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Data released on fireworks-related injuries in Washington

Last year fireworks caused $122,000 in damage.

 

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King County experts discuss extreme heat mitigation plan

The plan includes improving infrastructure and communications to prevent future disasters.

 

Fedor Osipov, 15, flips into Steel Lake in Federal Way during last year's heatwave on June 28, 2021. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing

Heatwave expected to hit King County

Temperatures will likely reach 90 degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday, June 26, and Monday, June 27.

 

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Officials urge caution when swimming this summer

Cold spring temperatures and larger than normal snowpack have created dangerous conditions

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Diane Renee Erdmann and Bernard Ross Hansen.

Auburn couple sentenced for defrauding customers of millions

The pair operated the now-defunct Northwest Territorial Mint in Auburn and Federal Way.

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Diane Renee Erdmann and Bernard Ross Hansen.
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King County’s unemployment rate at all-time low

The Employment Security Department recorded an unemployment rate of 1.9% in the county.

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Monkeypox virus. Photo courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control.

Public health officials confirm case of monkeypox in King County

Health officials say the positive case does not pose a significant risk to public health

Monkeypox virus. Photo courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control.
Parents in Kelowna lack confidence in the vaccination (Metro Creative Graphics Photo)

State health department approves Pfizer booster for kids ages 5-11

The move comes as COVID-19 cases are increasing in King County

Parents in Kelowna lack confidence in the vaccination (Metro Creative Graphics Photo)
Photo of promotional recruitment banner used by Auburn Police Department at Petpalooza. The banner features Auburn Police Officer Jeff Nelson, who is awaiting trial for the 2019 murder and assault of Jesse Sarey. Photo courtesy of Jeff Trimble

Auburn police use photo of embattled officer on recruitment banner

Families of people killed by Jeffrey Nelson, who’s awaiting trial for murder, speak out over use of his photo at Petpalooza.

Photo of promotional recruitment banner used by Auburn Police Department at Petpalooza. The banner features Auburn Police Officer Jeff Nelson, who is awaiting trial for the 2019 murder and assault of Jesse Sarey. Photo courtesy of Jeff Trimble
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Use your King County library card to explore the outdoors

KCLS cardholders can check out a Discover Pass for two weeks to explore public lands.

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Monkeypox virus. Photo courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control.

King County identifies first presumptive monkeypox case

The illness is not as easily transmitted compared to COVID-19, according to health officer.

Monkeypox virus. Photo courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control.
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Federal Way man arrested after fatal crash on SR 18

One killed, others injured in Sunday night crash.

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This screenshot from Auburn Police Department bodycam footage shows an officer about to fire his weapon and kill dog on May 13, 2022.

Auburn police shoot dog, and owner claims it wasn’t justified

See videos of attack as well as bodycam footage of officer firing at dog.

This screenshot from Auburn Police Department bodycam footage shows an officer about to fire his weapon and kill dog on May 13, 2022.
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Dozens of King County Sheriff’s Office employees left jobs instead of getting vaccinated

This added on to the existing number of vacancies in the department.

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A South King Fire & Rescue firefighter places a used test swab into a secure COVID test vial on Nov. 18, 2020, at a Federal Way testing site. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing

COVID-19 testing sites in Federal Way, Auburn to close

The county cites low case rates and increased at-home tests

A South King Fire & Rescue firefighter places a used test swab into a secure COVID test vial on Nov. 18, 2020, at a Federal Way testing site. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing
Photo of Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson after he shot and killed Jesse Sarey on May 31, 2019. Courtesy photo

Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson’s murder trial postponed again

The defense said it needs more time to gather evidence.

Photo of Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson after he shot and killed Jesse Sarey on May 31, 2019. Courtesy photo
The Enumclaw library passes out free at-home rapid COVID tests last January. Sound Publishing file photo

COVID levels rise to ‘medium’ transmission risk in King County

No new restrictions, recommendations or regulations were suggested by health officer Jeff Duchin

The Enumclaw library passes out free at-home rapid COVID tests last January. Sound Publishing file photo
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Auburn police officer under investigation for DUI, vehicular homicide

The officer, who was off-duty at the time, was arrested and taken to jail April 23.

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Auburn man killed in car crash on I-5

The man was driving at a high speed when the crash occured.

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Jimmy Hung, Chief Deputy Prosecutor at King County’s Juvenile Division. Photo courtesy of King County

Juvenile division prosecutor defends Restorative Community Pathways

Controversial King County program diverts young offenders from incarceration for certain crimes.

Jimmy Hung, Chief Deputy Prosecutor at King County’s Juvenile Division. Photo courtesy of King County