The 2020 census form will look very similar to this sample document. Image courtesy U.S. Census Bureau

Don’t forget to take the census

Due to the coronavirus, the deadline for responding to the census is Aug. 14, 2020.

The 2020 census form will look very similar to this sample document. Image courtesy U.S. Census Bureau
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Latest numbers: Washington COVID-19 outbreak by county

With links to official information.

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City of Kent loses third attempt to halt King County quarantine facility

Judge rules city permits not needed for emergency use of former motel, but will be for future plans

Courtesy of Mountain View Fire and Rescue

Mountain View Fire and Rescue seeks levy on Aug. 4 primary ballot

Service area includes unincorporated King County near the cities of Auburn, Enumclaw and Kent.

  • Mar 27, 2020
Courtesy of Mountain View Fire and Rescue

Washington scrambles to boost supply of life-saving protective items for healthcare workers

State officials say they had to be “creative” to obtain protective equipment in global demand.

  • Mar 27, 2020

Local Sasquatch event to be live-streamed

Due to the coronavirus, the convention has to be put online — but that means more people can participate in the live-stream presentations.

Gov. Jay Inslee discusses the COVID-19 pandemic and the state’s response during a press conference on Thursday, March 26. Screenshot

Inslee: Stay-at-home orders must continue to completely eliminate COVID-19

Slight decrease in rate of new coronavirus cases, but residents must continue to hunker down.

Gov. Jay Inslee discusses the COVID-19 pandemic and the state’s response during a press conference on Thursday, March 26. Screenshot
Entrance to the Tukwila Library branch of the King County Library System on March 17. KCLS announced March 13 that it would be closed until April at earliest in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Mitchell Atencio/staff photo

KCLS pivots to digital during coronavirus pandemic

KCLS is dedicating more time and content to digital services while unable to open its physical locations.

  • Mar 26, 2020
Entrance to the Tukwila Library branch of the King County Library System on March 17. KCLS announced March 13 that it would be closed until April at earliest in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Mitchell Atencio/staff photo

Emergency declarations issued in both Enumclaw, Buckley

If the governor already declared a state of emergency, why did local cities have to as well?

At St. Elizabeth Hospital in Enumclaw, a patient is taken from an ambulance through a small door marked “decontamination” on March 23. It was unclear whether the patient was suspected of being infected with COVID-19. (Photo by Ray Miller-Still/Sound Publishing)

King County releases breakdown data of COVID-19 cases, deaths

Washington’s virus-related death toll surpasses 129 as of Wednesday, March 25.

At St. Elizabeth Hospital in Enumclaw, a patient is taken from an ambulance through a small door marked “decontamination” on March 23. It was unclear whether the patient was suspected of being infected with COVID-19. (Photo by Ray Miller-Still/Sound Publishing)

Former Kent pro soccer team owner to face Kirkland rape charge

Dion Earl extradited from Arizona while doing time for sexual assault

King County suspends work release program

Effort taken to reduce jail population for safety of everyone during COVID-19 pandemic

  • Mar 25, 2020

POM lifts some restrictions on utility, rental assistance

The Enumclaw-based nonprofit serves practically everyone from Buckley to northern Black Diamond.

City of Kent closes its Riverbend Golf Complex

Due to governor’s orders

  • Mar 24, 2020

Activists want rent, mortgage suspensions

Moratoriums on evictions won’t be enough, say some.

Joint statement from the mayors of Auburn, Kent, Renton, Federal Way, Tukwila, Enumclaw, Algona and Pacific was issued Sunday, March 22, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Courtesy of City of Kent

South King County mayors: Please stay home, follow best practices

Update - 6 p.m. Monday, March 23 Additional mayors across King County have added their names to the list. The mayors of Des Moines (Matt… Continue reading

Joint statement from the mayors of Auburn, Kent, Renton, Federal Way, Tukwila, Enumclaw, Algona and Pacific was issued Sunday, March 22, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Courtesy of City of Kent

King County COVID-19 death total hits 87

Statewide death total at 110; 93 percent test negative

  • Mar 23, 2020

Governor: Stay at home — and that’s now an order

Jay Inslee on Monday took an aggressive new step to curb social interactions as coronavirus deaths rise.

King County jails reducing inmates, prioritizing space for violent offenders to curb COVID-19

Jails already seeing a significant decrease in inmates from 1,940 to 1,766 between March 1-19, with more cuts on the way.