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COVID-19 severe blood shortage; Red Cross drives canceled; fewer donations

The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations during this coronavirus outbreak, the agency… Continue reading

To our elected officials: Be bold, be consistent, be honest, be helpful

By Patrick Grubb, Washington Newspaper Publishers Association Governor Jay Inslee has been forceful in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic because our state is the nation’s hotbed… Continue reading

The King County Sheriff’s Office will no longer enforce court-ordered evictions, starting March 17. Image courtesy King County

King County Sheriff to immediately stop enforcing court-ordered evictions

Sheriff Mitzi G. Johanknecht explained this is not the time to make families more vulnerable.

The King County Sheriff’s Office will no longer enforce court-ordered evictions, starting March 17. Image courtesy King County

Watch a replay of the governor’s Monday news conference here

Jay Inslee and other officials spoke at 11 a.m. about the coronavirus outbreak.

Live COVID-19 Coverage: March 16

The virus continues to spread as state and local authorities take further measures to fight it.

COVID-19 — What you need to know today

Coronavirus pandemic continues worldwide. How is it impacting King County today?

COVID-19 — What you need to know today

Coronavirus pandemic continues worldwide. How is it impacting King County today?

COVID-19 — What you need to know today

Coronavirus pandemic continues worldwide. How is it impacting King County today?

Photo by Haley Ausbun. The Renton Community Center, located at 1715 Maple Valley Highway, was closed until March 31 after the family of a preschooler in a program there told the city they had been exposed to a case of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Pictured: signage about the closure on the door of the center.

Live COVID-19 Coverage: March 12

March 12, 2020 5:20 p.m. The University of Washington has reported two coronavirus cases in its psychiatric ward. Following the positive tests, all 22 patients… Continue reading

Photo by Haley Ausbun. The Renton Community Center, located at 1715 Maple Valley Highway, was closed until March 31 after the family of a preschooler in a program there told the city they had been exposed to a case of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Pictured: signage about the closure on the door of the center.
Protesters hold signs advocating for a veto on Senate Bill 5395. Photo by Cameron Sheppard, WNPA News Service

Protesters blast Legislature’s sex education directive

Republican lawmakers attempt to make the bill a ballot issue for November elections.

Protesters hold signs advocating for a veto on Senate Bill 5395. Photo by Cameron Sheppard, WNPA News Service

COVID-19 — What you need to know today

More cases and deaths were reported in King County as the governor works to shut down large events

Outbreak – Today’s latest news on COVID-19

74 more cases have been reported in King County.

Coronavirus: Live Coverage for Puget Sound

The virus has killed several and sickened dozens.

Vice President Mike Pence addresses the coronavirus outbreak situation in Washington after meeting with Governor Jay Inslee and public health officials at Camp Murray. Photo by Cameron Sheppard/WNPA News Bureau

Vice President arrives with federal health experts to ‘epicenter’ of U.S. coronavirus outbreak

“We’re all in this together,” Mike Pence told Washington state officials.

Vice President Mike Pence addresses the coronavirus outbreak situation in Washington after meeting with Governor Jay Inslee and public health officials at Camp Murray. Photo by Cameron Sheppard/WNPA News Bureau
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.

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

Bloodworks Northwest reassures community it’s safe to donate blood

Donors reminded to visit neighborhood donor centers and blood drives

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.

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.

With Mount Baker and Jetty Island in the distance, a container ship approaches the Port of Everett. (Port of Everett photo)
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.

Needles littered the ground throughout a homeless encampment at Federal Way’s Hylebos Wetlands, which is public property. Sound Publishing file photo
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Democratic lawmakers roll out spending plans for climate change, homelessness

Republican opposition calls for tax relief, rather than spending the increased revenue.

Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo