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Re-enactment of first responders treating an overdose (File photo)
Re-enactment of first responders treating an overdose (File photo)
Tulalip council members and tribal members watch as Governor Jay Inslee signs bill HB 1571 into law at the Tulalip Resort on Thursday, March 31, 2022 in Tulalip, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

New alert system aims to bring home missing Indigenous people

Gov. Jay Inslee signed a law creating the new system. Families of the missing and murdered say it’s a start.

Tulalip council members and tribal members watch as Governor Jay Inslee signs bill HB 1571 into law at the Tulalip Resort on Thursday, March 31, 2022 in Tulalip, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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King County to offer grants for innovative recycling, reuse and waste reduction project proposals

Proposers are eligible for $20,000 to $300,000 per project, the deadline for applicants is May 6.

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Sound Transit announces end of Teamsters’ strike that stopped concrete deliveries to projects across the region

The strike has resulted in more than 4,300 missed concrete deliveries, according to the agency.

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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: Story of a police officer charged with murder | 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.
Left: Patti Cole-Tindall, middle: Charles Kimble, right: Reginald Moorman (Courtesy of King County)

Three final candidates identified for King County Sheriff as recruitment moves into the last phase

The county has announced public forums for community members to engage in the process.

Left: Patti Cole-Tindall, middle: Charles Kimble, right: Reginald Moorman (Courtesy of King County)
Washi Origami Crane earrings made by Fay Lim of Casion Jewelry

Local art museums help Bothell jewelry artist sell origami crane earrings to fight hate

Fay Lim kicked off the “Cranes for Peace” fundraising campaign kicked off in May 2021.

Washi Origami Crane earrings made by Fay Lim of Casion Jewelry
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King County to audit eviction prevention and rental assistance payments made during pandemic

DCHS says they gave out a unprecedented $318.5 million in funds to thousands of households.

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King County Local Dive podcast
King County Local Dive podcast
Laeth English placed copies of this poster on bulletin boards at Odle Middle School on March 30. Courtesy of Trees4Livability.

7th-grader advocates for greater tree code protections in Bellevue

“The longer we wait, the worse the problem will get,” said Laeth English.

Laeth English placed copies of this poster on bulletin boards at Odle Middle School on March 30. Courtesy of Trees4Livability.
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County leaders move to explore publicly-manufactured concrete amid workers strike

The concrete workers strike has stopped projects across the region for months.

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Guardian One footage from January 2022 shows an Issaquah police officer attempting to remove suspect from stolen vehicle but gets run over in the process. Courtesy of King County Sheriff’s Office Air Support

Breaking down Washington police reform from this year and last

Legislators passed a number of bills responding to concerns around policing. Let’s dig into them.

Guardian One footage from January 2022 shows an Issaquah police officer attempting to remove suspect from stolen vehicle but gets run over in the process. Courtesy of King County Sheriff’s Office Air Support
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Cannabis stakeholders want cash out of the equation amid rash of robberies

State regulators say action from Congress is required for cannabis industry to use credit cards.

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King County Local Dive podcast
King County Local Dive podcast
A significant tree, which the city of Bellevue defines as 8” in diameter, takes 25 to 45 years to grow. Courtesy of Trees4Livability.

Trees4Livability presents tree code recommendations to Bellevue City Council

“We will be the ones around to feel the effects of the actions you take now,” said Laeth English.

A significant tree, which the city of Bellevue defines as 8” in diameter, takes 25 to 45 years to grow. Courtesy of Trees4Livability.
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson (left) speaks with Paul Kramer at the signing of bills aimed at reducing gun violence Wednesday in Olympia. Kramer’s son Will was injured in a 2016 mass shooting in Mukilteo that left three people dead. (Washington State Attorney General)

Law signed banning sales of large capacity ammo magazines

Emotions swelled as Gov. Inslee signed a measure that limits capacity to 10 rounds. The new law takes effect July 1.

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson (left) speaks with Paul Kramer at the signing of bills aimed at reducing gun violence Wednesday in Olympia. Kramer’s son Will was injured in a 2016 mass shooting in Mukilteo that left three people dead. (Washington State Attorney General)
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County wants input for plan to develop Cedar Hills Regional Landfill

Sustainable waste management supporters have called previous environmental impact statements a “boondoggle.”

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Pie charts show the effects of the CCAT program. Courtesy of CCAT evaluation report.

BPD and Bellevue Fire CARES seek feedback on crisis response pilot program, CCAT

The pilot program sought to reduce arrests, ER visits, and use of force incidents, among others.

Pie charts show the effects of the CCAT program. Courtesy of CCAT evaluation report.
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New law targets active shooter lockdown drills in Washington schools

By Brooklynn Hillemann, WNPA News Service

  • Mar 22, 2022
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I-405 through Downtown Bellevue (File Photo)

Bellevue city leaders celebrate trasportation infrastructure funding from state legislature

Move Ahead WA legislation allocates more than $500 million to Bellevue-area projects.

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