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Male inmate dies at Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent | Update

Man identified; died from cardiovascular disease

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.

Sen. Karen Keiser with page Amber Bird. COURTESY PHOTO, Washington State LSS

Kent teen serves as page for Sen. Keiser in Olympia

Amber Bird, 15, of Kent, served as a page in the state Senate during the week of March 6. Pages are typically sponsored by the… Continue reading

  • Mar 19, 2020
Sen. Karen Keiser with page Amber Bird. COURTESY PHOTO, Washington State LSS

Kent City Council discusses impact of coronavirus

Police implement changes to limit in-person contact

Man shot, injured in Kent’s North Park neighborhood

Police looking for shooter

Firefighters put out this house fire on East Hill early Thursday morning. COURTESY PHOTO, Puget Sound RFA

Crews douse early morning house fire on Kent’s East Hill

Two firefighters freed after being tangled in wiring in the basement; no one hurt

  • Mar 19, 2020
Firefighters put out this house fire on East Hill early Thursday morning. COURTESY PHOTO, Puget Sound RFA

Amazon donates $50,000 in supplies to Kent facility for COVID-19 response

Site of former Econo Lodge motel | VIDEO

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

COURTESY FAIR PHOTO, Patrick Hagerty

State Spring Fair canceled due to coronavirus pandemic

Refunds will be made available

  • Mar 18, 2020
COURTESY FAIR PHOTO, Patrick Hagerty

Puget Sound Fire call report

Type, number of incidents

  • Mar 18, 2020

Events, eating out and retail: What’s allowed and what’s not

Public Health - Seattle & King County issues reminders

  • 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
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

I’m over 60, should I go shopping? | UW Medicine

Is it safe to visit grandchildren?

  • Mar 17, 2020

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

Star Lake Park-and-Ride lot in Kent to close March 22

Lot will become parking garage for new Link light rail station

Muckleshoot Tribal Council declares state of emergency, closes tribe’s casino and bingo operations

Closure is for two weeks effective 3 p.m. Tuesday

  • 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