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A sampling of calls May 4-10

  • May 14, 2020

Sullivan back in race for House District 47

Kent City Councilmember Kaur drops out of legislative run

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

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

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.

Officers raid alleged cockfighting operation in Kent

Regional Animal Services of King County leads raid; takes away 92 roosters

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

  • May 13, 2020
Passengers on a King County Metro bus. File photo

Metro, Sound Transit request more federal aid as ridership plummets

Agencies face major shortfalls in their budgets.

Passengers on a King County Metro bus. File photo

King County fire chiefs release video message about COVID-19 pandemic

‘Do not let up, we have come too far to go back’

Bowman Creek Elementary in Auburn to open in September

Construction continues on district’s 15th elementary school

A mobile center from Bloodworks Northwest takes blood from Enumclaw resident Andy Bremmeyer, pictured in this 2019 photo. Sound Publishing file photo: https://www.redmond-reporter.com/news/bloodworks-northwest-reports-drop-in-blood-donations-following-coronavirus-outbreak/

Blood drives cancelled through June; new “pop-up” sites being organized

Social distancing has led to at least a temporary suspension of mobile blood drives.

A mobile center from Bloodworks Northwest takes blood from Enumclaw resident Andy Bremmeyer, pictured in this 2019 photo. Sound Publishing file photo: https://www.redmond-reporter.com/news/bloodworks-northwest-reports-drop-in-blood-donations-following-coronavirus-outbreak/

Supreme Court to weigh state’s actions against rogue electors

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

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

  • May 11, 2020
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

South King County cities to receive millions in COVID-19 relief funds

Federal Way, Renton, Enumclaw, Kent, Auburn among cities to benefit from Washington State Department of Commerce CARES Act.

City of Auburn to receive $2.4 million in coronavirus relief

State begins distributing federal CARES Act funds

Photo courtesy of FWPS

Federal Way schools outline plans for graduating senior celebrations, traditions

Virtual graduation ceremonies will be broadcast on local Channel 21, Facebook Live and YouTube on June 13.

Photo courtesy of FWPS

New county COVID-19 dashboard focuses on long-term care facilities

The dashboard shows which facilities have reported the most deaths, as well as what symptoms and co-morbidities patients reported.

80-degree heat wave incoming for Puget Sound this weekend

Officials reminded people to keep a safe distance from others, on what may be the warmest days so far in 2020.

King County Metro, which provides bus and transit service throughout the county, is facing a nearly $400 million drop in revenue over the next three years. Photo courtesy of kingcounty.gov

COVID-19 budget woes hit King County

Several critical programs are facing significant shortfalls.

King County Metro, which provides bus and transit service throughout the county, is facing a nearly $400 million drop in revenue over the next three years. Photo courtesy of kingcounty.gov
Sheri Bebbington says technology was her lifeline when she was in isolation at St. Joseph Medical Center undergoing a clinical drug study for COVID-19. Courtesy photo

Federal Way woman is first patient in COVID-19 clinical drug trial

‘I’m so, so grateful I got my life back’

Sheri Bebbington says technology was her lifeline when she was in isolation at St. Joseph Medical Center undergoing a clinical drug study for COVID-19. Courtesy photo