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The King County Courthouse is located at 516 Third Ave. in downtown Seattle. Photo courtesy of King County

State Supreme Court pauses almost all cases in Washington

Judges will focus on bail hearings under emergency COVID-19 rules.

The King County Courthouse is located at 516 Third Ave. in downtown Seattle. Photo courtesy of King County

Local YMCAs open child care for essential workers to serve hundreds of families

Pivots services to greatest need during COVID-19

  • Mar 20, 2020
Passengers on a King County Metro bus. File photo

King County Metro cancels fares

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, riders in King County take free buses

  • Mar 20, 2020
Passengers on a King County Metro bus. File photo

Auburn Police blotter | March 20

Auburn Police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between March 10 and 15: March 10 Theft: 5:15 p.m., 762 Outlet Collection… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2020

VRFA fire and rescue blotter | March 20

Between March 9 and March 15, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 217 calls for service, among them the following: March 9 Minor fire:… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2020

Pandemic stressing small shops, bars, restaurants on Main Street

Auburn’s business owners fret closures, hope to be here when they lift

Sound Transit to temporarily reduce service on light rail, Sounder trains

New schedules reflect greatly reduced demand, anticipated staffing shortages

  • Mar 19, 2020

CDC: Life Care staff worked in multiple facilities and while symptomatic for COVID-19

Staff members assisted in spreading coronavirus throughout long-term care facilities.

King County Flood Control District commits to environmental partnership

The King County Flood Control District has committed an additional $6.7 million from its 2020 budget to support salmon recovery efforts and fund two flood… Continue reading

  • Mar 19, 2020

VRFA ready to move personnel should COVID-19 wreak havoc

Chief: ’We’re going to do our duty. I have 100 percent confidence in my people’

Construction to continue on M Street SE – 25th Street SE to 29thStreet SE | UPDATES

Other projects to affect roadways, traffic

  • Mar 19, 2020

Amazon donates $50,000 in supplies to Kent facility for COVID-19 response

Site of former Econo Lodge motel | VIDEO

Evictions on hold statewide amid COVID-19 outbreak

The governor announced the order, with some exceptions, as well as millions in grants for businesses.

Events, eating out and retail: What’s allowed and what’s not

Public Health - Seattle & King County issues reminders

  • Mar 18, 2020

How will COVID-19 impact wildfire response?

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

King County COVID-19 deaths increase by 10 to 56

Number of county cases up 44 to 562

COURTESY FAIR PHOTO, Patrick Hagerty

State Spring Fair canceled due to coronavirus pandemic

Refunds will be made available

  • Mar 18, 2020
COURTESY FAIR PHOTO, Patrick Hagerty

Western Washington Goodwills to close March 19 to April 2 due to COVID-19 concerns

Most donation stations will remain open.

  • Mar 18, 2020
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

COVID-19 severe blood shortage; Red Cross drives canceled; fewer donations

The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations during this coronavirus outbreak, the agency… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2020