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Auburn Valley Humane Society limits shelter’s hours, closes thrift store

The Auburn Valley Humane Society facility, at 4910 A St. SE, is operating on a limited capacity by appointment from 12-4 p.m. daily for coronavirus… Continue reading

  • Mar 22, 2020

Studded tire removal deadline extended to April 30

The arrival of spring typically means drivers in Washington have until March 31 to remove studded tires. However, this year the Washington State Department of… Continue reading

  • Mar 22, 2020

City closes playgrounds and other active recreation areas

Please follow park rules, maintain social distancing

  • Mar 22, 2020
The shelter will be opened in Harborview Hall in the Harborview Medical Center complex. The hall has sat unused for nearly a decade and required extensive renovations to bring it up to code for use as a 100-bed shelter. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Harborview, King County open coronavirus recovery site

The 45-bed facility will treat those awaiting test results, or who have mild symptoms.

The shelter will be opened in Harborview Hall in the Harborview Medical Center complex. The hall has sat unused for nearly a decade and required extensive renovations to bring it up to code for use as a 100-bed shelter. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Unemployment claims doubled last week as coronavirus shutters businesses

Numbers like this haven’t been seen since height of the Great Recession.

Playgrounds, sports courts closed in King County to encourage social distancing

Seattle mayor says in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the public cannot allow gatherings at Alki, Golden Gardens, Seward, Volunteer Park or Magnuson parks.

Screenshot of Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference from March 20, 2020, on TVW.

Inslee: Some folks aren’t taking the virus outbreak seriously

At a news conference, the governor warned businesses and individuals to get with the program.

Screenshot of Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference from March 20, 2020, on TVW.
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.