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Social distancing is slowing the coronavirus in Seattle. But it’s not enough, study says

© Paul Roberts/Seattle Times/TNS At the Starbucks location on Queen Anne Avenue, tables and chairs have been stacked against the walls the location moves to a “to-go only” service. The company announced on Sunday that it was closing many stores and eliminating seating at all others in North America as part of its response to […]

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Drugs touted by Trump, blood from recovered patients: Seattle scientists seek coronavirus cures

Weeks after the fever, sweats and headaches from a nasty bout of COVID-19 were gone, Seattle freelance writer Christy Karras showed up for an appointment at a nearly deserted clinic in South Lake Union. Karras, who doesn’t like needles, averted her eyes as a technician collected 10 vials of her blood. “I was very proud […]

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Former Washington coach Jim Lambright dies: ‘Coach Lambright is synonymous with Husky football’

SEATTLE — Former Washington football coach Jim Lambright has died at age 77, the school announced Sunday. Lambright spent nearly four decades associated with the Washington program as a player, an assistant coach and a head coach. “I’m deeply saddened by the news of Coach Lambright’s passing. Coach Lambright is synonymous with Husky football and […]

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From distraction to disaster: How coronavirus crept up on Washington

“Why should mask makers have special immunity?” said one Pelosi aide, explaining her thinking. In mid-March, as the U.S. economy began to blink red and concerns mounted about a widespread shortage of masks, Congress scrambled to pass a second wave of emergency legislation, and then a third. A temporary waiver on liability on mask makers […]

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Washington state buys Seattle nursing home to free up hospital beds during coronavirus crisis

SEATTLE — A Seattle nursing home, once considered among the worst in the country, will soon re-open to help free up beds in hospitals for coronavirus patients. The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services just bought the former Paramount Rehabilitation and Nursing property in Seattle’s Central District for $13.5 million. The facility, which […]

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Businesses in Washington state that don’t comply with ‘stay home’ order could have licenses revoked

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks at a 2018 event in Seattle. (GeekWire Photo / Monica Nickelsburg) Companies in Washington state that fail to comply with Gov. Jay Inslee’s “stay home” order could lose their business licenses. Inslee announced a range of new enforcement measures to compel businesses and individuals in the state to limit person-to-person […]

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City of Seattle unveils online map to highlight takeout and delivery food options

City of Seattle’s new map highlight delivery and takeout services. (City of Seattle Image) As residents continue to grapple with the effects of the coronavirus, the City of Seattle is hoping to ease some of that burden by connecting locals with businesses trying to survive in the current climate. Mayor Jenny Durkan on Monday unveiled […]

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It’s Seahawks’ mock draft time: Taking a guess at how all 7 rounds could play out for Seattle

The NFL draft is just three-and-a-half weeks away, with the league reiterating last week that the event will go on as scheduled despite the coronavirus outbreak. Not that it will go on as usual. The league announced last week that its extravaganza in Las Vegas has been canceled and that it is still working out […]

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Study: University of Washington among top public colleges whose students earn most after graduation

In a new study from Volusion, the University of Washington ranked 10th among U.S. universities with the highest paid graduates. Click through the gallery to see what other colleges rank in the top 10. >>> less In a new study from Volusion, the University of Washington ranked 10th among U.S. universities with the highest paid […]

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Washington firefighters ask public to be honest if they’re sick

SEATTLE — Firefighters and first responders in Washington state are seeking donations of protective gear and ask the public to be honest about their symptoms when they call for help so that workers can prepare. People may not be forthcoming or truthful about their condition and fail report a fever or cough when they call […]

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