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Vehicle theft in King County remains consistent during COVID-19 outbreak

Thieves stole 61 vehicles in 48-hour period this week

Construction at the intersection of Totem Lake Boulevard and NE 124th St. in Kirkland, WA, on Feb. 10, 2020. File photo

Inslee: We are not close, yet, to lifting restrictions

Governor warns lockdown may last a while, and builders offer path to freeing their industry now.

Construction at the intersection of Totem Lake Boulevard and NE 124th St. in Kirkland, WA, on Feb. 10, 2020. File photo
Monroe Correctional Complex (Washington State Department of Corrections)

Inslee signs order to free hundreds of nonviolent prisoners

The state may release up to 950 inmates as officials look to prevent COVID-19 deaths behind bars.

Monroe Correctional Complex (Washington State Department of Corrections)

First round of coronavirus stimulus checks arrive

The payments showed up in direct-deposit accounts this week. Couples get $2,400, plus $500 per kid.

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.

Police seek suspect in Renton homicide

21-year-old Oshea Larenze Williams allegedly fired multiple shots into a parked car, killing one man on March 10.

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

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

The Landing in Renton offers virtual Easter Bunny photos to families

The Landing partners with PictureMeBunny.com to provide digitally created Easter pictures instead of in-person visits.

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

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
A proposal to make King County Metro fares free for low-income households could be approved in the coming months. 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
A proposal to make King County Metro fares free for low-income households could be approved in the coming months. File photo