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The Monroe Correctional Complex on Friday, June 4, 2021 in Monroe, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

With fewer inmates, state prepares to close prison units

In Monroe, two minimum security units will shut down soon, followed by the Washington State Reformatory.

The Monroe Correctional Complex on Friday, June 4, 2021 in Monroe, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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Traffic alerts now and upcoming in King County

As of 8:14 a.m. July 13, an earlier ramp blocking incident on SR 520 Westbound at 108th Avenue Northeast in Bellevue has now been cleared… Continue reading

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Puget Sound Energy seeks bids for new energy resources

Puget Sound Energy has issued a request for proposal for new energy and capacity to meet customers’ long-range electricity needs. The 2021 All-Source RFP seeks… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2021
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Audit finds King County responded well to pandemic, but could have done better . Photo courtesy of CDC.

King County pandemic response was strong, but lessons to be learned for future emergencies

King County’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic was well-executed in some ways, despite difficult circumstances, but gaps remained in safety, and overall organization was lacking… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2021
Audit finds King County responded well to pandemic, but could have done better . Photo courtesy of CDC.
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Seattle-based groups lay groundwork for historic cancer partnership

Fred Hutchinson, UW Medicine, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and Seattle Children’s

  • Jul 13, 2021
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WSP issues silver alert, seeks public’s help finding missing woman

The Washington State Patrol is seeking the public’s help to find a missing senior citizen last seen in a 2005 Honda Accord, Washington License BJD4856.… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2021
Ubax Gardheere, 2021 candidate for the 9th District seat of the Metropolitan King County Council, poses for a photo at Cedar River Park in Renton. Photo by Alex Bruell/Sound Publishing
Ubax Gardheere, 2021 candidate for the 9th District seat of the Metropolitan King County Council, poses for a photo at Cedar River Park in Renton. Photo by Alex Bruell/Sound Publishing
Garbage at the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill in Maple Valley. FILE PHOTO

King County Councilmember proposes waste-to-energy alternative to Cedar Hills Landfill

Reagan Dunn proposed a long-term pathway to transition before the landfill reaches capacity in 2040.

Garbage at the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill in Maple Valley. FILE PHOTO
In this 2019 file photo, Puget Sound Energy product development manager John Dooley stands in front of one of four units at the Glacier Battery Storage Project in northwest Washington state. (Sound Publishing file photo)

Washington state utility moratorium receives final extension

A final extension of the Washington state utility moratorium was announced last week, meaning the ban on shut-offs will expire on Sept. 30. A press… Continue reading

In this 2019 file photo, Puget Sound Energy product development manager John Dooley stands in front of one of four units at the Glacier Battery Storage Project in northwest Washington state. (Sound Publishing file photo)
In a Twitter post by WSDOT about 10:30 a.m. Wed., July 7: A vehicle is seen on the shoulder after previously blocking the right lane on northbound SR 167 at South 277th St.

Traffic conditions for King County

Here is the latest traffic news for King County as of Wednesday, July 7, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. Blocking incidents As… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2021
In a Twitter post by WSDOT about 10:30 a.m. Wed., July 7: A vehicle is seen on the shoulder after previously blocking the right lane on northbound SR 167 at South 277th St.

Expect temps to reach the mid-80s this week | Weather report July 6-10

Today (July 6): Sunny with a high of 83 °F and a low of 59 °F tonight. Wednesday (July 7): Partly cloudy with a high… Continue reading

  • Jul 6, 2021
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Des Moines man, 19, charged in fatal shooting of Federal Way father near Alki Beach

Tilorae Shepherd, 22, died at the scene of the shooting on June 28.

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Kaloni Bolton, 12, died from an asthma attack after waiting over an hour for help at an urgent care center in Renton.

Lawsuit filed for girl who died while waiting for care

Claims against Valley Medical Center allege racial discrimination and medical negligence.

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Kaloni Bolton, 12, died from an asthma attack after waiting over an hour for help at an urgent care center in Renton.
Auburn Police are looking for these suspects for a robbery that devolved into a shooting on Sunday, June 20. Photo courtesy Auburn Police Department.

Auburn Police seek robbery and shooting suspects

The Auburn Police Department is looking for these two suspects, who are wanted for a robbery that turned into a shooting. It appears that they… Continue reading

  • Jul 1, 2021
Auburn Police are looking for these suspects for a robbery that devolved into a shooting on Sunday, June 20. Photo courtesy Auburn Police Department.
An estuary of Puget Sound. Photo courtesy Washington Department of Ecology.

DOE awarding $312 million to communities for clean water projects

DOE awarding $312 million to communities for clean water projects The Washington Department of Ecology is awarding $312 million in grants and loans that could… Continue reading

  • Jul 1, 2021
An estuary of Puget Sound. Photo courtesy Washington Department of Ecology.
Interstate 90. Photo courtesy of Wikiwand.com.

Police bust woman for chucking bottle off overpass onto I-90

Seattle Police arrested a 40-year-old homeless woman on a charge of reckless endangerment for allegedly dropping a bottle off an overpass onto eastbound I-90 early… Continue reading

  • Jul 1, 2021
Interstate 90. Photo courtesy of Wikiwand.com.
A busy commute on Interstate 5 near Seattle on July 1, 2021. Photo courtesy of WSDOT

Traffic for Thursday morning

8:17 a.m.: On I-5 southbound just north of South Albro Place an earlier incident blocking the two right lanes has been cleared. 8:08 a.m.: Maintenance… Continue reading

  • Jul 1, 2021
A busy commute on Interstate 5 near Seattle on July 1, 2021. Photo courtesy of WSDOT
Take care for road workers this busy Independence Day weekend. Courtesy photo, WSDOT

WSDOT urges drivers to watch for work zones this holiday weekend

Staff reports: Recent collisions have severely injured or even killed state highway workers while they were serving the public — injuries and deaths that could… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2021
Take care for road workers this busy Independence Day weekend. Courtesy photo, WSDOT
Shortly after tow truck technician, David Rios, lost his leg in a collision, his employer — Chappelle’s Towing, LLC. — and Clark County Fire District 6 joined AAA Washington to create a PSA with the support of and participation from WSDOT highway crew, WSP troopers and operators from Speed’s Towing, TLC Towing & Recovery, and Triple J Towing. Photo courtesy of AAA.

In new PSA, emergency responders urge drivers to protect them, follow this law

On the eve of what is predicted to be the busiest Independence Day Holiday ever for road trips, AAA Washington — in partnership with Clark… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2021
Shortly after tow truck technician, David Rios, lost his leg in a collision, his employer — Chappelle’s Towing, LLC. — and Clark County Fire District 6 joined AAA Washington to create a PSA with the support of and participation from WSDOT highway crew, WSP troopers and operators from Speed’s Towing, TLC Towing & Recovery, and Triple J Towing. Photo courtesy of AAA.

Transit returning to full capacity

Riders soon will have more public transportation options as buses, trains and ferries in the Puget Sound region return to full capacity and open all… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2021