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Public and private universities, colleges, technical schools, apprenticeship programs and similar schools and programs may resume general instruction, including in-person classes and lectures, starting Aug. 1. Pictured: The University of Washington-Bothell campus. File photo

Universities and colleges may reopen in fall, governor says

His order requires masks and physical distancing, among other measures, to help prevent infections.

Public and private universities, colleges, technical schools, apprenticeship programs and similar schools and programs may resume general instruction, including in-person classes and lectures, starting Aug. 1. Pictured: The University of Washington-Bothell campus. File photo
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Renton collection agency sued over collection letters for unenforceable debts

Convergent Outsourcing sent over 75,000 deceptive letters asking for settlements on debts that were already past the statute of limitations for collection lawsuits

  • Jun 26, 2020
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Traffic was down the street to receive COVID-19 testing at the Renton drive-thru site. Courtesy photo/King County

Free COVID-19 testing sites in Federal Way, Renton see large turnout

The King County testing sites were provided in part by Beyoncé’s BeyGood Initiative

  • Jun 25, 2020
Traffic was down the street to receive COVID-19 testing at the Renton drive-thru site. Courtesy photo/King County
Photo courtesy Bellevue Police Department. Suspected stolen merchandise.

Bellevue police arrest Renton man and others in connection to downtown Bellevue looting

Police say they’ve recovered $50,000 in stolen items and identified almost 100 suspects

  • Jun 25, 2020
Photo courtesy Bellevue Police Department. Suspected stolen merchandise.
During a recent training, South King Fire and Rescue members at Station 62 wear personal protective gear, which includes face masks, eye protection, gloves and gowns. Courtesy photo

Governor orders statewide use of face coverings in public

Jay Inslee says that until there is a vaccine, it’s the best weapon to stop the spread of COVID-19.

During a recent training, South King Fire and Rescue members at Station 62 wear personal protective gear, which includes face masks, eye protection, gloves and gowns. Courtesy photo
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Renton man pleads guilty to one of state’s largest workers’ comp scams

The delivery driver was still working under his own name while receiving L&I pension, and owes the state almost $340,000.

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Task force will tackle issues of racial justice, police reform

Inslee names civil rights activists, pastors, and cops to panel that may forge ideas for new laws

  • Jun 23, 2020
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A GoFundMe page has been started for Lorenzo Anderson. The page can be accessed at www.gofundme.com/f/for-the-family-of-the-man-who-was-shot-at-chop

19-year-old killed in Seattle shooting was former Renton student

The shooting in the early morning hours of Saturday, June 20, has received attention nationwide for occurring in a protester-occupied space in Seattle known as CHOP or CHAZ.

A GoFundMe page has been started for Lorenzo Anderson. The page can be accessed at www.gofundme.com/f/for-the-family-of-the-man-who-was-shot-at-chop

Inslee forms state task force to address policing and racial justice

24 members includes families who have lost loved ones; police officials

  • Jun 22, 2020

King County Board of Health declares racism a crisis

Racism was declared a public health crisis by King County’s Board of Health. Along with the proclamation, the county’s health authority pledged to work more… Continue reading

State Capitol Building, Olympia, Washington. File photo

Tax collections tumble as state braces for huge budget hole

Inslee cancels pay raises for some execs and orders furloughs for workers as special session looms.

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Dr. Jeffrey Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County, says COVID-19 cases have declined significantly since the peak of the outbreak in late March, allowing the county to move into Phase 2 on June 19. FILE PHOTO

King County enters Phase 2 of Safe Start recovery plan

Full list of what’s permitted

  • Jun 19, 2020
Dr. Jeffrey Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County, says COVID-19 cases have declined significantly since the peak of the outbreak in late March, allowing the county to move into Phase 2 on June 19. FILE PHOTO

King County to distribute 25 million face coverings to residents, businesses

Each of 39 cities in county to get a shipment

  • Jun 18, 2020
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Valley staff protesting retirement cuts

The union representing these nurses and healthcare workers states Valley Medical Center is it’s only represented employer proposing these sorts of cuts amidst the coronavirus pandemic

  • Jun 18, 2020
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Families impacted by police killings travel to Seattle for June 18 gathering

Nationwide list includes Kent, Auburn victims

  • Jun 17, 2020

Thousands of trees coming down along I-5 for light rail line

Nearly 8,600 between SeaTac and Federal Way

  • Jun 17, 2020

King County could be in Phase 2 this week

The county was planning on applying on Monday.

County executive wants cities to drop opposition to revised officer-involved shooting inquests

Renton, Kent, Auburn, Federal Way mayors say they won’t back down

County executive wants cities to drop opposition to revised officer-involved shooting inquests

Kent, Auburn, Federal Way mayors say they won’t back down

On Monday afternoon, the newer trees around Common Ground Coffee and Cupcakes were already removed but the at-least 13 year old Maple tree remained at an intersection that is being improved for the Wells and Williams two-way conversion project. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Common Ground Cupcakes tree removal now on hold

Update: Contractors are no longer removing tree on Tuesday, allowing time for city to hear public concerns

On Monday afternoon, the newer trees around Common Ground Coffee and Cupcakes were already removed but the at-least 13 year old Maple tree remained at an intersection that is being improved for the Wells and Williams two-way conversion project. Photo by Haley Ausbun.