Drew Mikkelsen

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City of Olympia to sweep homeless encampment near capitol grounds

A homeless camp will be swept from an area near the state capitol in Olympia even though the city's shelter system lacks the space to accommodate more people. OLYMPIA, Wash. —...

Gov. Inslee likes what he sees at old Olympia brewhouse

The City of Tumwater hopes Gov. Inslee will back fundraising efforts. TUMWATER, Wash. — The City of Tumwater hopes Gov. Jay Inslee can help preserve the historic building that put Olympia...

Mother grateful for good Samaritan who led police to suspect in fatal Tacoma hit and run

Police say 32-year-old Kalolo Petelo hit and killed an 18-year-old early Sunday morning in the 4400 block of Portland Avenue. TACOMA, Wash. — The Tacoma man killed by an alleged hit-and-run...

Despite differences, two Washington men find common ground on police investigation board

A new state agency will investigate police use of deadly force. OLYMPIA, Wash. — They couldn’t be more different: a longtime police chief and a man whose son was killed by...

Native American student helps change Bethel High School mascot

Mia Red Crow was part of the committee to find a new mascot for Bethel High School. SPANAWAY, Wash. — When Mia Red Crow transferred to the Bethel School District as...

Washington state's teacher of the year honored for ‘unique’ approach

Watch the full report on Washington’s 2021 Teacher of the Year on KING 5 News on Nov. 18 at 6:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. OLYMPIA, Wash. — Jared Koepp, Washington state’s...

The Washington State Patrol is struggling to diversify its workforce

Over 85 percent of Washington State Patrol troopers are white, and 90 percent are male. OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste has heard the criticism his agency is...

Man rescued off rooftop in La Push ‘never been happier’ to see Coast Guard

Dale waited in his attic for 12 hours after his home was flooded and he couldn't make it off his property. LA PUSH, Wash — Dale, a La Push resident rescued...

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