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Kirkland police adjusts protocols to protect community, officers amid pandemic

Police Chief Cherie Harris recently announced changes.

  • Mar 20, 2020
Kirkland PD car. File photo

Sound Transit to temporarily reduce service on light rail, Sounder trains

New schedules reflect greatly reduced demand, anticipated staffing shortages

  • Mar 20, 2020

CDC: Life Care staff worked in multiple facilities and while symptomatic for COVID-19

Staff members assisted in spreading coronavirus throughout long-term care facilities.

Missing Kirkland woman has been found

Kirkland Police Department detectives found Samantha Ehrich at a shelter in Seattle.

Kirkland City Hall. Mitchell Atencio/staff photo

Kirkland suspends parking time limits and fees during COVID-19 pandemic

Enforcement is still in effect for vehicles parked in disabled parking spaces without disabled permits, and those illegally parked in front of fire hydrants or blocking driveways or crosswalks.

  • Mar 19, 2020
Kirkland City Hall. Mitchell Atencio/staff photo
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A wholesome activity leads to infection: Square dancing

There’s lot of touching and intermingling, and many square dancers in the region have fallen ill.

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Evictions on hold statewide amid COVID-19 outbreak

The governor announced the order, with some exceptions, as well as millions in grants for businesses.

How will COVID-19 impact wildfire response?

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

King County COVID-19 deaths increase by 10 to 56

Number of county cases up 44 to 562

Kirkland police still searching for missing woman

Samantha Ehrich left the Shumway Mansion Adult Family Home on foot on March 12.

Male hits pedestrian in face with wrench | Police blotter

Police blotter for March 5-11.

  • Mar 18, 2020

Western Washington Goodwills to close March 19 to April 2 due to COVID-19 concerns

Most donation stations will remain open.

  • Mar 18, 2020
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
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

COVID-19 severe blood shortage; Red Cross drives canceled; fewer donations

The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations during this coronavirus outbreak, the agency… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2020
The King County Sheriff’s Office will no longer enforce court-ordered evictions, starting March 17. Image courtesy King County

King County Sheriff to immediately stop enforcing court-ordered evictions

Sheriff Mitzi G. Johanknecht explained this is not the time to make families more vulnerable.

  • Mar 17, 2020
The King County Sheriff’s Office will no longer enforce court-ordered evictions, starting March 17. Image courtesy King County

King County Library System closures and other coronavirus responses

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

Kirkland business receives national recognition for fourth year in a row

The Well Staged Home received the recognition for its customer service.

  • Mar 17, 2020
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.
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