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Virus ignited in U.S. no earlier than mid-January, study says

May 29, 2020, 11:58am Health

The spark that started the U.S. coronavirus epidemic arrived during a three-week window from mid-January to early February, before the nation halted travel from China, according to the most comprehensive… Read story

Half of newly diagnosed coronavirus cases in Washington are younger than 40

May 29, 2020, 8:30am Health

Half of new coronavirus infections in Washington are now occurring in people under the age of 40, a marked shift from earlier in the epidemic when more than two-thirds of… Read story

1 arrested in Portland during George Floyd death protest

May 29, 2020, 10:51am Northwest

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — One person was arrested during protests in Portland, Oregon, during a protest over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. Read story

Study finds most Canadians hoping U.S. border closure extends through the summer

May 29, 2020, 10:30am Northwest

BELLINGHAM — The U.S.-Canadian border is currently scheduled to remain closed for more than three weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic, but most Canadians think a late June opening is still too soon, according to a recent study. Read story

Longshore union can immediately appeal jury verdict damages

May 29, 2020, 8:32am Northwest

PORTLAND — A federal judge has ruled Thursday that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union can immediately appeal a jury verdict that it was liable for damages and must pay millions of dollars to former Port of Portland Terminal 6 operator ICTSI Oregon Inc. Read story

Portland approves paying $125K to man hurt in police chase

May 29, 2020, 8:32am Northwest

PORTLAND — A cab driver seriously hurt after being hit while a Portland police officer chased a motorist the wrong way down Interstate 84 will receive a $125,000 settlement from the city. Read story

Police: Suspected burglar fatally shot by Everett homeowner

May 29, 2020, 8:28am Northwest

EVERETT — A homeowner in Everett has fatally shot a suspected burglar during an apparent break-in attempt, authorities said. Read story

Protests planned in Seattle on Saturday over George Floyd death in Minneapolis

May 29, 2020, 8:28am Northwest

A pair of protests are planned Saturday in Seattle to mourn George Floyd — a Black man who died in a confrontation with Minneapolis police this week — and demand more police accountability. Read story

Striking Yakima Valley workers, fruit company reach deal

May 28, 2020, 7:31pm Northwest

YAKIMA — The workers striking at Allan Bros. in Naches started Thursday with a prayer, just as they have done over the past three weeks. Read story

1 dead in helicopter crash near Roseburg

May 28, 2020, 5:12pm Northwest

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) -- A person was killed in a helicopter crash near Roseburg. Read story