Joseph Thompson

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.

2020 Census is on track, despite setbacks from coronavirus

More than half of Snohomish County residents have been counted in the government survey.

It took a year: Swedish and 8,000 union members have a deal

It was brokered through Gov. Jay Inslee’s office with the help of an MIT labor specialist.

Swedish nurses and caregivers voting virtually on new deal

New deal includes 13.5% raises over three years, $1,000 ratification bonus and benefits protections.

New self-swab COVID-19 test is just as accurate, study finds

The study, under peer review, was led by an Everett Clinic doctor. It could speed up testing nationwide.

Weeks after schools close, some are logging back in to learn

Districts across the state are expected to offer online learning. Locally, those plans differ.

1st shipment of federal supplies arrives in Everett

Nine pallets of gear to fight against COVID-19 are being distributed to local hospitals and clinics.

Governor says he could extend the two-week stay-home order

Resuming normal living too soon could enable the virus to “spring back up on us,” Jay Inslee said Thursday.

Biden wins Washington, splits delegates with Sanders 46-43

More than 20,000 votes seperated the remaining Democratic candidates after the final tally.

Two more Chick-Fil-A restaurants coming to Snohomish County

Chains of the popular chicken franchise are set to open in Marysville and Lynnwood.

Edmonds Waterfront Center asks city for help with a loan

The project needs about $2 million to cover costs for construciton, which could wrap up by the fall.

Social distancing makes its way to local city councils

City councils across Snohomish County are moving to virtual meetings to avoid spreading the virus.

Edmonds tries to find vintage trolley for free summer rides

The 2020 budget has $50,000 to buy a trolley, but finding the right one hasn’t been easy.

Mountlake Terrace senior marches to the beat of his own drum

Josh Setala, a drummer with an ear for jazz, wants to study music in college and play it after.

Inslee bans events of 250 or more, to stifle coronavirus

Snohomish County issued even tighter restrictions. Meanwhile, the county saw two new COVID-19 deaths.

Local, federal leaders scramble to expand COVID-19 testing

A UW lab can handle more than 1,000 tests per day, but not everyone needs one, Gov. Inslee says.

More than 13,000 sign petitions to shutter local schools

The petitions target the Everett, Edmonds and Mukilteo districts. They’re staying open, for now.

Life in quarantine: Netflix, chores and Panda Express

Twenty to 24 county residents are quarantined in their homes amid the coronavirus outbreak.

National superintendent of the year to lead Edmonds schools

Gustavo Balderas, head of the Eugene School District in Oregon, is set to take the reins on July 1.