King County Board of Health declares racism a crisis

Racism was declared a public health crisis by King County’s Board of Health. Along with the proclamation, the county’s health authority pledged to work more… Continue reading

State Capitol Building, Olympia, Washington. File photo

Tax collections tumble as state braces for huge budget hole

Inslee cancels pay raises for some execs and orders furloughs for workers as special session looms.

State Capitol Building, Olympia, Washington. File photo
Dr. Jeffrey Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County, says COVID-19 cases have declined significantly since the peak of the outbreak in late March, allowing the county to move into Phase 2 on June 19. FILE PHOTO

King County enters Phase 2 of Safe Start recovery plan

Full list of what’s permitted

Dr. Jeffrey Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County, says COVID-19 cases have declined significantly since the peak of the outbreak in late March, allowing the county to move into Phase 2 on June 19. FILE PHOTO

King County to distribute 25 million face coverings to residents, businesses

Each of 39 cities in county to get a shipment

Families impacted by police killings travel to Seattle for June 18 gathering

Nationwide list includes Kent, Auburn victims

Thousands of trees coming down along I-5 for light rail line

Nearly 8,600 between SeaTac and Federal Way

King County could be in Phase 2 this week

The county was planning on applying on Monday.

County executive wants cities to drop opposition to revised officer-involved shooting inquests

Kent, Auburn, Federal Way mayors say they won’t back down

Ian Eckles, of Kent, went missing around May 17 in Central Washington.

Fugitive arrested in Central Washington for murder of Kent man

Ian Eckles, 41, went missing in May

Ian Eckles, of Kent, went missing around May 17 in Central Washington.
Chris Reykdal, Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction, in a screenshot from his virtual press conference June 11. Courtesy of TVW

WA classrooms to reopen this fall, says state superintendent

Chris Reykdal says in-person instruction is possible if schools comply with safety rules.

Chris Reykdal, Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction, in a screenshot from his virtual press conference June 11. Courtesy of TVW

Washington families can get help to buy food during school closures

Pandemic EBT available early July for children whose schools closed due to COVID-19

Poison Center records increase in poison exposures during COVID-19

Poison exposures from the misuse of chemicals spiked 53 percent in the early days of the pandemic.

How a man from California caused a false Antifa scare in North Bend

A conspiracy theory website ran pictures of North Bend locals, accusing them of being agitators.

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City and Auburn police officer sued in federal court; APD refutes claims on Facebook page

The Auburn Police Department and one of its police officers are defendants in a lawsuit that was filed Monday in federal court in Seattle over… Continue reading

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Future of new sex ed law may rest in the hands of voters

Opponents are confident they have enough signatures to put a referendum on the November ballot.

King County Library System to slowly reopen after 3 month closure

Now in Phase 1.5, KCLS will gradually allow book returns with strict guidelines.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle opened its King County branches to provide child care centers dedicated to serving the families of essential workers. Courtesy photo

Child care shortage could follow COVID-19 pandemic

Around 25 percent of child care facilities have closed across the state.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle opened its King County branches to provide child care centers dedicated to serving the families of essential workers. Courtesy photo
A screenshot of the video circulating on twitter showing a Bellevue Police Officer restraining a woman and forcing her to the ground. The video is now identified as an incident from Dec. 23, 2018.

Video of Bellevue officer’s forceful restraint of unarmed woman goes viral

Update: After the video spread, Bellevue police announced it was prohibiting neck restraints. The police chief has called the video of the officer’s actions “disturbing” but “reasonable for the resistance he was faced with.”

A screenshot of the video circulating on twitter showing a Bellevue Police Officer restraining a woman and forcing her to the ground. The video is now identified as an incident from Dec. 23, 2018.

King County assessor wants Legislature to fix laws to help small businesses

Changes needed because of COVID-19 impact on commercial properties