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Renton man federally charged for murdering woman in Olympic National Park

Alejandro J. Aguilera Rojas is accused of killing 21-year-old woman in February.

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The Red Lion Inn at 1 South Grady Way in Renton is being used as temporary site to relocate individuals experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

Renton officials outline requests for King County’s use of local hotel as shelter

200 individuals from Seattle homeless shelters have been moved to the Red Lion Inn at 1 South Grady Way in Renton.

The Red Lion Inn at 1 South Grady Way in Renton is being used as temporary site to relocate individuals experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo
St. Francis Hospital employees pose for a photo, before laughing about smiling behind their masks. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

Lights, sirens, support: First responders host parades for frontline hospital workers

Federal Way police, South King Fire and Rescue and other agencies showed their support for St. Francis Hospital staff on April 16.

St. Francis Hospital employees pose for a photo, before laughing about smiling behind their masks. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo
A COVID-19 screening tent outside of Enumclaw Medical Center opened on March 11. (Photo by Ray Miller-Still/Sound Publishing)

Latest COVID-19 death tolls and positive tests in King County

The average COVID-19 infected person may be likely to infect just one or fewer additional persons with COVID-19, down from an average of 2.7 persons in late February, study says.

A COVID-19 screening tent outside of Enumclaw Medical Center opened on March 11. (Photo by Ray Miller-Still/Sound Publishing)
Renton business owner supports local farmers, brewers during pandemic

Renton business owner supports local farmers, brewers during pandemic

The Brewmaster’s Foundation weekly Community Supported Agriculture box includes fresh produce from local farms and beers from Washington breweries.

Renton business owner supports local farmers, brewers during pandemic
No-show season: WIAA announces cancellation of spring sports, activities

No-show season: WIAA announces cancellation of spring sports, activities

Due to the school closure extension, the cancellation includes all practices, competitions, tournaments and championships, WIAA says.

No-show season: WIAA announces cancellation of spring sports, activities
There’s still hope for spring sports, WIAA announces

There’s still hope for spring sports, WIAA announces

Washington Interscholastic Activities Association making contingency plans for high school sports competitions after extension of stay home order.

There’s still hope for spring sports, WIAA announces
‘Don’t assume it can’t happen to you’

‘Don’t assume it can’t happen to you’

Federal Way resident Evelyn Allcorn shares story of her husband’s battle with COVID-19 after he tested positive on March 28.

‘Don’t assume it can’t happen to you’
South King Fire opens county’s first decontamination site for law enforcement officers
South King Fire opens county’s first decontamination site for law enforcement officers
At St. Elizabeth Hospital in Enumclaw, a patient is taken from an ambulance through a small door marked “decontamination” on March 23. It was unclear whether the patient was suspected of being infected with COVID-19. (Photo by Ray Miller-Still/Sound Publishing)

King County releases breakdown data of COVID-19 cases, deaths

Washington’s virus-related death toll surpasses 129 as of Wednesday, March 25.

At St. Elizabeth Hospital in Enumclaw, a patient is taken from an ambulance through a small door marked “decontamination” on March 23. It was unclear whether the patient was suspected of being infected with COVID-19. (Photo by Ray Miller-Still/Sound Publishing)
King County jails reducing inmates, prioritizing space for violent offenders to curb COVID-19

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 jails reducing inmates, prioritizing space for violent offenders to curb COVID-19
Playgrounds, sports courts closed in King County to encourage social distancing

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.

Playgrounds, sports courts closed in King County to encourage social distancing
4 King County paramedics quarantined after COVID-19 exposure

4 King County paramedics quarantined after COVID-19 exposure

Two paramedic interns, two South King County primary response employees are asymptomatic, according to union executives.

4 King County paramedics quarantined after COVID-19 exposure
Federal Way couple quarantined on Grand Princess cruise ship confined to room

Federal Way couple quarantined on Grand Princess cruise ship confined to room

Couple boards ship Feb. 21 for adventure cruise to Hawaiin Islands; 21 people on board test positive for coronavirus.

Federal Way couple quarantined on Grand Princess cruise ship confined to room
Coronavirus death toll rises to nine in Washington

Coronavirus death toll rises to nine in Washington

Two individuals who died on Feb. 26 were found to have had the coronavirus; Harborview Medical Center staff possibly exposed to the virus.

Coronavirus death toll rises to nine in Washington
Investigators release video of Federal Way police fatally shooting black man following public outcry

Investigators release video of Federal Way police fatally shooting black man following public outcry

Civil rights advocates call out forceful policing that has targeted young people of color in South King County.

Investigators release video of Federal Way police fatally shooting black man following public outcry
Bonsai burglary: trees worth thousands stolen from Pacific Bonsai Museum in Federal Way

Bonsai burglary: trees worth thousands stolen from Pacific Bonsai Museum in Federal Way

The two bonsai, a Silverberry and a Japanese Black Pine, were stolen from the secured public exhibit area early Sunday morning.

Bonsai burglary: trees worth thousands stolen from Pacific Bonsai Museum in Federal Way
South King Fire helps local animal rescue with puppy transport

South King Fire helps local animal rescue with puppy transport

Seattle-based nonprofit Resilient Hearts Animal Sanctuary helps rescue and re-home animals from high risk situations and fosters loving relationships along the way.

South King Fire helps local animal rescue with puppy transport
Former Todd Beamer High School nurse charged with child rape, sexual misconduct of 3 students

Former Todd Beamer High School nurse charged with child rape, sexual misconduct of 3 students

51-year-old Mark David Glenn, of Auburn, posted bail and was released from jail.

Former Todd Beamer High School nurse charged with child rape, sexual misconduct of 3 students
Family, friends of paraplegic man killed in shootout with Federal Way police outraged over his death

Family, friends of paraplegic man killed in shootout with Federal Way police outraged over his death

Family says the 23-year-old man’s death was “senseless”; accuse police of excessive force and withholding information that the man used a wheelchair.

Family, friends of paraplegic man killed in shootout with Federal Way police outraged over his death