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King County suspends work release program

Effort taken to reduce jail population for safety of everyone during COVID-19 pandemic

  • Mar 25, 2020
Exterior of Bothell City Hall. File photo

Bothell city manager discusses businesses, financial planning, other concerns amid outbreak

As for now, it is unknown which major city projects and goals will be most affected.

Exterior of Bothell City Hall. File photo

Activists want rent, mortgage suspensions

Moratoriums on evictions won’t be enough, say some.

Blood donations drop due to school closures

Bloodworks Northwest requires 1,000 donations a day to maintain a stable blood supply

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Kenmore suspends plastic bag policy to reduce COVID-19 spread

The new rule is in place until April 30 but could potentially be in effect longer.

  • Mar 24, 2020
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City of Kenmore staff mandated to work from home until April 6

The decision is a response to public health recommendations and new shelter-in-place mandates.

  • Mar 24, 2020

Cities and chambers of commerce provide vital information during the COVID-19 pandemic

Cities and chambers of commerce are regularly updating their sites to provide resources and news.

Bothell Police Department. Courtesy photo

Couple steals groceries then speeds away in vehicle | Police blotter

Bothell police blotter for March 11-14.

  • Mar 24, 2020
Bothell Police Department. Courtesy photo

King County COVID-19 death total hits 87

Statewide death total at 110; 93 percent test negative

  • Mar 23, 2020

Governor: Stay at home — and that’s now an order

Jay Inslee on Monday took an aggressive new step to curb social interactions as coronavirus deaths rise.

King County jails reducing inmates, prioritizing space for violent offenders to curb COVID-19

Jails already seeing a significant decrease in inmates from 1,940 to 1,766 between March 1-19, with more cuts on the way.

King County calls on faith leaders for message of unity

Public Health – Seattle & King County hosted a diversity of faith leaders for a press conference.

King County reduces district court operations

The reductions are in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • Mar 23, 2020
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Grocery stores across King County implementing “senior hours”

The hours are dedicated time for those at high risk to shop for groceries.

Courtesy City of Mercer Island

Boeing plants in Puget Sound area to close; infected Everett worker dies

To the relief of anxious employees, the company said it will shut down factory operations for two weeks.

Gov. Jay Inslee.

Gov. Inslee to address public at 5:30 p.m. Monday

Governor expected to lay out enhanced strategies to mitigate the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • Mar 23, 2020
Gov. Jay Inslee.
Some medical supplies, including face masks, respirators and gowns provided to Washington by the federal government March 5 in conjunction with a visit from U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to Camp Murray in Pierce County, Washington. Cameron Sheppard/WNPA News Service

President issues virus disaster declaration for Washington state

Governor appoints Navy Vice Admiral Raquel C. Bono to oversee COVID-19 response management.

  • Mar 22, 2020
Some medical supplies, including face masks, respirators and gowns provided to Washington by the federal government March 5 in conjunction with a visit from U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to Camp Murray in Pierce County, Washington. Cameron Sheppard/WNPA News Service
The shelter will be opened in Harborview Hall in the Harborview Medical Center complex. The hall has sat unused for nearly a decade and required extensive renovations to bring it up to code for use as a 100-bed shelter. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Harborview, King County open coronavirus recovery site

The 45-bed facility will treat those awaiting test results, or who have mild symptoms.

The shelter will be opened in Harborview Hall in the Harborview Medical Center complex. The hall has sat unused for nearly a decade and required extensive renovations to bring it up to code for use as a 100-bed shelter. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Unemployment claims doubled last week as coronavirus shutters businesses

Numbers like this haven’t been seen since height of the Great Recession.

Playgrounds, sports courts closed in King County to encourage social distancing

Seattle mayor says in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the public cannot allow gatherings at Alki, Golden Gardens, Seward, Volunteer Park or Magnuson parks.