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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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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.

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.

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Screenshot of Gov. Jay Inslee’s news conference from Feb. 17, 2022.

Governor: Masks can come off March 21 in most public settings

They’ll still be required in some places, but Washington is following several other states now lifting mandates.

Screenshot of Gov. Jay Inslee’s news conference from Feb. 17, 2022.
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Eastside Fire & Rescue to leave behind Naloxone kits for those at-risk of opioid overdose

Eastside Fire & Rescue’s service area has had a total of 67 fatal overdoses since January 2020.

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Survey data shows why some WA parents are hesitant to vaccinate their children

Census Bureau survey data shows what reasons are cited, and how Washington compares to other states.

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A gun rights advocate warns a crowd of the potential need for forceful resistance in the future at gathering outside House of Representatives chamber in this 2020 file photo.

Ban of guns at government meetings, ballot counting advances

The prohibition would cover open and concealed carry of firearms. State House Democrats overrode Republican objections.

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A gun rights advocate warns a crowd of the potential need for forceful resistance in the future at gathering outside House of Representatives chamber in this 2020 file photo.
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Vaccine verification requirement will end March 1, officials announce

King County officials say this decision is backed by science.

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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.
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State Superintendent recommends change of mask mandate policies in schools, claims ‘landscape’ of pandemic has changed

Meanwhile, the state’s largest public school employees’ union continues support for masks in schools.

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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
A protective mask hanging on a front door. (Sound Publishing file photo)

Inslee: Mask mandate is going away, but not quite yet

Governor said he’ll say exactly when next week. Meanwhile, a pause on elective surgeries will end Feb. 17.

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5 things Democrats didn’t say about their $17B transpo plan

Democrats’ transportation package in the Washington state Legislature, as of Feb. 9, spends lots of money. It also makes new policy. Here are five points… Continue reading

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The East DDC in Redmond (Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)

U.S. House passes postal service reform bill after concerns of facility closures and declining service standards

The bill intends to improve services, expand transparency and to save the agency billions.

The East DDC in Redmond (Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)
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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.

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Lake Washington School District votes on levy renewals

The proposed levies would help provide full funding to schools.

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