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Constantine highlights anti-racism, criminal legal system transformation in upcoming budget

Constantine highlights anti-racism, criminal legal system transformation in upcoming budget

King County executive says invest, divest, reimagine

  • Sep 16, 2020
Constantine highlights anti-racism, criminal legal system transformation in upcoming budget
Inslee, Culp gubernatorial debate set for Oct. 7 broadcast
Inslee, Culp gubernatorial debate set for Oct. 7 broadcast
King County voters to decide $1.74B Harborview Medical Center measure

King County voters to decide $1.74B Harborview Medical Center measure

Improvements include a new medical tower building

  • Sep 14, 2020
King County voters to decide $1.74B Harborview Medical Center measure
Inslee sends letter to Trump on the role of climate change in historic wildfires

Inslee sends letter to Trump on the role of climate change in historic wildfires

I implore you to recognize the science behind this destruction’

  • Sep 14, 2020
Inslee sends letter to Trump on the role of climate change in historic wildfires
Facebook purchases unused Bellevue REI headquarters

Facebook purchases unused Bellevue REI headquarters

The companies will also each donate $1 million to the Eastrail

Facebook purchases unused Bellevue REI headquarters
A view of the Palmer Fire, located seven miles southwest of Oroville in north central Washington. Source: InciWeb

Antifa isn’t starting Washington wildfires

Online conspiracy theories are spreading as the West Coast burns.

A view of the Palmer Fire, located seven miles southwest of Oroville in north central Washington. Source: InciWeb
Seven decades later, the search for two missing Navy pilots continues

Seven decades later, the search for two missing Navy pilots continues

The pilots are thought to have disappeared near Black Lake, northeast of North Bend.

Seven decades later, the search for two missing Navy pilots continues
Tips to combat ‘unhealthy’ air from wildfire smoke | King County Emergency Management
Tips to combat ‘unhealthy’ air from wildfire smoke | King County Emergency Management
Why is COVID-19 more severe in men and elders? | UW Medicine

Why is COVID-19 more severe in men and elders? | UW Medicine

SARS-CoV-2 usually triggers a strong immune response, but less so in men and people over 60

  • Sep 11, 2020
Why is COVID-19 more severe in men and elders? | UW Medicine
The truck of the Renton family as it was found Tuesday. While fleeing the Cold Springs Fire two adults were severely burned and one toddler died. Courtesy photo/Okanogan Sheriff’s Office

Toddler killed as Renton family flees Cold Springs Fire

The parents were severely burned and are being treated at Harborview Medical Center

The truck of the Renton family as it was found Tuesday. While fleeing the Cold Springs Fire two adults were severely burned and one toddler died. Courtesy photo/Okanogan Sheriff’s Office
Smoke from Oregon, California fires moving into Western Washington

Smoke from Oregon, California fires moving into Western Washington

Unhealthy air expected Thursday night through Saturday

  • Sep 10, 2020
Smoke from Oregon, California fires moving into Western Washington
State Patrol reports multiple agency racer emphasis successful

State Patrol reports multiple agency racer emphasis successful

Crackdown in South King County over Labor Day weekend

State Patrol reports multiple agency racer emphasis successful
Port of Seattle launches task force on Port Policing and Civil Rights

Port of Seattle launches task force on Port Policing and Civil Rights

Nine areas of focus will guide effort over several months, recommendations expected in 2021

Port of Seattle launches task force on Port Policing and Civil Rights
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8 tips to help parents and kids cope during pandemic | UW Medicine

A pediatric social worker offers suggeestions for families, including lowering your heartbeat.

  • Sep 10, 2020
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A plane drops fire retardant on the Palmer Mountain Fire last week. The fire is listed as 84 percent contained, and fully lined. Laura Knowlton/Sound Publishing staff photo

Threat multiplier: How climate change, coronavirus and weather are scorching WA

Dry summer conspired with the pandemic and a wind storm.

A plane drops fire retardant on the Palmer Mountain Fire last week. The fire is listed as 84 percent contained, and fully lined. Laura Knowlton/Sound Publishing staff photo
Screenshot from the state Employment Security Department’s website at esd.wa.gov.

Workers may qualify for an extra $1,500 in unemployment back pay

A federal program will give some of the state’s unemployed a $300 weekly bump for the past five weeks.

Screenshot from the state Employment Security Department’s website at esd.wa.gov.
King County moves to Stage 2 burn ban

King County moves to Stage 2 burn ban

Outdoor fires, even barbecues or in fire pits, are now prohibited.

  • Sep 8, 2020
King County moves to Stage 2 burn ban
Screenshot of the air quality monitor at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 8. Courtesy Puget Sound Clean Air Agency.

King County faces unhealthy air quality due to wildfire smoke

Weather monitors recommend people limit time outdoors, especially children, seniors and those with heart or lung disease.

Screenshot of the air quality monitor at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 8. Courtesy Puget Sound Clean Air Agency.
Image courtesy of the Washington Department of Natural Resources.

Massive wildfires incinerate WA

All state Department of Natural Resources lands were closed to recreational activities on Sept. 8.

Image courtesy of the Washington Department of Natural Resources.
Constantine announces King County climate action plan

Constantine announces King County climate action plan

Plots an example of decreased stormwater pollution, urban flooding prevention, immigrant connections

Constantine announces King County climate action plan