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Courtesy of Bellevue Downtown Association

Bellevue Downtown Association to host 15th Annual Bellevue Jazz & Blues Music Series

The event will be from June 1st to 5th and will feature over 25 artists.

Courtesy of Bellevue Downtown Association
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King County audit finds backlog of property tax exemption applications for seniors, people with disabilities, and disabled veterans

The auditors found that program expansions lead to three-times the amount of applications.

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Attorney General Bob Ferguson (Screenshot from video press conference)

AG announces $518 million settlement from pharmaceutical companies over their role in opioid crisis

Most of the settlement money will be used to mitigate the opioid crisis in Washington.

Attorney General Bob Ferguson (Screenshot from video press conference)
King County Local Dive podcast
King County Local Dive podcast
Houghton Transfer & Recycling Station (Screenshot from Google Images)

County wants community input on plans for Houghton Transfer and Recycling Station

Virtual meeting and Q&A sessions will be hosted on May 12 and 19.

Houghton Transfer & Recycling Station (Screenshot from Google Images)
Gov. Jay Inslee and his wife, Trudi Inslee, listen to challenges faced by teachers on May 4 in Renton. (Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)

Inslee visits Renton High School to proclaim Teachers Appreciation Week

Amid teacher shortage, Renton pilots program to fast-track students into educators for the district.

Gov. Jay Inslee and his wife, Trudi Inslee, listen to challenges faced by teachers on May 4 in Renton. (Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)
A flow chart showing the protection order process (Screenshot from King County Auditor’s Office report)

County auditor finds barriers to access, inequities in outcomes for people seeking protection orders

The auditors made several recommendations to improve the protection order process.

A flow chart showing the protection order process (Screenshot from King County Auditor’s Office report)
Patti Cole-Tindall (Courtesy of King County)

Patti Cole-Tindall is named new King County Sheriff

A hearing and confirmation process for the appointment is set to begin on May 18.

Patti Cole-Tindall (Courtesy of King County)
Judged by XII: A King County Local Dive podcast. The hands shown here belong to Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson, who has been charged with homicide in the 2019 death of Jesse Sarey.

JUDGED BY XII (Episode 3): Behind the decision to charge a police officer with murder | King County Local Dive

Special podcast series explores Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson’s role in the death of Jesse Sarey.

Judged by XII: A King County Local Dive podcast. The hands shown here belong to Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson, who has been charged with homicide in the 2019 death of Jesse Sarey.
Boon Boona owner Efrem Fesaha. (Screenshot from U.S. Small Business Administration website)

Boon Boona owner, Efrem Fesaha wins Washington Small Business Person of the Year

The East African-style coffee shop has locations in Renton and Seattle.

Boon Boona owner Efrem Fesaha. (Screenshot from U.S. Small Business Administration website)
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City of Redmond seeks volunteers to help run community court

Volunteers must be over 18-years-old and will be subject to background check.

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Screenshot taken from Chief Darrell Lowe’s previous press announcement (Screenshot from Redmond WA Police Youtube Channel)

Redmond City Council approves $7.5 million settlement to the family of woman killed by Redmond police

Police chief admits “error” in initial decsription of events leading to Andrea Churna’s death.

Screenshot taken from Chief Darrell Lowe’s previous press announcement (Screenshot from Redmond WA Police Youtube Channel)
Courtesy of Eastside Pottery.

Eastside Pottery to host Spring Pottery Sale on May 7

Half of the proceeds will be donated to United Way King County & UNICEF Ukraine.

Courtesy of Eastside Pottery.
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How unintended consequences led to King County’s removal of a Green River levee

Officials say the levee destroyed wetland habitat critical for salmon over 60 years.

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Governor Jay Inslee is showed the construction site of Kirkland’s new Google campus (Courtesy of Google)

Google introduces new campus at Kirkland Urban

Also announces plans to invest more than $100 million in Washington state in 2022.

Governor Jay Inslee is showed the construction site of Kirkland’s new Google campus (Courtesy of Google)
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Snoqualmie Tribe receives support from national tribal law experts in case regarding treaty rights

Tribe Chairman says the case may be “the most important Tribal Supreme Court case of our generation.”

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Judged by XII: A King County Local Dive podcast. The hands shown here belong to Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson, who has been charged with homicide in the 2019 death of Jesse Sarey.

Judged by XII (Episode 2): Police officer’s history of violence | King County Local Dive

Special podcast series explores Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson’s role in the death of Jesse Sarey.

Judged by XII: A King County Local Dive podcast. The hands shown here belong to Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson, who has been charged with homicide in the 2019 death of Jesse Sarey.
Redmond’s Silver Cloud Inn, purchased by county to become permanent supportive housing for the chronically homeless (photo credit: Cameron Sheppard)

Redmond hotel intended to be used to house the homeless will serve as a shelter for refugees temporarily

The Silver Cloud Inn was purchased by the King County under the Health Through Housing initiative.

Redmond’s Silver Cloud Inn, purchased by county to become permanent supportive housing for the chronically homeless (photo credit: Cameron Sheppard)
Blue surgical masks overhead view (Adobe stock image)

Face coverings no longer required on transit and in transit facilities in Puget Sound region

The policy change is related to a federal judge’s decision to strike down mask mandates on airplanes.

Blue surgical masks overhead view (Adobe stock image)
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Public health agencies link Norovirus outbreak to oysters from British Columbia

As of early April, 103 norovirus illnesses have been reported from 13 states, 62 in Washington.

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