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Face coverings no longer required on transit and in transit facilities in Puget Sound region

The policy change is related to a federal judge’s decision to strike down mask mandates on airplanes.

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Public health agencies link Norovirus outbreak to oysters from British Columbia

As of early April, 103 norovirus illnesses have been reported from 13 states, 62 in Washington.

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King County Local Dive podcast
Re-enactment of first responders treating an overdose (File photo)

WA health officials recommend having overdose reversing drug on hand amid alarming increase in drug-related deaths

WSDOH reports a 66 percent increase in drug overdoses since 2019.

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Russell Wilson’s $28 million Lake Washington home (Screenshot from Redfin website)

Russell Wilson’s $28 million Lake Washington home hits the market in Bellevue

The listing of the property comes after the former Seahawks quarterback was traded to Denver.

Russell Wilson’s $28 million Lake Washington home (Screenshot from Redfin website)
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King County to offer grants for innovative recycling, reuse and waste reduction project proposals

Proposers are eligible for $20,000 to $300,000 per project, the deadline for applicants is May 6.

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Sound Transit announces end of Teamsters’ strike that stopped concrete deliveries to projects across the region

The strike has resulted in more than 4,300 missed concrete deliveries, according to the agency.

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Judged by XII: A King County Local Dive podcast. The hands shown here belong to Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson, who has been charged with homicide in the 2019 death of Jesse Sarey.

Judged by XII: Story of a police officer charged with murder | King County Local Dive

Special podcast series explores Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson’s role in the death of Jesse Sarey.

Judged by XII: A King County Local Dive podcast. The hands shown here belong to Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson, who has been charged with homicide in the 2019 death of Jesse Sarey.
Left: Patti Cole-Tindall, middle: Charles Kimble, right: Reginald Moorman (Courtesy of King County)

Three final candidates identified for King County Sheriff as recruitment moves into the last phase

The county has announced public forums for community members to engage in the process.

Left: Patti Cole-Tindall, middle: Charles Kimble, right: Reginald Moorman (Courtesy of King County)
Washi Origami Crane earrings made by Fay Lim of Casion Jewelry

Local art museums help Bothell jewelry artist sell origami crane earrings to fight hate

Fay Lim kicked off the “Cranes for Peace” fundraising campaign kicked off in May 2021.

Washi Origami Crane earrings made by Fay Lim of Casion Jewelry
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King County to audit eviction prevention and rental assistance payments made during pandemic

DCHS says they gave out a unprecedented $318.5 million in funds to thousands of households.

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King County Local Dive podcast
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County leaders move to explore publicly-manufactured concrete amid workers strike

The concrete workers strike has stopped projects across the region for months.

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Cannabis stakeholders want cash out of the equation amid rash of robberies

State regulators say action from Congress is required for cannabis industry to use credit cards.

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King County Local Dive podcast
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County wants input for plan to develop Cedar Hills Regional Landfill

Sustainable waste management supporters have called previous environmental impact statements a “boondoggle.”

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Bellevue city leaders celebrate trasportation infrastructure funding from state legislature

Move Ahead WA legislation allocates more than $500 million to Bellevue-area projects.

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King County Council approves program intended to help fight displacement, promote equity among historically disadvantaged groups

Grants program and other resources will aim to prevent commercial and cultural displacement.

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Sound Transit secures $15.9 million in new federal funding for construction of Stride bus rapid transit on I-405

Sound Transit spokespeople believe the bus lines will help reduce “chronic congestion” of traffic.

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Amazon to invest over $40 million in affordable housing near Sound Transit sites

The company outlined two specific housing projects near light rail stations in Bellevue and SeaTac.

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