Mitchell Atencio

King County calls on faith leaders for message of unity

Public Health – Seattle & King County hosted a diversity of faith leaders for a press conference.

 

Courtesy City of Mercer Island

Grocery stores across King County implementing “senior hours”

The hours are dedicated time for those at high risk to shop for groceries.

 

Crestwood Corporate Plaza sold for $23.6 million

The building was bought for nearly $5 million in 2003 and was 60% occupied at the time of its 2020 sale.

 

King County Library System closures and other coronavirus responses

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

King County’s new Issaquah quarantine location on March 16, 2020. The County is leasing the former Holiday Inn motel as a quarantine site for coronavirus patient. Natalie DeFord / Staff Photo.

New quarantine locations to open on Eastside

Public Health Seattle & King County announced new quarantine sites in Issaquah and Bellevue.

King County’s new Issaquah quarantine location on March 16, 2020. The County is leasing the former Holiday Inn motel as a quarantine site for coronavirus patient. Natalie DeFord / Staff Photo.
Saint Katherine’s Orthodox Church in Kirkland, WA, on March 12, 2020. Mitchell Atencio/Staff Photo

How are faith communities responding to the coronavirus pandemic?

Faith leaders from the Eastside are working to reschedule or digitize events and services in response to the outbreak.

Saint Katherine’s Orthodox Church in Kirkland, WA, on March 12, 2020. Mitchell Atencio/Staff Photo
A security guard positions cones as he stands watch in front of the Econo Lodge-turned-coronavirus-quarantine site on Central Avenue North on Tuesday. King County personnel were on site preparing the motel’s transformation into an isolation/quarantine center. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Petition calls for King County to stop quarantine site

Citizens, councilmembers question process for choosing locations.

A security guard positions cones as he stands watch in front of the Econo Lodge-turned-coronavirus-quarantine site on Central Avenue North on Tuesday. King County personnel were on site preparing the motel’s transformation into an isolation/quarantine center. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter
State Attorney General Bob Ferguson speaks with Reporter staff in 2018. File photo

AG Ferguson takes actions to respond to coronavirus

The attorney general’s office warned of scammers and announced a formal investigation into price gouging.

State Attorney General Bob Ferguson speaks with Reporter staff in 2018. File photo
A flight takes off at SeaTac International Airport. Photo courtesy Port of Seattle

Port of Seattle, airlines respond to COVID-19 with new health measures

Changes at Sea-Tac Airport include more hand sanitizer, training for biohazard cleaning.

A flight takes off at SeaTac International Airport. Photo courtesy Port of Seattle
Mitchell Atencio/Staff Photo
                                A customer orders a drink at the drive-thru of Megan’s Coffee Corner in Bellevue on Feb. 25.

Megan’s Coffee Corner closing at the end of Feb., will be replaced by Starbucks in the summer

The local shop, which started in 2001, will close and be replaced by a drive-thru Starbucks this summer.

Mitchell Atencio/Staff Photo
                                A customer orders a drink at the drive-thru of Megan’s Coffee Corner in Bellevue on Feb. 25.
Bellevue skyline. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Another 40-plus story tower going up in Bellevue

The tower will be at 555 108th Ave. Northeast, and is targeting an early 2023 completon date.

Bellevue skyline. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Pinnacle Development proposed two 26 story buildings for the downtown Bellevue area

The proposals are for mixed-use buildings that include residential, shopping and other facilities.

Black Press file photo

North Bend facility will serve as U.S. quarantine zone

Facility will be one of five nationwide.

Black Press file photo