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Exposures at homes, workplaces, community and social gatherings spread COVID-19

Public Health—Seattle & King County report breaks down exposure settings; answers questions about spread

  • Nov 25, 2020

 

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PSE electric rates to slightly increase

Natural gas prices went up a month ago

 

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Renton proposes six month deadline to remove hundreds staying at Red Lion Inn COVID-19 shelter

As a result of the fight over the county’s de-intensification shelter, which provides housing for homeless people during the COVID-19 pandemic and caused an increase in public safety services in the spring, Renton is introducing code to create stricter guidelines for all homeless shelters

 

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Auburn hospital sees 50% increase in COVID cases

In past month, Auburn Medical Center’s average rises to 20 patients a day.

MultiCare Auburn Medical Center. Courtesy photo
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Snow Lake, located near Snoqualmie Pass in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

Washington releases new forest plan

It outlines ways the state will protect and maintain forest health.

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Snow Lake, located near Snoqualmie Pass in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
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Safe medication return program gets underway in state

At drop boxes or mail them

  • Nov 23, 2020
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King County Council has nine members who each represent a district. Courtesy of kingcounty.gov

King County Council passes $12.59 billion biennial budget

King County Council on Nov. 17 passed a $12.59 billion biennial budget for 2021-2022, providing funding for anti-racist programs, transformation of the criminal legal system,… Continue reading

King County Council has nine members who each represent a district. Courtesy of kingcounty.gov
Tim Eyman get in some last minute campaigning for I-976 in downtown Bellevue on the afternoon of Nov. 5, 2019. File photo

Eyman fights allegation he repeatedly broke campaign laws

In a lawsuit, the state accuses the prolific initiative promoter of getting kickbacks.

  • Nov 17, 2020
Tim Eyman get in some last minute campaigning for I-976 in downtown Bellevue on the afternoon of Nov. 5, 2019. File photo
Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s news conference Nov. 12 with his wife, Trudi.

Inslee to hold news conference to announce new restrictions

Among them, reportedly, will be a ban on indoor service at restaurants and retail limitations.

Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s news conference Nov. 12 with his wife, Trudi.
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‘Further restrictions’ coming as Thanksgiving nears, Inslee says

Asks residents to forego traditional holiday gatherings due to COVID-19

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Inslee issues travel advisory for Washington

Joins Oregon and California governors asking residents to limit travel; self-quarantine

  • Nov 13, 2020
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Gov. Jay Inslee during a Oct. 6 news conference. Inslee will deliver a televised address about the state’s response to COVID-19 at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12. (Screenshot)

Inslee to discuss pandemic response in primetime TV address | Update

The governor will not announce new restrictions, but he might soon if spread of the virus cannot be slowed.

Gov. Jay Inslee during a Oct. 6 news conference. Inslee will deliver a televised address about the state’s response to COVID-19 at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12. (Screenshot)
The house purchased by Kvashuk, according to King County parcel records.

Man convicted of defrauding Microsoft of $10 million sentenced to nine years in prison

Renton man used the money to purchase a $1.6 million Lake Washington home and a $160,000 Tesla

The house purchased by Kvashuk, according to King County parcel records.
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State health officials call for renewed efforts to combat COVID-19 as cases increase

Disease transmission at accelerated rate across Washington

  • Nov 10, 2020
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King County Elections expects initial results Tuesday from about 1 million ballots

Nearly 1.3 million ballots to be counted by end of week

  • Nov 2, 2020
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King County Library System hires director of diversity, equity and inclusion

Dominica Myers oversaw racial equity and social impact initiatives with Seattle Opera

Dominica Myers
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State to spend $24 million to purchase computing devices for students

COVID-19 relief funds for students still needing computers across Washington

  • Nov 2, 2020
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Prices going up for Puget Sound Energy natural gas customers

COVID-19 pandemic increases natural gas prices

  • Oct 30, 2020
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The first part of Cascadia Paranormal Investigation's exploration of the Black Diamond Cemetery involved trying to find all the non-paranormal explanations for the phenomenon some people have reported at the site before sitting down with their arsenal of electronics to find any evidence of ghosts or spirits. Their investigation led founder Kyle Richmond to the resting place of Dr. Howard Botts and his wife, Phrania. Photos by Ray Miller-Still

Washington’s most haunted: Ghost hunters head to Black Diamond Cemetery

Cascadia Paranormal Investigations is a new research group.

The first part of Cascadia Paranormal Investigation's exploration of the Black Diamond Cemetery involved trying to find all the non-paranormal explanations for the phenomenon some people have reported at the site before sitting down with their arsenal of electronics to find any evidence of ghosts or spirits. Their investigation led founder Kyle Richmond to the resting place of Dr. Howard Botts and his wife, Phrania. Photos by Ray Miller-Still
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COVID-19 activity intensifying across Washington state

Higher rates in Western and Eastern Washington

  • Oct 28, 2020
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