Joseph Thompson

Officials: Snohomish, other counties not ready for Phase 2

There are too many new daily cases and not enough testing or contact tracing to advance by June 1.


As Arlington gym closes, a Snohomish barber continues to cut

PA Fitness closed after the state attorney general filed a lawsuit. “We would lose,” a co-owner conceded.


Tulalip Resort Casino and Quil Ceda Creek to open Tuesday

Guests must wear a mask and occupancy is limited, the Tulalip Tribes announced Wednesday.


Awaiting a vaccine, doctors search for COVID-19 treatments

The drug Remdesivir may have led to shorter hospital stays and fewer deaths for patients in Everett.

Somers announces $14 million in relief for small businesses

One program will target aerospace companies. The other will focus on service and retail industries.

Was coronavirus here in December? Health officer has doubts

Antibody tests were positive for two patients who had symptoms a month before the first confirmed U.S. case.

Inslee: State is at toughest point in fight against COVID-19

Warm weather and Mother’s Day are near, but data shows Washington may be stalling against the virus.

Angel of the Winds Casino Resort set to reopen May 13

Masks and temperature checks will be required for guests. Tulalips leaders are eyeing a May 26 opening.

Gov. Inslee extends stay-home order through end of May

The state is entering phase one of a four-tiered plan to reopen businesses and loosen restrictions on activities.

Edmonds offers up to $1,000 in COVID aid for bills or food

Those earning less than 60% of the median income are eligible for rent and grocery money and more.

Inslee to loosen restrictions on outdoor recreation on May 5

Boat ramps, trailheads and golf courses can reopen — with social-distancing measures in place.

Edmonds may fund $1,000 cash payments for coronavirus relief

If approved, residents earning under $52,000 could qualify for cash or services via nonprofits.

Governor gives construction a green light — with constraints

Mayors, meanwhile, urged him to be transparent about plans to gradually resume commerce and reopen society.

Failure is not an option: Schools won’t give out Fs this year

State Superintendant Chris Reykdal said Wednesday the lowest grade a student can earn is an incomplete.

Edmonds waterfront road closed to make room for walkers

The city restricted vehicle access to Sunset Avenue North so walkers can stay six feet apart.

Former COVID-19 patients’ plasma could help treat the virus

Swedish Health Services is going through its bank of recovered patients and asking them to donate.

Everett Clinic saline study could expand coronavirus testing

Polyester swabs and saltwater are reliable substitutes for harder-to-find materials, the study found.

Care homes to get virus tests leftover by Everett drive-thru

The federally funded COVID-19 test site at Everett Memorial Stadium is set to close Thursday.

It’s sunny. It’s the weekend. And staying home may save lives.

Meanwhile, Snohomish County’s only government-funded drive-thru COVID-19 testing site closed Friday.

Monroe nurses join national demand for more protective gear

The health care workers say they are reusing the same gown and mask throughout 12-hour shifts.