.… Continue reading

  • Dec 2, 2021
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