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King County’s unemployment rate lower than most of Washington

South King County has been slower to recover compared to North King County.

4 days ago

Seattle Children’s Hospital identifies racial disparities in infections, security response

The healthcare provider did not respond to multiple requests for data used to identify disparities.

2 days ago

Ban on single-use plastic bags in WA begins Oct. 1

Shoppers will have the choice to pay for a reusable plastic or recycled paper bag.

5 days ago

Port of Seattle to require vaccinations for employees

2,200 workers must be vaccinated by Nov. 15

6 days ago

King County to require vaccination proof or negative COVID test for restaurants, bars, events

New health order goes into effect Monday, Oct. 25.

2 weeks ago

Masks required at big outdoor events; vaccine mandates expanded

Governor’s mask order takes effect Sept. 13.

3 weeks ago

Why burning our trash may not be as bad as it sounds

Understanding waste-to-energy’s financial and environmental impact in King County.

3 weeks ago

State workers get incentive to comply with vaccine mandate

An agreement between the state and their union also provides for some leeway in meeting the deadline.

3 weeks ago

VIDEO: Auburn police let suspected vehicle thief go, citing new laws

State laws passed earlier this spring require police to have probable cause to engage in a pursuit.

3 weeks ago

Student brings awareness to menstrual health among Puget Sound’s homeless

When Ria Mohan, a junior of Juanita High School in Kirkland, had to choose a topic of focus for a…

3 weeks ago

King County braces for more wildfires in rural areas

Firefighters have already responded to a number of large fires.

3 weeks ago

New data dashboard tracks COVID-19 risk for unvaccinated, vaccinated people

Information compiled by Public Health – Seattle & King County

4 weeks ago

Oversight office releases scathing report on King County Sheriff’s Office

Report analyzes 2019 killing of Anthony Chilcott by deputies.

4 weeks ago

King County Council steps closer to establishing hate crime hotline

The program is aimed at reducing the number of unreported hate crimes.

4 weeks ago

Northgate Link light rail testing moves into final stages

Three new north Seattle stations opening Oct. 2

4 weeks ago

COVID-19 surge puts strain on local hospitals

Delta is the predominate strain in Washington.

4 weeks ago

King County Councilman calls for plan to help Afghan refugees settle here

Washington state expects roughly 6,000 refugees to come from Afghanistan.

1 month ago

State looks at college enrollment goals for high school students

“We want to close racial and ethnic gaps.”

1 month ago

State announces mask requirements for student sports, performing arts

Athletes are not required to wear masks when participating in sports of any contact level while outside.

1 month ago