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Presidential primary ballots painted Washington deep blue

March 27, 2020, 12:30pm Northwest

SPOKANE — Washington’s presidential primary drew a record number of voters and provided a wealth of data that provides some insight into the race as it existed in mid-March. Read story

Inslee: Extension of stay-home order in play, despite ‘glimmer of hope’ in COVID-19 data

March 27, 2020, 12:30pm Latest News

OLYMPIA — Washington has a “glimmer of hope” with some good news on efforts to fight the COVID-19 outbreak, but that doesn’t mean the current stay-home order won’t be extended past the original two weeks, Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday. Read story

Washington schools told to ready online plans; statewide coronavirus deaths at 143

March 27, 2020, 10:52am Latest News

Schools across Washington have been closed due to the coronavirus, but beginning next week authorities say they should be ready to teach again. Read story

Washington schools need learning plans by Monday to address the coronavirus closure

March 27, 2020, 10:51am Northwest

TACOMA — Whether online or on paper, learning must go on. Read story

Union demands more protection for Western State Hospital workers as coronavirus cases increase

March 27, 2020, 8:54am Latest News

OLYMPIA — As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases increases at Western State Hospital, the union representing workers there is demanding stronger protections for staff. Read story

1 dead after police shooting on I-5 south of Salem, troopers say

March 27, 2020, 8:32am Latest News

SALEM, Ore. — A person has died in a shooting involving police late Thursday on Interstate 5 south of Salem, troopers say. Read story

Washington academy shutdown delays new officers

March 27, 2020, 8:31am Northwest

With the closure of the state’s Basic Law Enforcement Academy in Burien on March 16, 11 future police officers and deputies cannot complete their training. Read story

Man charged with assaulting teen, posting it on social media

March 27, 2020, 8:31am Northwest

BOW — A man was arrested after police say he attacked a 17-year-old boy and posted the attack on social media. Read story

Man gets 42 years for raping, kidnapping, beating woman

March 27, 2020, 8:30am Northwest

SALEM, Ore. — A man previously convicted and imprisoned for assaulting at least two women was sentenced to nearly 42 years in prison Wednesday for raping, kidnapping, assaulting and strangling a Salem woman. Read story

West Seattle Bridge so badly cracked it needs shoring before repairs can begin, the city says

March 27, 2020, 8:30am Northwest

SEATTLE — The West Seattle Bridge is fragile enough to need extra support, known as shoring, before contractors this year enter the nearly 600-foot arched span to perform repairs to allow traffic to resume. Read story