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COVID-19 cancelled the King County Fair

The fair has an estimated $5 million impact on the local economy and accounts for a majority of the Expo Center’s operating funds.

State issues guidance on dental care, medical appointments

Resumption of those practices depends on adequate protective equipment and patient screening.

Candidates file for Renton legislative seats

A glimpse at the August primary for Districts 11, 37, 41, 47 and 5.

A few people wear face masks when the city of Enumclaw recently had a “downtown cruise” where people drove around downtown to order food from local restaurants. RAY MILLER-STILL, Enumclaw Courier-Herald

King County directive to wear face coverings in effect May 18

Effort to help slow spread of COVID-19

  • May 18, 2020
A few people wear face masks when the city of Enumclaw recently had a “downtown cruise” where people drove around downtown to order food from local restaurants. RAY MILLER-STILL, Enumclaw Courier-Herald

Sound Transit to reintroduce light rail, Sounder fares starting June 1

Reduced rate of $1 on Link, $2 on Sounder as free rides to end

  • May 18, 2020

I-5 closures set in Kent for Federal Way Link construction

May 18-21 along southbound lanes near former Midway Landfill

Renton officials call for July 9 closure of downtown homeless shelter

King County shelter at Red Lion Inn has seen 79% increase in emergency calls for violence, drugs and other inappropriate behaviors, officials say.

Renton hired Martin Pastucha as the city’s new public works director. Courtesy photo

Renton hires new public works director

The Renton City Council has confirmed Mayor Armondo Pavone’s appointment of Martin Pastucha as the city’s new public works administrator. Pastucha replaces Gregg Zimmerman, who… Continue reading

Renton hired Martin Pastucha as the city’s new public works director. Courtesy photo

State to deploy brigade of ‘contact tracers’ to track virus

Force of 1,371 including National Guard will assist local health districts statewide.

Supreme Court ponders state’s limits on presidential electors

Justices consider cases in which three Washington state residents went rogue and didn’t vote for Clinton.

Officers raid alleged cockfighting operation in Kent

Regional Animal Services of King County leads raid; takes away 92 roosters

King County Sheriff’s Office seeks help to find teen wanted for SeaTac murder

Eddie Sulcer known to have ties in Auburn, Federal Way, Burien, Lakewood, Puyallup

  • May 13, 2020
Passengers on a King County Metro bus. File photo

Metro, Sound Transit request more federal aid as ridership plummets

Agencies face major shortfalls in their budgets.

Passengers on a King County Metro bus. File photo

King County fire chiefs release video message about COVID-19 pandemic

‘Do not let up, we have come too far to go back’

A mobile center from Bloodworks Northwest takes blood from Enumclaw resident Andy Bremmeyer, pictured in this 2019 photo. Sound Publishing file photo: https://www.redmond-reporter.com/news/bloodworks-northwest-reports-drop-in-blood-donations-following-coronavirus-outbreak/

Blood drives cancelled through June; new “pop-up” sites being organized

Social distancing has led to at least a temporary suspension of mobile blood drives.

A mobile center from Bloodworks Northwest takes blood from Enumclaw resident Andy Bremmeyer, pictured in this 2019 photo. Sound Publishing file photo: https://www.redmond-reporter.com/news/bloodworks-northwest-reports-drop-in-blood-donations-following-coronavirus-outbreak/

Supreme Court to weigh state’s actions against rogue electors

These three citizens contend the Constitution allowed them to put country ahead of party.

Some people wore face masks when the city of Enumclaw recently had a “downtown cruise” where people drove around downtown to order food from local restaurants. RAY MILLER-STILL, Enumclaw Courier-Herald

King County health officer directs residents to use face coverings

At indoor public settings, outdoors where social distancing is difficult

  • May 11, 2020
Some people wore face masks when the city of Enumclaw recently had a “downtown cruise” where people drove around downtown to order food from local restaurants. RAY MILLER-STILL, Enumclaw Courier-Herald

South King County cities to receive millions in COVID-19 relief funds

Federal Way, Renton, Enumclaw, Kent, Auburn among cities to benefit from Washington State Department of Commerce CARES Act.

New county COVID-19 dashboard focuses on long-term care facilities

The dashboard shows which facilities have reported the most deaths, as well as what symptoms and co-morbidities patients reported.

80-degree heat wave incoming for Puget Sound this weekend

Officials reminded people to keep a safe distance from others, on what may be the warmest days so far in 2020.