Mitchell Atencio

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.

 

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Grocery stores across King County implementing “senior hours”

The hours are dedicated time for those at high risk to shop for groceries.

 

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                                Garbage and large branches at the former East Seattle Elementary School property parking lot entrance.

Questions remain over upkeep of East Seattle School property

Resident complaints over the East Seattle School upkeep and parking have gone largely unanaswered.

 

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.
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                                Mercer Island seniors sing from their songbooks during an event in 2019 in the Fellowship Hall at Covenant Living at the Shores.

How are Island senior facilities responding to coronavirus?

Senior care facilities are taking all recommended precautions, and more, to protect their residents.

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                                Mercer Island seniors sing from their songbooks during an event in 2019 in the Fellowship Hall at Covenant Living at the Shores.
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
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                                The start line of the 2019 Rotary Half Marathon on Mercer Island.

Rotary half marathon canceled amid coronavirus fears

The club hopes to reschedule the race after the coronavirus outbreak led to its cancellation.

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                                The start line of the 2019 Rotary Half Marathon on Mercer Island.
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

Mercer Island teen creates viral website to track coronavirus

Avi Schiffmann’s website has millions of visitors from across the globe each day.

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
Mercer Island City Hall. File photo

Mercer Island issues proclamation of emergency in response to novel coronavirus

The city issued the proclamation in an effort to help the procurement of supplies.

Mercer Island City Hall. File photo

Mercer Island closes thrift shop to disinfect after potential coronavirus exposure

A spouse of a thrift shop employee has a suspected case of coronavirus.

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
Chambers from Mercer Island, Issaquah, Sammamish, Snoqualmie, Newcastle and Bellevue will all meet on March 6 for a networking breakfast.

Six Chambers of Commerce will hold a joint networking breakfast in March

Chambers from Mercer Island, Issaquah, Sammamish, Snoqualmie, Newcastle and Bellevue will meet in March for the breakfast.

Chambers from Mercer Island, Issaquah, Sammamish, Snoqualmie, Newcastle and Bellevue will all meet on March 6 for a networking breakfast.
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                                Xing Hua building render courtesy of Johnston Architects.

The city is accepting public comment on the four story building proposal.

Mercer Island is hearing comments from the public on a mixed-use building proposal.

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                                Xing Hua building render courtesy of Johnston Architects.
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North Bend facility will serve as U.S. quarantine zone

Facility will be one of five nationwide.

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