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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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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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
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
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
Chad Wheeler. COURTESY PHOTO, Seattle Seahawks

Ex-Seahawk Wheeler accused of attacking girlfriend in Kent apartment

Lineman charged with first-degree domestic violence assault

Chad Wheeler. COURTESY PHOTO, Seattle Seahawks
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14-year-old victim of Green River killer identified

The remains of Wendy Stephens were found in 1984

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PSE electric rates to slightly increase

Natural gas prices went up a month ago

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800,000 ballots returned so far to King County Elections

55% of 1.4 million registered voters; turnout expected to hit 90%

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Eleven indicted in illegal marijuana trafficking investigation

Allegedly shipped illegal marijuana across the U.S.; locations in six South County cities searched

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State health experts: Flu vaccine should be considered ‘essential’ this year

Presence of COVID-19, flu viruses could put more people in the hospital

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King County Metro bus fares resume Oct. 1

King County Metro bus fares resume Oct. 1

Fares were suspended in March due to COVID-19

King County Metro bus fares resume Oct. 1
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Union files charges against QFC, Fred Meyer over Black Lives Matter button ban

Grocery store workers condemn ban; QFC spokesperson says wristband options available to employees

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Tips to combat ‘unhealthy’ air from wildfire smoke | King County Emergency Management
Tips to combat ‘unhealthy’ air from wildfire smoke | King County Emergency Management
Constantine announces King County climate action plan

Constantine announces King County climate action plan

Plots an example of decreased stormwater pollution, urban flooding prevention, immigrant connections

Constantine announces King County climate action plan