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State Supreme Court denies request to release more inmates

State Supreme Court denies request to release more inmates

At an online hearing, an attorney for prisoners had said conditions do not allow for adequate social distancing.

State Supreme Court denies request to release more inmates
Under court order, 46 inmates released to Snohomish County

Under court order, 46 inmates released to Snohomish County

More are to be freed this week as the state works to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks in prisons.

Under court order, 46 inmates released to Snohomish County
Girl, hiding in toy trunk, rescued from Monroe house fire

Girl, hiding in toy trunk, rescued from Monroe house fire

A quick search and a closed door to the bedroom on fire by police officers may have saved a life.

Girl, hiding in toy trunk, rescued from Monroe house fire
State ready to free hundreds of prisoners amid COVID-19

State ready to free hundreds of prisoners amid COVID-19

Corrections published a list of over 1,150 inmates set for release under Gov. Jay Inslee’s order.

State ready to free hundreds of prisoners amid COVID-19
Up to 950 inmates to be let out early amid COVID-19 concern

Up to 950 inmates to be let out early amid COVID-19 concern

After a protest at the Monroe prison, the state says it will take immediate steps to thin populations.

Up to 950 inmates to be let out early amid COVID-19 concern

How much traffic does an intersection need for a stop light?

A Monroe intersection without a signal caught the ire of one reader.

Court orders state response to prisoner health after protest

Court orders state response to prisoner health after protest

The order calls for a plan by Monday, but falls short of demanding the release of prisoners.

Court orders state response to prisoner health after protest

Monroe nurses join national demand for more protective gear

The health care workers say they are reusing the same gown and mask throughout 12-hour shifts.

After Monroe ‘riot,’ governor plans release for some prisoners

After Monroe ‘riot,’ governor plans release for some prisoners

COVID-19 infected prisoners and staff in Monroe. Gov. Jay Inslee announced a tentative response Thursday.

After Monroe ‘riot,’ governor plans release for some prisoners
Over 100 Monroe prisoners riot after COVID-19 outbreak

Over 100 Monroe prisoners riot after COVID-19 outbreak

Inmates set off fire extinguishers. Dozens refused commands. It was reportedly under control by 9 p.m.

Over 100 Monroe prisoners riot after COVID-19 outbreak
COVID-19 outbreak worsens at Monroe prison

COVID-19 outbreak worsens at Monroe prison

Six incarcerated men and five employees have reportedly tested positive for the virus.

COVID-19 outbreak worsens at Monroe prison
In sudden shift to digital school, Monroe kids get laptops

In sudden shift to digital school, Monroe kids get laptops

About 350 kids picked up computers at Frank Wagner Elementary School, as classes statewide move online.

In sudden shift to digital school, Monroe kids get laptops
Monroe maker of hair products switches to hand cleaner

Monroe maker of hair products switches to hand cleaner

Federal regulators eased the rules around the production of hand sanitizer, but not the formula.

Monroe maker of hair products switches to hand cleaner
First state prisoner tests positive for COVID-19, in Monroe

First state prisoner tests positive for COVID-19, in Monroe

The man is the first person in Washington to contract the disease while in a state prison.

First state prisoner tests positive for COVID-19, in Monroe
Virus humbles once-thriving restaurants in Snohomish County

Virus humbles once-thriving restaurants in Snohomish County

Grace Correa lost her marriage, home and business. She invested in a new restaurant. Then came COVID-19.

Virus humbles once-thriving restaurants in Snohomish County
Are Snohomish County hospitals ready for the COVID-19 peak?

Are Snohomish County hospitals ready for the COVID-19 peak?

As they prepare for a wave of patients, local workers share fears and hopes for their safety.

Are Snohomish County hospitals ready for the COVID-19 peak?
Monroe School District superintendent stepping down early

Monroe School District superintendent stepping down early

Fredrika Smith was supposed to serve until July. Her immediate resignation was announced Thursday.

Monroe School District superintendent stepping down early
Monroe woman missing since Tuesday, says sheriff’s office

Monroe woman missing since Tuesday, says sheriff’s office

Kenna Harris, 25, was last seen leaving her family’s home and was reportedly on her way to Walmart.

Monroe woman missing since Tuesday, says sheriff’s office
Hospitalized prisoner tests positive for COVID-19

Hospitalized prisoner tests positive for COVID-19

He had been transported to a Snohomish County medical center for unrelated concerns.

Hospitalized prisoner tests positive for COVID-19
Stop flushing wipes, facial tissue, paper towels, cities beg

Stop flushing wipes, facial tissue, paper towels, cities beg

Coronavirus prompted a run on them. But they’re wreaking havoc on utilities across Snohomish County.

Stop flushing wipes, facial tissue, paper towels, cities beg
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