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News >  Nation

COVID test crunch means hours-long waits before Thanksgiving

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 24, 2020

You can bring wine to Thanksgiving, bring sweet potatoes, bring congealed salad if you must. But you can't bring COVID-19, and that's causing hours-long lines at U.S. testing centers, triggering desperation among people yet to be cleared for the holiday meal.

News >  Nation/World

‘America is back’: Biden pushes past Trump era with nominees

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 24, 2020

Declaring "America is back," President-elect Joe Biden introduced selections for his national security team Tuesday, his first substantive offering of how he’ll shift from Trump-era “America First” policies by relying on foreign policy and national security experts from the Democratic establishment to be some of his most important advisers.
News >  Business

Amazon’s $3,000 signing bonuses irk workers who got $10 coupons

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 24, 2020

Amazon is doling out hiring bonuses as high as $3,000 to make sure it has enough people to squeak through the busy holiday shopping season. That's stoking resentment among existing workers who recently got coupons for Thanksgiving turkeys as a thank-you for their hard work.

Dear Annie 11/24

Dear Annie: My husband and I have two teenage children, and both of us work out of the home. We try hard to be engaged in our children’s lives and be aware of everything they’re doing. As working parents, it’s not easy, but we try hard.

Music calendar

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 24, 2020

Spokane Fall Folk Virtual Festival – This year’s festival will features streams of prerecorded performances as well as a retrospective broadcast of previous festivals. Visit or to watch video broadcasts of the performance any time through Dec. 30. Featuring performances from Sidetrack, Poor Boy’s Delight, Blue Ribbon Tea Company and Arvid Lundin & Deep Roots. A vendor marketplace with artisan work and crafts also will be available.
News >  Pacific NW

Puget Sound district has bipartisan members

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 24, 2020

Washington's 26th Legislative District, which includes parts of Pierce and Kitsap counties, will have a Democrat in the Senate and two Republicans in the House next year. It was incorrectly labelled on a map on page A6 of Tuesday's newspaper about the partisan breakdown in 2021 of Washington's legislative districts as a result of a reporter's error. Also, the district will be one of four legislative districts statewide that be represented by legislators from two parties next year. The incorrect number was listed in the accompanying article that ran on the front page.


Songs for a Pandemic Playlist

The coronavirus might be touching every aspect of life, down to the playlists on cell phones and iPods, prompting discussions of what titles should go on, and what should come ...

Time travel conspiracy

So this morning, not long after getting up, I looked at the SR page on my phone. I saw that something I had written for Sunday's paper ranked No. 1 ...

Annual health and dental insurance enrollment period open now

 (Courtesy Washington Healthplanfinder)

2020 has been a stressful year for myriad reasons.