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King County elections drop box. (File photo)

Auburn School District levy is passing by thin margin

These were the results as of 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21.

 

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Man, 68, fatally shot in Federal Way on Feb. 13

Killed in 32900 block of Hoyt Road

 

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White supremacists accused of double homicide, dumping bodies in Maple Valley

A horse and dog are also dead in this murder investigation.

 

CCTV footage captured Shellonda Keychell Daniel stealing from Ulta’s Renton location on Dec. 14, 2022. (Court documents.)

Woman stealing spree from local Ulta stores leads to charges

The thefts ranged from individual store losses of $1,042 to $19,459, and the Attorney General’s Office has filed organized retail theft charges.

CCTV footage captured Shellonda Keychell Daniel stealing from Ulta’s Renton location on Dec. 14, 2022. (Court documents.)
Washington Early Support for Infants and Toddlers program advocacy group at the State Capitol for HB 1916. (Photo Courtesy of Kindering)

‘When services decline, it’s the kids who pay the price’

Legislative bill would recover funding for the Early Support for Infants and Toddlers program - and could save the state millions.

Washington Early Support for Infants and Toddlers program advocacy group at the State Capitol for HB 1916. (Photo Courtesy of Kindering)
King County Crime Dive podcast.

The end of traditional youth jail | KC Crime Dive podcast

In this episode, we look at how King County is moving toward ending traditional youth detention in favor of a new facility for minors or even group homes.

King County Crime Dive podcast.
Maddy Lindsay won the Miss Auburn crown last weekend. Photo courtesy City of Auburn.

Miss Auburn and Miss Auburn’s Teen 2024 winners crowned

There were 10 Miss Auburn and 11 Miss Auburn Teen contestants

Maddy Lindsay won the Miss Auburn crown last weekend. Photo courtesy City of Auburn.
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Renton’s minimum wage measure is passing in early vote counts

Initiative Measure No. 23-02 would make Renton’s minimum wage one of the highest in the nation.

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Police arrest Federal Way teens in multi-city crime spree

Girls ages 13, 14 and 16 allegedly involved in vehicle theft, malicious mischief and vehicle prowl

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King County Crime Dive podcast.

Ex-Seahawk awaits sentencing | KC Crime Dive podcast

In this episode, former Seahawks player Chad Wheeler awaits sentencing for domestic violence charges. Also: Kent police arrest a woman who reportedly threatened a driver with a gun.

King County Crime Dive podcast.
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Federal Way man, 25, arrested for trafficking two Oregon girls, 15 and 11

Bellevue Police arrest man for investigation of trafficking and other charges; met the girls online

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King County Sheriff’s Office to develop language access program

The King County Sheriff’s Office plans to develop and implement a language access program following a complaint filed with the Department of Justice and United… Continue reading

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Emergency housing facility opens in north Auburn

Don’s Place serves people experiencing homelessness, with a focus on veterans and seniors.

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I-5 crash in Federal Way injures Auburn residents

The Feb. 7 near SR 18 collision resulted in roadway closures for seven hours and 54 minutes.

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Federal Way Discount Guns, 4101 S. 324th St. File Photo

Federal Way Discount Guns owner to pay fine of $3 million

Store violated Washington’s prohibition on selling high-capacity magazines.

Federal Way Discount Guns, 4101 S. 324th St. File Photo
The plane door that flew off of the Alaska Airlines flight 1282 Boeing 737-9 MAX found by NTSB investigators in a Portland resident’s backyard. (Courtesy of NTSB)

Amended lawsuit filed against Boeing, Alaska Airlines in wake of NTSB report

22 plaintiffs are listed in the amended lawsuit.

The plane door that flew off of the Alaska Airlines flight 1282 Boeing 737-9 MAX found by NTSB investigators in a Portland resident’s backyard. (Courtesy of NTSB)
In-flight structural failure, Alaska Airlines flight 1282

Report: Renton-built Boeing 737 MAX was missing four bolts on exit door

On Jan. 5, the plane was flying at 16,000 feet when the door/plug broke away

In-flight structural failure, Alaska Airlines flight 1282
King County Courthouse in Seattle. COURTESY PHOTO, King County

Renton man sentenced for killing 17-year-old in 2021 with sawed-off shotgun

Incident took place at a Bellevue movie theater parking lot.

King County Courthouse in Seattle. COURTESY PHOTO, King County
Inert AIR-2 Genie rocket found at Bellevue residence. (Courtesy of Bellevue Police Department)

Missile used to carry nuclear warhead found at Bellevue residence

Bomb squad members inspected the object and learned that it was in fact a Douglas AIR-2 Genie.

Inert AIR-2 Genie rocket found at Bellevue residence. (Courtesy of Bellevue Police Department)
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Judge Patricia H. Clark Children and Family Justice Center.

King County moves toward ending traditional youth detention

Committee members expressed concerns regarding youth leaving the center and causing additional harm. The committee also expressed concerns about youth being at risk of retaliation from community members.

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Judge Patricia H. Clark Children and Family Justice Center.