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WHAT WE KNOW: Coronavirus outbreak at a glance

The latest news on the pandemic, plus symptom information and prevention tips


Mortgage rates fall; 30-year loan at all-time low

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week as the key 30-year home loan marked an all-time low for the… Continue reading


State issues new guidelines for religious services

Gov. Jay Inslee has announced that churches, mosques and synagogues can resume in-person services, with… Continue reading


State approves three more counties for Phase 2

Three more counties in Washington state have been approved to move into Phase 2 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s plan… Continue reading

Washington colleges, universities brace for big budget hit

Washington’s public colleges and universities are preparing for large budget cuts because of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The Seattle… Continue reading

Fraud concerns remain as unemployment benefit claims grow

More than 1.1 million people in Washington have filed for unemployment benefits since businesses started… Continue reading

State’s unemployment rate tops 15 percent

Washington also loses 527,000 jobs

Inslee eases guidelines to allow Clallam, other counties to expedite reopening process

New guidelines announced Tuesday by Gov. Jay Inslee allows Clallam County and nine others to… Continue reading

Clallam County can apply to reopen early

Clallam County is now among those eligible to apply for an early Phase 2 reopening. Kitsap, Mason, Thurston, Adams, Spokane, Lewis, Clark, Island… Continue reading

State dentists, doctors can expand access to patients

Guidelines come as governor tries to balance need for reserves of PPE for frontline medical workers

Gov. Inslee orders hiring freeze, budget cuts

‘State’s revenue situation warrants immediate fiscal restraint’

1,371 contact tracers ready to assist health departments

Inslee: Goal continues to “box in” virus

Inslee: Rate of infection on rise

Data from COVID-19 projection models show that the rate of infection is increasing in Washington state, Gov. Jay Inslee said… Continue reading

Long-term care facilities linked to 61 percent of state virus deaths

More than 60 percent of coronavirus deaths in Washington are linked to long-term care facilities and authorities say more… Continue reading

Large-scale antibody testing could come to Washington

Gov. Jay Inslee said state officials are reviewing the possibility of using antibody testing, to retroactively measure the spread of the coronavirus. However,… Continue reading

Virus hitting state economy heavily

Forecast: Revenues sickened through mid-2023

Hundreds of state health care workers sickened by virus

Number of doctors, nurses who have tested positive not known