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Meet the firefighter and deckhand who won’t get vaccinated

Washington state’s COVID vaccine mandate for most government, healthcare, and education employees is set to take effect Oct. 18. Meet the state workers who are leaving their jobs.
4 days ago
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Dori: Inslee planning to push COVID vax through 2024

Gov. Jay Inslee has given himself extra-constitutional "emergency" powers for 19 months. Now it looks like he is planning to extend those powers.
4 days ago
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Seattle police union president says some officers are ‘willing to walk away’ from job in solidarity

If Seattle police officers are not vaccinated against COVID-19 or haven't submitted proof by Oct. 18, they risk losing their job.
7 days ago
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King County Sheriff’s Office bans non-essential travel, sheriff travels to Boston

Employees with the King County Sheriff's Office were told all non-essential work-related travel "should be cancelled," but the sheriff went to Boston.
11 days ago
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Heart’s Ann Wilson to sing National Anthem at Kraken’s first home game

Ann Wilson of the band Heart, a Seattle-area local, will help to open Climate Pledge Arena at the Seattle Kraken's first home game. 
12 days ago
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Despite promises from mayor, downtown Seattle restaurant owner says area is still unsafe

Despite the mayor's promise of help, a downtown Seattle restaurant owner says he's cut his hours to five days a week, four hours a day over safety concerns.
12 days ago
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Seattle landlord says new requirements could shrink rental options

A Seattle landlord tells KIRO Radio's Dori Monson Show the new rent rules in the city may work for big corporations, but not for small landlords.
13 days ago
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State Senator: Only Gov. Inslee ‘has the power’ to pause Washington’s long-term care tax

A number of Washington state Senators, including Sen. Jeff Wilson, are calling on Gov. Inslee to use his power to pause the upcoming long-term care tax.
18 days ago
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King County deputy tells Dori he quit over morale, ‘Mitzing-in-action’ sheriff

King County Sheriff's Office Deputy Jessy Bailey announced his resignation over his claim of deteriorating morale within the department.
20 days ago
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Washington landlord takes out full page ad telling others to ‘refuse to rent anything’ in October

Don Cullen is a landlord who is trying to rally support and get the attention of lawmakers by taking out full page ads in the Seattle Times.
20 days ago
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Mayor of Winlock says Gov. Inslee should ‘submit himself to medical review’

The mayor of Winlock passed a proclamation saying he believes Gov. Inslee requires professional medical intervention for narcissistic personality disorder.
26 days ago
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State Senator disagrees with making insurance rates a ‘zero sum game’

State Senator Mark Mullet (D-Issaquah) explains why he's pushing back against Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler's emergency rule.
26 days ago
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‘We are a country of laws’: Councilmember echoes calls to prosecute teen hit-and-run suspect as adult

King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn is calling for the teen suspect of an alleged series of hit and run incidents to be tried in adult court.
27 days ago
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Federal Way mom says school district is unprepared for class to quarantine

A mom in Federal Way says her son's entire class has to be in quarantine after one kid tested positive for COVID, and there's no remote learning option.
29 days ago
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Stolen truck found, returned to 83-year-old Everett man

An 83-year-old Everett-area man is looking for his mint condition 1997 F-250 truck, after it was stolen out of his driveway earlier this week.
1 month ago
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Student says fight at Tahoma school wasn’t racially motivated

A Tahoma High School student involved in a fight witnesses say included racial slurs is claiming that race was not a factor in the incident.
1 month ago
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Wife of Maple Valley man killed in hit-and-run pushes to prosecute teen suspect as adult

The wife of a Maple Valley man killed in a hit-and-run is calling on the county prosecutor to try the 15-year-old girl suspected of the crime as an adult.
1 month ago
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Vaccine requirements in Clallam, Jefferson counties part of ‘social contract,’ says health officer

Health officer Dr. Allison Berry explains why she enacted vaccine requirements for restaurants and bars in Clallam and Jefferson counties.
1 month ago
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Whatcom County deputy says his son’s teacher is telling kids how to skirt the law

A father, who is also a Whatcom County Sheriff's Deputy, is upset about what one of his son's teachers is instructing students in a civics class.
2 months ago
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Jimmy John’s manager frustrated with low staffing thanks to ‘government handouts’

A Jimmy John's in Bellevue is being transparent about why their service might be lacking. The general manager chocks it up to not finding enough workers.
2 months ago
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King County Sheriff’s Office chief demoted for posting officers’ vaccination status

Dori learned that a chief with the King County Sheriff's Office posted to the King County Intranet officers' names and their vaccination status.
2 months ago
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Monroe restaurant joins in honoring 13 fallen US servicemembers in Kabul

A number of restaurants are honoring the 13 US servicemembers killed in Afghanistan last week, including Tuscano's Italian Kitchen in Monroe.
2 months ago
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Former state lawmaker says Washington’s long-term care tax should be optional

Petitions are just hitting the streets, and the internet, to try to gather enough signatures to make changes to the state's upcoming long-term care tax.
2 months ago
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Island County government employees to get hazard pay from federal relief

The Island County Commissioner defends using federal relief funds as hazard pay for government employees who work with the public.
2 months ago
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