Evictions on hold statewide amid COVID-19 outbreak

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

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

Restaurants contemplate take-out services; local events canceled

The Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce is encouraging Plateau residents to continue supporting local businesses in a safe and responsible manner.

Black Diamond declares state of emergency

There will be no more city council meetings for the near future, and some city departments are closed to the public.

Enumclaw, Black Diamond police blotter | Feb. 24 – March 4

A snoopy dog walker, skipping out on a towing bill, and a juvie behind the wheel.

  • Mar 18, 2020

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

Most donation stations will remain open.

  • Mar 18, 2020

A message from Mayor Jan Molinaro

City services are being affected by COVID-19. Here’s everything you should need to know.

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

Muckleshoot Tribal Council declares state of emergency, closes tribe’s casino and bingo operations

Closure is for two weeks effective 3 p.m. Tuesday

  • Mar 17, 2020
The King County Sheriff’s Office will no longer enforce court-ordered evictions, starting March 17. Image courtesy King County

King County Sheriff to immediately stop enforcing court-ordered evictions

Sheriff Mitzi G. Johanknecht explained this is not the time to make families more vulnerable.

  • Mar 17, 2020
The King County Sheriff’s Office will no longer enforce court-ordered evictions, starting March 17. Image courtesy King County

King County Library System closures and other coronavirus responses

Late fees will be waived and holds will be extended in response to coronavirus.

Mount Rainier car prowler sentenced to 25 months

The Department of Justice said his actions left multiple victims stranded at national parks with no phone, car keys, or warm clothes.

Plateau schools closed through April

Both the Enumclaw and White River School District is offering free daily meals and helping organize childcare options for healthcare workers and first responders.

Gun stores across King County are experiencing a run on ammunition. File photo

Buyers want bullets, not just toilet paper

Gun owners are flocking to stores to buy ammunition.

Gun stores across King County are experiencing a run on ammunition. File photo

Live COVID-19 Coverage: March 16

The virus continues to spread as state and local authorities take further measures to fight it.

  • Mar 16, 2020

Watch a replay of the governor’s Monday news conference here

Jay Inslee and other officials spoke at 11 a.m. about the coronavirus outbreak.

Puget Sound renters will need housing assistance

Nonprofits, activists are expecting greater need as workers are laid off.

Pierce County Library System closes to the public

There is no date set for when libraries will reopen.