Cameron Sheppard

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As new COVID-19 variant looms, vaccination disparities linger in King County

County data shows gaps among age, geography and race.

 

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King County and Port of Seattle to collaborate on waste-to-fuel study

The study is aimed at identifying logistics of developing aviation fuel out of municipal garbage.

 

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Department of Health announces QR code verification program to prove vaccination status

WA Verify is intended to make vaccine verification simpler and more efficient.

 

Comparison map between current district map and proposed draft. (Screenshot from King County’s website)

King County proposes redistricting map, asks for feedback from public

Public invited to comment at November 30 public hearing.

Comparison map between current district map and proposed draft. (Screenshot from King County’s website)
Homeless encampment in a wooded area in Auburn on Aug. 27, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

What the history of homelessness in our region can teach us about our current crisis

A talk with the author of “Skid Road: On the Frontier of Health and Homelessness in an American City.”

Homeless encampment in a wooded area in Auburn on Aug. 27, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
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State’s richest zip codes are all in East King County, according to home value study

Medina zip code ranks among top 10 most affluent in the nation.

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Left: Dow Constantine, Right: Joe Nguyen (screenshot from King County website)

Constantine leads in vote count for King County Executive

Incumbent Dow Constantine is challenged by State Sen. Joe Nguyen.

Left: Dow Constantine, Right: Joe Nguyen (screenshot from King County website)
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One-car collision on I-5 near Southcenter kills two 19-year-olds

According to the incident report, neither the passenger or driver were wearing seatbelts.

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Redmond’s Silver Cloud Inn, purchased by county to become permanent supportive housing for the chronically homeless. Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing

King County councilmember proposes a public comment period before county establishes homeless shelters

In some cities, hotels bought to homeless shelters have been controversial among residents.

Redmond’s Silver Cloud Inn, purchased by county to become permanent supportive housing for the chronically homeless. Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing
Abusive power and control diagram (Screenshot taken from Zoom meeting with advocates against domestic violence)

For domestic violence survivors, petitioning for a protective order can be an uphill battle

New state law intends to remove barriers to protection, but advocates say it may not do enough.

Abusive power and control diagram (Screenshot taken from Zoom meeting with advocates against domestic violence)
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Global health experts weigh-in on putting the pandemic behind us

Pharmaceutical companies will have to waive patent rights to address vaccine disparities, they say.

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Racial disparities in bike helmet law forces decision by King County health board

On Oct. 21, the King County Board of Health discussed striking down a county law that requires bicycle riders to wear helmets because of data… Continue reading

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King County Courthouse adjacent to City Hall Park (courtesy of City of Seattle)

County council votes to take dangerous park out of Seattle’s hands

City Hall Park, next to the courthouse in downtown Seattle, has had multiple reports of crime.

King County Courthouse adjacent to City Hall Park (courtesy of City of Seattle)
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Health care workers call on state’s hospitals to help mitigate staffing crisis

Health care workers unions claim hospitals have the resources to fix the issue.

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King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert (file photo)

Lambert removed from King County Council leadership roles

Lambert received backlash after her campaign used flyers that depicted her opponent as a puppet.

King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert (file photo)
C-17 at Joint Base Lewis McChord airstrip (courtesy of United States Military)

King County councilmember proposes program to aid transition of Afghan interpreters who served the U.S. overseas

Program would provide job training and learning opportunities for Afghan interpreters and advisors.

C-17 at Joint Base Lewis McChord airstrip (courtesy of United States Military)
Union members picket in front of new Facebook campus in Redmond on Sept. 16 (photo by Cameron Sheppard)

Northwest Carpenters Union members vote to accept contract with AGC

The agreement comes after weeks of striking.

Union members picket in front of new Facebook campus in Redmond on Sept. 16 (photo by Cameron Sheppard)
Photos of drug bust and Fury the K9 unit (courtesy of King County Sheriff's Office)

King County Sheriff’s Office confiscates over $1 million worth of deadly fentanyl during drug bust

With help from a search dog, officers found 97,000 fentanyl pills and eight pounds of heroin.

Photos of drug bust and Fury the K9 unit (courtesy of King County Sheriff's Office)
West Point Treatment Plant in Seattle. Photo courtesy of King County
West Point Treatment Plant in Seattle. Photo courtesy of King County
NW Carpenters Union members strike in downtown Bellevue on Sept. 16 (photo by Cameron Sheppard)

Carpenters back to work after tentative agreement reached with AGC

Union VP said agreement includes 15% wage increase as well as expanded job site parking.

NW Carpenters Union members strike in downtown Bellevue on Sept. 16 (photo by Cameron Sheppard)