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King County Election headquarters in Renton, on primary Election Day, Aug. 4. Voters can return their ballot and register in-person at the election headquarters and other voting centers by 8 p.m. Haley Ausbun/Staff photo.

There’s still time to vote in the August primary

Turn in your ballot at any voting center by 8 p.m.

  • Aug 4, 2020
King County Election headquarters in Renton, on primary Election Day, Aug. 4. Voters can return their ballot and register in-person at the election headquarters and other voting centers by 8 p.m. Haley Ausbun/Staff photo.
Primary election 2020: Who will emerge as Inslee’s challenger?

Primary election 2020: Who will emerge as Inslee’s challenger?

Voting ends Tuesday in an election without big rallies and fund-raisers and face-to-face debates

Primary election 2020: Who will emerge as Inslee’s challenger?
Sex ed, local control at heart of race for WA state schools chief

Sex ed, local control at heart of race for WA state schools chief

Incumbent Chris Reykdal faces five foes who argue he’s pushing too many state policies on school districts.

Sex ed, local control at heart of race for WA state schools chief
The Quendall Terminals site is fenced off and signage warns folks from approaching. But property owners and EPA want to clean it up and making it livable, shopable, enjoyable Lake Washington waterfront property. Staff photo 2019/Haley Ausbun

EPA takes big step towards Quendall Terminals cleanup

The contaminated site is one of the largest undeveloped portions of Lake Washington waterfront

The Quendall Terminals site is fenced off and signage warns folks from approaching. But property owners and EPA want to clean it up and making it livable, shopable, enjoyable Lake Washington waterfront property. Staff photo 2019/Haley Ausbun
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Two shot near Renton KFC

One has non-life threatening injuries, the other is in critical but stable condition

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Semi collision leaves car stuck underneath

First responders remained on scene, blocking two lanes of SR 167 northbound, to remove the car

  • Jul 30, 2020
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County Fire Marshal issues burn ban

Dry conditions and high heats are in the forecast this week

  • Jul 27, 2020
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Lawsuit alleges doctor treated patients at local nursing home after positive COVID-19 test

The nursing home has had nine COVID-19 related deaths

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COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

COVID-19 cases and deaths in King County cities

Numbers as of July 23, 2020.

  • Jul 23, 2020
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference July 23, 2020.

Governor tightens restrictions on restaurants, bars, weddings, funerals

Staff reports Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday (July 23) he is tightening restrictions throughout the state for restaurants, bars, weddings, funerals and gyms in… Continue reading

  • Jul 23, 2020
Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference July 23, 2020.
Abortions could stop at Virginia Mason if merger is approved, reproductive rights advocates say

Abortions could stop at Virginia Mason if merger is approved, reproductive rights advocates say

Hospital representatives said “certain services” would cease, but wouldn’t give specifics.

Abortions could stop at Virginia Mason if merger is approved, reproductive rights advocates say
Two Renton School District students doing in-home learning, outside last spring. Courtesy photo/ Renton Schools Facebook page.

Renton School District will start fall with in-home learning

Increasing cases in young people and guidance from public health officials has been the primary cause in the change from a hybrid learning model.

Two Renton School District students doing in-home learning, outside last spring. Courtesy photo/ Renton Schools Facebook page.
Do opportunity zones in King County work?

Do opportunity zones in King County work?

The zones were created by Congress in 2017 to create jobs and spur economic development.

Do opportunity zones in King County work?
Pandemic is spiking in South King County, governor says

Pandemic is spiking in South King County, governor says

Gov. Jay Inslee met with elected officials, health officials and business partners in Federal Way to hear concerns, suggestions about state’s response to COVID-19.

Pandemic is spiking in South King County, governor says
City offering ways for businesses to expand outdoors during pandemic

City offering ways for businesses to expand outdoors during pandemic

An emergency ordinance passed July 13 offers permits for sidewalk and parking lot use and increased temporary advertising outside businesses

  • Jul 17, 2020
City offering ways for businesses to expand outdoors during pandemic
Inslee warns of stay home order as COVID cases rise

Inslee warns of stay home order as COVID cases rise

The governor urges young people, who are not getting infected the most, to curb their social habits.

Inslee warns of stay home order as COVID cases rise
File photo/Target at The Landing, December 2019.

15 year old shot, injured in Renton Target

Police are still searching for suspect, shooting not believed to be random

  • Jul 17, 2020
File photo/Target at The Landing, December 2019.
Sound Transit breaks ground on Federal Way Link Extension

Sound Transit breaks ground on Federal Way Link Extension

The $3.1 billion project includes three new stations near Kent/Des Moines, South 272nd Street and the Federal Way Transit Center.

Sound Transit breaks ground on Federal Way Link Extension
Extra $600 in federal benefit for unemployed workers set to end July 25

Extra $600 in federal benefit for unemployed workers set to end July 25

Payment is on top of base weekly state benefit amount

Extra $600 in federal benefit for unemployed workers set to end July 25
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Inslee extends pause on counties advancing phases to July 28

A spike in cases could cause hospitalizations and deaths to rise soon.

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