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  • Mar 17, 2020

Mirror postpones annual Best of Federal Way event

The event will be held at a later date due to the current public health concerns over the coronavirus outbreak.

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

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

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.

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
Kent Mayor Dana Ralph addresses the media.

Patient flees Kent quarantine facility, hops northbound bus

Man tests negative for virus; city officials upset about county’s security measures at motel-turned-quarantine center | VIDEOS

Kent Mayor Dana Ralph addresses the media.

Worker at 3A, 4A state basketball tournament in Tacoma tests positive for COVID-19

WIAA notifies groups who may have been in close contact with the individual March 4-7; two Federal Way teams played in last week’s tournament.

COVID-19 — What you need to know today

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

  • Mar 13, 2020

KCLS closes libraries to prevent COVID-19 spread

Libraries will close tonight, March 13, at 6 p.m., and are planned to reopen April 13.

Federal Way Public Schools to close March 16-April 24 amid state’s coronavirus outbreak

Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday issued emergency closures of all K-12 schools in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties for six weeks.

Photo by Haley Ausbun. The Renton Community Center, located at 1715 Maple Valley Highway, was closed until March 31 after the family of a preschooler in a program there told the city they had been exposed to a case of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Pictured: signage about the closure on the door of the center.

Live COVID-19 Coverage: March 12

March 12, 2020 5:20 p.m. The University of Washington has reported two coronavirus cases in its psychiatric ward. Following the positive tests, all 22 patients… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2020
Photo by Haley Ausbun. The Renton Community Center, located at 1715 Maple Valley Highway, was closed until March 31 after the family of a preschooler in a program there told the city they had been exposed to a case of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Pictured: signage about the closure on the door of the center.
Protesters hold signs advocating for a veto on Senate Bill 5395. Photo by Cameron Sheppard, WNPA News Service

Protesters blast Legislature’s sex education directive

Republican lawmakers attempt to make the bill a ballot issue for November elections.

  • Mar 12, 2020
Protesters hold signs advocating for a veto on Senate Bill 5395. Photo by Cameron Sheppard, WNPA News Service

4 King County paramedics quarantined after COVID-19 exposure

Two paramedic interns, two South King County primary response employees are asymptomatic, according to union executives.

4 South King Fire and Rescue firefighters quarantined after possible COVID-19 exposure

None of the firefighters have shown virus symptoms; members quarantined “out of an abundance of caution,” officials say.