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City leaders upset at county’s plan for quarantine facility in Kent | Update

King County releases details about purchase of Econo Lodge

King County Executive Dow Constantine at a Seattle press conference Wednesday, March 4. Screenshot from livestream

‘We will get through this’: Officials discuss coronavirus at Wednesday press conference

The county is advising event cancellations, increased telecommuting.

King County Executive Dow Constantine at a Seattle press conference Wednesday, March 4. Screenshot from livestream

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.

Mayor Backus delivers State of the City Address on March 12

Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus delivers her annual State of the City Address on March 12 at the Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. All are… Continue reading

  • Mar 4, 2020

Local leaders hold confab on community’s response to coronavirus

City, hospital officials keeping a close eye on the situation; school district will follow advice, direction of the health department regarding any closures

City leaders upset at county’s plan for quarantine facility in Kent

Patients would go to Econo Lodge on Central Avenue

The state coronavirus hotline is dropping calls

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

FILE - This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)

Tenth coronavirus death reported in WA

Over 200 people are being supervised for possible virus exposure

FILE - This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)

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.

Valley Medical Renton staff test positive for COVID-19

One staff member is at home recovering; 11 more tests are being examined.

Photo by Haley Ausbun. An electrician inspects one of the four rooms in the first modular unit that will be ready for those under quarantine for COVID-19, coronavirus.

More than 100 quarantine rooms are planned for King County COVID-19 response

Locations for the facilities will include Seattle and White Center.

Photo by Haley Ausbun. An electrician inspects one of the four rooms in the first modular unit that will be ready for those under quarantine for COVID-19, coronavirus.

Bloodworks Northwest reports drop in blood donations following coronavirus outbreak

The blood bank has lost 143 donations since March 1.

Utility work to affect portion of Auburn Way North | UPDATES

Utility work by InfraSource Services for Puget Sound Energy will continue to require lane closures and disruptions to both directions of traffic on Auburn Way… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2020

Area crews extinguish abandoned house fire

Firefighters from Valley Regional, South King Fire and Puget Sound Fire and King County Medic One were on scene of a abandoned house fire at… Continue reading

Coronavirus death toll rises to nine in Washington

Two individuals who died on Feb. 26 were found to have had the coronavirus; Harborview Medical Center staff possibly exposed to the virus.

Bloodworks Northwest reassures community it’s safe to donate blood

Donors reminded to visit neighborhood donor centers and blood drives

  • Mar 3, 2020

House passes Wilson bill to make childcare facilities gun-free zones

Childcare facilities would carry the same prohibitions on deadly weapons as K-12 schools under legislation passed Tuesday by the House. “This will give our younger… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2020

Local immigration office closed due to COVID-19

The Tukwila USCIS office will be closed for two weeks

At least two of the confirmed COVID-19 cases originated from the Life Care Center nursing facility in Kirkland. Samantha Pak/Sound Publishing

State steps up response to coronavirus outbreak

Public health officials ask WA Legislature for $100 million.

  • Mar 2, 2020
At least two of the confirmed COVID-19 cases originated from the Life Care Center nursing facility in Kirkland. Samantha Pak/Sound Publishing

Coronavirus concerns: Auburn won’t close schools for cleaning, but situation is fluid

District will continue to follow the advice and direction of the health department regarding any closures