Mitchell Atencio

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.

 

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 Metro announced reduced services after ridership fell 60 percent in response to coronavirus. File photo

King County Metro reduces services as a result of coronavirus

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

 

Courtesy City of Mercer Island

Grocery stores across King County implementing “senior hours”

The hours are dedicated time for those at high risk to shop for groceries.

Courtesy City of Mercer Island
The Emergency Operation Center in Kirkland City Hall on March 13. Mitchell Atencio/ Staff Photo

A look inside the Kirkland Emergency Operations Center

The Emergency Operations Center has been in action for the last two weeks, responding to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Emergency Operation Center in Kirkland City Hall on March 13. Mitchell Atencio/ Staff Photo

King County Library System closures and other coronavirus responses

Late fees will be waived and holds will be extended in response to coronavirus.

King County’s new Issaquah quarantine location on March 16, 2020. The County is leasing the former Holiday Inn motel as a quarantine site for coronavirus patient. Natalie DeFord / Staff Photo.

New quarantine locations to open on Eastside

Public Health Seattle & King County announced new quarantine sites in Issaquah and Bellevue.

King County’s new Issaquah quarantine location on March 16, 2020. The County is leasing the former Holiday Inn motel as a quarantine site for coronavirus patient. Natalie DeFord / Staff Photo.
Saint Katherine’s Orthodox Church in Kirkland, WA, on March 12, 2020. Mitchell Atencio/Staff Photo

How are faith communities responding to the coronavirus pandemic?

Faith leaders from the Eastside are working to reschedule or digitize events and services in response to the outbreak.

Saint Katherine’s Orthodox Church in Kirkland, WA, on March 12, 2020. Mitchell Atencio/Staff Photo
A security guard positions cones as he stands watch in front of the Econo Lodge-turned-coronavirus-quarantine site on Central Avenue North on Tuesday. King County personnel were on site preparing the motel’s transformation into an isolation/quarantine center. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Petition calls for King County to stop quarantine site

Citizens, councilmembers question process for choosing locations.

A security guard positions cones as he stands watch in front of the Econo Lodge-turned-coronavirus-quarantine site on Central Avenue North on Tuesday. King County personnel were on site preparing the motel’s transformation into an isolation/quarantine center. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter
State Attorney General Bob Ferguson speaks with Reporter staff in 2018. File photo

AG Ferguson takes actions to respond to coronavirus

The attorney general’s office warned of scammers and announced a formal investigation into price gouging.

State Attorney General Bob Ferguson speaks with Reporter staff in 2018. File photo
A flight takes off at SeaTac International Airport. Photo courtesy Port of Seattle

Port of Seattle, airlines respond to COVID-19 with new health measures

Changes at Sea-Tac Airport include more hand sanitizer, training for biohazard cleaning.

A flight takes off at SeaTac International Airport. Photo courtesy Port of Seattle
Two people enjoy conversation and food outside Wow Wow Hawaiian Lemonade in Kirkland, WA, on Feb. 27, 2020. Wow Wow’s final day was the 28, marking four years in Kirkland. Mitchell Atencio/Staff Photo

Wow Wow Hawaiian Lemonade in downtown Kirkland closes

The lemonade stand, which was the company’s only one in Washington, had been open for four years.

Two people enjoy conversation and food outside Wow Wow Hawaiian Lemonade in Kirkland, WA, on Feb. 27, 2020. Wow Wow’s final day was the 28, marking four years in Kirkland. Mitchell Atencio/Staff Photo

Totem Lake continues road construction, business and residential development

Construction begins for the Totem Lake Connector, and The Village at Totem Lake announced new openings.

Google’s 6th St. office building in Kirkland, WA on Feb. 10, 2020. Staff Photo / Mitchell Atencio

Google to open two floors of office space in Kirkland

Google is adding the office space to accomadate growth in its Kirkland area.

Google’s 6th St. office building in Kirkland, WA on Feb. 10, 2020. Staff Photo / Mitchell Atencio
Black Press file photo

North Bend facility will serve as U.S. quarantine zone

Facility will be one of five nationwide.

Black Press file photo