Black Diamond council members attend stay-at-home order protest

They say they were well within their rights to go, but another council member is calling for their removal.

MultiCare Health System announces new treatment for COVID-19 patients

Seeks plasma donations from people recovered from coronavirus

  • Apr 28, 2020

Local governments to get funding from federal stimulus package

$300 million to cities, counties across state

  • Apr 28, 2020

Documents show spread of COVID-19 at Enumclaw care facility

A report from the Washington state Department of Health and Social Services and documents detailing conversations between Enumclaw Rehab and St. Elizabeth show how quickly the virus spread through the senior living facility.

Nolte State Park is a 117-acre Washington state park located 6 miles northeast of Enumclaw at the western edge of the Cascade Mountains. Photo courtesy Washington State Parks

Inslee to loosen restrictions on outdoor recreation: “Data, not dates, determine how we act”

Boat ramps, trailheads and golf courses can reopen with social-distancing measures in place.

Nolte State Park is a 117-acre Washington state park located 6 miles northeast of Enumclaw at the western edge of the Cascade Mountains. Photo courtesy Washington State Parks

COVID-19 deaths climb to 30 in Renton, 23 in Kent, 21 in Enumclaw

‘We still have way too many cases occurring each day,’ Health officer says

Construction worker installs siding to a building in Snoqualmie. File photo

Inslee gives construction a green light

It was unclear when sites would re-open, but employees will have to have PPE and stay six feet apart.

Construction worker installs siding to a building in Snoqualmie. File photo

St. Elizabeth announces voluntary furloughs

COVID-19 has severely affected the hospital’s finances, its chief operating officer wrote in a letter.

Medic One Foundation’s Gratitude Meals offer support to first responders, local businesses

The initiative provides hearty lunches to first responders staffing the COVID-19 testing sites as they work to test their colleagues.

  • Apr 24, 2020
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Renton man federally charged for murdering woman in Olympic National Forest

Alejandro J. Aguilera Rojas is accused of killing 21-year-old woman in February.

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Enumclaw, Black Diamond police blotter | April 9 – 15

Multiple people were taken to St. Elizabeth hospital involuntarily.

Green River College offers free webinar for local businesses

The online presentation will go over how to access various federal loans and business basics that will help you weather the pandemic

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal. (Sound Publishing file photo)

No one fails: School districts won’t give out Fs this year

State Superintendant Chris Reykdal said Wednesday the lowest grade a student can earn is an incomplete.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal. (Sound Publishing file photo)

White River seniors to host online car show

The annual car show is normally hosted at the Log Show fairgrounds, but COVID-19 made the local students pivot.

St. Elizabeth nurses went three weeks without N-95 masks

According to CHI Franciscan officials, supply of the essential PPE gear dropped to just 3-days worth in March.

Medical Teams pivots to help with COVID-19 response in King, Snohomish counties

The organization has converted its dental fleet into a testing command center and emergency dental clinics.

Governor: Many COVID-19 restrictions to linger after May 4

In a televised address, Jay Inslee announced a framework for a very gradual end to social lockdown.

Two former King County jail inmates test positive for COVID-19

First confirmed cases at two correctional facilities

  • Apr 21, 2020

Former COVID-19 patients’ plasma could help treat the virus

Swedish Health Services is going through its bank of recovered patients and asking them to donate.