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More than a half-dozen cities, counties and civil right groups sued the Trump administration Tuesday, saying there was no justification for its decision to cut the 2020 census short by a month, and it will lead to the undercounting of minority communities and an inaccurate head count of every U.S. resident.
Five Seattle news outlets will have to comply with a subpoena and give the Seattle Police Department unpublished video and photos from a May 30 racial justice protest, a judge ruled Thursday.
There has not been a jury trial in Western Washington – perhaps in the entire state – since early March. While the wheels of justice still turn – some hearings are still held, arraignments and pleas are taken – for the most part they are spinning in place. The federal courthouses in Seattle and Tacoma have been shuttered by judicial order: Pretrial proceedings are done either by video, telephone or postponed. In the busier state courts, where locking the doors hasn’t been an option, the daily docket call looks very different than it did just four months ago.
The early findings come from the first 18 days of data collected by SCAN, a Bill Gates-funded partnership between the scientists behind the Seattle Flu Study and Public Health – Seattle and King County, being implemented by the Brotman Baty Institute.
A local outbreak over the last several months has showed their concerns were justified. More than 100 people have been sickened by hepatitis A in King County since the beginning of January, compared with annual totals of five to 16 cases over the last decade, according to Public Health — Seattle & King County. Nearly 50% have been among people experiencing homelessness.
Public health officials and researchers say that social distancing appears to be helping slow the spread of COVID-19 in the Seattle area, where many of the first U.S. deaths occurred.
An investigation at a Seattle-area nursing home concludes that symptoms aren’t enough to identify who is infected once the coronavirus enters a long-term care facility
Federal officials say staff members who worked while sick at multiple long-term care facilities may well have contributed to the spread of COVID-19 among vulnerable elderly in the Seattle area.
The number of positive, confirmed cases in Spokane County remained at three Sunday, although a large portion of the new cases reported were not assigned to a county by the Health Department.
As confirmed cases of COVID-19 grew again Sunday with 127 new patients in Washington, Gov. Jay Inslee shut down restaurants, bars, entertainment, and recreational activities.
King County announced Saturday it will repurpose the arrivals section of Boeing Field to create additional shelter space for vulnerable people living in a crowded Seattle shelter as well as two new spaces for COVID-19 quarantine or recovery for those who are homeless or who can’t self-isolate without infecting the people they live with.
Four more people have died from the new coronavirus in Washington.
Genetic testing of the virus in a newly diagnosed patient matches that seen in the first patient in the United States, leading researchers to believe it’s been spreading undetected since January.
The patient was a man in his 70s who had underlying health issues. The total number of confirmed cases in King County reached 10 on Sunday, with four new cases coming from an elderly care facility in Kirkland. Another case was also reported in Snohomish County.
A King County Superior Court judge on Wednesday rejected most of a legal challenge to Tim Eyman’s Initiative 976, a measure that would steeply discount the price of car registrations while gutting transportation budgets across the state.
A King County Superior Court judge who has already temporarily blocked initiative promoter Tim Eyman’s latest $30 car tab measure from taking effect said he hopes to rule next week on whether it’s constitutional.
Washington lawmakers unveiled a bill Wednesday that would allow King County to impose a tax on big businesses with employees who earn at least $150,000 a year.The money raised would have to be spent on affordable housing, public-safety needs, homeless services and behavioral-health services.
A King County judge will allow Tim Eyman to join the lawsuit over his $30 car tab initiative, but won’t force the state to hire outside lawyers.
The King County Council on Wednesday unanimously approved $600,000 in emergency funding to improve security outside the courthouse in downtown Seattle.
King County would spend $1 million on bus tickets for homeless people who want to reconnect with family or close friends in other states, away from Seattle, under a new proposal County Councilman Reagan Dunn unveiled Monday.