Cameron Sheppard

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-WA, who pushed for broadband funding in Washington schools. (Screenshot from murray.senate.gov)

American Rescue Plan Act funding approved for broadband investments in WA schools

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray pushed for the funding, which will benefit several King County school districts.

 

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Non-profit sponsors study on how the pandemic impacted arts and culture in Puget Sound

The study helped identify challenges faced by residents and cultural organizations in Washington

 

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WA lawmakers propose making companies responsible for recycling improvements

SB 5697 would compel industries to report data, invest in infrastructure, meet standards.

 

Screenshot of Washi Origami Crane earrings taken from Casion Jewelry website

‘Cranes for Peace’ jewelry maker to demonstrate at Cascadia Art Museum during Edmonds Art Walk

“Cranes for Peace” campaign raised awareness and funding to combat anti-AAPI hate.

Screenshot of Washi Origami Crane earrings taken from Casion Jewelry website
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Unions: 2021 hosted a record number of workplace safety complaints vs. hospitals

Healthcare workers’ unions are supporting legislation that would implement safer staffing standards.

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Trash piles up in King County neighborhoods after agency postpones service for weeks

Collection company initially cited weather as the reason, but now a strike interferes.

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King County Council approves new leadership, committee structure and assignments

The leadership positions and committee assignments will last through 2022.

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Mayor Nigel Herbig (left) and Deputy Mayor Melanie O’Cain (right) Screenshot from City of Kenmore Website

Kenmore City Council elects new mayor and deputy mayor to serve two-year terms

Kenmore City Council elected Nigel Herbig as Mayor and Melanie O’Cain as Deputy Mayor.

Mayor Nigel Herbig (left) and Deputy Mayor Melanie O’Cain (right) Screenshot from City of Kenmore Website
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Kirkland-based company sues to challenge ‘tribal gaming monopoly’ in Washington

Company called the state’s policy an “erroneous application of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.”

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Widespread burnout among healthcare workers prompts change at hospitals

Healthcare workers unions are supporting HB 1868 and companion bill SB 5715.

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Fate of Redmond’s East DDC in question following federal push for US Postal Service consolidation (Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)

Postal workers concerned about USPS consolidation, impact on region’s mail delivery

Cities affected would be Mercer Island, Bellevue, Issaquah, North Bend, Snoqualmie, Snoqualmie Pass, Carnation, Duvall, Fall City, Mill Creek, Bothell, Woodinville, Lynnwood, Edmonds, Kirkland and Redmond.

Fate of Redmond’s East DDC in question following federal push for US Postal Service consolidation (Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)
Jeff Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health — Seattle King County. (Screenshot from Zoom meeting)

King County health expert is ‘mind-boggled’ by spread of Omicron variant

Omicron wave could peak by mid-January, according to predictions.

Jeff Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health — Seattle King County. (Screenshot from Zoom meeting)
Courtesy of Leesa Manion

Leesa Manion, chief of staff for the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, to run for county prosecutor

Announcement comes the same day that Dan Satterberg announced he would not run for re-election.

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Lakeview Elementary students must eat lunch outside during winter cold

Lake Washington School District spokesperson says students eat outdoors if temperatures are not below 38 degrees.

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Kenmore Middle School. Photo courtesy of Northshore School District

Kenmore man charged after assaulting referee at middle school basketball game

The 72-year-old referee suffered a broken nose and cheekbone

Kenmore Middle School. Photo courtesy of Northshore School District
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Washington part of multi-state E. coli outbreak linked to packaged salads

Cases were found in King, Snohomish, Whatcom, Pierce, Thurston, Mason and Skagit counties.

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Homeless encampment in wooded area in Auburn on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

King County to skip annual homeless count again, citing faulty methodology

The King County Regional Homelessness Authority said the count is inaccurate and “harmful.”

Homeless encampment in wooded area in Auburn on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
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Pfizer, Moderna vaccines now recommended over Johnson & Johnson

Recommendation comes following additional reports of blood clots after J&J vaccinations.

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Parts of Squire’s Landing Park to be closed for natural space and waterway improvements

The park will also adopt a new name, ƛ’ a Xw a d i s Park, pronounced Tl’ awh-ah-dees.

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