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Washington state’s minimum wage increasing to $14.49 next year

Increase attributed to more expensive gas, housing, household furnishings and food, state’s Department of Labor & Industries says.

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King County woman dies from ‘rare’ Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine blood clot

The woman received her shot on Aug. 26 and died in early September, according to public health.

This Dec. 2, 2020, file photo provided by Johnson Johnson shows vials of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. Courtesy photo
East DDC building front where postal workers held an informational picket (photo credit: Cameron Sheppard)

Postal workers protest the “The Great Mail Slowdown” in East King County

Union spokespeople say the closure of the East DDC will effect delivery times across the region.

East DDC building front where postal workers held an informational picket (photo credit: Cameron Sheppard)
Participants in the Walk To End Alzheimer’s (courtesy of Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter)

Walk To End Alzheimer’s raises $117,000

Proceeds from the event fund Alzheimer’s and dementia research and helps to support patients.

  • Oct 1, 2021
Participants in the Walk To End Alzheimer’s (courtesy of Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter)
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Woodinville Fire & Rescue joins Eastside Fire & Rescue as contract for service begins

The ten-year contract for service is expected to decrease costs and to expand emergency services.

  • Oct 1, 2021
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Richard Sherman speaks on mental health stigma that prevented him from asking for help

After signing with Tampa Bay, Sherman says he was “proud” to ask for help after arrest.

Screenshot taken from Sept. 29 press conference from Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Youtube
Fentanyl-related deaths in King County over past few years (courtesy of Public Health – Seattle & King County)

King County councilmember sounds alarm on fentanyl problem in the region

Reagan Dunn is proposing increased resources in next budget to help lower rate of fentanyl deaths.

Fentanyl-related deaths in King County over past few years (courtesy of Public Health – Seattle & King County)
Front bar at Bellevue’s Civility & Unrest (courtesy of Civility & Unrest)

Two of James Beard Award-winning chef Jason Wilson’s restaurants to reopen in October

The Lakehouse plans to reopen Oct. 12 and Civility & Unrest reopens Oct. 14.

Front bar at Bellevue’s Civility & Unrest (courtesy of Civility & Unrest)
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Taco Time Northwest tries raising wages to $20/hour to compete in a difficult labor market

The local fast-food chain will pilot the new wage increase at three King County locations.

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Co-owners Sarah Cassidy and Luke Woodward stand in front of The Grange (photo by Cameron Sheppard)

How a Duvall restaurant makes a true farm-to-table experience

The Grange prepares sustainably produced meals pulled from the soil of the Snoqualmie Valley.

Co-owners Sarah Cassidy and Luke Woodward stand in front of The Grange (photo by Cameron Sheppard)
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Sound Transit decides on upcoming bus routes and stations

New routes will not be available until more than five years from now.

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County councilmember proposes study to understand rental housing supply, costs in unincorporated King County

If passes, study would attempt identify the effects of regulation on rental market.

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screenshot taken from Scoop Marketplace website.

Scoop Marketplace looks to cut waste out of grocery economy

The all-bulk grocery has two locations, one in Kirkland and Renton

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King County’s unemployment rate lower than most of Washington

South King County has been slower to recover compared to North King County.

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Courtesy Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park.

Walk’n Wag returns to Lake Sammamish State Park

All proceeds will benefit improvements and beautification projects for Lake Sammamish State Park.

Courtesy Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park.
Seattle Children’s Hospital (Courtesy photo)

Seattle Children’s Hospital identifies racial disparities in infections, security response

The healthcare provider did not respond to multiple requests for data used to identify disparities.

Seattle Children’s Hospital (Courtesy photo)
Screenshot taken from Chief Darrell Lowe’s video announcement of independent investigation (photo credit: Redmond WA Police Youtube Channel)

Redmond Police Chief makes statement regarding investigation of police shooting that killed Andrea Churna

The statement comes one year since Andrea Churna’s death.

  • Sep 24, 2021
Screenshot taken from Chief Darrell Lowe’s video announcement of independent investigation (photo credit: Redmond WA Police Youtube Channel)
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Peter Rogoff to step down as Sound Transit CEO in 2022

Became CEO in 2016; search for replacement to begin

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Carpenters union members peacefully strike on Sept. 16 in downtown Bellevue (photo by Cameron Sheppard)

Carpenters union strike on pause after “illegal picketing activity”

Union spokesperson claims wildcat protestors harrassed and threatened violence.

Carpenters union members peacefully strike on Sept. 16 in downtown Bellevue (photo by Cameron Sheppard)
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Ban on single-use plastic bags in WA begins Oct. 1

Shoppers will have the choice to pay for a reusable plastic or recycled paper bag.

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