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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.

Kent closes City Hall, Police Department and other facilities to the public

Effective immediately because of COVID-19

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

Sun expected to shine most of week

Kent to reach 55 on Tuesday

  • Mar 16, 2020

Local lawmakers sponsor legislative pages during session in Olympia

Area high school students recently served as pages for local lawmakers in the Washington State House of Representatives at Olympia this legislative session. Pages assume… Continue reading

  • Mar 16, 2020

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.

Inslee calls for statewide shutdown of restaurants, bars and expanded social gathering limits

Governor’s emergency proclamation mandates immediate two-week closure of all venues and recreational facilities, as well as additional limits on large gatherings

  • Mar 16, 2020

Firefighters extinguish shed fire in Kent

In 25200 block of Reith Road

Kent City Councilmember Kaur to run for state House seat

Seeks 47th District position Sullivan retiring from at end of year

  • Mar 16, 2020

House Majority leader Sullivan retiring from state Legislature

District 47 representative calls it a career after 16 years, will fulfill his current term

  • Mar 16, 2020
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Local firefighters quarantined

Kent-based Puget Sound Fire taking proactive measures to stop COVID-19 spread

  • Mar 16, 2020
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Bars, gyms and more ordered closed in Washington state

The orders are an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 — What you need to know today

Coronavirus pandemic continues worldwide. How is it impacting King County today?

  • Mar 15, 2020

COVID-19 — What you need to know today

Coronavirus pandemic continues worldwide. How is it impacting King County today?

  • Mar 15, 2020

King County making changes, improvements at its Kent quarantine/isolation facility

City, nearby businesses are alarmed after a patient fled the site and boarded a Metro bus

Muckleshoot Casino playing 250-person limit

Gaming tribes in Washington take steps to protect tribal and non-tribal communities from the impact of COVID-19

  • Mar 15, 2020