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Several construction projects on hold, but NHL arena 2020-03-27 10:31:12SEATTLE -- It's not just several businesses that are closing amid Gov. Inslee's Stay-at-Home order for the coronavirus outbreak, some major construc

SWAT team arrests man on state ferry Point 2020-03-27 10:02:47Several agencies, including a local SWAT team, helped arrest a man Thursday evening on a Washington state ferry at Point Defiance.

Seattle restaurants hit by thieves, vandals during coronavirus 2020-03-27 09:55:40SEATTLE — Restaurants struggling to stay open during the stay at home closures have even more to worry from criminals who are smashing windows a

CenturyLink Field considered as potential field hospital site 2020-03-27 09:49:50SEATTLE -- As the Coronavirus outbreak continues to spread across the region, federal officials are looking at the possibility of using CenturyLink fi

Cabin fever weekend: Beaches closed, no fishing, stay 2020-03-26 16:10:02Washington's parks, public lands, beaches and fishing waters, a reason why we live here, will be shut down this weekend as part of Gov. Jay Inslee's

Bill Rieflin, drummer who performed with R.E.M. and 2020-03-26 14:48:39Bill Rieflin, a Seattle drummer who performed with bands like R.E.M., Ministry and King Crimson, died on March 24 at the age of 59 after battling canc

Annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival canceled amid coronavirus 2020-03-26 12:40:56MOUNT VERNON, Wash. -- The tulips that will soon adorn the rolling fields of the Skagit Valley will do so in anonymity this year as the wildly popular

Relief coming for Seattle small businesses affected by 2020-03-26 10:09:45SEATTLE — Seattle small businesses have until midnight Wednesday to apply for a grant through the City’s Stabilization Fund. “

Washington needs more healthcare volunteers to help battle 2020-03-26 09:50:54Calling all available doctors - Washington needs you. Right now the state is working to get volunteer health practitioners ready to help in the battle

UW Obstetrician to study COVID-19 impacts on pregnancy 2020-03-25 13:06:45SEATTLE -- While pregnant women are included in those thought to be at high risk for COVID-19, not much is actually known yet about the virus' potent

Seattle closes parking lots at 8 popular parks 2020-03-25 10:56:58SEATTLE -- The City of Seattle is closing the parking lots at eight popular parks to discourage people from gathering and hanging out in gro

King County preparing to release hundreds of inmates 2020-03-25 09:52:19SEATTLE — County leaders say they have found some ways to safely reduce the jail population in King County. It’s a planned move to m

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Benzema makes unflattering comparison between him and Giroud New! 2020-03-30 11:53:18PARIS (AP) — Karim Benzema made an unflattering comment about fellow forward Olivier Giroud, comparing himself to a Formula One car and his form

Outtakes: Alicia on Key moments throughout her life New! 2020-03-30 11:50:42NEW YORK (AP) — Alicia Keys, already a New York Times best-selling author, looks to the past and opens up in her new book, “More Myself: A

AP PHOTOS: Virus overwhelms health workers, marches westward New! 2020-03-30 11:49:49Tales of grim scenes have emerged from Italian and Spanish hospitals, where the sick have sometimes been left to crowd hallways and doctors and nurses

Court: Grand jury records from lynching can’t be New! 2020-03-30 11:44:29ATLANTA (AP) — The grand jury records from the 1946 lynching of two black couples in Georgia cannot be released despite their great historical s

For new book, Alicia Keys looks to the New! 2020-03-30 11:32:21NEW YORK (AP) — As a young woman growing up in the 1980s and ’90s in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen — “the name wa

Gray hair, don’t care: Cuts and color lead New! 2020-03-30 11:18:37NEW YORK (AP) — Sister love playing out in a living-room hair trim. A botched home dye job with a silver lining. Stylists shipping out kits of p

What you need to know today about the New! 2020-03-30 11:04:42The top infectious-disease expert in the United States is warning that smaller U.S. cities are about to witness the rapid acceleration in coronavirus

Messi says Barcelona players taking 70% pay cut New! 2020-03-30 11:01:43MADRID (AP) — In a letter critical of Barcelona club officials, Lionel Messi said Monday he and his teammates are taking a 70% cut in salaries b

As coronavirus spreads, Seattle scientists fast-track potential treatments New! 2020-03-30 11:00:32Researchers around the globe and in Seattle are investigating dozens of other promising ideas, from repurposing old drugs to designing new ones. And t

Hawaii mountain telescopes close in response to virus New! 2020-03-30 10:52:02HONOLULU (AP) — Observatories on Hawaii’s tallest mountain have shut down operations in response to the governor’s stay-at-home orde

Trump defends extending virus guidelines as spread continues New! 2020-03-30 10:37:45WASHINGTON (AP) — Siding with public health experts’ dire projections, President Donald Trump on Monday defended his decision to extend re

Nipsey Hussle’s legacy endures a year after his New! 2020-03-30 10:37:25LOS ANGELES (AP) — The year since Nipsey Hussle was gunned down has not diminished the rapper’s legacy, but rather cemented it and continu

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Spain’s hospitals at breaking point, U.S. cities brace New! 2020-03-30 12:12:30MADRID – Bells tolled in Madrid’s deserted central square and flags were lowered in a day of mourning Monday as Spain raced to build fiel

Trump defends extending virus guidelines as spread continues New! 2020-03-30 12:12:30WASHINGTON – Siding with public health experts’ dire projections, President Donald Trump on Monday defended his decision to extend restri

Navy hospital ship set to arrive in NYC New! 2020-03-30 12:12:30NEW YORK – A Navy hospital ship with 1,000 beds is set to arrive Monday in New York City as officials pressed for more federal help. Mayor Bill

How would overwhelmed hospitals decide who to treat New! 2020-03-30 12:12:30NEW YORK – A nurse with asthma, a grandfather with cancer and a homeless man with no known family are wracked with coronavirus-induced fevers.

Wall Street pushes higher, led by health care New! 2020-03-30 12:12:30NEW YORK – U.S. stocks are pushing a bit higher in Monday morning trading, but markets were tentative around the world amid uncertainty about w

Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July 23-Aug. 8 in New! 2020-03-30 12:12:30TOKYO – The Tokyo Olympics will open next year in the same time slot scheduled for this year’s games.Tokyo organizers said Monday the ope

The 'brain': Emergency Coordination Center at the heart New! 2020-03-30 12:12:30There are no flames to spray water on. There is no criminal to handcuff. In an unassuming, out-of-the-way building near Spokane Community College, sco

Helping kids understand COVID-19: Fairchild AFB airman pens New! 2020-03-30 12:12:30Unless you’re in the medical field, it can be difficult to completely understand the coronavirus, or COVID-19, its associated respiratory diseas

Shawn Vestal: SPD officers, already in harm’s way, New! 2020-03-30 12:12:30The man had been released from the hospital with nowhere to go, no money, no wallet, no way to take the train home. His long list of chronic medical p

Getting There: WSDOT watches traffic movement, aiding officials New! 2020-03-30 12:12:30The way to get to the end of this strange and difficult situation is not to get anywhere.Stay home, stay safe, the governor has instructed.That’

Faith and Values: COVID-19 outbreak tests our ability, New! 2020-03-30 12:12:30“Six feet of separation.” “Six degrees of separation.” They may look similar, but they really aren’t. The first, a medic

Then and Now: Edgecliff Hospital New! 2020-03-30 12:12:30By the dawn of the 20th century, the scientific community finally understood the disease tuberculosis. The cause was bacterial, it was contagious and

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Coronavirus updates: Inslee issues additional guidance on funerals 2020-03-29 11:27:51Updated at 8:25 a.m. Gov. Jay Inslee announced additional guidance on Saturday related to the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” proclamation to sl

East Olympia building converted to emergency homeless shelter 2020-03-29 08:45:00Olympia is converting an old dentist office building to an emergency homeless shelter. … Click to Continue »

Thurston inmates voice COVID-19 fears, efforts underway to 2020-03-29 08:45:00Advocates across Washington have voiced urgent concern for prison and jail populations in light of the COVID-19 public health crisis. Inmates live in

Deaths for March 29 2020-03-29 08:45:00Biddinger, Gilbert “Gene,” Jr., 76, Shelton, died Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at Providence St. Peter Hospital, Olympia. McComb & Wagne

Olympia converts Martin Way building into emergency homeless 2020-03-29 08:45:00The city of Olympia is converting a vacant building on Martin Way into an emergency homeless shelter for the duration of the new coronavirus outbreak,

Aggravated murder charges filed against Olympia man in 2020-03-28 18:14:51An Olympia man was charged Friday with aggravated first-degree murder in connection with the death of Washington State Patrol Trooper Justin Schaffer,

Coronavirus updates: State passes 4,300 cases; hotel near 2020-03-28 11:00:10This page includes coronavirus developments around Washington state for Saturday, March 28. HOTEL NEAR TACOMA MALL COULD BECOME COVID-19 CARE SITE Upd

Inslee decides to hold April 28 special election, 2020-03-28 08:45:00Gov. Jay Inslee’s office has decided to move forward with the April 28 special election, despite warnings from Washington’s chief election

Need financial help because of coronavirus safety measures? 2020-03-28 08:45:00The local organizations that launched the “Thurston County COVID-19 Response Fund” are hard at work monitoring community needs and coordin

Tips for helping businesses you love stay afloat 2020-03-28 08:45:00The phrase “social distancing” has become an unfortunate addition to our everyday vocabulary as ongoing issues connected to COVID-19 incre

Candidates seeking Heck’s House seat support COVID-19 economic 2020-03-28 08:45:00Nearly all of the candidates vying to succeed U.S. Rep. Denny Heck said Friday they would have voted yes on the $2 trillion stimulus bill that the Hou

3 new Thurston County coronavirus cases Friday brings 2020-03-27 20:09:30Three more cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Thurston County Friday, bringing the county’s total to 27. This latest tally comes the day after