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Court rejects texts in conviction of officer

March 23, 2020, 4:23pm Northwest

KENNEWICK (AP) — The Washington State Court of Appeals ruled in favor of a former police officer by finding a cellphone search of a suspect that was used against him to be unconstitutional. Read story

Brown orders Oregonians to stay home to stem COVID-19 spread

March 23, 2020, 12:55pm Latest News

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown ordered Oregonians to stay home Monday and banned all non-essential gatherings no matter how small to try to slow the spread of the new coronavirus after crowds of people descended on the state's beach towns and hiking trails over the weekend despite pleas to stay home. Read story

Not forgotten: The mystery of a missing headstone turns a new page

March 23, 2020, 11:44am Northwest

MILTON-FREEWATER — The Union-Bulletin on March 1 ran a story about the grave of one James Wood — a young boy who died more than 100 years ago and was buried at Bowlus Cemetery. Read story

Bellingham skilled nursing center has 23 cases of COVID-19

March 23, 2020, 11:08am Health

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee plans to give a statewide address Monday night on the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, which continues to spread in Washington state. Read story

Inside the nerve center of a Western Washington hospital system dealing with coronavirus

March 23, 2020, 10:30am Northwest

GIG HARBOR — If a surge of COVID-19 patients arrives at the CHI Franciscan hospital system in Western Washington, the staffers inside mission control, a large NASA-style command center, as they call it, will be among the first to know. Read story

Rights groups: Washington’s coronavirus treatment plan discriminates

March 23, 2020, 8:59am Latest News

SEATTLE — Rights groups in Washington filed a complaint Monday with federal health officials claiming plans developed by the state health department and University of Washington Medical Center for rationing life-saving equipment and treatments while responding to the coronavirus outbreak discriminates against disabled people. Read story

Brown bans evictions, another Oregon virus death reported

March 23, 2020, 8:58am Latest News

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon reported another COVID-19 death Sunday, Gov. Kate Brown banned residential evictions during the virus outbreak and beachfront communities continued telling visitors to leave. Read story

Gov. Inslee names retired Navy admiral, surgeon as state director of response to COVID-19

March 23, 2020, 7:48am Northwest

SPOKANE — Gov. Jay Inslee appointed a retired Navy admiral and surgeon as the state director for COVID-19 Health System Response Management on Sunday. Read story

Outdoor crowds test the limits of social distancing in fight against coronavirus

March 23, 2020, 7:47am Northwest

Forced to work from home, with kids’ toys crowding the living room and restaurants drawing shut, many in Seattle and beyond have turned to the outdoors — too many, it turns out. Read story

Lummi Nation shelters in place to slow spread of coronavirus

March 23, 2020, 7:46am Northwest

The Lummi Nation is sheltering in place to protect its people. Read story