Welcome to the King County Local Dive, a new weekly podcast that highlights headlines from Sound Publishing newspapers throughout Washington state’s largest and most diverse county.
On this week’s episode, we discuss how King County is adapting to a strike by concrete workers; Auburn Police Department reports a dramatic reduction in use of force incidents in 2021 on the heels of police reform legislation; the state’s cannabis stakeholders want cash out of the equation amid a rash of armed robberies; and local leaders celebrate a funding milestone for State Route 18, which is one of the state’s most dangerous highways.
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A new episode is available every Friday. Each episode features original watchdog reporting from our local journalists with a focus on how we hold our public entities and public officials accountable.
Stories for the King County Local Dive are first reported in Sound Publishing’s King County newspapers: Federal Way Mirror, Auburn Reporter, Kent Reporter, Renton Reporter, Enumclaw Courier-Herald, Mercer Island Reporter, Snoqualmie Valley Record, Kirkland Reporter, Issaquah Reporter, Redmond Reporter, Bothell-Kenmore Reporter, Bellevue Reporter and Seattle Weekly.
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Source: Bellevue Reporter