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Sequim senator seeks improvements to police accountability laws

Senate Bill would allow more police vehicle pursuits; better define use of physical force

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Unions: 2021 hosted a record number of workplace safety complaints vs. hospitals

Healthcare workers’ unions are supporting legislation that would implement safer staffing standards.

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Trash piles up in King County neighborhoods after agency postpones service for weeks

Collection company initially cited weather as the reason, but now a strike interferes.

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Will omicron’s wave usher a new round of boosters? | UW Medicine

Are three shots enough or is fourth one needed?

  • Jan 11, 2022
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Leader of neo-Nazi group sentenced to 7 years for plot targeting journalists, advocates

Former Washington resident relocated to Texas after emergency order seizing his firearms

  • Jan 11, 2022
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Widespread burnout among healthcare workers prompts change at hospitals

Healthcare workers unions are supporting HB 1868 and companion bill SB 5715.

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Washington Democrats introduce bills clarifying police reforms

One deals with mental health response and the other deals with less-lethal weapons.

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Jeff Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health — Seattle King County. (Screenshot from Zoom meeting)

King County health expert is ‘mind-boggled’ by spread of Omicron variant

Omicron wave could peak by mid-January, according to predictions.

Jeff Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health — Seattle King County. (Screenshot from Zoom meeting)
King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg photographed in Jan. 2022 in the King County Courthouse in Seattle. Photo courtesy of Dan DeLong

King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg not seeking re-election

After 15 years as county prosecuting attorney, Satterberg announced he will retire Dec. 31, 2022.

King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg photographed in Jan. 2022 in the King County Courthouse in Seattle. Photo courtesy of Dan DeLong
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Health care leaders declare statewide crisis, request action

The letter written to Gov. Inslee requests deployment of National Guard.

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Screenshot from a YouTube stream of the Jan. 6, 2021, protest at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

Far too little fraud to make a difference in election, AP finds

This story has been republished with permission from the Associated Press.

  • Jan 6, 2022
Screenshot from a YouTube stream of the Jan. 6, 2021, protest at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
Top: Washington State Redistricting Commissioners (from left) April Sims, Brady Piñero Walkinshaw, Joe Fain, Paul Graves and Sarah Augustine. Center: Congressional map (left) and Legislative map. Bottom: Washington State Supreme Court Justices (from left) González, Gordon McCloud, Johnson, Whitener, Madsen, Montoya-Lewis, Owens, Stephens and Yu.

Legal fight on redistricting returning to the Supreme Court

Two lawsuits say the plans aren’t valid because commissioners broke state law before voting to approve them.

Top: Washington State Redistricting Commissioners (from left) April Sims, Brady Piñero Walkinshaw, Joe Fain, Paul Graves and Sarah Augustine. Center: Congressional map (left) and Legislative map. Bottom: Washington State Supreme Court Justices (from left) González, Gordon McCloud, Johnson, Whitener, Madsen, Montoya-Lewis, Owens, Stephens and Yu.
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New laws bring changes to minimum wage, plastic silverware, voting rights for felons

Two taxes take effect, but the future of each is uncertain.

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Up your mask game for the new year, expert says

A surgical mask provides the best protection against omicron

  • Dec 30, 2021
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Chris Gregersen injects a young chinook salmon with a small transponder used for tracking the migration of the fish. Photo courtesy of King County

King County scientists work to save chinook salmon

They conducted a study to determine how the salmon use the Green River as a habitat.

Chris Gregersen injects a young chinook salmon with a small transponder used for tracking the migration of the fish. Photo courtesy of King County
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Snow leads to hundreds of incidents along King County highways, freeways

State Patrol responds to 279 collisions, 865 other incidents over 3 days

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Snow leads to hundreds of incidents along King County highways, freeways

State Patrol responds to 279 collisions, 865 other incidents over 3 days

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Omicron weighs on booster lines, holiday gatherings

Harborview Medical Center doctor says it’s now the dominant strain

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Snow on the way Sunday; cold temps for a week

National Weather Services predicts 1 to 4 inches; high and low temps to drop below freezing

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