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COVID-19 gathering restriction delays funerals

COVID-19 gathering restriction delays funerals

For one funeral home owner, the confusion came to a head after a recent service.

  • Mar 25, 2020
COVID-19 gathering restriction delays funerals
Boeing plants in Puget Sound area to close; infected Everett worker dies

Boeing plants in Puget Sound area to close; infected Everett worker dies

To the relief of anxious employees, the company said it will shut down factory operations for two weeks.

Boeing plants in Puget Sound area to close; infected Everett worker dies
Customers buying high volume of products at cannabis shops

Customers buying high volume of products at cannabis shops

Retail establishments get the green light to remain open during COVID-19 pandemic.

Customers buying high volume of products at cannabis shops
Westfield Southcenter mall in Tukwila closes because of coronavirus

Westfield Southcenter mall in Tukwila closes because of coronavirus

Reopening date remains to be determined

Westfield Southcenter mall in Tukwila closes because of coronavirus
Downtown distillery plans fall through

Downtown distillery plans fall through

The empty grass field on the northeastern end of the Enumclaw library will still be paved for additional downtown parking, courtesy the Thunder Dome museum.

Downtown distillery plans fall through
A Boeing 777X during a taxi test. (Boeing Co.)

Companywide, Boeing reports 11 confirmed cases of COVID-19

Boeing will equip more employees to work remotely, but for now factory workers will stay on the line.

A Boeing 777X during a taxi test. (Boeing Co.)
TP shortage is the tip of the iceberg | Don Brunell

TP shortage is the tip of the iceberg | Don Brunell

Inconsistant messages about COVID-19 are stoking people’s fears.

TP shortage is the tip of the iceberg | Don Brunell
Enumclaw’s dairy scene is disappearing

Enumclaw’s dairy scene is disappearing

American tastes are changing, but farms hold a valuable position in local economies.

Enumclaw’s dairy scene is disappearing
Coronavirus testing telecommuting effectiveness | Don Brunell

Coronavirus testing telecommuting effectiveness | Don Brunell

Some of Washington’s biggest companies have asked employees to work at home.

  • Mar 9, 2020
Coronavirus testing telecommuting effectiveness | Don Brunell
Legislators must find better ways to reduce CO2 | Don Brunell

Legislators must find better ways to reduce CO2 | Don Brunell

The EPA estimates 29 percent of greenhouse gasses come from transportation.

Legislators must find better ways to reduce CO2 | Don Brunell
A flight takes off at SeaTac International Airport. Photo courtesy Port of Seattle

Port of Seattle, airlines respond to COVID-19 with new health measures

Changes at Sea-Tac Airport include more hand sanitizer, training for biohazard cleaning.

A flight takes off at SeaTac International Airport. Photo courtesy Port of Seattle
With Mount Baker and Jetty Island in the distance, a container ship approaches the Port of Everett. (Port of Everett photo)

Senate Dems: $5 million to help businesses disrupted by coronavirus

Overseas port closures hurt WA companies that depend on international shipping.

  • Feb 27, 2020
With Mount Baker and Jetty Island in the distance, a container ship approaches the Port of Everett. (Port of Everett photo)
Colorado River water problems worsening | Don Brunell

Colorado River water problems worsening | Don Brunell

Warmer temperatures, growing population numbers, and an over-appropriation of water will cause big issues soon.

  • Feb 24, 2020
Colorado River water problems worsening | Don Brunell
Local entrepreneur gives tips on successful crowdfunding

Local entrepreneur gives tips on successful crowdfunding

Enumclaw Councilman Beau Chevassus has learned from his Kickstarter flops, and now has had several successful money-making ventures.

Local entrepreneur gives tips on successful crowdfunding
Healthy healthcare workers are key to fighting diseases | Don Brunell

Healthy healthcare workers are key to fighting diseases | Don Brunell

Coronavirus may seem like big news, but the flu is still more deadly.

Healthy healthcare workers are key to fighting diseases | Don Brunell
Enumclaw Chamber installs new board, hears optimistic outlook

Enumclaw Chamber installs new board, hears optimistic outlook

The Chamber hopes to convince the state to keep Cayuse Pass open year-round, citing economic impacts for Enumclaw.

Enumclaw Chamber installs new board, hears optimistic outlook
Copper making a comeback as a major disease fighter | Don Brunell

Copper making a comeback as a major disease fighter | Don Brunell

Brass surfaces kills a wide-spectrum of bacteria and fungi.

Copper making a comeback as a major disease fighter | Don Brunell
Dams are the Northwest’s flood busters | Don Brunell

Dams are the Northwest’s flood busters | Don Brunell

Removing dams is a pricey project, and would likely encourage flooding in Washington.

Dams are the Northwest’s flood busters | Don Brunell
Student loan assistance is an attractive employer benefit | Don Brunell

Student loan assistance is an attractive employer benefit | Don Brunell

A study shows 9 of 10 workers are distracted by their financial worries, especially school loans.

  • Jan 13, 2020
Student loan assistance is an attractive employer benefit | Don Brunell
Local midwife offers alternative birth options

Local midwife offers alternative birth options

Many studies show home births are not that much more dangerous than hospital births — and Washington is one of the best states to use a midwife.

Local midwife offers alternative birth options