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Man killed in hit-and-run crash along Aurora Avenue New! 2020-04-02 10:14:15SEATTLE — Police said a man was killed Wednesday night in a hit-and-run crash along Aurora Avenue. Detectives with the Seattle Police Depa

Boeing to begin voluntary layoff plan amid coronavirus New! 2020-04-02 09:55:22Boeing will begin a voluntary layoff plan amid the global economic crunch brought on by the coronavirus outbreak. Noting that it will "take time for

Inslee says its 'highly likely' state's stay-home order New! 2020-04-02 09:50:37After calling on local businesses to meet the testing and personal protective equipment needs facing Washington, Governor Jay Inslee told KOMO News We

Coronavirus outbreak to peak in Washington in three 2020-04-01 11:13:51Health officials believe Washington state will hit its COVID-19 outbreak peak in about three weeks. Kath Lofy, the state's health officer, expects th

QFC, Fred Meyer announce 'hero bonus' for grocery 2020-04-01 10:27:58A pair of local grocery chains announced pay increases Tuesday to support all of its workers while the country grapples with the coronavirus outbreak.

Bellevue dentist accused of torching boxes of medical 2020-04-01 09:50:38BELLEVUE, Wash. — A Bellevue dentist is accused of burning boxes with protective medical masks and gear inside his office even as local doctors

Report: Seattle is one of top US metros 2020-04-01 08:55:29The housing market in Seattle area is notoriously expensive and competitive, but compared to other metropolitan areas, the Emerald City is still inves

Experts try to understand rural spike in positive 2020-03-31 10:17:39Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday raised questions about some alarming new COVID-19 test results coming out of a handful of rural counties.

Should you wear a mask? Here's what a 2020-03-31 09:54:18SEATTLE - Masks have been in short supply during the spread of COVID-19, and officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the onl

Study: University of Washington among top public colleges 2020-03-30 18:08:33University of Washington alumni have a reason to cheer for their alma mater today: a recent study from Volusion, an ecommerce platform, found that the

No need to disinfect groceries to prevent COVID-19, 2020-03-30 10:48:16OLYMPIA, Wash. --You don't need to disinfect those groceries! That's one of the messages the Washington State Department of Health reiter

12 Seattle police, firefighters test positive for COVID-19 2020-03-30 09:43:27SEATTLE -- City of Seattle officials say a dozen police and firefighters have tested positive for COVID-19 so far. Six Seattle firefighters are stayi

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To share or not to share, that is New! 2020-04-02 11:42:32NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Hunt’s sophomore album opens and closes with two of the most personal songs he’s ever written, as he draws from

Passengers to be allowed off sick Zaandam, Rotterdam New! 2020-04-02 11:30:31Carnival Corp. and a group of federal, state and local authorities in Florida have found common ground on a plan to allow passengers off a coronavirus

Life Care Center of Kirkland faces $611,000 fine New! 2020-04-02 11:18:19A Washington state nursing home tied to at least 37 COVID-19 deaths faces a fine of more than $611,000, federal inspectors said, and could also lose M

Outbreak: bankruptcies, layoffs, quiet skies and empty rails New! 2020-04-02 11:15:55The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments on Thursday related to th

Trump says he expects Russia, Saudis to cut New! 2020-04-02 11:06:18WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he expects Saudi Arabia and Russia will end an oil war and dramatically cut producti

‘Lost Children’ author: Writers must ‘document’ pandemic New! 2020-04-02 10:39:30NEW YORK (AP) — Cooped up at her Bronx home with her daughter and a niece because of the coronavirus pandemic, Mexican writer Valeria Luiselli s

James Patterson sets up fund to help indie New! 2020-04-02 10:31:27NEW YORK (AP) — James Patterson has a history of helping independent bookstores. The best-selling novelist has donated millions in recent years

Virus masks, apps: The race is on to New! 2020-04-02 10:28:04PARIS (AP) — The worldwide race to protect people against being infected by unwitting coronavirus carriers intensified Thursday, pitting governm

With business vaporizing, Europe focuses on avoiding layoffs New! 2020-04-02 10:23:15BRUSSELS (AP) — As the new coronavirus spreads across Europe, ravaging economies and killing thousands, governments and the European Union are f

Virus spreads through South Dakota family’s close ties New! 2020-04-02 10:15:36SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — After South Dakota lawmaker Bob Glanzer became one of the first people in the state to be sickened by the coronavirus f

Russia’s Putin orders non-working month to curb coronavirus New! 2020-04-02 10:14:39MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Thursday ordered most Russians to stay off work until the end of the month as part of a partial econom

Feds seek breakup of Altria-Juul deal on antitrust New! 2020-04-02 10:11:38WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. business regulators are suing to break up the multibillion-dollar deal between tobacco giant Altria and e-cigarette start

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Fauci says he feels safe despite threats, is New! 2020-04-02 12:12:18WASHINGTON – Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease official, said Thursday he feels safe despite reports he’s received onlin

Virus masks, apps: The race is on to New! 2020-04-02 12:12:18NEW YORK – The worldwide race to protect people against unwitting coronavirus carriers intensified Thursday, pitting governments against each o

A record 6.6 million seek U.S. jobless aid New! 2020-04-02 12:12:18WASHINGTON – More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week – doubling a record high set just one week earli

Man killed in crash on U.S. 95 in New! 2020-04-02 12:12:18A man was killed and another sent to the hospital in a crash in Athol Wednesday evening.A 1999 Mazda Millenia rolled off U.S. Highway 95 at about 5:30

For Spokane area restaurants, COVID-19 presents unprecedented challenges, New! 2020-04-02 12:12:18For Cindy Hallett, keeping Halletts Market & Cafe in Spokane Valley afloat during the coronavirus pandemic is requiring innovation and a “d

Front Porch: Quiet of night fills with memories New! 2020-04-02 12:12:18Several years ago when I was visiting family and friends in Florida, I spent two days with a cousin I hadn’t seen in a couple of decades. As we

Spokane Valley Fire Department quietly celebrates 80th New! 2020-04-02 12:12:18Last week the Spokane Valley Fire Department marked its 80th anniversary, a milestone that passed with less fanfare than usual as the region and state

Schools roundup: Districts across Spokane County continue meal New! 2020-04-02 12:12:18Spokane Public Schools will continue to offer grab-and-go meals during spring break week, April 6-10.The district also widened its food distribution n

Weathercatch: Time to get our heads in the New! 2020-04-02 12:12:18During this stressful period in history, there’s no need to travel anywhere for psychic refuge. Just step outside or peer out a window and &hell

Love story: The gift of each other: David New! 2020-04-02 12:12:18Janet Hicks is dying. Her hospice nurse says she has hours, maybe days left. But she wanted the story of her 63-year marriage to her husband, David, t

Vocal point: Amid COVID-19 outbreak, a family doctor New! 2020-04-02 12:12:18Calling. I typed various words for my medical school acceptance letter. I altruistically meant them. After reflecting on the last few days, I now know

Gardening: Vegetable gardening can be rewarding New! 2020-04-02 12:12:18Vegetable gardening is taking off so let’s talk about some of the basics of starting a vegetable garden. Vegetable gardens need to be placed in

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Coronavirus updates: Inslee calls on firms to make New! 2020-04-02 11:21:36Updated at 8:15 a.m. Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday called on Washington firms to manufacture safety and testing equipment in the fight against COVID-19

Port of Olympia suspends fees for port tenants New! 2020-04-02 08:45:00The Port of Olympia commission approved a resolution this week to help two groups potentially affected by the COVID-19 crisis: port tenants and those

Tumwater takes steps to help residents, businesses New! 2020-04-02 08:45:00Tumwater has taken steps to help residents and businesses during the COVID-19 crisis, the city announced this week. ▪ Utilities: The city is sus

State lands are closed to the public but New! 2020-04-02 08:45:00To stop the spread of COVID-19, all 6 million acres of public land managed by the Department of Natural Resources were closed to the public starting l

Hospital leaders in 5-county South Sound region to New! 2020-04-02 08:45:00Leaders from nine hospitals across Thurston, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, and Pacific counties plan to meet Thursday to discuss a regional approach to

Deaths for April 2 New! 2020-04-02 08:45:00Bennatts, Janet “Jan” Faye, 82, Olympia, died Thursday, March 26, 2020, at Providence St. Peter Hospital, Olympia. Mills & Mills Funer

3 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 pushes Thurston 2020-04-01 18:51:17Thurston County announced three more confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, pushing the county’s total to 51 with still no deaths. Wednesday&

Inslee calls on firms to make safety equipment 2020-04-01 17:23:09Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday called on Washington firms to manufacture safety and testing equipment in the fight against COVID-19, saying that Preside

Billions in federal aid headed to Washington to 2020-04-01 14:14:50Washington state stands to gain an estimated $2.9 billion in federal money from the economic aid plan signed into law last week. And probably a lot mo

Car-versus-dump truck crash in west Olympia sends man 2020-04-01 12:12:59A 42-year-old man was injured and taken to an Olympia hospital after driving head-on into a dump truck at a busy intersection on Olympia’s west

CORONAVIRUS UPDATES: Washington issues housing grant; recovered cases 2020-04-01 11:44:17Updated at 3:25 p.m. The Washington Health Benefit Exchange announced it’s extending the current special enrollment period for individuals who a