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Dr. Faisal Khan. Courtesy of King County.

Dr. Faisal Khan appointed as next King County health director

Dennis Worsham will continue to serve as interim director until September 6.

 

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King County approves emergency grant after U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

Washington is expecting an influx of people seeking abortions from out of state.

 

A heatmap showing the inclusivity of each state, which is based on the total Business Climate Score. The green states are the most inclusive, while the red are least inclusive; yellow and orange fall in the middle. Courtesy of Out Leadership.

Washington ranks 13th in State LGBTQ+ Business Climate Index

Washington’s lowest score was 13 out of 20 points in the Work Environment and Employment section.

 

Main Street Bridge. Courtesy of WSDOT.

Full closure of I-405 set for Father’s Day weekend in Bellevue

Signs with detour routes will be available; closure will take place from June 17-20 to demolish Main Street Bridge.

Main Street Bridge. Courtesy of WSDOT.
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Blood donors urgently needed as nationwide shortage shows no signs of letting up

This year the American Red Cross announced the worst blood shortage in over ten years.

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Fabiola Moshi. Courtesy of Bellevue College.

Tanzanian scholar brings global experience and perspective of healthcare to Bellevue College

Fabiola Moshi is a mother, a lecturer, and a nurse who chose to study abroad at BC.

Fabiola Moshi. Courtesy of Bellevue College.
Shasta, by Joey Veltkamp, 2020. Photo courtesy of Jacqui Galle.

Bellevue Arts Museum’s SPIRIT! evokes queer sentimentality, empathy, and hope

The exhibit, which is heavily influenced by Puget Sound, runs until Oct. 23.

Shasta, by Joey Veltkamp, 2020. Photo courtesy of Jacqui Galle.
The Lumineers performing at Marymoor Park on June 3, 2016. Photo courtesy: Sunny Martini.

BECU enters 3-year partnership with AEG Presents for annual Marymoor Park Concert Series

Special perks will be available to BECU members attending Marymoor Park concerts.

The Lumineers performing at Marymoor Park on June 3, 2016. Photo courtesy: Sunny Martini.
Dylan Aamodt, one of the owners of Eastlake Auto Brokers in Kirkland, said that over the past 15 months, “I’ve probably lost 30 to 40 catalytic converters” at the auto dealership. (Photo courtesy of Eastlake Auto Brokers Facebook page)

Local business owners fed up with catalytic converter thefts

Problem plagues cities across King County.

Dylan Aamodt, one of the owners of Eastlake Auto Brokers in Kirkland, said that over the past 15 months, “I’ve probably lost 30 to 40 catalytic converters” at the auto dealership. (Photo courtesy of Eastlake Auto Brokers Facebook page)
Rainbow rollers. Courtesy of Linda Hoffner.

Bellevue’s Spring District paints crosswalk for Pride Month

On June 1, community members came together to paint a rainbow crosswalk.

Rainbow rollers. Courtesy of Linda Hoffner.
Courtesy of Hazardous Waste Management Program.

Study: Lead exposure linked to kitchen cookware from Afghan refugees in King County

The issue was first noticed in Afghan children in King County, but more communities may be at risk.

Courtesy of Hazardous Waste Management Program.
World War II veterans in Auburn, Wash. File photo

Washington ranks 7th among states for number of World War II veterans

12,364 WWII veterans are living in the state, with a total population of 517,912 military veterans.

World War II veterans in Auburn, Wash. File photo
Ken Jackson. Courtesy of 1st Security Bank.

Ken Jackson becomes 1st Security Bank VP, Branch Manager

Jackson holds over 20 years of experience in financial services.

Ken Jackson. Courtesy of 1st Security Bank.
Ribbon cutting ceremony for the first Pride flag crosswalk at Bellevue College on May 17. Courtesy of Bellevue College.

Bellevue College hosts ribbon cutting ceremony for first rainbow crosswalk

Two more rainbow crosswalks are in the works, with the second one being the Progress Pride flag.

Ribbon cutting ceremony for the first Pride flag crosswalk at Bellevue College on May 17. Courtesy of Bellevue College.
Patrick Kim. Courtesy of the Department of Licensing.

Bellevue man defrauds clients from Korean community, joins insurance fraud most wanted

Patrick Kim failed to appear at the King County Superior Court for numerous felony charges.

Patrick Kim. Courtesy of the Department of Licensing.
The Newport Team launches their rocket. Courtesy of AIA.

Newport High School team crowned National Champions at American Rocketry Challenge

The team will represent the United States at the International Rocketry Challenge this July.

The Newport Team launches their rocket. Courtesy of AIA.
Chad Sovde (#10) holds an award while cheering alongside Akil Appollis (#20) after winning the playoff game on May 12. Courtesy of Patrick Krohn.

Newport boys’ soccer wins playoffs and heads to state

Newport defeated Skyline in the KingCo District 1/2 4A playoff game by 3-2.

Chad Sovde (#10) holds an award while cheering alongside Akil Appollis (#20) after winning the playoff game on May 12. Courtesy of Patrick Krohn.
Zeyan Butt of Chase Bank in Kirkland. Courtesy of Chase.

How a Kirkland banker helped a Ukrainian family leave a warzone

The Sukhoy family found themselves stuck in Warsaw due to debit card issues.

Zeyan Butt of Chase Bank in Kirkland. Courtesy of Chase.
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No more stolen sisters: How WA is responding to missing and murdered Indigenous people

Across the state, 126 Indigenous people remain missing, with 31 having gone missing in King County.

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Courtesy of WA DOH.

Tuberculosis cases on the rise in Washington state

As of April 28, 70 TB cases have been reported, and 17 new cases have connections with each other.

Courtesy of WA DOH.