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Hospital group urges Inslee to ease medical restrictions

WSHA says facilities have plenty of capacity amid a decline in COVID-19 patients

Washington mental hospital staff call virus testing unsafe

Washington mental hospital staff call virus testing unsafe

Employees say state failed to protect staff, patients at Western State

Washington mental hospital staff call virus testing unsafe
Governor could extend stay-at-home order later this week

Governor could extend stay-at-home order later this week

Gov. Jay Inslee’s chief of staff David Postman said Tuesday that Inslee could announce an extension of the state’s COVID-19-related… Continue reading

Governor could extend stay-at-home order later this week
Inslee: Construction projects can resume, with distancing

Inslee: Construction projects can resume, with distancing

Contractors must develop, post a plan at each site

Inslee: Construction projects can resume, with distancing
Supreme Court denies request for more inmates to be released

Supreme Court denies request for more inmates to be released

A divided state Supreme Court on Thursday denied a request to release thousands of inmates from the… Continue reading

Supreme Court denies request for more inmates to be released
Inslee: Stay-at-home order working, changes to be data-led

Inslee: Stay-at-home order working, changes to be data-led

Snohomish County sheriff says he won’t enforce governor’s order

Inslee: Stay-at-home order working, changes to be data-led
Inslee to detail plan for coronavirus recovery

Inslee to detail plan for coronavirus recovery

Gov. Jay Inslee will speak Tuesday evening and detail a plan for Washington state’s recovery from the coronavirus outbreak. There have been… Continue reading

Inslee to detail plan for coronavirus recovery

Navy submits plans to monitor jet noise

The U.S. Navy has announced plans to monitor jet noise around Naval Air Station Whidbey Island and a base… Continue reading

New swab material to boost COVID-19 testing process

New swab material to boost COVID-19 testing process

As state and federal leaders develop plans to re-open the country after weeks of a coronavirus… Continue reading

New swab material to boost COVID-19 testing process
Some US manufacturers reopening amid fierce political heat

Some US manufacturers reopening amid fierce political heat

Boeing and a small number of other manufacturers around the U.S. geared… Continue reading

Some US manufacturers reopening amid fierce political heat
Lacking US coordination, states team up on when to reopen

Lacking US coordination, states team up on when to reopen

‘We need a coordinated approach between the federal government and the states’

Lacking US coordination, states team up on when to reopen
Inslee blasts Trump for ‘fomenting domestic rebellion’

Inslee blasts Trump for ‘fomenting domestic rebellion’

‘He is putting millions of people in danger of contracting COVID-19’

Inslee blasts Trump for ‘fomenting domestic rebellion’

Lawsuit filed seeking greater protections for farmworkers

Advocates for farm workers in Washington state have filed a lawsuit against the state seeking safer working conditions as the harvest season begins… Continue reading

Claims for unemployment benefits remain at record levels

Claims for unemployment benefits remain at record levels

More than 585,000 people in Washington sought unemployment benefits last week, with 143,000 people filing claims… Continue reading

Claims for unemployment benefits remain at record levels
Boeing to restart airplane production in Seattle

Boeing to restart airplane production in Seattle

Boeing said Thursday it will restart production of its commercial airplanes next week in the Seattle area, putting about… Continue reading

Boeing to restart airplane production in Seattle

Gov. Inslee expands statewide eviction moratorium, halts rent hikes

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday extended and expanded his moratorium on evictions and imposed a new freeze… Continue reading

Reopening could require thousands more public health workers

Reopening could require thousands more public health workers

Before stay-at-home orders are lifted, the nation’s public health agencies want… Continue reading

Reopening could require thousands more public health workers
‘New normal’: distancing, masks likely needed for months

‘New normal’: distancing, masks likely needed for months

Even once the broad restrictions currently in place in Washington state in response to the coronavirus… Continue reading

‘New normal’: distancing, masks likely needed for months
Washington to release almost 1,000 inmates amid outbreak

Washington to release almost 1,000 inmates amid outbreak

Washington state will release nearly 1,000 inmates serving time for nonviolent offenses to create more space in… Continue reading

Washington to release almost 1,000 inmates amid outbreak