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Bellevue-area boys soccer squads kick into action

Bellevue goalkeeper Zach Sandoval blocks a shot by a Newport player while Bellevue’s Edmund Justus looks on during a soccer match on May 11. Bellevue… Continue reading

  • May 17, 2021
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Jeff Duchin, Seattle - King County Public Health officer, said when considering whether to wear a mask indoors in public spaces, people should understand their risk based on local coronavirus activity and make decisions based on their own risk tolerance. (Getty images)

Should you keep masking up if you’re vaccinated?

Think about it, says King County’s top doctor.

Jeff Duchin, Seattle - King County Public Health officer, said when considering whether to wear a mask indoors in public spaces, people should understand their risk based on local coronavirus activity and make decisions based on their own risk tolerance. (Getty images)
Release of claims contract signed after incident by James Dainard on behalf of Heaton-Dainard, LLC. (photo credit: Cameron Sheppard)

Equity skimming: Tale of a local home sale and a lawsuit

Former ‘wholesale finder’ says he was thrown under bus by the prominent real estate investors.

Release of claims contract signed after incident by James Dainard on behalf of Heaton-Dainard, LLC. (photo credit: Cameron Sheppard)
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Inslee sets June 30 target for Washington to fully reopen

Meanwhile, fully vaccinated people can stop wearing masks in most places, the federal CDC said.

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Matt Marshall, leader of the Washington Three Percenters gun rights group, addresses a crowd rallying for Second Amendment rights Jan. 17, 2020, at the state Capitol in Olympia. File photo

Open-carry of weapons now illegal at state Capitol, rallies

A new law bars people from carrying guns within 250 feet of a permitted demonstration.

Matt Marshall, leader of the Washington Three Percenters gun rights group, addresses a crowd rallying for Second Amendment rights Jan. 17, 2020, at the state Capitol in Olympia. File photo
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Seven King County children sickened with E. coli

Seven children in King County have been infected with E. coli, a bacteria that produces Shiga toxin. King County Public Health is currently investigating the… Continue reading

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As rates of stoned drivers increase, law enforcement face challenges

WSP trooper said a THC breathalyzer would be a “game changer” for law enforcement and courts.

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Remi Frederick, a Village Green employee, receives her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Jan. 26 in Federal Way.

County health officer looks to community immunity instead of herd immunity

Herd immunity may be unlikely to reach King County anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean that people living in the county won’t be able to… Continue reading

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Remi Frederick, a Village Green employee, receives her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Jan. 26 in Federal Way.
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Bellevue hoops teams conclude seasons

Left, Bellevue’s Ryan Brush takes a shot during a matchup against Interlake this season. The Wolverines finished with a 7-1 record, and in other Bellevue… Continue reading

  • May 10, 2021
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Governor Jay Inslee. Sound Publishing file photo

New laws will tax the rich, offer aid to low-income workers

Inslee signs bill creating capital gains tax; foes are challenging it in court as unconstitutional.

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Remi Frederick, a Village Green employee receives her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Jan. 26 in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing

King County positive COVID cases are beginning to fall

The number of positive COVID-19 cases in King County is beginning to fall after a fourth wave began in March. As of May 4, there… Continue reading

Remi Frederick, a Village Green employee receives her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Jan. 26 in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing
Washington state case count since March 2020. WA Governor's Office

Pandemic pause: King County remains in Phase 3

No Washington state counties will be rolling back their phase under the state’s Roadmap to Recovery plan following an announcement on May 4 by Gov.… Continue reading

Washington state case count since March 2020. WA Governor's Office
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Washington gets mobile earthquake alerts

Washington state will have its own earthquake early warning system on May 4 when ShakeAlert goes live, which could give residents precious seconds to prepare… Continue reading

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Clinical trial to begin for new Alzheimer’s disease treatment

Activation of signaling pathway is expected to regenerate neural cells.

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Wolf population continues to make a comeback in Washington

The number of wolves in Washington state increased by 22%, marking the 12th year in a row the wolf population has grown, according to a… Continue reading

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Protesters hold a sign near PSE Mary Kipp’s house (photo credit: Neal Anderson)

Indigenous leaders and kayaktivists protest in front of the home of Puget Sound Energy CEO

Multiple groups gathered in opposition to the Tacoma LNG facility.

Protesters hold a sign near PSE Mary Kipp’s house (photo credit: Neal Anderson)
The state must reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 10% below 2017 levels by 2028. By 2035, emissions must be below 20% of 2017 levels. The clean fuels program is scheduled to begin by Jan 1, 2023, provided the Legislature passes a transportation-spending package by then. File photo

State lawmakers approve key climate and environmental legislation

Bills target clean fuel standards and carbon emissions.

The state must reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 10% below 2017 levels by 2028. By 2035, emissions must be below 20% of 2017 levels. The clean fuels program is scheduled to begin by Jan 1, 2023, provided the Legislature passes a transportation-spending package by then. File photo
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Top 10 issues in Washington state’s 2021 legislative session

Democrats used their majorities to muscle through social, economic, environmental and tax policies.

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Overlake Medical Center Foundation hosting 62nd annual Bandage Ball Fundraiser

Proceeds will support the medical center and its clinics

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Left, Bellevue’s 6-foot-8 senior Hudson Hansen scores during the Wolverines’ 66-40 victory over Newport on April 24. Right, Bellevue’s 5-9 sophomore Sara Evans shoots the ball during the Wolverines’ 38-16 victory over Newport on April 24. Photos courtesy of Stephanie Ault Justus

Bellevue knocks off Newport in hoops action

Left, Bellevue’s 6-foot-8 senior Hudson Hansen scores during the Wolverines’ 66-40 victory over Newport on April 24. Right, Bellevue’s 5-9 sophomore Sara Evans shoots the… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2021
Left, Bellevue’s 6-foot-8 senior Hudson Hansen scores during the Wolverines’ 66-40 victory over Newport on April 24. Right, Bellevue’s 5-9 sophomore Sara Evans shoots the ball during the Wolverines’ 38-16 victory over Newport on April 24. Photos courtesy of Stephanie Ault Justus