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Valley Medical Renton staff test positive for COVID-19

One staff member is at home recovering, 11 more tests are being examined

Photo by Haley Ausbun. An electrician inspects one of the four rooms in the first modular unit that will be ready for those under quarantine for COVID-19, coronavirus.

More than 100 quarantine rooms are planned for King County COVID-19 response

Locations for the facilities will include Seattle and White Center.

Photo by Haley Ausbun. An electrician inspects one of the four rooms in the first modular unit that will be ready for those under quarantine for COVID-19, coronavirus.
Bothell High School closed for two days, Feb. 27-28 after a school employee’s family member became sick after traveling overseas. Blake Peterson/staff photo

How are Eastside schools handling the coronavirus?

Eastside school districts take precautions following recent coronavirus outbreak.

Bothell High School closed for two days, Feb. 27-28 after a school employee’s family member became sick after traveling overseas. Blake Peterson/staff photo

Bloodworks Northwest reports drop in blood donations following coronavirus outbreak

The blood bank has lost 143 donations since March 1.

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.

Bloodworks Northwest reassures community it’s safe to donate blood

Donors reminded to visit neighborhood donor centers and blood drives

  • Mar 3, 2020

Local immigration office closed due to COVID-19

The Tukwila USCIS office will be closed for two weeks

Coronavirus reaches the Eastside

14 confirmed cases and six deaths as of March 2.

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.

  • Mar 2, 2020
At least two of the confirmed COVID-19 cases originated from the Life Care Center nursing facility in Kirkland. Samantha Pak/Sound Publishing
Passengers on a King County Metro bus. File photo

King County transit agencies say stay home if you’re sick

Metro and Sound Transit continue to operate normal routes for now.

Passengers on a King County Metro bus. File photo
Seattle & King County Public Health Official Dr. Jeff Duchin speaking at the press conference. Screenshot from press conference livestream

14 coronavirus cases, including five deaths, in King County

County is in process of purchasing a motel intended for quarantine.

Seattle & King County Public Health Official Dr. Jeff Duchin speaking at the press conference. Screenshot from press conference livestream

A second person dies from COVID-19 in King County

The total number of cases reaches 10 with two deaths

LWTech students may have been exposed to coronavirus

A faculty member and about 16 nursing students were at Life Care Center of Kirkland last week.

Coronavirus reaches Federal Way as USPS employee tests positive

Public Health announces 2 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in King County to 6

Family member of Bothell high staffer tests negative for COVID-19

The school was closed on Feb. 27 and 28.

A car drives through flooding on the road outside the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery on Feb. 6, 2020. Mitchell Atencio/staff photo

After flood, costs flow for Issaquah

The city anticipates about $260,000 in repairs.

A car drives through flooding on the road outside the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery on Feb. 6, 2020. Mitchell Atencio/staff photo

PNW plant-based foods could help in climate fight

Animal products create a lot of emissions, but veggie alternatives are coming from King County.

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.

  • Feb 28, 2020
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
Aerial view of the Amtrak Cascades train derailment in 2017 near DuPont, Wash. Courtesy Wikipedia

Amtrak, Sound Transit and the state all named in derailment lawsuit

It was filed on behalf of the family of a teenager who was paralyzed in the 2017 crash.

Aerial view of the Amtrak Cascades train derailment in 2017 near DuPont, Wash. Courtesy Wikipedia