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Area beaches closed to shellfish harvesting due to Paralytic Shellfish Poison

Area beaches closed to shellfish harvesting due to Paralytic Shellfish Poison

Paralytic Shellfish Poison (PSP) has been detected at unsafe levels in shellfish on Vashon Island and at the Des Moines Marina, and as a result, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has closed... [Read more]

Water Dist. 54 customers near Normandy Park, Des Moines urged to boil water

Water Dist. 54 customers near Normandy Park, Des Moines urged to boil water

The Washington State Department of Health urged King County Water District 54 customers near Normandy Park and Des Moines to boil their tap water because potentially harmful E. coli bacteria were detected... [Read more]

No Need To Fear Low Helicopter Flyovers Over Area From July 11-20

No Need To Fear Low Helicopter Flyovers Over Area From July 11-20

If you see a low-flying helicopter flying over the area starting Monday, July 11th, don’t worry – it’s unlikely that there’s been another pit bull shooting – it’s most likely... [Read more]

Former Area Nurse Busted For ‘Diverting Drugs For Personal Use’

Former Area Nurse Busted For ‘Diverting Drugs For Personal Use’

Washington State health officials announced Wednesday (May 4th) that they have immediately suspended the license of registered nurse Gordon McSherry, who worked at Regional Hospital in Tukwila, on charges... [Read more]

HEALTH ALERT: Listeria Found In Some Queseria Bendita Mexican Cheeses

HEALTH ALERT: Listeria Found In Some Queseria Bendita Mexican Cheeses

The Washington State Department of Health this week issued a warning against eating soft Mexican cheese products made by a Yakima company after a Washington resident was confirmed with listeriosis. The... [Read more]

State Dept. Of Health Suspends Burien Dentist’s License

State Dept. Of Health Suspends Burien Dentist’s License

The Washington State Department of Health has suspended the license of Burien dentist Parivash Khajavi of Burien Family Dentistry for failing to property test sterilization equipment used to disinfect... [Read more]