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More good news: COVID infection rate continues to decline

Local leaders urge residents to keep wearing masks and to avoid large gatherings or parties.

Thousands are still waiting for unemployment in Washington

Some are waiting for thousands in backpay while others worry after losing the extra $600 each week.

Edmonds man charged for vandalizing ‘I Can’t Breathe’ artwork

Richard Tuttle faces up to a year in jail or a $5,000 fine. He allegedly told police he did it.

Inslee directs $40 million to aid the undocumented

Inslee directs $40 million to aid the undocumented

Approved applicants will receive $1,000. But payments may not be available until October.

Inslee directs $40 million to aid the undocumented
The JoJo washed ashore at Howarth Park in Everett. The city and state are working together to find out if they need to take control of the boat, or if the owner can move it on his own. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Stuck in the sand at Howarth Park, JoJo awaits her rescue

State and local agencies are monitoring the 45-footer that grounded at the beach earlier this week.

The JoJo washed ashore at Howarth Park in Everett. The city and state are working together to find out if they need to take control of the boat, or if the owner can move it on his own. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Study: Virus cases must drop for schools to safely reopen

Infection rates are flattening, data show, but Snohomish County is far from the recommended target.

Latest COVID spike may have peaked in July, data shows

New numbers are a positive step forward, but some metrics are headed in the wrong direction.

Health district reports 18 COVID-19 outbreaks in the county

Health district reports 18 COVID-19 outbreaks in the county

The locations, ranging from construction sites to salons to banks, combine for 43 virus infections.

Health district reports 18 COVID-19 outbreaks in the county

Everett Memorial Stadium to host COVID-19 test site again

The site provides capacity for 500 tests per day, the Snohomish Health District said.

Stalled for months, state resolves 81,000 unemployment cases

Stalled for months, state resolves 81,000 unemployment cases

A resolved case doesn’t mean payments are on the way. Some may have to appeal for relief.

Stalled for months, state resolves 81,000 unemployment cases

Local private schools mulling in-person class this fall

Administrators say the smaller schools can follow safety guidelines more easily than public schools.

COVID is mostly spreading through social circles and homes

More than half of locals infected with the virus in July got it from a close contact, data show.

Dr. Spitters: Bringing students back to school is too risky

Dr. Spitters: Bringing students back to school is too risky

The Everett, Edmonds, Mukilteo and Stanwood Camano districts announced Wednesday they’ll go remote this fall.

Dr. Spitters: Bringing students back to school is too risky

Lynnwood offers some residents up to $1,000 in virus relief

Payments for accepted applicants will go directly to landlords and service providers.

No hate crime charges for vandal of ‘I Can’t Breathe’ artwork

Prosecutors say they know who did it, they just can’t prove he was motivated by the artist’s race.

Race takes center stage during local leadership conference

“Step Up 2020” aimed to advance racial equity in the workplace and community.

Through connections, outbreaks spike in Snohomish County

There are 13 active clusters, up from three last week, as the COVID-19 case count continues to rise.

So far, nothing suspicious about big Everett waterfront fire

So far, nothing suspicious about big Everett waterfront fire

Investigators are still seeking the cause of a blaze that leveled under-construction apartments.

So far, nothing suspicious about big Everett waterfront fire

Classes in Snohomish County could remain online this fall

Many districts are re-thinking plans to welcome students back to schools as COVID-19 cases spike.