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Washington nurse accused of being imposter for over a decade

Alieu Drammeh, 53, didn’t have a license, but was hired repeatedly around Puget Sound.

1 month ago

Rather than get vaccine, nearly 1,900 state workers lose jobs

Exactly how many people will be out of work for ignoring Gov. Jay Inslee’s vaccine mandate isn’t known yet.

1 month ago

Flu vaccine offers best defense for people this season

State Department of Health recommends getting a shot

1 month ago

Trooper Eric Gunderson’s family issues statement about his death from COVID-19

Press release answers inquiries about his vaccination status

1 month ago

Inslee: No ‘massive disruptions’ as worker vax rates hit 90%

A surge in vaccinations has eased concern about service slowdowns ahead of a Monday deadline.

1 month ago

Office lacks power over King County law enforcement in misconduct investigations

Director Tamer Abouzeid presents OLEO annual report to law and justice committee on Tuesday.

2 months ago

Four COVID-19 variants are more likely to cause hospitalization

Four COVID-19 variants are more likely to put you in the hospital, according to the Washington State Department of Health.

2 months ago

King County woman dies from ‘rare’ Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine blood clot

The woman received her shot on Aug. 26 and died in early September, according to public health.

2 months ago

New King County program connects homeless people to jobs and housing

Temporary jobs at county parks for $20 to $25 per hour

2 months ago

Booster shots build onto protection of initial vaccinations | UW Medicine

People 65 years and older among those who qualify for shots

2 months ago

Seattle Children’s Hospital identifies racial disparities in infections, security response

The healthcare provider did not respond to multiple requests for data used to identify disparities.

2 months ago

King County’s unemployment rate lower than most of Washington

South King County has been slower to recover compared to North King County.

2 months ago

Ban on single-use plastic bags in WA begins Oct. 1

Shoppers will have the choice to pay for a reusable plastic or recycled paper bag.

2 months ago

Port of Seattle to require vaccinations for employees

2,200 workers must be vaccinated by Nov. 15

2 months ago

King County to require vaccination proof or negative COVID test for restaurants, bars, events

New health order goes into effect Monday, Oct. 25.

2 months ago

Masks required at big outdoor events; vaccine mandates expanded

Governor’s mask order takes effect Sept. 13.

3 months ago

Why burning our trash may not be as bad as it sounds

Understanding waste-to-energy’s financial and environmental impact in King County.

3 months ago

State workers get incentive to comply with vaccine mandate

An agreement between the state and their union also provides for some leeway in meeting the deadline.

3 months ago