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FILE - This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)

Tenth coronavirus death reported in WA

Over 200 people are being supervised for possible virus exposure

FILE - This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)

COVID: Call before seeing a doctor, especially the elderly, asthmatic

Those with underlying lung or immune system problems are more at risk for serious complications.

Valley Medical Renton staff test positive for COVID-19

One staff member is at home recovering; 11 more tests are being examined.

A flight takes off at SeaTac International Airport. Photo courtesy Port of Seattle

Port of Seattle, airlines respond to COVID-19 with new health measures

Changes at Sea-Tac Airport include more hand sanitizer, training for biohazard cleaning.

A flight takes off at SeaTac International Airport. Photo courtesy Port of Seattle
Photo by Haley Ausbun. An electrician inspects one of the four rooms in the first modular unit that will be ready for those under quarantine for COVID-19, coronavirus.

More than 100 quarantine rooms are planned for King County COVID-19 response

Locations for the facilities will include Seattle and White Center.

Photo by Haley Ausbun. An electrician inspects one of the four rooms in the first modular unit that will be ready for those under quarantine for COVID-19, coronavirus.

Bloodworks Northwest reports drop in blood donations following coronavirus outbreak

The blood bank has lost 143 donations since March 1.

Local immigration office closed due to COVID-19

The Tukwila USCIS office will be closed for two weeks

At least two of the confirmed COVID-19 cases originated from the Life Care Center nursing facility in Kirkland. Samantha Pak/Sound Publishing

State steps up response to coronavirus outbreak

Public health officials ask WA Legislature for $100 million.

  • Mar 2, 2020
At least two of the confirmed COVID-19 cases originated from the Life Care Center nursing facility in Kirkland. Samantha Pak/Sound Publishing
Passengers on a King County Metro bus. File photo

King County transit agencies say stay home if you’re sick

Metro and Sound Transit continue to operate normal routes for now.

Passengers on a King County Metro bus. File photo
Courtesy of Renton Technical College
                                President Kevin McCarthy

RTC president awarded fellowship

Renton Technical College (RTC) President is one of 25 in the nation taking place in a prestigious fellowship. Kevin McCarthy will be joining the 2020-21… Continue reading

Courtesy of Renton Technical College
                                President Kevin McCarthy

PNW plant-based foods could help in climate fight

Animal products create a lot of emissions, but veggie alternatives are coming from King County.

Discussing homelessness on Jan. 9 are, from left, Associated Press Olympia correspondent Rachel La Corte, Rep. Nicole Macri (D-Seattle), Sen. Patty Kuderer (D-Bellevue), Sen. Hans Zeiger (R-Puyallup) and Rep. Morgan Irwin (R-Enumclaw). Photo by Leona Vaughn/WNPA News Service

Senate Republicans propose alternative solutions to WA’s homelessness crisis

One suggestion would empower law enforcement and remove barriers to prosecution.

  • Feb 28, 2020
Discussing homelessness on Jan. 9 are, from left, Associated Press Olympia correspondent Rachel La Corte, Rep. Nicole Macri (D-Seattle), Sen. Patty Kuderer (D-Bellevue), Sen. Hans Zeiger (R-Puyallup) and Rep. Morgan Irwin (R-Enumclaw). Photo by Leona Vaughn/WNPA News Service
With Mount Baker and Jetty Island in the distance, a container ship approaches the Port of Everett. (Port of Everett photo)

Senate Dems: $5 million to help businesses disrupted by coronavirus

Overseas port closures hurt WA companies that depend on international shipping.

  • Feb 27, 2020
With Mount Baker and Jetty Island in the distance, a container ship approaches the Port of Everett. (Port of Everett photo)
Photo by Haley Ausbun
                                During halftime, athletes and coaches have individual meetings, while parents watch a video prepared by Highlands Community Church for whatever biblical principle teams are learning about that week at the Upward sports league.

Sports that help kids grow

Local church league gives to neighborhood

Photo by Haley Ausbun
                                During halftime, athletes and coaches have individual meetings, while parents watch a video prepared by Highlands Community Church for whatever biblical principle teams are learning about that week at the Upward sports league.

Inslee gets involved in contract talks between Swedish, SEIU

The governor is orchestrating a four-day bargaining session with both sides led by an MIT professor.

Aerial view of the Amtrak Cascades train derailment in 2017 near DuPont, Wash. Courtesy Wikipedia

Amtrak, Sound Transit and the state all named in derailment lawsuit

It was filed on behalf of the family of a teenager who was paralyzed in the 2017 crash.

Aerial view of the Amtrak Cascades train derailment in 2017 near DuPont, Wash. Courtesy Wikipedia
Needles littered the ground throughout a homeless encampment at Federal Way’s Hylebos Wetlands, which is public property. Sound Publishing file photo

Republican leadership doubts effectiveness of homelessness spending

Democrats propose hundreds of millions toward affordable housing.

  • Feb 26, 2020
Needles littered the ground throughout a homeless encampment at Federal Way’s Hylebos Wetlands, which is public property. Sound Publishing file photo

King County approves low-income Metro fare waivers

Low-income transit riders could see their King County Metro fares waived beginning in July, after the King County Council voted Feb. 25 to approve a… Continue reading

King County Council has nine members who each represent a district. Courtesy of kingcounty.gov

Charter amendments could allow King County Council to remove elected officials

The change was recommended by the charter review commission.

King County Council has nine members who each represent a district. Courtesy of kingcounty.gov
Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht gave a response to an Office of Law Enforcement Oversight report on Feb. 25 before the King County Law and Justice Committee. The report recommended ways her department could reform use of force policy and internal investigations. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Council unsatisfied with Sheriff’s response to use of deadly force report

The King County Sheriff’s Office could be required to explain why it didn’t implement recommendations.

Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht gave a response to an Office of Law Enforcement Oversight report on Feb. 25 before the King County Law and Justice Committee. The report recommended ways her department could reform use of force policy and internal investigations. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo