COVID-19 death tolls reach double digits in some South King County cities

The average COVID-19 infected person may be likely to infect just one or fewer additional persons with COVID-19, down from an average of 2.7 persons in late February, study says.

Inslee signs bills authored by Rep. Irwin

The bills will establish a centralized concussion database with the DOH and expand tele-medicine under the Involuntary Treatment Act.

KCLS to remain closed, but offers online poetry contest, Día celebration

Despite library buildings being off-limits, the library system has many virtual programs planned for the spring. Image courtesy King County Library System

Local distillery switches gears, selling hand sanitizer

After Pursuit Distillery fills its orders of denatured alcohol and hand sanitizer, it opens its doors to the public.

Up to 950 inmates may be let out early amid COVID-19 concern

After a protest at the Monroe prison, the state says it will take steps to thin populations immediately.

Pedestrian killed on Highway 18 in Covington

A 55-year-old Hoquiam man died after being hit by a vehicle while standing in a lane along Highway 18 in Covington. A vehicle driven by… Continue reading

Local Facebook group aims to support local businesses

The group decides to support one business for 24 hours, and money raised goes to buying gift cards that are raffled off.

‘Losing one-third of the school year is unacceptable’

The White River School District was quick to tackle distance learning during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Enumclaw council to meet April 13

If you want to participate, check out the agenda on the city’s website and email the city clerk your comments and questions.

Enumclaw, Black Diamond police blotter | March 25 – April 2

An egging, public urination, and some felony arrests.

April free state park days postponed

A date has not been set, though two more free days are approaching in June.

  • Apr 9, 2020
King County and Public Health have turned a former Econo Lodge motel into an emergency isolation/quarantine facility on Central Avenue in Kent. File photo

King County reports 27 coronavirus cases in homeless shelters

County has provided 60 motel vouchers so far for quarantining homeless individuals.

King County and Public Health have turned a former Econo Lodge motel into an emergency isolation/quarantine facility on Central Avenue in Kent. File photo
King County’s North Seattle isolation and quarantine site on April 8. The North Seattle/Aurora facility is located at 1132 N 128th St. in Seattle. It features six modular units with a total capacity of 23 people. Corey Morris/staff photo

King County facilities readying for COVID-19 peak

Facilities are located throughout the county to assist patients with varying levels of support.

  • Apr 8, 2020
King County’s North Seattle isolation and quarantine site on April 8. The North Seattle/Aurora facility is located at 1132 N 128th St. in Seattle. It features six modular units with a total capacity of 23 people. Corey Morris/staff photo

Positive COVID-19 cases increase in Enumclaw, but facilities releasing little information

The county has reported 38 positive tests and 5 deaths as of April 6 in ZIP code 98022.

COVID-19 deaths reach 10 in Kent; 7 in Renton; 5 in Enumclaw

Latest South County results from Public Health—Seattle King County

Kent man faces murder charge in Renton shooting

Victim shot March 10 in parked car

First WA state prisoner tests positive for COVID-19

The man is the first person in Washington to contract the disease while in a state prison.

Students will not return to classrooms this school year

Monday’s decision applies to all schools — public, private and charter.

Sewing up solutions: South King firefighter designs prototype for protective gown shortage

Despite the department’s success with a one-man team, South King Fire is looking for the community’s help to sew gowns for first responders.

King County Metro announced reduced services after ridership fell 60 percent in response to coronavirus. File photo

King County Metro reduces services as a result of coronavirus

Metro said its decrease in service is a response to decreased ridership.

  • Apr 6, 2020
King County Metro announced reduced services after ridership fell 60 percent in response to coronavirus. File photo