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Gov. Jay Inslee is pictured March 28 at a field hospital set up at the CenturyLink Field Event Center to address non-COVID-19 medical needs. (Photo courtesy of Jay Inslee’s Twitter feed)

Gov. Inslee warns of stepped-up ‘stay home’ enforcement

“Thousands of calls” from residents concerned about businesses and people not following restrictions.

Gov. Jay Inslee is pictured March 28 at a field hospital set up at the CenturyLink Field Event Center to address non-COVID-19 medical needs. (Photo courtesy of Jay Inslee’s Twitter feed)

Property tax deadline extended to June

This only affects those who pay their property taxes themselves.

With COVID-19, major changes for state, island

At press conference Thursday, Gov. Jay Inslee said he may need to extend two-week stay-at-home order

Committee hopes to obtain island COVID-19 testing

“We need to get this right … to avoid what is happening in the other parts of King County.”

  • Mar 30, 2020

Islander offers delivery during coronavirus crisis

17-year-old James Maultsby has started a new business: Island Eats.

  • Mar 30, 2020
The 2020 census form will look very similar to this sample document. Image courtesy U.S. Census Bureau

Don’t forget to take the census

Due to the coronavirus, the deadline for responding to the census is Aug. 14, 2020.

The 2020 census form will look very similar to this sample document. Image courtesy U.S. Census Bureau
This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows COVID-19, the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

Latest numbers: Washington COVID-19 outbreak by county

With links to official information.

This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows COVID-19, the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.
The North End ferry dock (Paul Rowley/Staff Photo).

Ferries to reduce service beginning Sunday

The triangle route will move to a two-boat schedule, reducing daily service by one-third.

  • Mar 28, 2020
The North End ferry dock (Paul Rowley/Staff Photo).

Updated: Public health confirms additional island COVID-19 case

The official case count in King County was 1,828 on Friday.

Washington scrambles to boost supply of life-saving protective items for healthcare workers

State officials say they had to be “creative” to obtain protective equipment in global demand.

  • Mar 27, 2020

Time stands still as island’s small grocery stores beckon

Vashon has other options for buying groceries in the time of coronavirus.

  • Mar 26, 2020

Life Flight disagrees over decision to end deal

Ambulatory helicopter care provider calls on AirCare to reconsider ending agreement with providers.

  • Mar 26, 2020
Gov. Jay Inslee discusses the COVID-19 pandemic and the state’s response during a press conference on Thursday, March 26. Screenshot

Inslee: Stay-at-home orders must continue to completely eliminate COVID-19

Slight decrease in rate of new coronavirus cases, but residents must continue to hunker down.

Gov. Jay Inslee discusses the COVID-19 pandemic and the state’s response during a press conference on Thursday, March 26. Screenshot
Entrance to the Tukwila Library branch of the King County Library System on March 17. KCLS announced March 13 that it would be closed until April at earliest in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Mitchell Atencio/staff photo

KCLS pivots to digital during coronavirus pandemic

KCLS is dedicating more time and content to digital services while unable to open its physical locations.

  • Mar 26, 2020
Entrance to the Tukwila Library branch of the King County Library System on March 17. KCLS announced March 13 that it would be closed until April at earliest in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Mitchell Atencio/staff photo

Some Beachcomber staff furloughed amid company-wide layoffs

Declining advertising revenue across Sound Publishing newspapers behind staff cuts, reduced hours.

At St. Elizabeth Hospital in Enumclaw, a patient is taken from an ambulance through a small door marked “decontamination” on March 23. It was unclear whether the patient was suspected of being infected with COVID-19. (Photo by Ray Miller-Still/Sound Publishing)

King County releases breakdown data of COVID-19 cases, deaths

Washington’s virus-related death toll surpasses 129 as of Wednesday, March 25.

At St. Elizabeth Hospital in Enumclaw, a patient is taken from an ambulance through a small door marked “decontamination” on March 23. It was unclear whether the patient was suspected of being infected with COVID-19. (Photo by Ray Miller-Still/Sound Publishing)

Former Kent pro soccer team owner to face Kirkland rape charge

Dion Earl extradited from Arizona while doing time for sexual assault

King County suspends work release program

Effort taken to reduce jail population for safety of everyone during COVID-19 pandemic

  • Mar 25, 2020

Activists want rent, mortgage suspensions

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