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Don’t avoid the emergency department in a crisis

Don’t avoid the emergency department in a crisis

ED volumes across the state are falling, but that doesn’t mean people aren’t getting sick or hurt.

Don’t avoid the emergency department in a crisis
The Regional Homelessness Authority was created by agreement in December 2019. Pictured: King County Executive Dow Constantine shakes hands with Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan. Courtesy photo

Regional homelessness authority takes first step amid COVID-19

The authority held its first meeting on Thursday.

The Regional Homelessness Authority was created by agreement in December 2019. Pictured: King County Executive Dow Constantine shakes hands with Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan. Courtesy photo
Imagine Housing has nearly 640 households across its various properties. (Google Maps)

Tenants demand more relief from Eastside low-income housing provider

During a virtual fundraiser, several tenants protested outside the house of CEO Villette Nolon.

Imagine Housing has nearly 640 households across its various properties. (Google Maps)
Among the candidates for Washington state governor in 2020: (Top row, L-R): Omari Tahir Garrett, Winston Wilkes, Thor Amundson, Cameron Vessey, Martin ‘Iceman’ Wheeler, Ryan Ryals; (middle row L-R): Liz Hallock, Goodspaceguy, Gov. Jay Inslee, Don Rivers, Gene Hart; (bottom row L-R): Phil Fortunato, Tim Eyman, Alex Tsimerman, Cairo D’Almeida, Cregan Newhouse, Raul Garcia.

GOP gubernatorial hopefuls aim to oust Inslee amid COVID-19

Former Bothell mayor Joshua Freed and initiative-pusher Tim Eyman could be the front-runners.

Among the candidates for Washington state governor in 2020: (Top row, L-R): Omari Tahir Garrett, Winston Wilkes, Thor Amundson, Cameron Vessey, Martin ‘Iceman’ Wheeler, Ryan Ryals; (middle row L-R): Liz Hallock, Goodspaceguy, Gov. Jay Inslee, Don Rivers, Gene Hart; (bottom row L-R): Phil Fortunato, Tim Eyman, Alex Tsimerman, Cairo D’Almeida, Cregan Newhouse, Raul Garcia.
Nonprofit launches new online COVID-19 local resource hub for King County

Nonprofit launches new online COVID-19 local resource hub for King County

Hub collects links for more than 300 local resources for people affected by virus.

Nonprofit launches new online COVID-19 local resource hub for King County
Des Moines Police rescue ducklings from storm drain

Des Moines Police rescue ducklings from storm drain

Mother duck appreciates effort

Des Moines Police rescue ducklings from storm drain
Motorcycle fatality increase a cause for concern | Washington State Patrol
Motorcycle fatality increase a cause for concern | Washington State Patrol
Sound Transit to get $166.3 million federal grant for COVID-19 response

Sound Transit to get $166.3 million federal grant for COVID-19 response

Funds for operating costs, maintenance, disinfecting vehicles and keeping drivers safe

  • May 19, 2020
Sound Transit to get $166.3 million federal grant for COVID-19 response
COVID-19 cancelled the King County Fair

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.

COVID-19 cancelled the King County Fair
State issues guidance on dental care, medical appointments

State issues guidance on dental care, medical appointments

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

State issues guidance on dental care, medical appointments
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

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
Sound Transit to reintroduce light rail, Sounder fares starting June 1
I-5 closures set in Kent for Federal Way Link construction

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

May 18-21 along southbound lanes near former Midway Landfill

I-5 closures set in Kent for Federal Way Link construction
Sullivan back in race for House District 47

Sullivan back in race for House District 47

Kent City Councilmember Kaur drops out of legislative run

Sullivan back in race for House District 47
State to deploy brigade of ‘contact tracers’ to track virus

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

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

State to deploy brigade of ‘contact tracers’ to track virus
Supreme Court ponders state’s limits on presidential electors

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.

Supreme Court ponders state’s limits on presidential electors
Officers raid alleged cockfighting operation in Kent

Officers raid alleged cockfighting operation in Kent

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

Officers raid alleged cockfighting operation in Kent
King County Sheriff’s Office seeks help to find teen wanted for SeaTac murder

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

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

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

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