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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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World’s longest surviving kidney patient dies

Mercer Island resident Nancy Spaeth went on dialysis at age 18 and received four kidney transplants.

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Common themes from Eastside communities regarding ways to improve transit service. Courtesy of King County Metro.

King County Metro and Sound Transit seek feedback from Eastside residents

2 Line light rail link to serve 10 new stations by 2023.

Common themes from Eastside communities regarding ways to improve transit service. Courtesy of King County Metro.
In King County, fentanyl is most commonly seen in blue, greenish, or pale colored counterfeit pills. Photo courtesy of King County.

County files homicide charges in Kirkland fentanyl overdose case

Defendant accused of selling blue M30 fentanyl pills to clients after victim died in his apartment.

In King County, fentanyl is most commonly seen in blue, greenish, or pale colored counterfeit pills. Photo courtesy of King County.
Heart-shaped Double Chocolate Fudge Brownies and Truffle Quartet. Courtesy of K.D. Jenkins Facebook

Local baker to host pop-up Valentine’s Day event at Cairn Brewing

The event is from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, or until products are sold out.

Heart-shaped Double Chocolate Fudge Brownies and Truffle Quartet. Courtesy of K.D. Jenkins Facebook
Courtesy of Northshore School District.

Northshore School District votes on levy renewals

The total proposed tax rate for these levies is $3.28 per $1,000 of assessed property value.

Courtesy of Northshore School District.
Photo courtesy of Lake Washington School District

Lake Washington School District votes on levy renewals

The proposed levies would help provide full funding to schools.

Photo courtesy of Lake Washington School District
Haley van Muers. Courtesy of Jason Kim.

Inglemoor student to perform Mendelssohn solo concerto with Cascade Youth Symphony Orchestra

Haley van Meurs picked up the violin at age 5 and has been playing ever since.

Haley van Muers. Courtesy of Jason Kim.
Deputy Police Chief Clint Beck, Sgt. Ethan Nguyen, Navigator Danielle Fernandez and Police Chief Ken Seuberlich at a RADAR commendation ceremony in May of 2021, recognizing Nguyen and Fernandez’s exceptional work. Courtesy photo

$500k grant from DOJ to help reduce use of police force in North King County

North Sound RADAR Program responds to calls within Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Kenmore, Bothell and Kirkland.

Deputy Police Chief Clint Beck, Sgt. Ethan Nguyen, Navigator Danielle Fernandez and Police Chief Ken Seuberlich at a RADAR commendation ceremony in May of 2021, recognizing Nguyen and Fernandez’s exceptional work. Courtesy photo
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

LWSD returns to in-person learning with updated COVID-19 guidelines

New protocols come from the expertise of King County health department.

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Jenna Legault of the Bothell High School Cougars. Photo courtesy of Jenna Legault

Bothell High School senior named Gatorade Washington Volleyball Player of the Year

Jenna Legault led the Cougars to their first volleyball state championship.

Jenna Legault of the Bothell High School Cougars. Photo courtesy of Jenna Legault
Photo courtesy of Lake Washington School District

Lake Washington School District places three levies on the Feb. 8 ballot

The exisiting levies, which expire in February, help fully fund the 57 schools within the district.

Photo courtesy of Lake Washington School District
Bothell spirits maker now producing hand sanitizer

Bothell spirits maker now producing hand sanitizer

Wildwood Spirits Co. has decided to give the community something it’s lacking.

Bothell spirits maker now producing hand sanitizer
Blood donations drop due to school closures

Blood donations drop due to school closures

Bloodworks Northwest requires 1,000 donations a day to maintain a stable blood supply

Blood donations drop due to school closures
90-year-old Life Care resident recovering after testing positive for COVID-19

90-year-old Life Care resident recovering after testing positive for COVID-19

Geneva Wood remains in isolation at Harborview Medical Center.

90-year-old Life Care resident recovering after testing positive for COVID-19
CDC: Life Care staff worked in multiple facilities and while symptomatic for COVID-19

CDC: Life Care staff worked in multiple facilities and while symptomatic for COVID-19

Staff members assisted in spreading coronavirus throughout long-term care facilities.

CDC: Life Care staff worked in multiple facilities and while symptomatic for COVID-19
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Bothell man charged with money laundering using Bitcoin

The accused came to the attention of law enforcement in April 2018.

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Bloodworks Northwest reports drop in blood donations following coronavirus outbreak

Bloodworks Northwest reports drop in blood donations following coronavirus outbreak

The blood bank has lost 143 donations since March 1.

Bloodworks Northwest reports drop in blood donations following coronavirus outbreak
Family member of Bothell high staffer tests negative for COVID-19

Family member of Bothell high staffer tests negative for COVID-19

The school was closed on Feb. 27 and 28.

Family member of Bothell high staffer tests negative for COVID-19
Bothell High School remains closed due to caution over potential coronavirus | UPDATE

Bothell High School remains closed due to caution over potential coronavirus | UPDATE

So far there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19

Bothell High School remains closed due to caution over potential coronavirus | UPDATE