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Helping Hawaii Fire Victims; The man was arrested for multiple murders; Investigate plastic surgeons; Kamala Harris visits Seattle; National Farmers Market Week


How to help those affected by the Hawaii wildfires

The devastating wildfire on the Hawaiian island of Maui has forced thousands of residents to evacuate, making it one of the deadliest wildfires in the US in recent years.

Three devastating wildfires have burned on the island since Tuesday, including one that destroyed much of Lahaina, a historic tourist town.

KING 5 launched the Northwest Response program, a partnership between the American Red Cross and Bank of America to help those affected by the Hawaii wildfires.

You can online donation or in person at any Bank of America location in Washington and Oregon. Read more

Marysville, Edmonds murder suspect arrested after chase

A man suspected of involvement in two murders was arrested in Edmonds on Thursday following a chase. Snohomish . County Sheriff’s Office speak.

The first murder occurred at an apartment complex in Marysville, the Marysville Police Department confirmed.

Marysville Police said they responded around 4 a.m. at an apartment block in the 2600 block of 164 NE Street, where a 31-year-old man was found shot dead. The victim and suspect lived in the apartment complex where the shooting took place.

The second murder occurred in Edmonds.

According to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to reports of a shooting in the 16300 block of 48th Place West shortly before 7 a.m. One woman was found dead, and another man and woman were found with gunshot wounds. Read more

Burien plastic surgeon appeals ruling after patient was ‘permanently disfigured’

An unnamed 43-year-old Kent woman has been awarded $13 million by a King County jury after her former plastic surgeon, Dr Kristine Brecht, allegedly left her “permanently disfigured.” and suffered from “fear, confusion (and) depression” related to the two surgeries in 2020.

The graphic photos included in the lawsuit show the patient’s abdomen after surgery with an open, infected wound, and the photos show thick, pronounced scars on the abdomen and arms.

“When she thinks about her body now, she thinks about how much she hates herself. It’s an overarching feeling she carries with her every day,” said plaintiff attorney Ruby Aliment.

This is the latest blow to Dr Burien, who has been at the center of the KING 5 investigation for the past year. Read more

This is when Vice President Kamala Harris visits Seattle next week

Vice President Kamala Harris will return to Seattle next week, marking her second visit since she took office.

Harris will be in Seattle on Tuesday to speak on the one-year anniversary of the Inflation Reduction Act being signed into law. Congress voted to pass the law on August 16, 2022.

During his visit to Seattle, the vice president is expected to mention the Biden administration’s commitment to tackling the climate crisis and its efforts to build a “clean energy economy” with high-paying jobs. for America. Read more

Supporting local farmers is easier than ever during National Farmers Market Week

National Farmers Market Week celebrates the evolution and impact of farmers’ markets and the important role they play in the U.S. food supply chain. In the 24th year, Farmers Market Union are celebrating the seasonal scents and flavors that make local markets so popular.

The Farmers Market Alliance is driven by three main goals. The first is for farmers to earn fair prices for the fruits of their labor by selling directly to consumers. The alliance also focuses on consumer access to fresh, nutritious, local produce. The third focus is on communities that reclaim the figurative “town square,” delivering positive results in terms of traffic and community connections. Seattle’s KING district is an example of a thriving farmers market community, where you can find a local farmers market every day of the week. Read more

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Edmuns DeMars

Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing edmund@ustimespost.com.

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