A few people wear 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 directive to wear face coverings in effect May 18

Effort to help slow spread of COVID-19

  • May 18, 2020
A few people wear 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

Sound Transit to reintroduce light rail, Sounder fares starting June 1

Reduced rate of $1 on Link, $2 on Sounder as free rides to end

  • May 18, 2020

I-5 closures set in Kent for Federal Way Link construction

May 18-21 along southbound lanes near former Midway Landfill

Drop in vaccination leaves children vulnerable to other diseases

Nearly 75,000 less people were immunized this month, compared to a five-year average.

  • May 15, 2020

School districts planning virtual ceremonies

Enumclaw High, partnering with Enumclaw TV, is hosting theirs on June 15; White River plans on June 30.

Black Diamond police blotter | April 27 – May 3

Unemployment fraud, used needles, and a pornographic scam.

Enumclaw’s farmer’s market ready for a second year

Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like it will be able to accept food stamps as payment as planned this year.

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

King County lists long-term care facilities with most COVID-19 deaths, Enumclaw Rehab No. 2

More than 300 deaths have occurred in these sorts of health facilities — 64 percent of all total deaths in the county.

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’

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/

Cruising through the ‘Claw: grassroots event saw the city come alive

Last Friday’s “downtown cruise” brought the crowds out of their homes, making Cole Street look busier than it has since the Governor’s stay-at-home order. However, it seemed masks and social distancing were forgotten in the excitement.

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.

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.