Northwest

Primary election 2020: Who will emerge as Inslee’s challenger?

Voting ends Tuesday in an election without big rallies and fund-raisers and face-to-face debates

Sex ed, local control at heart of race for WA state schools chief

Incumbent Chris Reykdal faces five foes who argue he’s pushing too many state policies on school districts.

Regional public sector employers extend teleworking until 2021

Three counties, six cities and two ports announce decision

  • Jul 29, 2020

State Department of Health launches CORONA survey

Asks for residents to answer questions online or by phone about COVID-19 impact

  • Jul 28, 2020

Census takers to start follow up with nonresponding households in King County

Coming to neighborhoods starting July 30

  • Jul 27, 2020
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Washington Education Association calls for school year to begin with distance learning

Group demands safety first in any plans to return to school this fall

  • Jul 27, 2020
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COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

COVID-19 cases and deaths in King County cities

Numbers as of July 23, 2020.

  • Jul 23, 2020
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Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference July 23, 2020.

Governor tightens restrictions on restaurants, bars, weddings, funerals

Staff reports Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday (July 23) he is tightening restrictions throughout the state for restaurants, bars, weddings, funerals and gyms in… Continue reading

  • Jul 23, 2020
Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference July 23, 2020.

State school Superintendent Reykdal issues statement in response to online learning in the fall

‘Decisions are within the bounds of the reopening guidance that we provided in June’

  • Jul 22, 2020

Doughnut taunt leads to jail at pro-police rally in Everett

The 18-year-old is accused of fourth-degree assault. Video shows he didn’t touch anyone.

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Murray, Cantwell propose legislation to block federal law enforcement occupations in cities

Response to recent reports of aggressive policing by agents in Portland

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Inslee warns of stay home order as COVID cases rise

The governor urges young people, who are not getting infected the most, to curb their social habits.

Sound Transit breaks ground on Federal Way Link Extension

The $3.1 billion project includes three new stations near Kent/Des Moines, South 272nd Street and the Federal Way Transit Center.

Ferguson vows to fight Trump administration’s rollbacks of nation’s environmental protections

‘Rules weaken environmental reviews on countless projects in Washington and across the nation’

  • Jul 15, 2020

New report shows schools reopening without preventative measures may lead to more COVID-19 cases

‘Reopening schools cannot be considered in isolation’

  • Jul 15, 2020
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Inslee extends pause on counties advancing phases to July 28

A spike in cases could cause hospitalizations and deaths to rise soon.

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Sound Transit seeks more federal funding to offset COVID-19 losses

Joins other transit agencies across nation to ask for relief package

  • Jul 14, 2020

Port of Seattle Commission to establish policing and civil rights task force

Group will lead a comprehensive assessment of Port of Seattle Police Department

  • Jul 14, 2020
The Red Lion Inn at 1 South Grady Way in Renton is being used as temporary site to relocate individuals experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo.

Renton battles King County over temporary shelter at Red Lion Hotel

County officials believe emergency health order will supersede city’s move.

The Red Lion Inn at 1 South Grady Way in Renton is being used as temporary site to relocate individuals experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo.