OLYMPIA — As pharmaceutical companies race to create, test and stockpile doses of vaccines to protect against the coronavirus causing the COVID-19 pandemic, Washington state is contemplating a similarly daunting challenge: distributing those doses as quickly and effectively as possible.
The race for lieutenant governor in Washington features a Democratic congressman who's at the end of an eight-year legislative stint against a Democratic state senator who's in the middle of an eight-year legislative stint.
OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday announced a host of new restrictions, including limits on indoor gatherings for students, at institutions of higher education that are intended to slow the spread of COVID-19.
OLYMPIA — The number of COVID-19 cases in Western Washington is rising at “an alarming rate” and health officials say we might be joining the rest of the nation in a “fall surge” of the pandemic, the Washington State Department of Health said in a Tuesday news release.
SOAP LAKE — McKay Healthcare and Rehabilitation has cut its debt to Grant County by more than half, due in part to money the facility received after the coronavirus outbreak. Administrator Erica Gaertner said she is concerned the debt may start creeping up again, however, as McKay copes with…
BELLINGHAM — The closure of the U.S.-Canada border has been extended another month to Nov. 21, according to a tweet from Canadian Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair on Monday.
SEATTLE — Interim Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz on Monday denounced ongoing property destruction and violence targeting officers in light of a first-degree assault charge filed last week against a 19-year-old Kirkland man who is accused of striking an officer in the head with an aluminum …
SEATTLE — Washington’s colleges and universities were braced for a big drop in enrollment this fall, expecting college kids to opt out of remotely taught classes and defer their educations for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic.
SEATTLE — Underscoring the uneven impact of the pandemic, sales of the most expensive Seattle-area homes surged in the third quarter of the year at more than double the rate of the area’s most affordable homes.
U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Sunnyside, is hoping to secure his fourth term representing Washington’s Fourth Congressional District when he squares off against Doug McKinley, D-Richland, in the general election on Nov. 3.
SEATTLE — The Seattle-area nursing home resident first tested positive for the novel coronavirus in early March. He spent more than 40 days in the hospital with fever, pneumonia and difficulty breathing before testing negative multiple times and being discharged.
SPOKANE — Federal officials have rolled out streamlined requirements that simplify how small businesses apply for forgiveness of loan amounts of $50,000 or less that were approved for small businesses as part of the Payroll Protection Program.
OLYMPIA — Twitter will pay $100,000 for failing to retain required records about political ads from Washington candidates that ran over a seven-year period before the social media platform banned all political advertising.
QUINCY — Metal roofing was blown clear from the top of the gymnasium of Ancient Lakes Elementary in Quincy on Tuesday afternoon during a windstorm that swept across Central and Eastern Washington, according to local fire officials.
TACOMA — The U.S. Navy is requesting permission from the National Marine Fisheries Service to conduct military exercises in Puget Sound and coastal Washington waters that would potentially harm the endangered Southern Resident orca population.
SEATTLE — Amazon’s turnover rate among front-line workers was at least double the industry average during the initial months of the coronavirus pandemic, reinforcing the view among some critics that the Seattle commerce giant churns through workers.
SPOKANE — Washington State University and Gonzaga likely will join universities across the country in cancelling spring break amid concerns that spring break travel would cause further COVID-19 outbreaks on campus.