Steve Hunter

King County Executive Dow Constantine signs an order July 28 to restart inquests into deaths that involved police officers. COURTESY PHOTO, King County

King County to restart inquests into deaths by police officers

Cases include shootings by Kent, Auburn, Federal Way and Kirkland police

 

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King County to hire recruiter to fill vacant Sheriff’s Office jobs

50 deputies have resigned this year after 69 resigned in 2020

 

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18-year-old man fatally shot in Des Moines at Planet Fitness

Tuesday afternoon July 20; suspects at large

 

The King County Sheriff’s Office is looking for suspects in a fatal hit and run that occurred Sunday, July 18 near the 23800 block of Southeast 216th Street near Maple Valley. A 53-year-old man jogging along the road was killed. COURTESY PHOTO, King County Sheriff’s Office

Suspect sought in fatal hit and run near Maple Valley

53-year-old jogger found dead along roadway

The King County Sheriff’s Office is looking for suspects in a fatal hit and run that occurred Sunday, July 18 near the 23800 block of Southeast 216th Street near Maple Valley. A 53-year-old man jogging along the road was killed. COURTESY PHOTO, King County Sheriff’s Office
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Federal Way man injured in Kent crash along Highway 167

Early Sunday morning, July 11 near State Route 516

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Man arrested near Kent for throwing rocks at vehicles along I-5

July 5 incident near South 272nd Street

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Police recover nearly 800 catalytic converters

Federal Way has 80 reported thefts just in the first quarter of 2021.

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State to allow ‘Joints for Jabs’ promotions to support vaccinations

Retailers temporarily allowed to provide a joint for adults vaccinated at in-store clinics

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Kent officer shot man after he reportedly tried to ram police vehicle

Investigation team updates May 10 shooting that injured man in Panther Lake

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The Center Bar at Muckleshoot Casino in Auburn. COURTESY PHOTO, Muckleshoot Casino

Muckleshoot Tribe reaches sport betting agreement with state

State Gambling Commission to allow sports wagering at Auburn casino

The Center Bar at Muckleshoot Casino in Auburn. COURTESY PHOTO, Muckleshoot Casino
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State Patrol leads multi-agency effort to stop street racing

Racers take over streets/freeways in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties

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State Department of Health releases updated K-12 school guidance

Schools must plan to provide full time in-person education this fall

Courtesy Photo, Kent School District
A rendering of the light rail parking garage to be built at South 272nd Street near I-5 in Kent. COURTESY IMAGE, Sound Transit

Lane closure set on I-5 for light rail construction in Federal Way and Kent

Scheduled for several nights in May along southbound lanes

A rendering of the light rail parking garage to be built at South 272nd Street near I-5 in Kent. COURTESY IMAGE, Sound Transit
A screenshot from private surveillance footage provided by the Seattle Police Department shows a suspect engaging with the occupants of a vehicle on Feb. 9, 2021, in Seattle. The suspect shot the vehicle’s two occupants, one fatally, before he was killed by police. File photo

King County gun violence keeps soaring in 2021

69 shooting victims in first three months, 16 of them fatal

A screenshot from private surveillance footage provided by the Seattle Police Department shows a suspect engaging with the occupants of a vehicle on Feb. 9, 2021, in Seattle. The suspect shot the vehicle’s two occupants, one fatally, before he was killed by police. File photo
King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg. File photo

King County needs more lawyers to attack backlog of cases

6,107 open cases is double the normal amount for King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg. File photo
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Kent man charged with cutting brake lines, slashing tires in South Seattle

Tells police he committed hundreds of similar crimes in Seattle, Des Moines

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Lynda Wilson

Republican state senators make bid to get children back into classrooms

Wilson, Braun among sponsors of Senate bill

Lynda Wilson
The U.S. Department of Justice released a photo of Ethan Nordean, circled in red, during the Jan. 6 Capitol riots in Washington, D.C. COURTESY PHOTO, U.S. Department of Justice

Proud Boys member with local ties to be transferred to D.C. to face charges

A federal judge orders Ethan Nordean to District of Columbia court related to Capitol riots

The U.S. Department of Justice released a photo of Ethan Nordean, circled in red, during the Jan. 6 Capitol riots in Washington, D.C. COURTESY PHOTO, U.S. Department of Justice
The U.S. Department of Justice released this photo of Ethan Nordean, circled in red, during the Jan. 6 Capitol riots in Washington, D.C. COURTESY PHOTO, U.S. Department of Justice

Proud Boys member with local ties charged for role in Jan. 6 riots

Ethan Nordean faces charges of obstructing or impeding an official proceeding

The U.S. Department of Justice released this photo of Ethan Nordean, circled in red, during the Jan. 6 Capitol riots in Washington, D.C. COURTESY PHOTO, U.S. Department of Justice
The city-owned accesso ShoWare Center in Kent, 625 W. James St. FILE PHOTO

King County to launch COVID-19 vaccination sites in Kent, Auburn

Opening Feb. 1 at ShoWare Center, GSA Complex for vulnerable older adults

The city-owned accesso ShoWare Center in Kent, 625 W. James St. FILE PHOTO