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Minimum wage initiative: Renton community members discuss misconceptions

Renton voters will decide Feb. 13 whether to implement one the highest minimum wages in the country

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South King County legislators (left to right, top to bottom): Rep. Debra Entenman, Rep. Chris Stearns, Sen. Claudia Kauffman, Rep. Drew Stokesbary, Rep. Eric Robertson, Sen. Phil Fortunato, Rep. Jamila Taylor, Rep. Kristine Reeves, and Sen. Claire Wilson.

What are the priorities for South King County legislators?

Legislative districts in Auburn, Federal Way and Kent include Washington’s 30th, 31st and 47th.

South King County legislators (left to right, top to bottom): Rep. Debra Entenman, Rep. Chris Stearns, Sen. Claudia Kauffman, Rep. Drew Stokesbary, Rep. Eric Robertson, Sen. Phil Fortunato, Rep. Jamila Taylor, Rep. Kristine Reeves, and Sen. Claire Wilson.
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King County Prosecuting Attorney Leesa Manion.

King County prosecutor announces efforts to increase school safety

KCPAO says it plans to better work with schools and districts with legal matters involving students.

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King County Prosecuting Attorney Leesa Manion.
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Washington State Office of Homeless Youth awards $4.8 million in grants

Several programs in King County received grant funding.

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Dept. of Commerce invests $312.6 million in housing opportunities

The funding is being called a “historic” investment in units and homes for low-income homebuyers.

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Small plane crashes on side of Auburn roadway

The plane’s sole occupant was taken to the hospital with “minor” injuries.

(Screenshot from Valley Regional Fire Twitter account)
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)

Passengers sue Boeing, Alaska Airlines after plane door blew out mid-flight

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the incident.

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)
King County Crime Dive podcast.

Shady contractor | King County Crime Dive

In this episode, Kent Police arrested a 45-year-old man on a $500,000 warrant out of Idaho for rape of a minor and criminal trespassing after he reportedly posed as a contractor to move into a home.

King County Crime Dive podcast.
The City of Renton’s interactive sidewalk map. (Screenshot from City of Renton website)

Renton's new sales tax will generate millions to fix and build walkways

The city identified 188 miles of missing sidewalks, with about 994,015 feet of walkways still needed.

The City of Renton’s interactive sidewalk map. (Screenshot from City of Renton website)
King County Crime Dive podcast.

Murder for gold | King County Crime Dive

In this episode, we explore a Kent man accused of luring murder victims with the promise of gold, as well as the discovery of bones belonging to a victim of the Green River Killer.

King County Crime Dive podcast.
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Dept. of Health to give Naloxone to schools as opioid overdoses increase

Opioid-related fatalities among adolescents ages 14-18 have surged almost threefold in recent years.

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Secretary of State notifies Legislature of initiatives likely to be on ballots

The initiatives address issues such as parental rights for education, tax collection, vehicle pursuits by police and carbon tax credits. Signatures secured for the ballot measures are being validated for the general election.

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Renton head-on collision involving a school bus kills passenger in car

No children on the school bus were reported to be harmed in the Dec. 19 NE Third Street collision.

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(Screenshot from Dec. 4, 2023, Renton City Council meeting.)

Renton dissolves Equity, Housing and Human Services Dept.

City spokesperson maintains that no services will be defunded or impacted during reorganization.

(Screenshot from Dec. 4, 2023, Renton City Council meeting.)
Redlining map of Seattle (screenshot from HistoryLink.org)

King County to explore restorative justice options for historic redlining

Race-based restrictive real estate policies were estimated to have cost billions in wealth accrual.

Redlining map of Seattle (screenshot from HistoryLink.org)
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Audit suggests pollution from Boeing Field may disproportionately impact BIPOC communities

Auditors found the airport lacks a clear strategy to achieve its goal of becoming a “green airport.”

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DUI patrols to increase for Dec. 15 weekend in King and Pierce counties

State’s Liquor and Cannabis Board is educating bar and restaurant servers on the dangers of overservice.

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King County provides nearly $10 million to South King County for land conservation

Conservation Futures Tax levy allows counties to collect a property tax to protect open spaces.

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The Auburn Symphony Orchestra is among King County organizations that will benefit from the recently passed Doors Open levy. “The passage of this legislation validates the role we play and the impact we have. We’re grateful and hopeful for the future,” said Rachel Perry, executive director, Auburn Symphony Orchestra. (Courtesy photo)

King County Council passes $782 million arts and culture levy

Levy is intended to increase access to science, heritage and the arts.

The Auburn Symphony Orchestra is among King County organizations that will benefit from the recently passed Doors Open levy. “The passage of this legislation validates the role we play and the impact we have. We’re grateful and hopeful for the future,” said Rachel Perry, executive director, Auburn Symphony Orchestra. (Courtesy photo)
King County Crime Dive podcast.

3 teen inmates escape | King County Crime Dive

In this episode, we take a closer look at Echo Glen Children’s Center, which recently saw another batch of escapes by juvenile inmates.

King County Crime Dive podcast.