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State Champs!

Bellevue wraps up undefeated season with 3A state title.

 

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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

 

Keith Wagoner

Senator becomes first GOP candidate for secretary of state

Sen. Keith Wagoner will challenge Democrat Steve Hobbs, who was appointed to the statewide post in November

 

The Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center is located at 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

FEMA to send mobile COVID-19 vaccination unit to Western Washington

The mobile site is set to open Dec. 20 in Federal Way; additional locations to come.

The Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center is located at 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
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Washington health officials discuss response to new COVID variant

Things will be handled with Omicron variant similar to the Delta variant.

Courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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As new COVID-19 variant looms, vaccination disparities linger in King County

County data shows gaps among age, geography and race.

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Garbage at the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill in Maple Valley. FILE PHOTO

King County and Port of Seattle to collaborate on waste-to-fuel study

The study is aimed at identifying logistics of developing aviation fuel out of municipal garbage.

Garbage at the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill in Maple Valley. FILE PHOTO
Ondina project design rendering (courtesy of Vulcan Real Estate)

Multi-family housing development breaks ground in BelRed Corridor

The 249-unit project will be right next to the future location of the BelRed Light Rail Station.

Ondina project design rendering (courtesy of Vulcan Real Estate)
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Department of Health announces QR code verification program to prove vaccination status

WA Verify is intended to make vaccine verification simpler and more efficient.

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Mid-afternoon traffic on northbound Interstate 5 on Nov. 22 near Everett. Dan Bates/The Herald

Thanksgiving traffic forecast is heavier than pre-pandemic

Drivers and ferry riders could be in for long waits, depending on when they go.

Mid-afternoon traffic on northbound Interstate 5 on Nov. 22 near Everett. Dan Bates/The Herald
Patti Cole-Trindall

King County Executive appoints Patti Cole-Tindall as interim sheriff

Cole-Tindall has a background in the sheriff’s office and county government.

Patti Cole-Trindall
Comparison map between current district map and proposed draft. (Screenshot from King County’s website)

King County proposes redistricting map, asks for feedback from public

Public invited to comment at November 30 public hearing.

Comparison map between current district map and proposed draft. (Screenshot from King County’s website)
The Washington State Redistricting Commission held a public meeting over Zoom on Monday night to draw the final legislative and congressional district boundaries. Most of the five-hour session was spent in "caucus meetings" which were unavailable to the viewing public. (Washington State Redistricting Commission)

Bipartisan commission fails to draw new political boundaries

For the first time in state history, the Supreme Court will define new congressional and legislative districts.

The Washington State Redistricting Commission held a public meeting over Zoom on Monday night to draw the final legislative and congressional district boundaries. Most of the five-hour session was spent in "caucus meetings" which were unavailable to the viewing public. (Washington State Redistricting Commission)
Homeless encampment in a wooded area in Auburn on Aug. 27, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

What the history of homelessness in our region can teach us about our current crisis

A talk with the author of “Skid Road: On the Frontier of Health and Homelessness in an American City.”

Homeless encampment in a wooded area in Auburn on Aug. 27, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
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State’s richest zip codes are all in East King County, according to home value study

Medina zip code ranks among top 10 most affluent in the nation.

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Left: Dow Constantine, Right: Joe Nguyen (screenshot from King County website)

Constantine leads in vote count for King County Executive

Incumbent Dow Constantine is challenged by State Sen. Joe Nguyen.

Left: Dow Constantine, Right: Joe Nguyen (screenshot from King County website)
left: Ruth Lipscomb, right: Jared Nieuwenhuis (screenshot from King County website)

Jared Nieuwenhuis leading challenger Ruth Lipscomb in race for city council seat

Election results will be certified on Nov. 23.

left: Ruth Lipscomb, right: Jared Nieuwenhuis (screenshot from King County website)
left: Conrad Lee, right: Dexter Borbe (screenshot from King County website)

Incumbent Conrad Lee leading city council race against Dexter Borbe

Election results will be certified on Nov. 23.

left: Conrad Lee, right: Dexter Borbe (screenshot from King County website)
left: Lynne Robinson, right: Gina Johnson (screenshot from King County website)

Lynne Robinson defends city council seat against Gina Johnson

Election results will be certified on Nov. 23.

left: Lynne Robinson, right: Gina Johnson (screenshot from King County website)
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Downtown Bellevue ice rink returns for holiday season

The ice rink will be open from Nov. 19 to Jan. 9, 2022.

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