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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.

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Gene Kuhns serves the community

  • Mar 19, 2020

COVID-19 testing delayed at island clinic

Neighborcare delays implementation over operations; Vashon Natural Medicine doesn’t offer testing

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

Coronavirus is not the first pandemic island has faced

The island has seen a slew of virus outbreaks going back to the 1700s.

  • Mar 18, 2020

VashonBePrepared responds to COVID-19 pandemic

After the island’s fire chief gave the go-ahead last weekend, the local nonprofit VashonBePrepared began working on plans to carry out objectives to help the… Continue reading

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

Most donation stations will remain open.

  • Mar 18, 2020

Euphorium robbery suspect caught

Sheriff’s office reports a 32-year-old male provided a statement to deputies, is in custody

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.

Joe Kunkel, head of the Portland-based Healthcare Collaborative Group, listens to members of the Vashon Health Care District board of commissioners during a meeting on March 11. (Kevin Opsahl/Staff Photo)

Consultant: Coronavirus could impact health care provider search

Despite virus, board will assemble committee to craft RFP by mid-April

Joe Kunkel, head of the Portland-based Healthcare Collaborative Group, listens to members of the Vashon Health Care District board of commissioners during a meeting on March 11. (Kevin Opsahl/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

Live COVID-19 Coverage: March 16

The virus continues to spread as state and local authorities take further measures to fight it.

  • Mar 16, 2020

Watch a replay of the governor’s Monday news conference here

Jay Inslee and other officials spoke at 11 a.m. about the coronavirus outbreak.

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.