Cameron Sheppard

Rat

A brief history of rats in the Puget Sound region

The adaptable scavengers can sustain themselves by exploiting the sloppy habits of people.

 

Kaloni Bolton, 12, died from an asthma attack after waiting over an hour for help at an urgent care center in Renton. (Kristina Williams)

Girl dies from asthma waiting for help at Renton urgent care

The family of Kaloni Bolton, 12, wants answers to why the urgent care staff didn’t treat her.

 

Since Washington state passed Initiative 502 to legalize recreational marijuana, rates of drivers under the influence of cannabis and involved in fatal collisions have risen at an alarming rate. (Pixabay.com)

Numbers of stoned drivers increase, law enforcement responds

One WSP trooper said a THC breathalyzer would be a “game changer” for police and the courts.

 

Catalytic converters stolen from Bothell senior center buses

The precious metals can be melted down and sold at a price higher than gold by weight.

West Point Treatment Plant in Seattle. Photo courtesy of King County

Wastewater spills into Puget Sound, Lake Washington

About 20% of the 10 million gallons of untreated water was sewage, and 80% was stormwater.

West Point Treatment Plant in Seattle. Photo courtesy of King County