Northwest

Sheri Bebbington says technology was her lifeline when she was in isolation at St. Joseph Medical Center undergoing a clinical drug study for COVID-19. Courtesy photo

Federal Way woman is first patient in COVID-19 clinical drug trial

‘I’m so, so grateful I got my life back’

Sheri Bebbington says technology was her lifeline when she was in isolation at St. Joseph Medical Center undergoing a clinical drug study for COVID-19. Courtesy photo
Air Force flyover salutes frontline heroes in Puget Sound

Air Force flyover salutes frontline heroes in Puget Sound

Jets will depart Joint Base Lewis-McChord at 12:30 p.m. May 8 to honor workers on frontlines of COVID-19.

Air Force flyover salutes frontline heroes in Puget Sound
Sen. Murray criticizes Trump administration’s handling of COVID-19 crisis

Sen. Murray criticizes Trump administration’s handling of COVID-19 crisis

Makes remarks at Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee meeting

  • May 7, 2020
Sen. Murray criticizes Trump administration’s handling of COVID-19 crisis
Smoke from a wildfire. File photo

Wind, warm temperatures raise weekend wildfire risk

Temperatures could reach the mid-80s, with gusts of wind up to 25 mph.

  • May 7, 2020
Smoke from a wildfire. File photo
The third phase of Washington’s reopening will allow recreational sports with five to 50 people, gatherings of fewer than 50 people, all non-essential travel and open facilities like public pools, libraries and museums. This 2019 file photo shows teenagers at the Enumclaw pool. Courtesy photo

As Washington state slowly reopens, dark clouds hover over budget

A new report warns there may be billions of dollars less for programs and services in coming years.

The third phase of Washington’s reopening will allow recreational sports with five to 50 people, gatherings of fewer than 50 people, all non-essential travel and open facilities like public pools, libraries and museums. This 2019 file photo shows teenagers at the Enumclaw pool. Courtesy photo
Members of the National Guard pack food boxes last month at the Northwest Harvest warehouse in Kent for distribution to food banks. COURTESY PHOTO, Northwest Harvest

Individual donors contribute more than $1M to address hunger in state

Bezos Family Foundation, other charities contribute additional $2.3M

  • May 7, 2020
Members of the National Guard pack food boxes last month at the Northwest Harvest warehouse in Kent for distribution to food banks. COURTESY PHOTO, Northwest Harvest
Pictured: Riverbend par 3 golf course in Kent. File photo

Phased reopening in WA: Golf but no haircuts yet

Barber shops, hair salons and limited restaurant dining coming next month.

Pictured: Riverbend par 3 golf course in Kent. File photo
Mi’Chance Dunlap-Gittens was shot and killed as part of a botched undercover sting in 2017. Courtesy photo

$2.25 million settlement reached in King County shooting lawsuit

Family of MiChance Dunlap-Gittens will receive money and an apology from county.

Mi’Chance Dunlap-Gittens was shot and killed as part of a botched undercover sting in 2017. Courtesy photo
Washington wins federal grant to support economic recovery from COVID-19

Washington wins federal grant to support economic recovery from COVID-19

$12 million from U.S. Department of Labor to help unemployed workers

  • May 5, 2020
Washington wins federal grant to support economic recovery from COVID-19
Long-term care facilities to begin opening dedicated COVID-19 units

Long-term care facilities to begin opening dedicated COVID-19 units

Nursing homes in Tacoma, Shoreline, Bellingham to handle patients from other locations

  • May 4, 2020
Long-term care facilities to begin opening dedicated COVID-19 units
State announces limited opening of parks for day use

State announces limited opening of parks for day use

Ocean beach and Columbia River Gorge parks to remain closed

  • May 4, 2020
State announces limited opening of parks for day use
Visitors, staff, and administration are screened at Enumclaw’s St. Elizabeth Hospital entrances for any signs of COVID-19. Photo by Ray Miller-Still/Sound Publishing

Report shows racial disparities in COVID-19 cases and deaths in King County

Higher rates in south Seattle and South King County.

Visitors, staff, and administration are screened at Enumclaw’s St. Elizabeth Hospital entrances for any signs of COVID-19. Photo by Ray Miller-Still/Sound Publishing
Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s announcement May 1, 2020.

Gov. Inslee extends stay-home order through May 31

Officials urge the public to continue social distancing.

Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s announcement May 1, 2020.
COVID-19 lets freight move more easily, study says

COVID-19 lets freight move more easily, study says

A new report by Kirkland-based INRIX examines the trend.

  • Apr 30, 2020
COVID-19 lets freight move more easily, study says
State health insurers due $106 million from U.S. Supreme Court ruling

State health insurers due $106 million from U.S. Supreme Court ruling

Consumers could get relief on the individual health insurance market

  • Apr 30, 2020
State health insurers due $106 million from U.S. Supreme Court ruling
Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s online address April 29, 2020.

Gov. Inslee to extend stay-home order

He said he will lay out a clearer timeline for a phased reopening of the state Friday.

Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s online address April 29, 2020.
COVID-19 infection rate holding steady in WA, report says

COVID-19 infection rate holding steady in WA, report says

Loosening restrictions could create another peak, according to Institute for Disease Modeling.

COVID-19 infection rate holding steady in WA, report says
Nolte State Park is a 117-acre Washington state park located 6 miles northeast of Enumclaw at the western edge of the Cascade Mountains. Photo courtesy Washington State Parks

Inslee to loosen restrictions on outdoor recreation: “Data, not dates, determine how we act”

Boat ramps, trailheads and golf courses can reopen with social-distancing measures in place.

Nolte State Park is a 117-acre Washington state park located 6 miles northeast of Enumclaw at the western edge of the Cascade Mountains. Photo courtesy Washington State Parks
State recreation sites to reopen May 5

State recreation sites to reopen May 5

Fishing, hiking, boating but still no camping

  • Apr 27, 2020
State recreation sites to reopen May 5
Gov. Jay Inslee. FILE PHOTO

Colorado, Nevada to join Washington, Oregon and California in Western States Pact

Governors share vision for modifying stay at home orders, fighting COVID-19

  • Apr 27, 2020
Gov. Jay Inslee. FILE PHOTO