Gov. Jay Inslee issued new guidance allowing the resumption of self-service buffets, salad bars, salsa bars, drink stations and other types of communal food sources in Phase 2. File photo

Buffets and salad bars back on the menu in King County

Gov. Jay Inslee has revised rules to allow self-serve food areas in Phase 2 of the state’s reopening.

Folks enjoy outdoor eating during the start of the Streatery Pilot in downtown Issaquah. Photo courtesy city of Issaquah.

Streatery Pilot on pause while COVID-19 cases rise

The city council will review the pilot program July 20 for possible reopening July 24

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King County homeless count: 11,751 people, up 5 percent from 2019

One night a year, volunteers spread out across Seattle and King County to count the homeless. And on the cold,… Continue reading

Nurse Sylvia Keller, pictured with Gov. Jay Inslee, is on the front lines of the COVID-19 battle in Yakima County. Courtesy photo

Governor doubles down on mask rules

Inslee: Starting July 7, businesses do not serve those who do not wear a mask

State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Politicians get pay raises, state workers get furloughs

A citizens panel approved the hikes in 2019. Unable to rescind them, lawmakers look to donate their extra earnings.

From the Issaquah Black Lives Matter demonstration, Friday, June 12. Photo by William Shaw

Issaquah starts conversations on action plan for police accountability, equity

While contrasting, passionate ideas were expressed by the speakers at the June 29 meeting, Mayor Mary Lou Pauly said it left her optimistic that they were all closer than they think on public safety.

What makes this cannabis store ‘Seattle’s favorite?’

Long-standing Ranier Street shop has changed with the times, and kept spirits high

A train route that would shuttle people between Eastern and Western Washington could tie in with the proposed ultra-high-speed rail between B.C. and Portland. Photo courtesy RobertStafford/Pixabay.com

State receives King County to Spokane rail study

It would take about eight and a half hours to reach the Inland Empire from Puget Sound.

Bret Chiafalo. File photo

Supreme Court says state can punish WA faithless electors

Justices: Presidential electors, including Everett man, must keep pledge to back popular vote winner

Washington State Fair cancelled

COVID-19 outbreak claims another event

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State regulators keep Puget Sound Energy rates steady

Rate adjustments ease economic impact during COVID-19 pandemic

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Train Derailment Results in Urgent Plea for Blood Donors

Emergency making huge demands on community supply.

 

AG Ferguson, Amazon sue over “get rich quick” scam

Customers promised easy income, but got empty promises instead.

 

WSDOT releases Gray Notebook 67

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New phone scam targets Washington businesses

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Sports

WIAA delays start dates for fall sports

Football practices to begin Sept. 5, all other sports planned for Sept. 7.

 

 

Marketplace

What makes this cannabis store ‘Seattle’s favorite?’

Long-standing Ranier Street shop has changed with the times, and kept spirits high

 

2 ‘budding’ products to tackle stressful times

Neighborhood retailer builds relationships with customers to help meet their needs

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Zsofia Pasztor, founder of Woodinville-based non-profit Farmer Frog, is a certified horticulturist, arborist and landscape designer who helps build community and family gardens, starting from a foundation of Cedar Grove soil and compost.

Family gardening can be fun and fruitful!

Cedar Grove soils can help you get the most out of your home planting season

 

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Cartoon by Frank Shiers

Editorial: Stopping COVID is now up to each of us

With a resurgence threatening, we need to take greater responsibility to keep the virus in check.

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