Northwest

Mi’Chance Dunlap-Gittens was shot and killed as part of a botched undercover sting in 2017. Courtesy photo

$2.25 million settlement reached in King County shooting lawsuit

Family of MiChance Dunlap-Gittens will receive money and an apology from county.

Mi’Chance Dunlap-Gittens was shot and killed as part of a botched undercover sting in 2017. Courtesy photo
Washington wins federal grant to support economic recovery from COVID-19

Washington wins federal grant to support economic recovery from COVID-19

$12 million from U.S. Department of Labor to help unemployed workers

  • May 5, 2020
Washington wins federal grant to support economic recovery from COVID-19
MultiCare rapidly expands virtual visit capabilities for patients

MultiCare rapidly expands virtual visit capabilities for patients

Up to 50 percent of appointments system-wide went virtual in March

  • May 5, 2020
MultiCare rapidly expands virtual visit capabilities for patients
Long-term care facilities to begin opening dedicated COVID-19 units

Long-term care facilities to begin opening dedicated COVID-19 units

Nursing homes in Tacoma, Shoreline, Bellingham to handle patients from other locations

  • May 4, 2020
Long-term care facilities to begin opening dedicated COVID-19 units
State announces limited opening of parks for day use

State announces limited opening of parks for day use

Ocean beach and Columbia River Gorge parks to remain closed

  • May 4, 2020
State announces limited opening of parks for day use
Visitors, staff, and administration are screened at Enumclaw’s St. Elizabeth Hospital entrances for any signs of COVID-19. Photo by Ray Miller-Still/Sound Publishing

Report shows racial disparities in COVID-19 cases and deaths in King County

Higher rates in south Seattle and South King County.

Visitors, staff, and administration are screened at Enumclaw’s St. Elizabeth Hospital entrances for any signs of COVID-19. Photo by Ray Miller-Still/Sound Publishing
Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s announcement May 1, 2020.

Gov. Inslee extends stay-home order through May 31

Officials urge the public to continue social distancing.

Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s announcement May 1, 2020.
COVID-19 lets freight move more easily, study says

COVID-19 lets freight move more easily, study says

A new report by Kirkland-based INRIX examines the trend.

  • Apr 30, 2020
COVID-19 lets freight move more easily, study says
State health insurers due $106 million from U.S. Supreme Court ruling

State health insurers due $106 million from U.S. Supreme Court ruling

Consumers could get relief on the individual health insurance market

  • Apr 30, 2020
State health insurers due $106 million from U.S. Supreme Court ruling
Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s online address April 29, 2020.

Gov. Inslee to extend stay-home order

He said he will lay out a clearer timeline for a phased reopening of the state Friday.

Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s online address April 29, 2020.
COVID-19 infection rate holding steady in WA, report says

COVID-19 infection rate holding steady in WA, report says

Loosening restrictions could create another peak, according to Institute for Disease Modeling.

COVID-19 infection rate holding steady in WA, report says
State provides $9 million in rent, energy assistance to low-income households

State provides $9 million in rent, energy assistance to low-income households

Residents in the federal Low-Income Heating and Energy Assistance Program may apply

  • Apr 28, 2020
State provides $9 million in rent, energy assistance to low-income households
Nolte State Park is a 117-acre Washington state park located 6 miles northeast of Enumclaw at the western edge of the Cascade Mountains. Photo courtesy Washington State Parks

Inslee to loosen restrictions on outdoor recreation: “Data, not dates, determine how we act”

Boat ramps, trailheads and golf courses can reopen with social-distancing measures in place.

Nolte State Park is a 117-acre Washington state park located 6 miles northeast of Enumclaw at the western edge of the Cascade Mountains. Photo courtesy Washington State Parks
State recreation sites to reopen May 5

State recreation sites to reopen May 5

Fishing, hiking, boating but still no camping

  • Apr 27, 2020
State recreation sites to reopen May 5
Gov. Jay Inslee. FILE PHOTO

Colorado, Nevada to join Washington, Oregon and California in Western States Pact

Governors share vision for modifying stay at home orders, fighting COVID-19

  • Apr 27, 2020
Gov. Jay Inslee. FILE PHOTO
Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club in Federal Way. File photo

Why are golfers still playing at Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club in Federal Way?

Because the golf course is private property, according to law enforcement, mayor and club directors.

Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club in Federal Way. File photo
Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

Renton man federally charged for murdering woman in Olympic National Forest

Alejandro J. Aguilera Rojas is accused of killing 21-year-old woman in February.

Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal. (Sound Publishing file photo)

No one fails: School districts won’t give out Fs this year

State Superintendant Chris Reykdal said Wednesday the lowest grade a student can earn is an incomplete.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal. (Sound Publishing file photo)
Governor: Many COVID-19 restrictions to linger after May 4

Governor: Many COVID-19 restrictions to linger after May 4

In a televised address, Jay Inslee announced a framework for a very gradual end to social lockdown.

Governor: Many COVID-19 restrictions to linger after May 4
PSE Foundation, PSE commit to over $1 million to support community efforts

PSE Foundation, PSE commit to over $1 million to support community efforts

Donations to help community groups, food banks during COVID-19 pandemic

  • Apr 21, 2020
PSE Foundation, PSE commit to over $1 million to support community efforts