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Washington Education Association calls for school year to begin with distance learning

Group demands safety first in any plans to return to school this fall

  • Jul 27, 2020
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COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

COVID-19 cases and deaths in King County cities

Numbers as of July 23, 2020.

  • Jul 23, 2020
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference July 23, 2020.

Governor tightens restrictions on restaurants, bars, weddings, funerals

Staff reports Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday (July 23) he is tightening restrictions throughout the state for restaurants, bars, weddings, funerals and gyms in… Continue reading

  • Jul 23, 2020
Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference July 23, 2020.
State school Superintendent Reykdal issues statement in response to online learning in the fall

State school Superintendent Reykdal issues statement in response to online learning in the fall

‘Decisions are within the bounds of the reopening guidance that we provided in June’

  • Jul 22, 2020
State school Superintendent Reykdal issues statement in response to online learning in the fall
Doughnut taunt leads to jail at pro-police rally in Everett

Doughnut taunt leads to jail at pro-police rally in Everett

The 18-year-old is accused of fourth-degree assault. Video shows he didn’t touch anyone.

Doughnut taunt leads to jail at pro-police rally in Everett
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Murray, Cantwell propose legislation to block federal law enforcement occupations in cities

Response to recent reports of aggressive policing by agents in Portland

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Inslee warns of stay home order as COVID cases rise

Inslee warns of stay home order as COVID cases rise

The governor urges young people, who are not getting infected the most, to curb their social habits.

Inslee warns of stay home order as COVID cases rise
Sound Transit breaks ground on Federal Way Link Extension

Sound Transit breaks ground on Federal Way Link Extension

The $3.1 billion project includes three new stations near Kent/Des Moines, South 272nd Street and the Federal Way Transit Center.

Sound Transit breaks ground on Federal Way Link Extension
Kreidler wants insurance companies to ban using credit scoring to set prices
Kreidler wants insurance companies to ban using credit scoring to set prices
Ferguson vows to fight Trump administration’s rollbacks of nation’s environmental protections

Ferguson vows to fight Trump administration’s rollbacks of nation’s environmental protections

‘Rules weaken environmental reviews on countless projects in Washington and across the nation’

  • Jul 15, 2020
Ferguson vows to fight Trump administration’s rollbacks of nation’s environmental protections
New report shows schools reopening without preventative measures may lead to more COVID-19 cases

New report shows schools reopening without preventative measures may lead to more COVID-19 cases

‘Reopening schools cannot be considered in isolation’

  • Jul 15, 2020
New report shows schools reopening without preventative measures may lead to more COVID-19 cases
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Inslee extends pause on counties advancing phases to July 28

A spike in cases could cause hospitalizations and deaths to rise soon.

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Sound Transit seeks more federal funding to offset COVID-19 losses

Sound Transit seeks more federal funding to offset COVID-19 losses

Joins other transit agencies across nation to ask for relief package

  • Jul 14, 2020
Sound Transit seeks more federal funding to offset COVID-19 losses
Port of Seattle Commission to establish policing and civil rights task force

Port of Seattle Commission to establish policing and civil rights task force

Group will lead a comprehensive assessment of Port of Seattle Police Department

  • Jul 14, 2020
Port of Seattle Commission to establish policing and civil rights task force
Screenshot of Jessica Lewis and Austin Wenner’s GoFundMe reward page.

No suspects yet in West Seattle suitcase homicides

Families grieve deaths of Jessica Lewis of Federal Way and Austin Wenner of Kent.

Screenshot of Jessica Lewis and Austin Wenner’s GoFundMe reward page.
The Red Lion Inn at 1 South Grady Way in Renton is being used as temporary site to relocate individuals experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo.

Renton battles King County over temporary shelter at Red Lion Hotel

County officials believe emergency health order will supersede city’s move.

The Red Lion Inn at 1 South Grady Way in Renton is being used as temporary site to relocate individuals experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo.
A train route that would shuttle people between Eastern and Western Washington could tie in with the proposed ultra-high-speed rail between B.C. and Portland. Photo courtesy RobertStafford/Pixabay.com

State receives King County to Spokane rail study

It would take about eight and a half hours to reach the Inland Empire from Puget Sound.

A train route that would shuttle people between Eastern and Western Washington could tie in with the proposed ultra-high-speed rail between B.C. and Portland. Photo courtesy RobertStafford/Pixabay.com
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Supreme Court says state can punish WA faithless electors

Justices: Presidential electors, including Everett man, must keep pledge to back popular vote winner

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Gov. Jay Inslee issued new guidance allowing the resumption of self-service buffets, salad bars, salsa bars, drink stations and other types of communal food sources in Phase 2. File photo

Buffets and salad bars back on the menu in King County

Gov. Jay Inslee has revised rules to allow self-serve food areas in Phase 2 of the state’s reopening.

Gov. Jay Inslee issued new guidance allowing the resumption of self-service buffets, salad bars, salsa bars, drink stations and other types of communal food sources in Phase 2. File photo
State regulators keep Puget Sound Energy rates steady

State regulators keep Puget Sound Energy rates steady

Rate adjustments ease economic impact during COVID-19 pandemic

  • Jul 8, 2020
State regulators keep Puget Sound Energy rates steady