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King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg photographed in Jan. 2022 in the King County Courthouse in Seattle. Photo courtesy of Dan DeLong

King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg not seeking re-election

After 15 years as county prosecuting attorney, Satterberg announced he will retire Dec. 31, 2022.

King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg photographed in Jan. 2022 in the King County Courthouse in Seattle. Photo courtesy of Dan DeLong
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Health care leaders declare statewide crisis, request action

The letter written to Gov. Inslee requests deployment of National Guard.

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Screenshot of National Weather Service radar image taken Jan. 5, 2022.

Extended 5-day weather forecast for King County

Thursday, Jan. 6: High 42°, low 37°; 100 percent chance of rain. Friday, Jan. 7: High 41°, low 31°; 97 percent chance of rain. Saturday,… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2022
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Top: Washington State Redistricting Commissioners (from left) April Sims, Brady Piñero Walkinshaw, Joe Fain, Paul Graves and Sarah Augustine. Center: Congressional map (left) and Legislative map. Bottom: Washington State Supreme Court Justices (from left) González, Gordon McCloud, Johnson, Whitener, Madsen, Montoya-Lewis, Owens, Stephens and Yu.

Legal fight on redistricting returning to the Supreme Court

Two lawsuits say the plans aren’t valid because commissioners broke state law before voting to approve them.

Top: Washington State Redistricting Commissioners (from left) April Sims, Brady Piñero Walkinshaw, Joe Fain, Paul Graves and Sarah Augustine. Center: Congressional map (left) and Legislative map. Bottom: Washington State Supreme Court Justices (from left) González, Gordon McCloud, Johnson, Whitener, Madsen, Montoya-Lewis, Owens, Stephens and Yu.
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Lakeview Elementary students must eat lunch outside during winter cold

Lake Washington School District spokesperson says students eat outdoors if temperatures are not below 38 degrees.

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New laws bring changes to minimum wage, plastic silverware, voting rights for felons

Two taxes take effect, but the future of each is uncertain.

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Washington part of multi-state E. coli outbreak linked to packaged salads

Cases were found in King, Snohomish, Whatcom, Pierce, Thurston, Mason and Skagit counties.

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Twenty-five individuals charged in relation to Bellevue Square Mall looting that occurred in May 2020

Charging documents show alleged looters and vandals came from all over the region.

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Chris Gregersen injects a young chinook salmon with a small transponder used for tracking the migration of the fish. Photo courtesy of King County

King County scientists work to save chinook salmon

They conducted a study to determine how the salmon use the Green River as a habitat.

Chris Gregersen injects a young chinook salmon with a small transponder used for tracking the migration of the fish. Photo courtesy of King County
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COVID-19 cases surge over Christmas weekend in King County

Projections suggest things will get worse before they get better.

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Extended weather forecast for South King County, Dec. 29 to Jan. 3

Here is the extended forecast for South King County from Dec. 29 to Jan. 3. Wednesday, Dec. 29 Moderate snow, high 31 degrees, low 14… Continue reading

  • Dec 29, 2021
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‘Twas a white and cold Christmas weekend – with more snow to come

Weather forecast calls for more snow this week.

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Homeless encampment in wooded area in Auburn on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

King County to skip annual homeless count again, citing faulty methodology

The King County Regional Homelessness Authority said the count is inaccurate and “harmful.”

Homeless encampment in wooded area in Auburn on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
Guns confiscated from arrested prostitution patron (Screenshot from Bellevue PD website)

Bellevue Police arrest 16 men in one night during prostitution patronization sting

Police say any approach to combating human trafficking must include dealing with the demand.

Guns confiscated from arrested prostitution patron (Screenshot from Bellevue PD website)
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State legislators unsure if federal infrastructure law will help Highway 18

U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier (D-District 8) held a press conference Dec. 13 in North Bend to discuss how the new federal infrastructure bill could help… Continue reading

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Pfizer, Moderna vaccines now recommended over Johnson & Johnson

Recommendation comes following additional reports of blood clots after J&J vaccinations.

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Snow on Christmas Eve? | King County weather report Dec. 18-24

King County and the Puget Sound region could see snow by Christmas Eve, according to the National Weather Service. Here’s the forecast for the Seattle… Continue reading

  • Dec 17, 2021
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UW researchers looking for stressed nurses and doctors to take part in a psilocybin study

Study will examine how psilocybin can be used in therapy for clinicians burned-out by the pandemic.

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Health department: COVID outbreaks linked to high school wrestling tournaments

At least 80 cases are tied to the events which included attendees from multiple counties and states.

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King County Courthouse adjacent to City Hall Park (courtesy of City of Seattle)

King County close to making trade with Seattle for City Hall Park

The proposed swap needs to be approved by Seattle City Council.

King County Courthouse adjacent to City Hall Park (courtesy of City of Seattle)