TACOMA — Vaccines and the swarm of Delta cases that overwhelmed the state’s hospitals this summer have created some level of COVID-19 immune response among an estimated 61.5 percent to 65.7 percent of Washington state’s population.
BELLINGHAM — As interest in the future of the curtailed Intalco Works aluminum smelter heats up, one potential path to be considered is whether the Port of Bellingham or Whatcom County government would purchase the property and lease it as a way to persuade a company to reopen the facility.
EDMONDS — Hundreds of students in a Snohomish County school will switch to remote learning Wednesday after 26 students tested positive for coronavirus in the last 10 days, forcing the school to shut down.
By Jim Brunner and Christine Clarridge The Seattle Times
SEATTLE — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s office has filed two misdemeanor criminal charges against Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer over his controversial January confrontation with a Black newspaper carrier.
OLYMPIA — As the vaccination deadline for thousands of workers in Washington state arrived Monday, officials warned that those who quit or get fired over Gov. Jay Inslee’s mandate for state government employees, health care workers and others shouldn’t count on receiving jobless benefits.
KENNEWICK — A requirement that most health care workers in Washington state be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Monday Oct. 18 could actually help with Kadlec Regional Medical Center staffing issues, said its chief executive, Reza Kaleel.
SEATTLE — The state’s COVID-19 vaccination deadline for thousands of employees arrives at the end of Monday, pushing health care facilities throughout Washington to scramble to sort through remaining compliance records and take stock of potential service cuts.
OLYMPIA — A last-ditch effort to halt Gov. Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate for state employees and health care workers was rejected Monday morning by a judge who ruled that Inslee has acted within his legal authority.
SPOKANE — Dozens of statues associated with racial injustice have been removed from public spaces across the country since last year, and some people hope a controversial one in downtown Spokane is next.
EVERETT — Waving signs like “coercion is not consent,” and “stop the mandate,” some 200 Boeing Co. employees and others staged a protest on Friday over the planemaker’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement for U.S. workers.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A former Boeing Co. chief technical pilot, accused of deceiving federal regulators evaluating the company’s 737 MAX jet, was charged with fraud on Friday, pleaded not guilty and was released, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in northern Texas said.
OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee said thanks to the more than 91% vaccination and exemption rate among state employees, essential state services should be relatively unaffected as the vaccination deadline passes on Monday.
SEATTLE — Starting Friday, Seattle again started enforcing parking laws that require vehicles to move from a spot on a public street after 72 hours, but only against abandoned vehicles or ones the city deems “unsafe.”
OLYMPIA — A Facebook representative provided false testimony in a lawsuit that accuses the social media giant of violating state campaign finance laws, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson alleges in court filings.
YAKIMA — Help for Washington families with kids in child care expanded earlier this month, but local child care providers said many people still do not know about the changes and only some have seen the effects.
RICHLAND — Fred Meyer workers in Richland could become the first grocery store employees in Eastern Washington in recent memory to join a union through an election, according to United Food and Commercial Workers.
SEATTLE — With an Oct. 18 deadline looming, nearly 90% of Washington state government employees subject to Gov. Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate have complied with the order, according to data released Monday.
SEATTLE — While the vast majority of Washington hospital workers have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, rural hospitals are seeing much lower immunization rates among workers, according to a new survey of hospitals and health systems.
SEATTLE — Amazon will allow many tech and corporate workers to continue working remotely indefinitely, as long as they are able to commute to the office when necessary, according to a blog posted Monday.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last week was a decidedly bad one for Facebook, as the social media giant faced the dual crises of a server outage on Monday and a whistleblower detailing to senators a day later how the company has knowingly chosen profits over protecting children and curbing misinformati…
SEATTLE — After months of short-staffing, unanswered job listings and ghosted interviews, some Seattle-area employers say they're seeing more job seekers since the extra $300-a-week in federal pandemic jobless benefits ended Sept. 4.
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