Trump says he’s asked Pence to stop calling Gov. Jay Inslee

The Washington governor has been a critic of the president on a number of issues.


Bellingham doctor loses job after blasting hospital over virus

He said his superiors warned him to stop speaking out about what he considered sluggish preparations.


Trump to force GM to produce ventilators for Bothell company

GM will make ventilators under contract for much-smaller Ventec Life Systems.


Trump signs $2.2T stimulus after swift congressional votes

Both parties lined up behind the most colossal economic relief bill in the nation’s history.

Crews halt Highway 20 work

Clearing reached milepost 172 before the work stoppage.

  • Mar 27, 2020

Virus shutdowns cause huge spike in state’s jobless claims

Nine times the usual number of people filed for unemployment in Washington last week.

2 virus-vulnerable detainees released from immigration jail

A lawsuit on behalf of nine detainees said they’d face danger if the coronavirus spreads in the jail.

State Patrol trooper struck, killed by driver in Chehalis

The officer was hit while he was placing spike strips on I-5 during a police pursuit.

  • Mar 25, 2020

Watch Gov. Jay Inslee’s statewide TV address on Monday here

Gov. Jay Inslee ordered Washington residents to stay at home for the next two weeks.

Feds release results of inspection at virus-hit nursing home

Among other things, they found that Life Care Center of Kirkland failed to rapidly identify and manage sick residents.

Governor: Stay at home — and that’s now an order

Jay Inslee on Monday took an aggressive new step to curb social interactions as coronavirus deaths rise.

Complaint: Triage plan discriminates against disabled people

Health officials plan to ration medical resources when the coronavirus outbreak worsens.

Trump issues virus disaster declaration for Washington state

Gov. Inslee has named retired Navy Vice Admiral Raquel Bono director for the state’s COVID-19 team.

Inslee admonishes some; Franklin issues ‘stay home’ directive

The governor isn’t ready to order residents to shelter in place, but Everett’s mayor pretty much did.

Tulips bloom in the fields at Tulip Town on Thursday, May 4, 2017 in Mount Vernon, Wa. The Skagit Valley’s tulip festival ends Sunday. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Tulip Festival still a go, but questions remain

By Jacqueline Allison / Skagit Valley Herald Tulips are on schedule to bloom in several weeks, and at the moment that’s about the only certainty… Continue reading

  • Mar 21, 2020
Tulips bloom in the fields at Tulip Town on Thursday, May 4, 2017 in Mount Vernon, Wa. The Skagit Valley’s tulip festival ends Sunday. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Watch a replay of Gov. Inslee’s Friday news conference here

He discussed new protections for at-risk employees during the coronavirus outbreak.

We’re still allowed to leave our homes, at least for now

The governor’s office says there are no immediate plans to impose stricter limits on movement.

Workers building Shoreline field hospital as virus spreads

The facility is expected to provide up to 200 beds. King County anticipates needing 3,000 more.

State Supreme Court pauses almost all cases in Washington

Judges will focus on bail hearings under emergency COVID-19 rules proposed by Prosecutor Adam Cornell.

Washington’s lieutenant governor leaving for the priesthood

Cyrus Habib’s decision to forgo re-election creates a rare opening this year for a statewide office.

  • Mar 19, 2020