Elaine Simons, former foster mother of Jesse Sarey, addresses a crowd outside the Maleng Regional Justice Center on Aug. 24, 2020, moments after Auburn Police Officer Jeff Nelson was formally charged with second-degree murder and first-degree assault in the May 31, 2019, shooting death of 26-year-old Sarey in front of a north Auburn convenience store. File photo

Supreme Court rules officers can be compelled to testify about killings

In a joint lawsuit against King County, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled in favor of the families of Charleena… Continue reading

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Face coverings again recommended for indoor public settings

Regardless of vaccination status, says Public Health – Seattle & King County

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(left to right) Microsoft Philanthropies Director, Jane Broom, Sen. Patty Kuderer (D-Bellevue), King County Council member, Claudia Balducci, King County Executive, Dow Constantine, Redmond Mayor, Angela Birney, Redmond City Council member, Tanika Padhye (out of frame: Redmond City Council Member Jeralee Anderson) pose in front of newly acquired housing facility. (photo credit: Cameron Sheppard)

Redmond hotel purchased by King County to serve as housing for the homeless

The purchase is the fourth official acquisition under the Health Through Housing initiative.

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Firearm violence in King County on upward trend

King County prosecutors note a backlog in court cases, point to the pandemic as the reason why.

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County property purchased in Bellevue for Eastside supportive and affordable housing

The $186 million project is expected to be finished by 2023.

Source: King County Medical Examiner’s Office

Drug overdose data shows an alarming trend in recent years

King County data indicates massive increase in fentanyl deaths from 2008 to 2020.

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Best Appetite Suppressants (2021) Top Supplements to Buy Now

One of the most complex parts of enduring any diet is controlling the food that once held on that person.… Continue reading

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Sheriff’s office issues SILVER alert for missing Shoreline senior citizen

The King County Sheriff’s Office has issued a SILVER alert for 75-year-old Harvey Page of Shoreline, who failed to meet Continue reading...

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Transportation Commission wants your help naming next ferry

Construction of a new, hybrid electric Olympic Class ferry is expected to start in 2022. Of course, the new, 144-car Continue reading...

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Traffic alerts | July 22

All lanes of SR 99 northbound and southbound at the 1st Avenue South Bridge have been closed since 9:15 a.m. Continue reading...

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Former Bellevue Football program assistant coach Pat Jones is back with Book Two of his series <em>Did the Truth Even Matter? Fake News, Felons and Football</em>.

Book 2 about Bellevue Football published by former assistant coach

Coach Jones offers a line-by-line critique of 2016 WIAA investigative report

 

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The Better Half hazy pale is a collaboration of Crucible Brewing - Woodinville Forge, Imperial Yeast and Skagit Valley Malting. Photo courtesy of Eastside Beer Week’s Facebook page

Eastside Beer Week returns July 23

Eastside Beer Week returns for a second year beginning this month, and will showcase craft breweries from the area. The Continue reading...

 

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Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He recently retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and now lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at thebrunells@msn.com.

Silver lining from Washington’s brutal heat wave | Brunell

How about some good news coming out of our record-breaking (extreme) heat wave? Luckily, we live and work in the Continue reading...

 

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TRAFFIC ALERT

I-90 Westbound, 7:37 a.m. : On the I-90 westbound on-ramp from East Mercer Way there is a disabled vehicle partially… Continue reading

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Here is damage to the windshield of one of the vehicles struck in the Tuesday, July 20 debris-throwing incident.

Troopers arrest 41-year-old Seattle man for throwing debris into traffic

Troopers responded to reports of rocks/debris being thrown at cars on WB I90 near Rainier Ave around 4 p.m. July… Continue reading

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