Coronavirus outbreak

Six counties have applied to move to Phase 3 of reopening

They are among the 27 counties that are in Phase 2. Twelve counties, including Snohomish, are still in Phase 1.

Washington eviction moratorium extended until Aug. 1

The rule prohibits, with limited exceptions, residential evictions and late fees on unpaid rent.

Judge approves 2nd recall effort against Sheriff Fortney

Both recall efforts are gearing up to collect 45,000 signatures to get on the ballot in Snohomish County.

New guidelines ease the path to Phase 2 for Snohomish County

All workers will need to wear masks as restaurants, retail shops and other businesses reopen.

Commentary: When job is still hazardous, why end hazard pay?

Grocery stores and other employers are counting on ‘risk fatigue’ and a pool of people looking for work.

In Arlington, the masks are in the mail

The city is sending two to every household to try to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Viewpoints: Why we need rule breakers as much as followers

The followers help keep us safe when there’s a threat; rule breakers can help us get back to normal.

Poison exposures have increased due to the overuse of cleansing agents during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Andrea Brown / The Herald)

Warning: Getting too COVID clean can be poisonous to health

Increased use of hand sanitizers and disinfectants has led to more calls to the Poison Helpline.

Poison exposures have increased due to the overuse of cleansing agents during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Andrea Brown / The Herald)

Editorial: Work ahead even if county can move to Phase 2

While easing restrictions would be welcome, there’s much to be done to get the economy going again.

Inslee wants nursing home residents, staff tested by June 12

Governor says state will pay for test kits and personal protective equipment.

Watch Gov. Jay Inslee’s Friday news conference here

He is to talk about his stay-home order, which is set to expire on Sunday.

Most Canadians hope U.S. border closure lasts through summer

Both countries first announced the mutual closing to all non-essential traffic on March 18.

Alderwood mall is ready for the governor’s green light

The Lynnwood shopping center, closed since March 24, could reopen in June. But expect changes.

Snohomish County seeks to enter second phase of reopening

The variance request will go to the state if approved by the Board of Health and the County Council.

Parade is a city-wide celebration for Marysville grads

A group of parents has planned a parade Friday night. It will pass each of the district’s high schools.

Firm accused of violating eviction ban agrees to restitution

About 1,450 tenants, including some in Marysville, will receive rent refunds or direct payments.

Flying Heritage and Combat Armor Museum will close — for now

The fate of the vintage aircraft museum that featured Paul Allen’s private collection is up in the air.

Judge considering challenge to Inslee emergency virus orders

A group of people in Chelan County challenged why the governors’ orders were still in effect.

Watch Gov. Jay Inslee’s Thursday news conference here

He is to talk about the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Washington recovers $300M in fraudulent unemployment claims

The precise amount that was paid in fraudulent claims has not yet been revealed.

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