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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.

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
In this file photo, Margaret Hindle, a farmer with the SnoValley Tilth Experience Farming Project, walks along a row of purple cabbage, kale and broccoli at her plot near Carnation.

Snoqualmie Valley farmers adapt to COVID-19

From managing employee safety to finding seeds, it’s a whole new world for local farms.

In this file photo, Margaret Hindle, a farmer with the SnoValley Tilth Experience Farming Project, walks along a row of purple cabbage, kale and broccoli at her plot near Carnation.

Eastside cities to receive CARES Act funding to deal with COVID-19 pandemic

Recipients include North Bend, Snoqualmie, Mercer Island, Bellevue, Bothell, Kenmore, Carnation, Kirkland, Redmond and Issaquah.

  • May 11, 2020

What was the boom heard around Puget Sound?

Residents on both sides of the water reported hearing the big bang.

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.

King County Metro, which provides bus and transit service throughout the county, is facing a nearly $400 million drop in revenue over the next three years. Photo courtesy of kingcounty.gov

COVID-19 budget woes hit King County

Several critical programs are facing significant shortfalls.

King County Metro, which provides bus and transit service throughout the county, is facing a nearly $400 million drop in revenue over the next three years. Photo courtesy of kingcounty.gov
Sheri Bebbington says technology was her lifeline when she was in isolation at St. Joseph Medical Center undergoing a clinical drug study for COVID-19. Courtesy photo

Federal Way woman is first patient in COVID-19 clinical drug trial

‘I’m so, so grateful I got my life back’

Sheri Bebbington says technology was her lifeline when she was in isolation at St. Joseph Medical Center undergoing a clinical drug study for COVID-19. Courtesy photo

Air Force flyover salutes frontline heroes in Puget Sound

Jets will depart Joint Base Lewis-McChord at 12:30 p.m. May 8 to honor workers on frontlines of COVID-19.

Smoke from a wildfire. File photo

Wind, warm temperatures raise weekend wildfire risk

Temperatures could reach the mid-80s, with gusts of wind up to 25 mph.

  • May 7, 2020
Smoke from a wildfire. File photo
The third phase of Washington’s reopening will allow recreational sports with five to 50 people, gatherings of fewer than 50 people, all non-essential travel and open facilities like public pools, libraries and museums. This 2019 file photo shows teenagers at the Enumclaw pool. Courtesy photo

As Washington state slowly reopens, dark clouds hover over budget

A new report warns there may be billions of dollars less for programs and services in coming years.

The third phase of Washington’s reopening will allow recreational sports with five to 50 people, gatherings of fewer than 50 people, all non-essential travel and open facilities like public pools, libraries and museums. This 2019 file photo shows teenagers at the Enumclaw pool. Courtesy photo
Pictured: Riverbend par 3 golf course in Kent. File photo

Phased reopening in WA: Golf but no haircuts yet

Barber shops, hair salons and limited restaurant dining coming next month.

Pictured: Riverbend par 3 golf course in Kent. File photo
Mi’Chance Dunlap-Gittens was shot and killed as part of a botched undercover sting in 2017. Courtesy photo

$2.25 million settlement reached in King County shooting lawsuit

Family of MiChance Dunlap-Gittens will receive money and an apology from county.

Mi’Chance Dunlap-Gittens was shot and killed as part of a botched undercover sting in 2017. Courtesy photo

Two reports show COVID-19 transmission has slowed in King County

Further confirmation that social distancing measures have reduced transmission

  • May 4, 2020