Coronavirus outbreak

Local families praise state’s online early education program

The Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program found creative ways to reach kids during COVID.

 

Commentary: State must do more to protect farmworkers’ health

State health and labor agencies must do more to enforce laws meant to protect workers during the pandemic.

 

Glacier Lanes won’t be spared: Owners decide to close forever

Bowlers statewide are rallying to open venues shut by COVID rules, but this Everett business isn’t waiting.

Some waited months for jobless benefits, and some wait still

Not all 81,000 cases are resolved, but some people finally received thousands of dollars in back payments.

Viewpoints: Fighting a pandemic of disinformation

Rumors are a problem, but intentional disinformation can raise havoc with democratic institutions.

Silvertips’ season delayed further due to pandemic

The WHL announced Thursday that the target start date for the 2020-21 season is now. Dec. 4.

Everett Memorial Stadium to host COVID-19 test site again

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

Inslee lifts visitation ban at long-term care facilities

Starting Wednesday, a four-phase plan will allow restrictions at nursing homes to gradually be relaxed.

Commentary: What that $600 a week meant to me

An unemployed hospitality worker reflects on what the bonus meant for her budget and her sanity.

County’s Catholic schools will do distance learning this fall

The Archdiocese of Seattle will follow state guidelines and is planning for online teaching.

Inslee says schools in virus hot spots should stay closed

That includes Snohomish County. But the he backs reopening elementaries in counties with low infection rates.

Commentary: Trump has surrendered to the coronavirus

His response to the deaths of 1,000 people a day — ‘it is what it is’ — is an admission of defeat.

The virus hits close to home — my mom’s Spokane care center

Vacation was fine despite social distancing and masks, but the image of her alone is hard to bear.

COVID-19 testing continues this week at McCollum Park

Testing by appointment is offered Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

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.

Flower World hit with $4,200 fine for banning face masks

Inspectors say the Maltby nursery’s policy put workers at risk of exposure to coronavirus.

Local private schools mulling in-person class this fall

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

Editorial: Wishful thinking useless against virus, recession

Concrete steps — by Congress and ourselves — are necessary to protect our health and the economy.

Ferry ride isn’t a pleasure cruise in COVID-19 summer of 2020

Fewer boats mean longer waits on weekends. No more frolicking on the boat.

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