Mitchell Atencio

A proposal to make King County Metro fares free for low-income households could be approved in the coming months. File photo

King County Metro reduces services as a result of coronavirus

Metro said its decrease in service is a response to decreased ridership.

 

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.

 

King County Metro announced reduced services after ridership fell 60 percent in response to coronavirus. File photo

King County Metro reduces services as a result of coronavirus

Metro said its decrease in service is a response to decreased ridership.

 

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.

Courtesy City of Mercer Island

Redmond businesses trying to navigate pandemic pressures

Coffee shops, catering businesses and restaurants explain how they are helping and being helped.

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
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                                From left, Emily Parkhurst, Amy Carlson, Robert Pantley, Jerry Weber and Chris Mefford answer questions during their panel discussion at OneRedmond’s Eastside Economic Outlook Summit on Feb. 26 in Redmond.

OneRedmond hosts Eastside economic outlook summit

A presentation and panel discussion about the future of Redmond, Bellevue and Kirkland anchored the summit.

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                                From left, Emily Parkhurst, Amy Carlson, Robert Pantley, Jerry Weber and Chris Mefford answer questions during their panel discussion at OneRedmond’s Eastside Economic Outlook Summit on Feb. 26 in Redmond.
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
From left, Joe Hong, Marcus Chhong and Sally Hong pose outside of Redmond Work and Western Wear in Redmond. on March 4. Mitchell Atencio/staff photo

Redmond Work and Western Wear closing after four-plus decades

The shop has been one of the few western shops near the Puget Sound in the last decade.

From left, Joe Hong, Marcus Chhong and Sally Hong pose outside of Redmond Work and Western Wear in Redmond. on March 4. Mitchell Atencio/staff 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
The signage outside of Microsoft’s Redwest Campus in Redmond, WA, on Feb. 19, 2020. Mitchell Atencio / Staff Photo

Who were Redmond’s top 20 employers in 2019?

Many companies reported fewer full-time equivalent positions in 2019 than the previous year.

The signage outside of Microsoft’s Redwest Campus in Redmond, WA, on Feb. 19, 2020. Mitchell Atencio / Staff Photo
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