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Bellevue School District to host AAPI children’s literature read-in

The event will take place on May 4 at Stevenson Elementary School.

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Boon Boona owner, Efrem Fesaha wins Washington Small Business Person of the Year

The East African-style coffee shop has locations in Renton and Seattle.

Boon Boona owner Efrem Fesaha. (Screenshot from U.S. Small Business Administration website)
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Bellevue School District begins superintendent search; wants community input

The district will host several community listening sessions through May and June.

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King County expands rural suicide prevention training and peer behavioral health services

Request for application deadlines are on May 3 at 2:30 p.m.

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Washington legislature awards $10.6M in stipends for youth exiting Extended Foster Care program

The number of young adults in King County who will receive stipends is 191.

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Eastside Pottery to host Spring Pottery Sale on May 7

Half of the proceeds will be donated to United Way King County & UNICEF Ukraine.

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Bellevue College launches new degree in cybersecurity to meet industry demands

The college is currently accepting applications for the cybersecurity program for Fall 2022.

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How unintended consequences led to King County’s removal of a Green River levee

Officials say the levee destroyed wetland habitat critical for salmon over 60 years.

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The Enumclaw library passes out free at-home rapid COVID tests last January. Sound Publishing file photo

COVID levels rise to ‘medium’ transmission risk in King County

No new restrictions, recommendations or regulations were suggested by health officer Jeff Duchin

The Enumclaw library passes out free at-home rapid COVID tests last January. Sound Publishing file photo
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Snoqualmie Tribe receives support from national tribal law experts in case regarding treaty rights

Tribe Chairman says the case may be “the most important Tribal Supreme Court case of our generation.”

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Biden’s visit to Auburn prompts crowds, protests, and a little bit of everything

President Joe Biden made a stop at the Green River College in Auburn on April 22 during his two-day visit to Washington and Oregon last… Continue reading

A man who appears to be President Joe Biden is seen in the back seat of a car in the president’s motorcade, departing the Green River College after the president’s speech. Photo by Alex Bruell/Sound Publishing
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 (Episode 2): Police officer’s history of violence | 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.
Redmond’s Silver Cloud Inn, purchased by county to become permanent supportive housing for the chronically homeless (photo credit: Cameron Sheppard)

Redmond hotel intended to be used to house the homeless will serve as a shelter for refugees temporarily

The Silver Cloud Inn was purchased by the King County under the Health Through Housing initiative.

Redmond’s Silver Cloud Inn, purchased by county to become permanent supportive housing for the chronically homeless (photo credit: Cameron Sheppard)
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Bellevue native ‘disappointed’ over lack of tree protections after major tree removal

“Every time I see that, it’s like a funeral,” said Jane Gershovich.

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Bellevue man accused of child molestation, communication with a minor for immoral purposes

Charging documents state the man met the 9-year-old girl on two occasions.

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Eastside cities partner to launch communitywide climate challenge on Earth Day

The challenge offers over 80 ideas to reduce carbon footprints, with 30 additional actions.

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The Sammamish Valley is home to a collection of farms, wineries and tasting rooms. File photo
The Sammamish Valley is home to a collection of farms, wineries and tasting rooms. File photo

King County continues to grapple with alcohol rules in rural areas

Much of the debate surrounds wineries, breweries and distilleries operating as retail businesses.

The Sammamish Valley is home to a collection of farms, wineries and tasting rooms. File photo
The Sammamish Valley is home to a collection of farms, wineries and tasting rooms. File photo
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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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