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  • Mar 16, 2022
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Leandra Craft announces run for 30th District State Representative

Craft is a King County senior deputy prosecuting attorney and former Federal Way City Council member.

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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
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
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Seven South County fire agencies offer joint hiring process

Applicants can apply online once for all seven departments

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Federal Way raises Ukrainian flag in solidarity

Community member Vitaliy Piekhotin spoke at the flag raising, attended by about 100 people on Feb. 25.

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A KN95 mask. (Wikimedia Commons)

Inslee changes end of mask mandate to March 12

King County’s indoor mandate will end at the same time.

A KN95 mask. (Wikimedia Commons)
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Shooting in Auburn’s Veterans Memorial Park kills one

19-year-old man dies from single gunshot wound

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Auburn woman in critical condition after dog attack

The woman was out for a jog when two dogs attacked her

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Apartments slated to be built in SeaTac near Angle Lake Station

Transit-oriented development projects adjacent to light rail station

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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.

  • Feb 17, 2022
  • By Jerry Cornfield Herald Writer and Claudia Yaw Herald Writer
  • Coronavirus
Screenshot of Gov. Jay Inslee’s news conference from Feb. 17, 2022.
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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.

  • Feb 16, 2022
  • By Jerry Cornfield jcornfield@soundpublishing.com
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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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WIAA launches bias reporting form in response to discriminatory incidents

Inappropriate behavior seen, heard or witnessed at any WIAA member school event can be reported.

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Attorney General files lawsuit against COVID testing company

Center for COVID Control operated testing sites in King County.

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After a record-breaking 2020, gun violence continues to increase in King County

King County Prosecuting Attorney believes pandemic gun violence is part of a national trend.

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Woman arrested after allegedly pulling gun on gas station employee who asked her to wear a mask

The 33-year-old Spanaway woman has not been charged yet.

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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. (WNPA News Service)

State Democrats push new round of open-carry gun restrictions

They want to keep guns away from ballot counting and out of places where city councils and school boards meet.

  • Jan 31, 2022
  • By Jerry Cornfield jcornfield@soundpublishing.com
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. (WNPA News Service)
Bezos Academy could open a preschool at Everett Station, seen here in November, this fall. (Olivia Vanni / Herald file)

Everett City Council approves lease for Bezos Academy at Everett Station

Kent School Board gave go-ahead to Bezos free preschool

Bezos Academy could open a preschool at Everett Station, seen here in November, this fall. (Olivia Vanni / Herald file)

Five day weather forecast for King County

Thursday, Jan. 27, day Partly cloudy, high 47° Thursday, Jan. 27, night Areas of fog, low 32° Friday, Jan. 28, day Foggy early, then partly… Continue reading

  • Jan 27, 2022