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Electric trucks being assembled in Renton (Screenshot from King County video)

King County to use electric heavy duty trucks to transport garbage with lower emissions

Among the first Class 8 battery-electric trucks in America operated by a waste management agency.

Electric trucks being assembled in Renton (Screenshot from King County video)
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King County Local Dive podcast
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King County’s unemployment rate at all-time low

The Employment Security Department recorded an unemployment rate of 1.9% in the county.

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Monkeypox virus. Photo courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control.

Public health officials confirm case of monkeypox in King County

Health officials say the positive case does not pose a significant risk to public health

Monkeypox virus. Photo courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control.
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.
Andrew Popochock sworn in by Chief Shirley (Screenshot from Bellevue Police Department website)

Bellevue Police Department announces new assistant chief

New assistant chief Andrew Popochock has been with the department for 19 years.

Andrew Popochock sworn in by Chief Shirley (Screenshot from Bellevue Police Department website)
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.
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King County Local Dive podcast
King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn, who is running for U.S. Congress in the 8th District, speaks to supporters in March. Photo courtesy of Dunn’s Facebook campaign page

Against the grain: Reagan Dunn holds the torch for King County conservatives

What it means to be the top Republican in a liberal King County government.

King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn, who is running for U.S. Congress in the 8th District, speaks to supporters in March. Photo courtesy of Dunn’s Facebook campaign page
Parents in Kelowna lack confidence in the vaccination (Metro Creative Graphics Photo)

State health department approves Pfizer booster for kids ages 5-11

The move comes as COVID-19 cases are increasing in King County

Parents in Kelowna lack confidence in the vaccination (Metro Creative Graphics Photo)
Patti Cole-Tindall (Courtesy of King County)

Patti Cole-Tindall is officially confirmed as the new King County Sheriff

After serving as the interim sheriff since January, the King County Council unanimously voted to confirm Patti Cole-Tindall as the new King County Sheriff on… Continue reading

Patti Cole-Tindall (Courtesy of King County)
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
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Use your King County library card to explore the outdoors

KCLS cardholders can check out a Discover Pass for two weeks to explore public lands.

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Screenshot from City of Bellevue website.

Bellevue to continue dedicated outdoor dining spaces this Summer

The program was started to relieve restaurants struggling with indoor capacity COVID restrictions.

Screenshot from City of Bellevue website.
Monkeypox virus. Photo courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control.

King County identifies first presumptive monkeypox case

The illness is not as easily transmitted compared to COVID-19, according to health officer.

Monkeypox virus. Photo courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control.
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.
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King County Local Dive podcast
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.
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Downtown Bellevue Association to host Police Chief Wendell Shirley for Q&A event

The event will take place on Tuesday, May 24, from 7:30 to 9 am at the Bellevue Club.

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