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Mi’Chance Dunlap-Gittens was shot and killed as part of a botched undercover sting in 2017. Courtesy photo

$2.25 million settlement reached in King County shooting lawsuit

Family of MiChance Dunlap-Gittens will receive money and an apology from county.

Mi’Chance Dunlap-Gittens was shot and killed as part of a botched undercover sting in 2017. Courtesy photo
Oil war and Covid-19 lead to lower prices at the gas pump

Oil war and Covid-19 lead to lower prices at the gas pump

A gallon of regular gasoline in King County is $1 less than it was this time last year.

Oil war and Covid-19 lead to lower prices at the gas pump
COVID-19 infection rate holding steady in WA, report says

COVID-19 infection rate holding steady in WA, report says

Loosening restrictions could create another peak, according to Institute for Disease Modeling.

COVID-19 infection rate holding steady in WA, report says
Activists want rent, mortgage suspensions

Activists want rent, mortgage suspensions

Moratoriums on evictions won’t be enough, say some.

Activists want rent, mortgage suspensions
How will COVID-19 impact wildfire response?

How will COVID-19 impact wildfire response?

Answers and resources are short in short supply right now, but fire academies are still planned.

How will COVID-19 impact wildfire response?
Like similar businesses across King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, Bothell restaurant Hana Sushi is closed until April 2020 due to public-health concerns. Blake Peterson/staff photo

A COVID-19 recession could cost millions of jobs

The fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic is hurting workers.

Like similar businesses across King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, Bothell restaurant Hana Sushi is closed until April 2020 due to public-health concerns. Blake Peterson/staff photo
Gun stores across King County are experiencing a run on ammunition. File photo

Buyers want bullets, not just toilet paper

Gun owners are flocking to stores to buy ammunition.

Gun stores across King County are experiencing a run on ammunition. File photo
Puget Sound renters will need housing assistance

Puget Sound renters will need housing assistance

Nonprofits, activists are expecting greater need as workers are laid off.

Puget Sound renters will need housing assistance
Bars, gyms and more ordered closed in Washington state

Bars, gyms and more ordered closed in Washington state

The orders are an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Bars, gyms and more ordered closed in Washington state
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Public events in King County to be cancelled or restricted due to outbreak

It applies to everything from faith events to sporting events and concerts.

Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo
Low-wage workers will be hardest hit by economic coronavirus impacts

Low-wage workers will be hardest hit by economic coronavirus impacts

Nonprofits are expecting dramatic increases in requests following layoffs and hour reductions.

Low-wage workers will be hardest hit by economic coronavirus impacts
Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle. Photo courtesy Wikipedia

Possible medical supply shortages worry Virginia Mason doctor

Masks, gowns and gloves are all in high demand.

Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle. Photo courtesy Wikipedia
King County cancels most in-person meetings, moves to Skype

King County cancels most in-person meetings, moves to Skype

Responding to the COVID-19 outbreak, non-essential in-person meetings for March have been called off.

King County cancels most in-person meetings, moves to Skype
The state coronavirus hotline is dropping calls

The state coronavirus hotline is dropping calls

A state Department of Health spokesperson said their phone system is being overwhelmed.

The state coronavirus hotline is dropping calls
COVID: Call before seeing a doctor, especially the elderly, asthmatic

COVID: Call before seeing a doctor, especially the elderly, asthmatic

Those with underlying lung or immune system problems are more at risk for serious complications.

COVID: Call before seeing a doctor, especially the elderly, asthmatic
Passengers on a King County Metro bus. File photo

King County transit agencies say stay home if you’re sick

Metro and Sound Transit continue to operate normal routes for now.

Passengers on a King County Metro bus. File photo
PNW plant-based foods could help in climate fight

PNW plant-based foods could help in climate fight

Animal products create a lot of emissions, but veggie alternatives are coming from King County.

PNW plant-based foods could help in climate fight
Aerial view of the Amtrak Cascades train derailment in 2017 near DuPont, Wash. Courtesy Wikipedia

Amtrak, Sound Transit and the state all named in derailment lawsuit

It was filed on behalf of the family of a teenager who was paralyzed in the 2017 crash.

Aerial view of the Amtrak Cascades train derailment in 2017 near DuPont, Wash. Courtesy Wikipedia
King County approves low-income Metro fare waivers

King County approves low-income Metro fare waivers

Low-income transit riders could see their King County Metro fares waived beginning in July, after the King County Council voted Feb. 25 to approve a… Continue reading

King County approves low-income Metro fare waivers
King County Council has nine members who each represent a district. Courtesy of kingcounty.gov

Charter amendments could allow King County Council to remove elected officials

The change was recommended by the charter review commission.

King County Council has nine members who each represent a district. Courtesy of kingcounty.gov