Northwest

File photo of construction near North Bend on Aug. 16. Sound Publishing file photo                                File photo of construction near North Bend on Aug. 16. Sound Publishing file photo

Rural King County mayors want state to let them enter Phase 2

Mayors cite heavy economic damage from prolonged shutdown.

File photo of construction near North Bend on Aug. 16. Sound Publishing file photo                                File photo of construction near North Bend on Aug. 16. Sound Publishing file photo
State Parks offers three free days in June

State Parks offers three free days in June

No pass needed June 6, 7 and 13

  • May 28, 2020
State Parks offers three free days in June
Auburn Mountain View Cemetery Manager Craig Hudson, center, confers with maintenance workers David Partridge, left, and Zach Hopper in March 2020. Sound Publishing file photo

State allows weddings, funerals, religious services to restart with restrictions

Gov. Inslee issues new rules during May 27 news conference.

Auburn Mountain View Cemetery Manager Craig Hudson, center, confers with maintenance workers David Partridge, left, and Zach Hopper in March 2020. Sound Publishing file photo
Macklemore will perform as part of a virtual concert June 10 to raise money for All In Wa, a group formed to support people in need because of the COVID-19 outbreak. COURTESY PHOTO

Group launches All In Wa fund to raise $65M for COVID-19 crisis relief

Fundraising includes a virtual concert June 10 featuring Pearl Jam, Macklemore and others

  • May 27, 2020
Macklemore will perform as part of a virtual concert June 10 to raise money for All In Wa, a group formed to support people in need because of the COVID-19 outbreak. COURTESY PHOTO
State loosens cougar hunting restrictions

State loosens cougar hunting restrictions

The regulations will impact 19 areas around the state.

State loosens cougar hunting restrictions
American Medical Response (AMR) organized a parade of first responders to show appreciation for St. Elizabeth Hospital staff April 30. Photo by Ray Miller-Still/Sound Publishing

The complications of counting COVID deaths in Washington

State relies on results of tests and death certificates in calculating the daily toll of the disease.

American Medical Response (AMR) organized a parade of first responders to show appreciation for St. Elizabeth Hospital staff April 30. Photo by Ray Miller-Still/Sound Publishing
Republicans file lawsuit over Inslee’s emergency: ‘Facts, and the science, are clear’

Republicans file lawsuit over Inslee’s emergency: ‘Facts, and the science, are clear’

Lawsuit says state has violated Constitutional rights of citizens.

Republicans file lawsuit over Inslee’s emergency: ‘Facts, and the science, are clear’
Among the candidates for Washington state governor in 2020: (Top row, L-R): Omari Tahir Garrett, Winston Wilkes, Thor Amundson, Cameron Vessey, Martin ‘Iceman’ Wheeler, Ryan Ryals; (middle row L-R): Liz Hallock, Goodspaceguy, Gov. Jay Inslee, Don Rivers, Gene Hart; (bottom row L-R): Phil Fortunato, Tim Eyman, Alex Tsimerman, Cairo D’Almeida, Cregan Newhouse, Raul Garcia.

GOP gubernatorial hopefuls aim to oust Inslee amid COVID-19

Former Bothell mayor Joshua Freed and initiative-pusher Tim Eyman could be the front-runners.

Among the candidates for Washington state governor in 2020: (Top row, L-R): Omari Tahir Garrett, Winston Wilkes, Thor Amundson, Cameron Vessey, Martin ‘Iceman’ Wheeler, Ryan Ryals; (middle row L-R): Liz Hallock, Goodspaceguy, Gov. Jay Inslee, Don Rivers, Gene Hart; (bottom row L-R): Phil Fortunato, Tim Eyman, Alex Tsimerman, Cairo D’Almeida, Cregan Newhouse, Raul Garcia.
Nonprofit launches new online COVID-19 local resource hub for King County

Nonprofit launches new online COVID-19 local resource hub for King County

Hub collects links for more than 300 local resources for people affected by virus.

Nonprofit launches new online COVID-19 local resource hub for King County
Motorcycle fatality increase a cause for concern | Washington State Patrol
Motorcycle fatality increase a cause for concern | Washington State Patrol
State issues guidance on dental care, medical appointments

State issues guidance on dental care, medical appointments

Resumption of those practices depends on adequate protective equipment and patient screening.

State issues guidance on dental care, medical appointments
Like similar businesses across King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, Bothell restaurant Hana Sushi closed due to public-health concerns. Sound Publishing file photo

Inslee changes course, says diners won’t have to sign in

Restaurants may still ask customers for information that contact tracers could use to stop an outbreak.

Like similar businesses across King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, Bothell restaurant Hana Sushi closed due to public-health concerns. Sound Publishing file photo
State to deploy brigade of ‘contact tracers’ to track virus

State to deploy brigade of ‘contact tracers’ to track virus

Force of 1,371 including National Guard will assist local health districts statewide.

State to deploy brigade of ‘contact tracers’ to track virus
Supreme Court ponders state’s limits on presidential electors

Supreme Court ponders state’s limits on presidential electors

Justices consider cases in which three Washington state residents went rogue and didn’t vote for Clinton.

Supreme Court ponders state’s limits on presidential electors
Passengers on a King County Metro bus. File photo

Metro, Sound Transit request more federal aid as ridership plummets

Agencies face major shortfalls in their budgets.

Passengers on a King County Metro bus. File photo
Operation 100% aims to provide relief for all applicants waiting for unemployment benefits

Operation 100% aims to provide relief for all applicants waiting for unemployment benefits

State Employment Security Department launches program

  • May 12, 2020
Operation 100% aims to provide relief for all applicants waiting for unemployment benefits
A mobile center from Bloodworks Northwest takes blood from Enumclaw resident Andy Bremmeyer, pictured in this 2019 photo. Sound Publishing file photo: https://www.redmond-reporter.com/news/bloodworks-northwest-reports-drop-in-blood-donations-following-coronavirus-outbreak/

Blood drives cancelled through June; new “pop-up” sites being organized

Social distancing has led to at least a temporary suspension of mobile blood drives.

A mobile center from Bloodworks Northwest takes blood from Enumclaw resident Andy Bremmeyer, pictured in this 2019 photo. Sound Publishing file photo: https://www.redmond-reporter.com/news/bloodworks-northwest-reports-drop-in-blood-donations-following-coronavirus-outbreak/
Supreme Court to weigh state’s actions against rogue electors

Supreme Court to weigh state’s actions against rogue electors

These three citizens contend the Constitution allowed them to put country ahead of party.

Supreme Court to weigh state’s actions against rogue electors
In this file photo, Margaret Hindle, a farmer with the SnoValley Tilth Experience Farming Project, walks along a row of purple cabbage, kale and broccoli at her plot near Carnation.

Snoqualmie Valley farmers adapt to COVID-19

From managing employee safety to finding seeds, it’s a whole new world for local farms.

In this file photo, Margaret Hindle, a farmer with the SnoValley Tilth Experience Farming Project, walks along a row of purple cabbage, kale and broccoli at her plot near Carnation.
Eastside cities to receive CARES Act funding to deal with COVID-19 pandemic

Eastside cities to receive CARES Act funding to deal with COVID-19 pandemic

Recipients include North Bend, Snoqualmie, Mercer Island, Bellevue, Bothell, Kenmore, Carnation, Kirkland, Redmond and Issaquah.

  • May 11, 2020
Eastside cities to receive CARES Act funding to deal with COVID-19 pandemic