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King County Council approves program intended to help fight displacement, promote equity among historically disadvantaged groups

Grants program and other resources will aim to prevent commercial and cultural displacement.

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This October 2021 photo provided by Pfizer shows kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine.

‘ForWArd’ plan details how state will ‘coexist’ with COVID

Moving away from mandates, officials say the next phase in Washington’s response is about “empowering” residents to keep safe.

This October 2021 photo provided by Pfizer shows kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine.
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Marijuana dispensary robbed at gunpoint, ends in officer-involved shooting

Two suspects have been taken into custody and are being held at the King County Jail on bail.

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Tombolo Institute to launch new IT apprenticeship training program

The program’s initial focus will be on cybersecurity and IT system administration.

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A testy final night of legislating brought 2 big surprises

Here’s what’s happening after adjournment of the 2022 session of the Washington Legislature.

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Sound Transit secures $15.9 million in new federal funding for construction of Stride bus rapid transit on I-405

Sound Transit spokespeople believe the bus lines will help reduce “chronic congestion” of traffic.

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King County wants your opinion on new firework enforcement rules | King County

Your comments will be accepted through April 10.

  • Mar 16, 2022
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Amazon to invest over $40 million in affordable housing near Sound Transit sites

The company outlined two specific housing projects near light rail stations in Bellevue and SeaTac.

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Khaiersta English, founder of Trees4Visability. Courtesy of Khaiersta English.

Local nonprofit to speak with Bellevue City Council about increasing tree protections

According to Trees4Livability, Bellevue’s tree protections are the weakest in the region.

Khaiersta English, founder of Trees4Visability. Courtesy of Khaiersta English.
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David Anderson resentenced for 1997 Bellevue murders

Anderson and his codefendant brutally murdered a Bellevue family of four before turning 18.

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The suspect shown on camera holding a gun. Courtesy of KCPAO.

Man faced with Attempted Residential Burglary, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm charges

BPD’s SWAT team and Hostage Negotiation Team were called during the incident.

The suspect shown on camera holding a gun. Courtesy of KCPAO.
County Executive Dow Constantine (center) speaks outside of a plane that landed at King County Airport March 2, carrying 12,000 kokanee salmon eggs, with Kokanee Work Group Recovery Program Manager Perry Falcone (L) and Snoqualmie Tribal Councilmember Bill Sweet. Photo Conor Wilson/Valley Record.

Local kokanee salmon reach new preservation milestone

King County scientists recently celebrated flying fish. The celebration came March 2 as a plane carrying 12,000 Lake Sammamish kokanee salmon eggs landed at the… Continue reading

County Executive Dow Constantine (center) speaks outside of a plane that landed at King County Airport March 2, carrying 12,000 kokanee salmon eggs, with Kokanee Work Group Recovery Program Manager Perry Falcone (L) and Snoqualmie Tribal Councilmember Bill Sweet. Photo Conor Wilson/Valley Record.
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Inquests into police shootings to resume in King County

First case involves death of Kent man; future inquests include Auburn, Kent, Federal Way police

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Snoqualmie Tribe petitions U.S. Supreme Court to review hunting and gathering civil rights case

Tribe leaders believe the court decision violates treaty law and creates a dangerous precedent.

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Website aids Ukrainians; criminal justice reform under scrutiny | King County Local Dive

Welcome to a new podcast for King County residents.

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A Pacific Regent resident poses to recreate a scene from ‘The Godfather.’ Courtesy of Pacific Regent.

Seniors at Pacific Regent recreate famous Hollywood movie scenes through photographs

The community will hold an Oscar night event on March 27 with hors d’oeuvres and a watch party.

A Pacific Regent resident poses to recreate a scene from ‘The Godfather.’ Courtesy of Pacific Regent.
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Previously convicted sex offender get arrested in Bellevue for soliciting a minor

According to Bellevue Police, the man is a four-time convicted sex offender.

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The site where the affordable housing units will be located. Courtesy of SRM and DASH

Local non-profit and developer partner to build over 235 affordable housing units

The buildings are backed by Microsoft’s Affordable Housing Initiative.

The site where the affordable housing units will be located. Courtesy of SRM and DASH
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Local officials and organizations looking to reinstate greenhouse gas emission reduction targets

An amendment to HB 1099 removed greenhouse gas emissions and vehicle miles traveled reductions.

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