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Gov. Jay Inslee and his wife, Trudi Inslee, listen to challenges faced by teachers on May 4 in Renton. (Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)

Inslee visits Renton High School to proclaim Teachers Appreciation Week

Amid teacher shortage, Renton pilots program to fast-track students into educators for the district.

Gov. Jay Inslee and his wife, Trudi Inslee, listen to challenges faced by teachers on May 4 in Renton. (Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)
A flow chart showing the protection order process (Screenshot from King County Auditor’s Office report)

County auditor finds barriers to access, inequities in outcomes for people seeking protection orders

The auditors made several recommendations to improve the protection order process.

A flow chart showing the protection order process (Screenshot from King County Auditor’s Office report)
Patti Cole-Tindall (Courtesy of King County)

Patti Cole-Tindall is named new King County Sheriff

A hearing and confirmation process for the appointment is set to begin on May 18.

Patti Cole-Tindall (Courtesy of King County)
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Love A Tree Day to mark the beginning of ORCA’s new card system

In most transit areas, fares won’t be collected from 3:00 a.m. on May 14 until 2:29 a.m. on May 16.

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Judged by XII: A King County Local Dive podcast. The hands shown here belong to Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson, who has been charged with homicide in the 2019 death of Jesse Sarey.

JUDGED BY XII (Episode 3): Behind the decision to charge a police officer with murder | King County Local Dive

Special podcast series explores Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson’s role in the death of Jesse Sarey.

Judged by XII: A King County Local Dive podcast. The hands shown here belong to Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson, who has been charged with homicide in the 2019 death of Jesse Sarey.
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King County expands rural suicide prevention training and peer behavioral health services

Request for application deadlines are on May 3 at 2:30 p.m.

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Washington legislature awards $10.6M in stipends for youth exiting Extended Foster Care program

The number of young adults in King County who will receive stipends is 191.

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Courtesy of Eastside Pottery.

Eastside Pottery to host Spring Pottery Sale on May 7

Half of the proceeds will be donated to United Way King County & UNICEF Ukraine.

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How unintended consequences led to King County’s removal of a Green River levee

Officials say the levee destroyed wetland habitat critical for salmon over 60 years.

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The Enumclaw library passes out free at-home rapid COVID tests last January. Sound Publishing file photo

COVID levels rise to ‘medium’ transmission risk in King County

No new restrictions, recommendations or regulations were suggested by health officer Jeff Duchin

The Enumclaw library passes out free at-home rapid COVID tests last January. Sound Publishing file photo
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Snoqualmie Tribe receives support from national tribal law experts in case regarding treaty rights

Tribe Chairman says the case may be “the most important Tribal Supreme Court case of our generation.”

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A man who appears to be President Joe Biden is seen in the back seat of a car in the president’s motorcade, departing the Green River College after the president’s speech. Photo by Alex Bruell/Sound Publishing

Biden’s visit to Auburn prompts crowds, protests, and a little bit of everything

President Joe Biden made a stop at the Green River College in Auburn on April 22 during his two-day visit to Washington and Oregon last… Continue reading

A man who appears to be President Joe Biden is seen in the back seat of a car in the president’s motorcade, departing the Green River College after the president’s speech. Photo by Alex Bruell/Sound Publishing
Judged by XII: A King County Local Dive podcast. The hands shown here belong to Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson, who has been charged with homicide in the 2019 death of Jesse Sarey.

Judged by XII (Episode 2): Police officer’s history of violence | King County Local Dive

Special podcast series explores Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson’s role in the death of Jesse Sarey.

Judged by XII: A King County Local Dive podcast. The hands shown here belong to Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson, who has been charged with homicide in the 2019 death of Jesse Sarey.
Redmond’s Silver Cloud Inn, purchased by county to become permanent supportive housing for the chronically homeless (photo credit: Cameron Sheppard)

Redmond hotel intended to be used to house the homeless will serve as a shelter for refugees temporarily

The Silver Cloud Inn was purchased by the King County under the Health Through Housing initiative.

Redmond’s Silver Cloud Inn, purchased by county to become permanent supportive housing for the chronically homeless (photo credit: Cameron Sheppard)
Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Paul Moiter chains down a BRU-32 bomb rack in the hangar bay of the USS Harry S. Truman. Courtesy of U.S. Navy.

Kenmore sailor works on aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman

Kenmore native Paul Moiter has been assigned to the “Red Rippers” of Strike Fighter Squadron.

Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Paul Moiter chains down a BRU-32 bomb rack in the hangar bay of the USS Harry S. Truman. Courtesy of U.S. Navy.
The Sammamish Valley is home to a collection of farms, wineries and tasting rooms. File photo
The Sammamish Valley is home to a collection of farms, wineries and tasting rooms. File photo

King County continues to grapple with alcohol rules in rural areas

Much of the debate surrounds wineries, breweries and distilleries operating as retail businesses.

The Sammamish Valley is home to a collection of farms, wineries and tasting rooms. File photo
The Sammamish Valley is home to a collection of farms, wineries and tasting rooms. File photo
Blue surgical masks overhead view (Adobe stock image)

Face coverings no longer required on transit and in transit facilities in Puget Sound region

The policy change is related to a federal judge’s decision to strike down mask mandates on airplanes.

Blue surgical masks overhead view (Adobe stock image)
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Public health agencies link Norovirus outbreak to oysters from British Columbia

As of early April, 103 norovirus illnesses have been reported from 13 states, 62 in Washington.

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King County Local Dive podcast
Re-enactment of first responders treating an overdose (File photo)
Re-enactment of first responders treating an overdose (File photo)