Cameron Sheppard

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King County Council approves program intended to help fight displacement, promote equity among historically disadvantaged groups

Grants program and other resources will aim to prevent commercial and cultural displacement.

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Sound Transit secures $15.9 million in new federal funding for construction of Stride bus rapid transit on I-405

Sound Transit spokespeople believe the bus lines will help reduce “chronic congestion” of traffic.

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Amazon to invest over $40 million in affordable housing near Sound Transit sites

The company outlined two specific housing projects near light rail stations in Bellevue and SeaTac.

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Snoqualmie Tribe petitions U.S. Supreme Court to review hunting and gathering civil rights case

Tribe leaders believe the court decision violates treaty law and creates a dangerous precedent.

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Amy Tsai (Screenshot from City of Redmond website)

City of Redmond hires new chief policy advisor Amy Tsai.

Tsai was recognized by the Seattle Met magazine as among “The 50 Most Influential Women in Seattle.”

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Porch + Park mixed-use building (Courtesy of MainStreet Property Group LLC)

Porch + Park mixed-use building to host Rubinstein Bagels and Tavolàta Italian restaurant

The new restaurants are expected to open in Winter 2022.

Porch + Park mixed-use building (Courtesy of MainStreet Property Group LLC)
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Bellevue man arrested in Kirkland for selling fentanyl pills to minor

When arrested the man told police: “I was just trying to pay my rent.”

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Issaquah darknet drug trafficker pleads guilty to conspiracy and firearm charges

Admits making over 400 online sales of fentanyl, meth, and other drugs while possessing 5 firearms.

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Screenshot of video obtained by Redmond police shows Richard Sherman trying to break into the Redmond home of his in-laws.

Richard Sherman takes plea deal on charges stemming from July 2021 incident

The former Seahawks player will not have to do any additional jail time.

Screenshot of video obtained by Redmond police shows Richard Sherman trying to break into the Redmond home of his in-laws.
La Quinta Inn & Suites purchased in Kirkland (Screenshot from Google Maps)

King County buys La Quinta Inn & Suites in Kirkland to become homeless shelter

The City Council simultaneously passes resolution to guide how the shelter will be implemented.

La Quinta Inn & Suites purchased in Kirkland (Screenshot from Google Maps)
Bellevue Police Chief Wendell Shirley addresses press (Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)

Eastside law enforcement agencies form task force against catalytic converter thefts

Will introduce program to paint and engrave catalytic converters to deter theft.

Bellevue Police Chief Wendell Shirley addresses press (Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)
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Bloodworks Northwest and foodies partner to raise awareness of need for blood donations

Partnership includes restaurant and food brand owners and culinary gourmands from around the region.

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Robbery suspects (Courtesy of Redmond Police Department)

Redmond police are searching for two robbery suspects

The two allegedly robbed a Goodwill and pepper sprayed employees.

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Cadence Patton, 9, gets properly fitted for a bike helmet at Bayside Bikes in Everett on June 17, 2016. Sound Publishing file photo

King County repeals bike helmet law over evidence of racist and discriminatory enforcement

Board of Health still encourages helmet use, but citatations will no longer be issued

Cadence Patton, 9, gets properly fitted for a bike helmet at Bayside Bikes in Everett on June 17, 2016. Sound Publishing file photo
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Eastside Fire & Rescue to leave behind Naloxone kits for those at-risk of opioid overdose

Eastside Fire & Rescue’s service area has had a total of 67 fatal overdoses since January 2020.

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Design rendering of future Sounders FC facility in Renton. (Courtesy of Seattle Sounders FC)

Seattle Sounders FC announce new HQ at Renton’s Longacres site

Facility is expected to open in 2024, before Seattle potentially hosts FIFA World Cup games in 2026.

Design rendering of future Sounders FC facility in Renton. (Courtesy of Seattle Sounders FC)
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Survey data shows why some WA parents are hesitant to vaccinate their children

Census Bureau survey data shows what reasons are cited, and how Washington compares to other states.

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State Superintendent Chris Reykdal (Courtesy of OSPI)

State Superintendent recommends change of mask mandate policies in schools, claims ‘landscape’ of pandemic has changed

Meanwhile, the state’s largest public school employees’ union continues support for masks in schools.

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The East DDC in Redmond (Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)

U.S. House passes postal service reform bill after concerns of facility closures and declining service standards

The bill intends to improve services, expand transparency and to save the agency billions.

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Laura Da’ (Courtesy of Laura Da’)

Meet Redmond’s new poet laureate, Laura Da’

Da’ is a poet, a teacher and a lifetime resident of the Pacific Northwest.

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