Aaron Kunkler

Passengers on a King County Metro bus. File photo

Metro, Sound Transit request more federal aid as ridership plummets

Agencies face major shortfalls in their budgets.

Passengers on a King County Metro bus. File photo
In this file photo, Margaret Hindle, a farmer with the SnoValley Tilth Experience Farming Project, walks along a row of purple cabbage, kale and broccoli at her plot near Carnation.

Snoqualmie Valley farmers adapt to COVID-19

From managing employee safety to finding seeds, it’s a whole new world for local farms.

In this file photo, Margaret Hindle, a farmer with the SnoValley Tilth Experience Farming Project, walks along a row of purple cabbage, kale and broccoli at her plot near Carnation.
King County Metro, which provides bus and transit service throughout the county, is facing a nearly $400 million drop in revenue over the next three years. Photo courtesy of kingcounty.gov

COVID-19 budget woes hit King County

Several critical programs are facing significant shortfalls.

King County Metro, which provides bus and transit service throughout the county, is facing a nearly $400 million drop in revenue over the next three years. Photo courtesy of kingcounty.gov
Mi’Chance Dunlap-Gittens was shot and killed as part of a botched undercover sting in 2017. Courtesy photo

$2.25 million settlement reached in King County shooting lawsuit

Family of MiChance Dunlap-Gittens will receive money and an apology from county.

Mi’Chance Dunlap-Gittens was shot and killed as part of a botched undercover sting in 2017. Courtesy photo

Oil war and Covid-19 lead to lower prices at the gas pump

A gallon of regular gasoline in King County is $1 less than it was this time last year.

COVID-19 infection rate holding steady in WA, report says

Loosening restrictions could create another peak, according to Institute for Disease Modeling.

Activists want rent, mortgage suspensions

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

How will COVID-19 impact wildfire response?

Answers and resources are short in short supply right now, but fire academies are still planned.

Like similar businesses across King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, Bothell restaurant Hana Sushi is closed until April 2020 due to public-health concerns. Blake Peterson/staff photo

A COVID-19 recession could cost millions of jobs

The fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic is hurting workers.

Like similar businesses across King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, Bothell restaurant Hana Sushi is closed until April 2020 due to public-health concerns. Blake Peterson/staff photo
Gun stores across King County are experiencing a run on ammunition. File photo

Buyers want bullets, not just toilet paper

Gun owners are flocking to stores to buy ammunition.

Gun stores across King County are experiencing a run on ammunition. File photo

Puget Sound renters will need housing assistance

Nonprofits, activists are expecting greater need as workers are laid off.

Bars, gyms and more ordered closed in Washington state

The orders are an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Public events in King County to be cancelled or restricted due to outbreak

It applies to everything from faith events to sporting events and concerts.

Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Low-wage workers will be hardest hit by economic coronavirus impacts

Nonprofits are expecting dramatic increases in requests following layoffs and hour reductions.

Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle. Photo courtesy Wikipedia

Possible medical supply shortages worry Virginia Mason doctor

Masks, gowns and gloves are all in high demand.

Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle. Photo courtesy Wikipedia

King County cancels most in-person meetings, moves to Skype

Responding to the COVID-19 outbreak, non-essential in-person meetings for March have been called off.

The state coronavirus hotline is dropping calls

A state Department of Health spokesperson said their phone system is being overwhelmed.

COVID: Call before seeing a doctor, especially the elderly, asthmatic

Those with underlying lung or immune system problems are more at risk for serious complications.

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

PNW plant-based foods could help in climate fight

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