Stories tagged: king county
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 18, 2020
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 …
UPDATED: Fri., July 24, 2020
Five Seattle news outlets will have to comply with a subpoena and give the Seattle Police Department unpublished video and photos from a May 30 racial justice protest, a judge …
UPDATED: Fri., April 17, 2020
King County gets new glimpse into unreported cases of COVID-19 through first-ever ‘swab and send’ home testing kits
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 – …
Wed., April 8, 2020
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 …
Mon., March 30, 2020
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.
UPDATED: Fri., March 27, 2020
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
Wed., March 18, 2020
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.
UPDATED: Sun., March 15, 2020
Health Department reports 127 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in Washington on Sunday; 2 new deaths in King County
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 …
UPDATED: Mon., March 16, 2020
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.
UPDATED: Sat., March 14, 2020
Boeing Field, two other properties to be used for housing homeless people in King County during coronavirus pandemic
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 …
UPDATED: Mon., March 2, 2020
Four more people have died from the new coronavirus in Washington.
UPDATED: Sun., March 1, 2020
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 …
UPDATED: Sun., March 1, 2020
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 …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 13, 2020
Judge rejects most of legal challenge to Eyman’s I-976; Eyman to run as Republican in governor’s race
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 …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 7, 2020
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 …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020
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 …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 13, 2019
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.
Wed., Dec. 11, 2019
The King County Council on Wednesday unanimously approved $600,000 in emergency funding to improve security outside the courthouse in downtown Seattle.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019
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 …
UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019
King County judge rules Comcast violated state consumer protection law, orders restitution for Washington customers
A King County Superior Court judge ruled Thursday that Comcast violated Washington state’s Consumer Protection Act by misrepresenting its service protection plan to customers, according to state Attorney General Bob …
UPDATED: Sat., June 1, 2019
After years of increase, the number of people experiencing homelessness in Seattle and King County appears to have declined.
Sat., May 18, 2019
Health officials are investigating a sixth confirmed case of the measles in a western Washington outbreak involving people who spent time at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Wed., May 15, 2019
Authorities say four new measles cases have been diagnosed in western Washington. The Washington State Department of Health says two of the cases were in King County and one each …
Mon., April 22, 2019
After complaints about dropping them off in a parking lot, a top Yakima County corrections official said King County prisoners being released from the North Front Street jail will be …
Sat., March 30, 2019
How much garbage can you cram into 1.4 square miles?
Thu., Dec. 6, 2018
King County voters will not be deciding whether to ban safe injection sites after the state Supreme Court ruled that such an initiative tramples on the legislative authority of King …
Fri., Nov. 9, 2018
In a tough campaign season for King County Republicans and with the cloud of a rape allegation hanging over him, Washington state Sen. Joe Fain on Friday night conceded the …
Wed., Oct. 17, 2018
Three county-council members say Councilmember Kathy Lambert’s comments about rape allegations leveled against Sen. Joe Fain “do not represent the King County Council.”
Fri., Oct. 12, 2018
King County plans to turn a wing of the downtown Seattle jail into a shelter for homeless people, King County Executive Dow Constantine announced Thursday.
Thu., Oct. 4, 2018
Prosecutors have charged a man with kidnapping and raping a 14-year-old Seattle girl in 2007 after delayed testing of her decade-old rape kit turned up a DNA match.