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King County releases details about purchase of Econo Lodge

King County cancels most in-person meetings, moves to Skype

Responding to the COVID-19 outbreak, non-essential in-person meetings for March have been called off.

King County Executive Dow Constantine at a Seattle press conference Wednesday, March 4. Screenshot from livestream

‘We will get through this’: Officials discuss coronavirus at Wednesday press conference

The county is advising event cancellations, increased telecommuting.

King County Executive Dow Constantine at a Seattle press conference Wednesday, March 4. Screenshot from livestream

The state coronavirus hotline is dropping calls

A state Department of Health spokesperson said their phone system is being overwhelmed.

FILE - This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)

Tenth coronavirus death reported in WA

Over 200 people are being supervised for possible virus exposure

FILE - This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)

COVID: Call before seeing a doctor, especially the elderly, asthmatic

Those with underlying lung or immune system problems are more at risk for serious complications.

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Five-year, Bellevue-based scam unravels

The Bellevue-based company funneled money into trusts and hid assets.

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Valley Medical Renton staff test positive for COVID-19

One staff member is at home recovering, 11 more tests are being examined

Photo by Haley Ausbun. An electrician inspects one of the four rooms in the first modular unit that will be ready for those under quarantine for COVID-19, coronavirus.

More than 100 quarantine rooms are planned for King County COVID-19 response

Locations for the facilities will include Seattle and White Center.

Photo by Haley Ausbun. An electrician inspects one of the four rooms in the first modular unit that will be ready for those under quarantine for COVID-19, coronavirus.
Bothell High School closed for two days, Feb. 27-28 after a school employee’s family member became sick after traveling overseas. Blake Peterson/staff photo

How are Eastside schools handling the coronavirus?

Eastside school districts take precautions following recent coronavirus outbreak.

Bothell High School closed for two days, Feb. 27-28 after a school employee’s family member became sick after traveling overseas. Blake Peterson/staff photo

Bloodworks Northwest reports drop in blood donations following coronavirus outbreak

The blood bank has lost 143 donations since March 1.

Coronavirus death toll rises to nine in Washington

Two individuals who died on Feb. 26 were found to have had the coronavirus; Harborview Medical Center staff possibly exposed to the virus.

Bloodworks Northwest reassures community it’s safe to donate blood

Donors reminded to visit neighborhood donor centers and blood drives

  • Mar 3, 2020

Local immigration office closed due to COVID-19

The Tukwila USCIS office will be closed for two weeks

Coronavirus reaches the Eastside

14 confirmed cases and six deaths as of March 2.

At least two of the confirmed COVID-19 cases originated from the Life Care Center nursing facility in Kirkland. Samantha Pak/Sound Publishing

State steps up response to coronavirus outbreak

Public health officials ask WA Legislature for $100 million.

  • Mar 2, 2020
At least two of the confirmed COVID-19 cases originated from the Life Care Center nursing facility in Kirkland. Samantha Pak/Sound Publishing
Passengers on a King County Metro bus. File photo

King County transit agencies say stay home if you’re sick

Metro and Sound Transit continue to operate normal routes for now.

Passengers on a King County Metro bus. File photo
Seattle & King County Public Health Official Dr. Jeff Duchin speaking at the press conference. Screenshot from press conference livestream

14 coronavirus cases, including five deaths, in King County

County is in process of purchasing a motel intended for quarantine.

Seattle & King County Public Health Official Dr. Jeff Duchin speaking at the press conference. Screenshot from press conference livestream

Bellevue man stabs fiance with kitchen knife after dispute

The victim sustained lacerations to her face, buttocks and hand.

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