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Gov. Jay Inslee is pictured March 28 at a field hospital set up at the CenturyLink Field Event Center to address non-COVID-19 medical needs. (Photo courtesy of Jay Inslee’s Twitter feed)

Gov. Inslee warns of stepped-up ‘stay home’ enforcement

“Thousands of calls” from residents concerned about businesses and people not following restrictions.

 

Property tax deadline extended to June

This only affects those who pay their property taxes themselves.

 

The 2020 census form will look very similar to this sample document. Image courtesy U.S. Census Bureau

Don’t forget to take the census

Due to the coronavirus, the deadline for responding to the census is Aug. 14, 2020.

 

This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows COVID-19, the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

Latest numbers: Washington COVID-19 outbreak by county

With links to official information.

This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows COVID-19, the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

Washington scrambles to boost supply of life-saving protective items for healthcare workers

State officials say they had to be “creative” to obtain protective equipment in global demand.

  • Mar 27, 2020
Gov. Jay Inslee discusses the COVID-19 pandemic and the state’s response during a press conference on Thursday, March 26. Screenshot

Inslee: Stay-at-home orders must continue to completely eliminate COVID-19

Slight decrease in rate of new coronavirus cases, but residents must continue to hunker down.

Gov. Jay Inslee discusses the COVID-19 pandemic and the state’s response during a press conference on Thursday, March 26. Screenshot
Entrance to the Tukwila Library branch of the King County Library System on March 17. KCLS announced March 13 that it would be closed until April at earliest in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Mitchell Atencio/staff photo

KCLS pivots to digital during coronavirus pandemic

KCLS is dedicating more time and content to digital services while unable to open its physical locations.

  • Mar 26, 2020
Entrance to the Tukwila Library branch of the King County Library System on March 17. KCLS announced March 13 that it would be closed until April at earliest in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Mitchell Atencio/staff photo
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)

Former Kent pro soccer team owner to face Kirkland rape charge

Dion Earl extradited from Arizona while doing time for sexual assault

King County suspends work release program

Effort taken to reduce jail population for safety of everyone during COVID-19 pandemic

  • Mar 25, 2020

Activists want rent, mortgage suspensions

Moratoriums on evictions won’t be enough, say some.

Blood donations drop due to school closures

Bloodworks Northwest requires 1,000 donations a day to maintain a stable blood supply

Cities and chambers of commerce provide vital information during the COVID-19 pandemic

Cities and chambers of commerce are regularly updating their sites to provide resources and news.

A proposal to make King County Metro fares free for low-income households could be approved in the coming months. File photo

King County Metro reduces services as a result of coronavirus

Metro said its decrease in service is a response to decreased ridership.

A proposal to make King County Metro fares free for low-income households could be approved in the coming months. File photo

King County COVID-19 death total hits 87

Statewide death total at 110; 93 percent test negative

  • Mar 23, 2020

Governor: Stay at home — and that’s now an order

Jay Inslee on Monday took an aggressive new step to curb social interactions as coronavirus deaths rise.

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 calls on faith leaders for message of unity

Public Health – Seattle & King County hosted a diversity of faith leaders for a press conference.

King County reduces district court operations

The reductions are in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • Mar 23, 2020