Classes online for University of Washington over virus fears

Campuses in Seattle, Tacoma and Bothell will be closed through the end of winter quarter.

Emerald City Comic Con to go on as scheduled in Seattle

The event’s organizers have offered refunds to anyone staying home out of fear of COVID-19.

Jefferson County man contracts COVID-19

Officials said the case does not represent evidence of community-level transmission on the Peninsula.

Washington state bans ‘gay panic’ defense of homicide

The measure is named after Nikki Kuhnhausen, a transgender teen who was killed last year.

  • Mar 6, 2020

Pence pledges ‘full support’ to Washington in COVID-19 fight

With the VP nearby, Gov. Inslee sidestepped a question about Trump sticking to “science” and “truth.”

King County is buying $4 million ‘quarantine’ motel in Kent

Kent Police Chief Rafael Padilla called it an “ill-advised and dangerous plan.”

E. Washington has its 1st ‘presumptive positive’ COVID-19 case

A Quincy resident in their 80s is isolated in critical condition at Central Washington Hospital.

Washington House passes sex ed bill for grades K-12

Opponents say the curriculum is is too explicit. The proposal includes an “opt out” provision.

  • Mar 5, 2020

10 virus deaths in state; feds to investigate nursing home

Increasingly, people are calling on government leaders to be more aggressive in containing the virus.

Snohomish County was state’s ground zero, analysis suggests

A genetics and infectious disease expert studied the DNA of individual cases to trace transmission.

9th virus death reported; schools consider online classes

A patient at Harborview died Feb. 26. Health officials now say the death was due to COVID-19.

Bill to allow sports gambling in Washington moves to Senate

Non-Indian casinos argue that their venues should also gain access to the lucrative market.

  • Mar 3, 2020

King County set to declare emergency in response to coronavirus

After the nation’s first virus-related deaths and more confirmed cases, the strategy is evolving.

After first US coronavirus death, two more confirmed cases

An infected Jackson High student, meanwhile, is doing well, but the school will be closed Monday.

Inslee declares emergency after 1st US coronavirus fatality

Health officials say a man in his 50s died from COVID-19 at EvergreenHealth hospital in Kirkland.

Feds reject removal of 4 Snake River dams in key report

Salmon struggle past them, but removing them would destabilize a vast power grid, the report says.

  • Feb 28, 2020

Jackson High student, infected with coronavirus, ‘doing well’

The source of his infection is unknown. A King County woman who also has the virus traveled to South Korea.

Seattle residents blasted with late-night Boeing 777X noise

The company broke a community noise curfew during lengthy engine tests at Boeing Field.

Feds reject removal of 4 Snake River dams in key report

It was a last-ditch effort to save more than a dozen species of threatened or endangered salmon.

  • Feb 28, 2020

Alleged threat: ‘You have been visited by your local Nazis’

The feds have filed charges against a former Arlington resident and three alleged neo-Nazi companions.