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YMCA dishes up its summer meal program

Meals available in Auburn, Federal Way

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American Medical Response (AMR) organized a parade of first responders to show appreciation for St. Elizabeth Hospital staff April 30. Photo by Ray Miller-Still/Sound Publishing

The complications of counting COVID deaths in Washington

State relies on results of tests and death certificates in calculating the daily toll of the disease.

American Medical Response (AMR) organized a parade of first responders to show appreciation for St. Elizabeth Hospital staff April 30. Photo by Ray Miller-Still/Sound Publishing
Auburn School District sets June 13 as graduation day

Auburn School District sets June 13 as graduation day

Each high school will feature in-person commencements with social distancing

Auburn School District sets June 13 as graduation day
Motorcycle fatality increase a cause for concern | Washington State Patrol
Motorcycle fatality increase a cause for concern | Washington State Patrol
VRFA fire and rescue blotter

VRFA fire and rescue blotter

A sampling of calls May 11-17

VRFA fire and rescue blotter
Sound Transit to get $166.3 million federal grant for COVID-19 response

Sound Transit to get $166.3 million federal grant for COVID-19 response

Funds for operating costs, maintenance, disinfecting vehicles and keeping drivers safe

Sound Transit to get $166.3 million federal grant for COVID-19 response
City of Auburn cancels National Night Out

City of Auburn cancels National Night Out

Annual neighborhood gathering, anti-crime event was set for Aug. 4

City of Auburn cancels National Night Out
State issues guidance on dental care, medical appointments

State issues guidance on dental care, medical appointments

Resumption of those practices depends on adequate protective equipment and patient screening.

State issues guidance on dental care, medical appointments
A few people wear face masks when the city of Enumclaw recently had a “downtown cruise” where people drove around downtown to order food from local restaurants. RAY MILLER-STILL, Enumclaw Courier-Herald

King County directive to wear face coverings in effect May 18

Effort to help slow spread of COVID-19

A few people wear face masks when the city of Enumclaw recently had a “downtown cruise” where people drove around downtown to order food from local restaurants. RAY MILLER-STILL, Enumclaw Courier-Herald
Sound Transit to reintroduce light rail, Sounder fares starting June 1

Sound Transit to reintroduce light rail, Sounder fares starting June 1

Reduced rate of $1 on Link, $2 on Sounder as free rides to end

Sound Transit to reintroduce light rail, Sounder fares starting June 1
Like similar businesses across King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, Bothell restaurant Hana Sushi closed due to public-health concerns. Sound Publishing file photo

Inslee changes course, says diners won’t have to sign in

Restaurants may still ask customers for information that contact tracers could use to stop an outbreak.

Like similar businesses across King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, Bothell restaurant Hana Sushi closed due to public-health concerns. Sound Publishing file photo
VRFA fire and rescue blotter

VRFA fire and rescue blotter

A sampling of calls May 4-10

VRFA fire and rescue blotter
State to deploy brigade of ‘contact tracers’ to track virus

State to deploy brigade of ‘contact tracers’ to track virus

Force of 1,371 including National Guard will assist local health districts statewide.

State to deploy brigade of ‘contact tracers’ to track virus
Supreme Court ponders state’s limits on presidential electors

Supreme Court ponders state’s limits on presidential electors

Justices consider cases in which three Washington state residents went rogue and didn’t vote for Clinton.

Supreme Court ponders state’s limits on presidential electors
King County Sheriff’s Office seeks help to find teen wanted for SeaTac murder

King County Sheriff’s Office seeks help to find teen wanted for SeaTac murder

Eddie Sulcer known to have ties in Auburn, Federal Way, Burien, Lakewood, Puyallup

King County Sheriff’s Office seeks help to find teen wanted for SeaTac murder
Operation 100% aims to provide relief for all applicants waiting for unemployment benefits

Operation 100% aims to provide relief for all applicants waiting for unemployment benefits

State Employment Security Department launches program

Operation 100% aims to provide relief for all applicants waiting for unemployment benefits
Supreme Court to weigh state’s actions against rogue electors

Supreme Court to weigh state’s actions against rogue electors

These three citizens contend the Constitution allowed them to put country ahead of party.

Supreme Court to weigh state’s actions against rogue electors
Some people wore face masks when the city of Enumclaw recently had a “downtown cruise” where people drove around downtown to order food from local restaurants. RAY MILLER-STILL, Enumclaw Courier-Herald

King County health officer directs residents to use face coverings

At indoor public settings, outdoors where social distancing is difficult

Some people wore face masks when the city of Enumclaw recently had a “downtown cruise” where people drove around downtown to order food from local restaurants. RAY MILLER-STILL, Enumclaw Courier-Herald
Businesses, nonprofits asked to participate in COVID-19 impact survey

Businesses, nonprofits asked to participate in COVID-19 impact survey

Regional effort in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties

Businesses, nonprofits asked to participate in COVID-19 impact survey
UW Medicine expects financial losses of $500 million by end of summer
UW Medicine expects financial losses of $500 million by end of summer