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.

Staffing and print changes: The Herald’s outbreak response

On “Herald Headlines,” Executive Editor Phillip O’Connor provides an update about the Herald newsroom.

Food banks are making adjustments to meet growing demand

Challenges include a shrinking supply, social-distancing practices and a need for younger volunteers.

When should you shop in Lake Stevens? Depends on your name

Mayor Brett Gailey suggested shoppers go on certain days, based on the first letter of their last names.

5 more Community Transit workers test positive for COVID-19

Fewer buses are running as at least nine transit employees have tested positive in Snohomish County.

Plexiglass ‘sneeze shields’ coming to a supermarket near you

A trip to the store will get trippier as anti-virus measures are brought in for shopper and worker safety.

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City, state, federal parks mostly closed due to COVID-19

Even the remotest trails on state Department of Natural Resources land are closing to the public.

COVID-19 outbreak strikes 2 more long-term care facilities

Snohomish County public health officials declined to name the locations, citing patient privacy.

Inslee signs law allowing sharing of sales tax with tribes

It also helps end a legal fight over taxes involving the county, the state and the Tulalip Tribes.

With bill signed, sports betting is coming to tribal casinos

The new law allows wagering on most college and professional sporting events.

Inslee signs the law repealing a Boeing tax break

The move, which the aerospace giant sought, aims to resolve an international trade dispute.

COVID-19 and expanded testing options

Public Health Essentials! A blog by the Snohomish Health District.

Paine Field passenger volume plummets; flight changes likely

Despite a 68% drop, the passenger terminal’s owner expects to weather the coronavirus crisis.

As Boeing shuts down, an employee’s family is left to grieve

To his family, Elton Washington is much more than a statistic in the growing COVID-19 pandemic.

Biden wins Washington, splits delegates with Sanders 46-43

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

COVID-19 rocked his world — and he’s young and healthy

Tyler Chism, 33, an Everett city worker and man about town, tells what it’s like to have the virus.

A pachyderm appears to have freed himself from a fence at Everett’s Forest Park. Created by Themed Concepts, the 9 foot-long elephant, made of concrete reinforced with glass fiber, will become a climbing structure for kids in the park’s playground currently being renovated. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

It’s not Rosie, but Everett’s Forest Park has a new pachyderm

Sculpture, part of playground renovations, is a reminder of elephant that lived and died in zoo here.

A pachyderm appears to have freed himself from a fence at Everett’s Forest Park. Created by Themed Concepts, the 9 foot-long elephant, made of concrete reinforced with glass fiber, will become a climbing structure for kids in the park’s playground currently being renovated. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Temporary site allows 250 more coronavirus tests per day

Tests are free for those who qualify. The center opened Monday near Everett Memorial Stadium.

Sen. Marko Liias launches campaign for lieutenant governor

He joins fellow Senate Democrat Steve Hobbs in the contest to succeed Cyrus Habib.