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Local officials and organizations looking to reinstate greenhouse gas emission reduction targets

An amendment to HB 1099 removed greenhouse gas emissions and vehicle miles traveled reductions.

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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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Avi Schiffmann, left, and Marco Burstein at Harvard University. Courtesy photo

Mercer Islander and Harvard classmate launch website to aid Ukrainians in need of shelter

Internet activist also developed one of the first and largest coronavirus tracking websites.

Avi Schiffmann, left, and Marco Burstein at Harvard University. Courtesy photo
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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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A bucket of Zoo Doo compost at Woodland Park Zoo in 2016. (Andy Bronson / Herald file)

Holy crap! Exotic compost from Woodland Park Zoo up for grabs

There’s plenty of Zoo Doo to go around. The zoo has ended a lottery system that limited who got the prized poo.

  • Mar 7, 2022
  • By Andrea Brown Herald Writer
A bucket of Zoo Doo compost at Woodland Park Zoo in 2016. (Andy Bronson / Herald file)
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King County Local Dive: Police accountability and mail delivery

Welcome to a new podcast for King County residents.

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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)
Igor Soloydenko, who said he identifies as Russian, holds a sign urging “Peace for Ukraine” at a ceremony Feb. 25 in Federal Way. Soloydenko said: “There’s just so much shame. I feel helpless in the way I cannot change anything in my home country. It was unimaginable that Russia would do such a thing.” Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing

Ukrainian Honorary Consul speaks out about Russian invasion of Ukraine

“As long as we breathe, as long as our hearts beat, we’re going to protect our land,” said Valeriy Goloborodko.

Igor Soloydenko, who said he identifies as Russian, holds a sign urging “Peace for Ukraine” at a ceremony Feb. 25 in Federal Way. Soloydenko said: “There’s just so much shame. I feel helpless in the way I cannot change anything in my home country. It was unimaginable that Russia would do such a thing.” Olivia Sullivan/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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Inslee changes end of mask mandate to March 12

King County’s indoor mandate will end at the same time.

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Man found dead in Auburn park in an apparent homicide

Police don’t have a suspect in custody

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Early rendering image of the Marymoor Cricket Community Park. Courtesy of Major Cricket League.

King County passes Motion of Support for Marymoor Cricket Community Park

The pitch would address the lack of a first class cricket facility in the region.

Early rendering image of the Marymoor Cricket Community Park. Courtesy of Major Cricket League.

Team USA Climbing coach charged with raping second teen

Alexander Fritz, 28, engaged in multiple “inappropriate relationships” with 15-year-old girls, a deputy prosecutor wrote.

Redmond’s Silver Cloud Inn was purchased by county to become permanent supportive housing for the chronically homeless. Sound Publishing file photo

Top concerns of Redmond residents include homelessness, cost of living, growth

City releases annual community survey results

Redmond’s Silver Cloud Inn was purchased by county to become permanent supportive housing for the chronically homeless. Sound Publishing file photo
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.

Robbery suspects (Courtesy of Redmond Police Department)
Redmond Watershed Preserve. Courtesy of Washington Trails Association.

City of Redmond seeks volunteers for Parks and Trails Commission

The position is a four-year term and those interested are encouraged to apply by March 4.

Redmond Watershed Preserve. Courtesy of Washington Trails Association.
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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Amanda Knox finds a fresh start on Vashon

Knox and Robinson bought a home on the island in 2019 just before the pandemic arrived. They’ve since married and had a baby girl.

  • Feb 17, 2022
  • By Jeff Hoyt For The Beachcomber
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