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A testy final night of legislating brought 2 big surprises

Here’s what’s happening after adjournment of the 2022 session of the Washington Legislature.

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Sound Transit secures $15.9 million in new federal funding for construction of Stride bus rapid transit on I-405

Sound Transit spokespeople believe the bus lines will help reduce “chronic congestion” of traffic.

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King County wants your opinion on new firework enforcement rules | King County

Your comments will be accepted through April 10.

  • Mar 16, 2022
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Amazon to invest over $40 million in affordable housing near Sound Transit sites

The company outlined two specific housing projects near light rail stations in Bellevue and SeaTac.

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County Executive Dow Constantine (center) speaks outside of a plane that landed at King County Airport March 2, carrying 12,000 kokanee salmon eggs, with Kokanee Work Group Recovery Program Manager Perry Falcone (L) and Snoqualmie Tribal Councilmember Bill Sweet. Photo Conor Wilson/Valley Record.

Local kokanee salmon reach new preservation milestone

King County scientists recently celebrated flying fish. The celebration came March 2 as a plane carrying 12,000 Lake Sammamish kokanee salmon eggs landed at the… Continue reading

County Executive Dow Constantine (center) speaks outside of a plane that landed at King County Airport March 2, carrying 12,000 kokanee salmon eggs, with Kokanee Work Group Recovery Program Manager Perry Falcone (L) and Snoqualmie Tribal Councilmember Bill Sweet. Photo Conor Wilson/Valley Record.
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Inquests into police shootings to resume in King County

First case involves death of Kent man; future inquests include Auburn, Kent, Federal Way police

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Snoqualmie Tribe petitions U.S. Supreme Court to review hunting and gathering civil rights case

Tribe leaders believe the court decision violates treaty law and creates a dangerous precedent.

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Website aids Ukrainians; criminal justice reform under scrutiny | King County Local Dive

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Kenmore projects impacted as concrete workers strike continues across King County

Several park, roadway and bridge projects are interrupted.

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Kenmore opens applications for Urgent Small Business Assistance

The one-time grants would provide $10-15k for local brick and mortar businesses at risk of closure.

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Rose Kreider, writer, director, and producer, poses for a behind the scenes photograph on the set of "The Woman." Courtesy of The Woman.

Local filmmaker prepares for premiere of “The Woman” at Edmonds Theatre

“The Woman” is the first film Rose Kreider has written, produced and directed.

Rose Kreider, writer, director, and producer, poses for a behind the scenes photograph on the set of "The Woman." Courtesy of The Woman.
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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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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

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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