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

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.

Failure is not an option: Schools won’t give out Fs this year
Edmonds waterfront road closed to make room for walkers

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.

Edmonds waterfront road closed to make room for walkers
Former COVID-19 patients’ plasma could help treat the virus

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.

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

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

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.

Care homes to get virus tests leftover by Everett drive-thru
It’s sunny. It’s the weekend. And staying home may save lives.

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.

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

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 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.

It took a year: Swedish and 8,000 union members have a deal
Swedish nurses and caregivers voting virtually on new deal

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.

Swedish nurses and caregivers voting virtually on new deal
New self-swab COVID-19 test is just as accurate, study finds

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.

New self-swab COVID-19 test is just as accurate, study finds
Weeks after schools close, some are logging back in to learn

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.

Weeks after schools close, some are logging back in to learn
1st shipment of federal supplies arrives in Everett

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.

1st shipment of federal supplies arrives in Everett
Governor says he could extend the two-week stay-home order

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.

Governor says he could extend the two-week stay-home order
Biden wins Washington, splits delegates with Sanders 46-43

Biden wins Washington, splits delegates with Sanders 46-43

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

Biden wins Washington, splits delegates with Sanders 46-43
Two more Chick-Fil-A restaurants coming to Snohomish County

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

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

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

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

Social distancing makes its way to local city councils

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

Social distancing makes its way to local city councils
Edmonds tries to find vintage trolley for free summer rides

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.

Edmonds tries to find vintage trolley for free summer rides
Mountlake Terrace senior marches to the beat of his own drum

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.

Mountlake Terrace senior marches to the beat of his own drum