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Inslee announces updated religious, faith-based services guidance

Modified Phase 1, Phase 2 allow indoor services at 25% capacity or 200 people, whichever is less

Families impacted by police killings travel to Seattle for June 18 gathering

Nationwide list includes Kent, Auburn victims

Thousands of trees coming down along I-5 for light rail line

Nearly 8,600 between SeaTac and Federal Way

Valley police chiefs of King County release unified message in response to death of George Floyd

Police chiefs of Des Moines, Tukwila, Renton, Federal Way, Kent, Auburn, Algona, Pacific, Black Diamond and the Port of Seattle pledge to stand with communities.

Westfield Southcenter Mall to reopen June 15

Modified hours; safety protocols

Chris Reykdal, Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction, in a screenshot from his virtual press conference June 11. Courtesy of TVW

WA classrooms to reopen this fall, says state superintendent

Chris Reykdal says in-person instruction is possible if schools comply with safety rules.

Chris Reykdal, Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction, in a screenshot from his virtual press conference June 11. Courtesy of TVW

U.S. Sen. Murray announces support for Justice in Policing Act

Calls for continued work to stop racial injustice

Washington families can get help to buy food during school closures

Pandemic EBT available early July for children whose schools closed due to COVID-19

Thoughts on recent tragedies | Letter to the editor

It is impossible to ignore the tragedies we have experienced in the last couple of months: coronavirus, lockdown, riots and the tragic deaths that inspired… Continue reading

Goodwill to reopen donation centers, stores in King, Pierce counties

Including Kent, Auburn, Federal Way locations

Future of new sex ed law may rest in the hands of voters

Opponents are confident they have enough signatures to put a referendum on the November ballot.

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Mayor lifts emergency and curfew enacted after looting and protests

Mayor Nancy Backus has ended the civil emergency related to looting, vandalism and property destruction she issued on Sunday May 31 and with it the… Continue reading

Screenshot of the city’s Facebook page.

Pandemic illustrates the need for government action

Despite spending most of my life in government and politics and working with some of the best, I still judge a politician by what they… Continue reading

Closures on I-5 in SeaTac for Federal Way Link construction

Along southbound lanes over three weeks

King County assessor wants Legislature to fix laws to help small businesses

Changes needed because of COVID-19 impact on commercial properties

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Misbehaving woman banned from Auburn gas station | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Auburn police log.

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New Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma to open June 8

$400M, 310,000-square-foot facility will open with COVID-19 precautions

Kabal Gill, owner of East India Grill in Federal Way, wears gloves to hand over take-out orders at his restaurant on March 23. File photo

New guidelines for Phase 2 reopenings in King County

All workers will need to wear masks as restaurants, retail shops and other businesses reopen.

Kabal Gill, owner of East India Grill in Federal Way, wears gloves to hand over take-out orders at his restaurant on March 23. File photo

New protocols set for Sea-Tac Airport

Strategy to ensure the health, well-being of passengers, visitors and workers