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FILE - In this March 20, 2020, file photo, the Amazon campus outside the company headquarters in Seattle sits nearly deserted on an otherwise sunny and warm afternoon. Amazon said Monday, Oct. 11, 2021 it will allow many tech and corporate workers to continue working remotely indefinitely, as long as they can commute to the office when necessary.

Amazon to allow employees to work remotely indefinitely

FILE - In this March 20, 2020, file photo, the Amazon campus outside the company headquarters in Seattle sits nearly deserted on an otherwise sunny and warm afternoon. Amazon said Monday, Oct. 11, 2021 it will allow many tech and corporate workers to continue working remotely indefinitely, as long as they can commute to the office when necessary.

October 11, 2021, 1:50pm Business

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon said Monday it will allow many tech and corporate workers to continue working remotely indefinitely, as long as they can commute to the office when necessary. Read story

Stocks give up an early gain and end lower on Wall Street

October 11, 2021, 1:35pm Business

Stocks closed broadly lower after a day of choppy trading on Wall Street Monday as investors prepare for a busy week of corporate earnings and inflation updates. Read story

A medical team moves a COVID-19 patient to a new room in the ICU at Central Washington Hospital on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021.

Survey: 88% of Washington hospital staff fully vaccinated

A medical team moves a COVID-19 patient to a new room in the ICU at Central Washington Hospital on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021.

October 11, 2021, 1:01pm Health

OLYMPIA — Nearly 90 percent of Washington’s hospital staff statewide are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to a recent survey released a week before a deadline for workers to either be vaccinated or receive an exemption in order to keep their jobs. Read story

Passengers queue up at the ticketing counter for Southwest Airlines flights in Eppley Airfield Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, in Omaha, Neb. Southwest Airlines canceled hundreds of flights over the weekend, blaming the woes on air traffic control issues and weather.

Southwest cancels hundreds more flights, denies sickout

Passengers queue up at the ticketing counter for Southwest Airlines flights in Eppley Airfield Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, in Omaha, Neb. Southwest Airlines canceled hundreds of flights over the weekend, blaming the woes on air traffic control issues and weather.

October 11, 2021, 11:25am Business

DALLAS — Southwest Airlines canceled several hundred more flights Monday following a weekend of major disruptions that it blamed on bad weather and air traffic control issues. Both the company and its pilots' union denied reports of a sickout to protest mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations. Read story

Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., questions former Facebook employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen during a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, in Washington.

Cantwell, McMorris Rodgers in key roles as Congress looks to crack down on Facebook

Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., questions former Facebook employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen during a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, in Washington.

October 11, 2021, 8:33am Latest News

WASHINGTON — 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 misinformation and hate,… Read story

Bradley Gott, 30, stands on the front porch of his aunt's home Sept. 28 in Woodland. Gott has lived with his aunt since his March release from prison because he said he is unable to find rentals that accept ex-convicts.

Ex-convicts face housing blockade in Southwest Washington

Bradley Gott, 30, stands on the front porch of his aunt's home Sept. 28 in Woodland. Gott has lived with his aunt since his March release from prison because he said he is unable to find rentals that accept ex-convicts.

October 11, 2021, 7:45am Editor's Choice

LONGVIEW — Bradley Gott of Woodland has two associate degrees, a full-time job and enough money for a down payment on a rental. But he still can’t land an apartment, thanks to a 2015 felony burglary conviction. Read story

Washington’s new long-term-care tax deduction begins in January. Here’s what to know about the program

October 11, 2021, 6:21am Business

A mandatory payroll tax to fund Washington state’s new long-term-care program will start coming out of most workers’ paychecks across the state in January. Read story

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Prop. 10 seeks to free up funds for Clark County Sheriff’s Office bodycams

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October 11, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

Clark County voters will find a lengthy ballot for the November general election in their mailboxes late next week. Among the 10 county ballot measures is Proposition 10, which would create a 0.1 percent (or one-tenth of 1 percent) sales tax. Read story

A medical team adjusts tubes and cords after turning a COVID-19 patient onto their stomach to help with breathing, inside the intensive care unit at Central Washington Hospital on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. The medical team isn't wearing protective gear because the patent isn't contagious anymore.

‘I have no beds’: Hospitalizations spike in rural Washington amid fifth COVID-19 wave

A medical team adjusts tubes and cords after turning a COVID-19 patient onto their stomach to help with breathing, inside the intensive care unit at Central Washington Hospital on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. The medical team isn't wearing protective gear because the patent isn't contagious anymore.

October 11, 2021, 6:05am Health

WENATCHEE — Promptly at 4 p.m., eight hospital workers garbed in gowns, masks and face shields file into a room on the third floor of the intensive care unit. Read story

Mourners visit a makeshift memorial outside of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14, 2020, the two-year anniversary of the Parkland shooting that left 17 people dead. The shooting prompted Florida and other states to pass so-called red flag laws. (Matias J.

Red flag laws like Washington’s are saving lives. They could save more

Mourners visit a makeshift memorial outside of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14, 2020, the two-year anniversary of the Parkland shooting that left 17 people dead. The shooting prompted Florida and other states to pass so-called red flag laws. (Matias J.

October 11, 2021, 6:02am Courts & Crime

Alyssa Shaw’s job is to guide Seattle-area residents through what can be one of the most wrenching and complicated experiences of their lives: petitioning civil courts to temporarily take away the firearms of a loved one in a mental health crisis who may harm themselves or others. Read story