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Update: After the video spread, Bellevue police announced it was prohibiting neck restraints. The police chief has called the video of the officer’s actions “disturbing” but “reasonable for the resistance he was faced with.”
Around 25 percent of child care facilities have closed across the state.
The moratorium takes effect immediately; public hearing to be held no later than Aug. 1.
Changes needed because of COVID-19 impact on commercial properties
The public-safety measure was to be in place until Friday (June 5) morning.
The county is also hoping the state lets them reopen several businesses by Friday.
A curfew on the Island was initially imposed on Monday, June 1
‘It must be about being anti-racist’: MISD superintendent releases statement in wake of police-brutality protests
Donna Colosky noted that “justice and anti-racism start with conversations at home.”
The curfew lasts from 7 p.m. June 1 to 5 a.m. June 2.
National Guard called to assist city.
Some maintenance and field staff are returning to work per new state guidelines.
All workers will need to wear masks as restaurants, retail shops and other businesses reopen.
Governor says state will pay for test kits and personal protective equipment.
A sampling from the most recent Mercer Island police blotter.
Campgrounds in counties actively in Phase 2 of the reopening plan will begin to welcome visitors June 1, state says.
Mitzi Johanknecht calls video of officer kneeling on neck of George Floyd ‘heartbreaking and disturbing’
A new King County data dashboard shows city-specific case rates, unemployment numbers and more.
The county has met more than half its goals, but the ones it hasn’t met are critical in determining how many people are still being infected, and how quickly people are being tested.
County will need to make severe cuts to MIDD program this year.
Mayors cite heavy economic damage from prolonged shutdown.