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Confusion, uncertainty on first day of state-mandated remote learning for Washington school districts

March 31, 2020, 9:06am Latest News

SEATTLE — It’s been two weeks since Seattle Public Schools shut down because of the coronavirus, and parent Jeniffer Trice said she was just barely holding on. Read story

One person dies after shooting near Portland shopping complex

March 31, 2020, 9:03am Latest News

PORTLAND — Police are searching for a suspect who allegedly shot and killed one person in the parking lot of a Southeast Portland shopping complex on Monday afternoon, then fled the scene. Read story

Millwright: In ‘abrupt but good’ turnaround, WestRock grants sick leave

March 31, 2020, 9:00am Business

LONGVIEW — A union push to protect workers from COVID-19 has apparently prompted Longview WestRock mill managers to update the site’s procedure for handling potential exposures to the disease. Read story

U.S. Supreme Court declines Seattle ‘democracy vouchers’ case

March 30, 2020, 6:59pm Northwest

SEATTLE — The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a challenge to Seattle’s first-in-the-nation “democracy voucher” program for public financing of political campaigns. Read story

Idaho governor signs into law anti-transgender legislation

March 30, 2020, 6:58pm Northwest

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Monday signed into law two anti-transgender bills, making Idaho the first among states that introduced some 40 such bills this year to enact them. Read story

Oregon health care workers falling ill

March 30, 2020, 6:28pm Northwest

SALEM, Ore. — Confronted with a lack of protective equipment, health care workers treating coronavirus patients are reusing masks that are supposed to be used once and then discarded and are even making their own — and more are getting infected. Read story

Inslee restresses stay-at-home order

March 30, 2020, 4:47pm Latest News

SEATTLE (AP) — Public health officials and researchers said Monday social distancing appears to be helping slow the spread of COVID-19 in the Seattle area, where many of the first U.S. deaths occurred, but Gov. Jay Inslee says that the public still needs to be prepared for the state’s current two-week stay-at-home order to be extended. Read story

More than a dozen COVID-19 cases at psychiatric hospital

March 30, 2020, 4:44pm Latest News

SEATTLE — At least 12 workers and four patients at Washington’s largest psychiatric hospital have tested positive for the new coronavirus and one patient has died from the disease, officials said Monday. Read story

Social distancing may be working in King County

March 30, 2020, 4:42pm Northwest

A look at virus-related developments in Washington: Read story

Washington firefighters ask public to be honest if they’re sick

March 30, 2020, 12:52pm Latest News

SEATTLE — Firefighters and first responders in Washington state are seeking donations of protective gear and ask the public to be honest about their symptoms when they call for help so that workers can prepare. Read story