Northwest

Auburn Police are looking for these suspects for a robbery that devolved into a shooting on Sunday, June 20. Photo courtesy Auburn Police Department.

Auburn Police seek robbery and shooting suspects

The Auburn Police Department is looking for these two suspects, who are wanted for a robbery that turned into a shooting. It appears that they… Continue reading

  • Jul 1, 2021
Auburn Police are looking for these suspects for a robbery that devolved into a shooting on Sunday, June 20. Photo courtesy Auburn Police Department.
An estuary of Puget Sound. Photo courtesy Washington Department of Ecology.

DOE awarding $312 million to communities for clean water projects

DOE awarding $312 million to communities for clean water projects The Washington Department of Ecology is awarding $312 million in grants and loans that could… Continue reading

  • Jul 1, 2021
An estuary of Puget Sound. Photo courtesy Washington Department of Ecology.
Interstate 90. Photo courtesy of Wikiwand.com.

Police bust woman for chucking bottle off overpass onto I-90

Seattle Police arrested a 40-year-old homeless woman on a charge of reckless endangerment for allegedly dropping a bottle off an overpass onto eastbound I-90 early… Continue reading

  • Jul 1, 2021
Interstate 90. Photo courtesy of Wikiwand.com.
A busy commute on Interstate 5 near Seattle on July 1, 2021. Photo courtesy of WSDOT

Traffic for Thursday morning

8:17 a.m.: On I-5 southbound just north of South Albro Place an earlier incident blocking the two right lanes has been cleared. 8:08 a.m.: Maintenance… Continue reading

  • Jul 1, 2021
A busy commute on Interstate 5 near Seattle on July 1, 2021. Photo courtesy of WSDOT
Take care for road workers this busy Independence Day weekend. Courtesy photo, WSDOT

WSDOT urges drivers to watch for work zones this holiday weekend

Staff reports: Recent collisions have severely injured or even killed state highway workers while they were serving the public — injuries and deaths that could… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2021
Take care for road workers this busy Independence Day weekend. Courtesy photo, WSDOT
Shortly after tow truck technician, David Rios, lost his leg in a collision, his employer — Chappelle’s Towing, LLC. — and Clark County Fire District 6 joined AAA Washington to create a PSA with the support of and participation from WSDOT highway crew, WSP troopers and operators from Speed’s Towing, TLC Towing & Recovery, and Triple J Towing. Photo courtesy of AAA.

In new PSA, emergency responders urge drivers to protect them, follow this law

On the eve of what is predicted to be the busiest Independence Day Holiday ever for road trips, AAA Washington — in partnership with Clark… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2021
Shortly after tow truck technician, David Rios, lost his leg in a collision, his employer — Chappelle’s Towing, LLC. — and Clark County Fire District 6 joined AAA Washington to create a PSA with the support of and participation from WSDOT highway crew, WSP troopers and operators from Speed’s Towing, TLC Towing & Recovery, and Triple J Towing. Photo courtesy of AAA.

Transit returning to full capacity

Riders soon will have more public transportation options as buses, trains and ferries in the Puget Sound region return to full capacity and open all… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2021
This photo from WSDOT’s Twitter feed on June 30 shows a new attenuator and an attenuator that was damaged in a recent work zone crash.

King County traffic report | June 30

Wednesday morning, June 30 SR 410 Eastbound - Road work on State Route 410 eastbound from milepost 13.37 near 181st Avenue East to milepost 16.7… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2021
This photo from WSDOT’s Twitter feed on June 30 shows a new attenuator and an attenuator that was damaged in a recent work zone crash.
Courtesy of WSDOT

State seeks comment on toll rate increase options

Staff reports: The Washington State Transportation Commission has launched its public comment process as it prepares to increase toll rates on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge,… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2021
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Report: Apartments in the Seattle area are getting bigger

Staff reports: Apartments in the Seattle area are getting bigger, but that trend is being driven by construction in suburban cities, according to a new… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2021
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King County leaders propose funding to support immigrants in the region

$11.3 million proposed for citizenship application support and COVID relief to undocumented families

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Beat the heat | Safety tips from State Department of Health

Temps could break 100 degrees three consecutive days June 26-28

  • Jun 25, 2021
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Places to stay cool in King County with temps to break 100 degrees

Libraries, malls among spots to go; several cities to open cooling centers

  • Jun 24, 2021
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How to find fireworks this year in the Puget Sound region

Global shipment issues affect supply and sales of fireworks.

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Gov. Jay Inslee waves during his Thursday morning press conference on extending protections for renters. (TVW)

Governor extends some protections for Washington renters

Under a new order, landlords can only evict a tenant if they refuse to seek help through a relief program.

Gov. Jay Inslee waves during his Thursday morning press conference on extending protections for renters. (TVW)
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Hot housing market forces out many first-time homebuyers

Housing experts concerned about the long-term impacts on generational wealth.

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Between Saturday, Sept. 12, and Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, every air quality monitor in Washington state recorded levels of particulate pollution above the federal 24-hour standard. (Source: Department of Ecology)

Wildfire smoke: A burning health issue is getting worse

Health experts are urging Washingtonians to prepare for more of what they suffered through last September — what the Department of Ecology called an unprecedented… Continue reading

Between Saturday, Sept. 12, and Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, every air quality monitor in Washington state recorded levels of particulate pollution above the federal 24-hour standard. (Source: Department of Ecology)
Dr. Amit Desai of St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way receives a COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 17, 2020. Photo courtesy of CHI Franciscan

Vaccination data reveals disparities among regions and race

South King County and certain minority groups are far behind on COVID-19 vaccine goals.

Dr. Amit Desai of St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way receives a COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 17, 2020. Photo courtesy of CHI Franciscan
Entrance to the Tukwila Library branch of the King County Library System. File photo Tags

King County libraries move to Phase 4 this month

Libraries across King County will advance to Phase 4 on June 30, and all remaining library buildings will be open by July 13. After the… Continue reading

Entrance to the Tukwila Library branch of the King County Library System. File photo Tags
A protective mask hanging on a front door. (Sound Publishing file photo)

King County to lift indoor mask mandate on June 29

About 1.3 million county residents have completed their COVID-19 vaccine series.

A protective mask hanging on a front door. (Sound Publishing file photo)