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Federal Way mayor to host virtual town hall about impact of COVID-19

The meeting at noon Friday, March 20 will include representatives from the Federal Way Police Department, South King Fire Rescue and others.

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.

Senior centers around the city are taking extra precautions to ensure the health and safety of their residents.

Federal Way senior facilities on ‘high alert’ amid COVID-19 pandemic

Facilities that serve seniors are taking extra precautions to ensure the health and safety of residents.

Senior centers around the city are taking extra precautions to ensure the health and safety of their residents.

Federal Way Public Schools provide much-needed meals for students during statewide school closure

More than 6,600 lunches so far distributed to students; free meals offered at various sites in Federal Way through April 24.

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

Site of former Econo Lodge motel | VIDEO

CHI Franciscan suspends patient billing for COVID-19 testing, treatments

As part of Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health, CHI Franciscan includes eight acute care hospitals and more than 200 clinics.

Federal Way mayor activates Emergency Operations Center; Permit Center closes for in-person business

City of Federal Way’s weekly update regarding COVID-19 prevention.

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

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

Federal Way flies first flag to celebrate Irish-American heritage

The Irish flag will be on display outside City Hall March 16-22.

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

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

Serenity on screen: Pacific Bonsai Museum closed to public, offers virtual tours

Bonsai Mirai to host live stream working on a yamadori Colorado blue spruce at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 17.

King County Library System closures and other coronavirus responses

Late fees will be waived and holds will be extended in response to coronavirus.

Federal Way Municipal Court to reschedule hearings to prevent spread of COVID-19

The court is rescheduling hearings to take place after May 1 unless the case involves a threat to public safety.

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  • Mar 17, 2020