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Initial state claims for unemployment benefits remain at historical highs
Initial state claims for unemployment benefits remain at historical highs
Renton business owner supports local farmers, brewers during pandemic

Renton business owner supports local farmers, brewers during pandemic

The Brewmaster’s Foundation weekly Community Supported Agriculture box includes fresh produce from local farms and beers from Washington breweries.

Renton business owner supports local farmers, brewers during pandemic
Fred Meyer limits number of customers in store at one time

Fred Meyer limits number of customers in store at one time

Steps taken to allow social distancing

Fred Meyer limits number of customers in store at one time
Three Blue Origin employees in Kent test positive for COVID-19

Three Blue Origin employees in Kent test positive for COVID-19

At new headquarters that opened in January

Three Blue Origin employees in Kent test positive for COVID-19
COVID-19 is straining the medical waste system | Don Brunell

COVID-19 is straining the medical waste system | Don Brunell

Gloves and masks must be sterilized before being trashed — can America keep up with the growing amount of waste?

COVID-19 is straining the medical waste system | Don Brunell
Insurers should consider refunds of auto premiums to Washington drivers

Insurers should consider refunds of auto premiums to Washington drivers

State Insurance Commissioner Kreidler issues request

Insurers should consider refunds of auto premiums to Washington drivers
Amazon.com still has listings for medical equipment, but the website includes a caveat and other protections to ensure equipment is supplied to those who need it. Screenshot

Five businesses warned for price gouging

Ferguson sent cease and desist letters to five businesses, including one in Issaquah.

  • Apr 1, 2020
Amazon.com still has listings for medical equipment, but the website includes a caveat and other protections to ensure equipment is supplied to those who need it. Screenshot
Coronavirus has brought the country together | Don Brunell

Coronavirus has brought the country together | Don Brunell

Even intrinsic political enemies are working together for the good of all.

Coronavirus has brought the country together | Don Brunell
Muckleshoot Casino in Auburn extends closure through at least April 14

Muckleshoot Casino in Auburn extends closure through at least April 14

Tribe had hoped for March 31 reopening

Muckleshoot Casino in Auburn extends closure through at least April 14
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