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Clint Wallace has been treating COVID patients in intensive care at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, and said the pandemic has health care workers at a breaking point.
The Washington Hospitality Association, an industry group representing restaurants and other service businesses statewide, asked Gov. Jay Inslee not to move to more restrictive measures on eateries because of their relative safety. Closing restaurants to dine-in patrons, as was done in the first few months of the pandemic, would result in the loss of 100,000 jobs, the group's president and chief executive officer told reporters Friday.
Interstate 5 through downtown Seattle was closed Sunday afternoon because of George Floyd protest activity, the second day in a row the main north-south freeway on the West Coast was shut down because of violence and looting in the Northwest’s largest city.
Courses haven’t absorbed a divot or ballmark in five-plus weeks so they’re in pristine shape. Phones are ringing constantly at pro shops, a strong indication that golfers are eager to return.
Gov. Jay Inslee offered a more comprehensive look Wednesday into the data used to decide when more businesses will be able to reopen and the stay-home order lifted.
While Franklin County voted to reopen its economy early this week – and quickly learned that wouldn’t fly with Gov. Jay Inslee’s office – officials in Washington’s three rural northeast found consensus on a different, more measured approach.
The state of Washington has doubled the amount of money to $10 million that will be available for grants to help the state’s smallest businesses, but it has received applications from more than 26,000 applicants.
Franklin County is back open for business. The unanimous decision Tuesday by the three county commissioners defies Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s stay-at-home order, which is in effect until May 4. The governor’s office pushed back Tuesday evening, calling the decision “a wrong-headed approach” that could expose the commissioners to legal liability.
Hundreds of people gathered at the state Capitol in Olympia on Sunday to protest Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s stay-at-home order designed to combat the spread of the coronavirus, holding signs that read “End The Shutdown” and “Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Covid 19!“
Eastern Washington golfers have been crossing the border to get their swings in with Spokane city and county courses likely shuttered through May 4.
Gov. Jay Inslee appointed a retired Navy admiral and surgeon as the state director for COVID-19 Health System Response Management on Sunday.
The proclamation issued late Sunday night mandated the closure of all restaurants, bars, entertainment and recreational facilities as of 12:01 a.m. Tuesday.
In Olympia, news of Mike Leach’s departure from Washington State University broke as legislative leaders were discussing issues for the upcoming session.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations said Sunday it was receiving reports from Iranian-Americans who were being questioned at length before returning to Washington from Vancouver, British Columbia, this weekend. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said there had been no orders issued to stop Iranian-Americans at the border.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife responded to a request from the Governor to kill fewer wolves, last week.
Despite the overwhelming opposition from the crowd, the Washington State Board of Health decided to enact the 120-day ban, to chants of “shame.” More than 350 people, mostly opponents of the ban, packed the ballroom at the SeaTac Marriott for the meeting, and about 60 people testified during the public comment session. As the ban’s opponents settled in for the vote after a lunch break, the ballroom filled with a sweet, sticky smell of vapor smoke.
“We must find new methods to better support co-existence between Washington’s livestock industry and gray wolves in our state,” Inslee said in the letter. “The status quo of annual lethal removal is simply unacceptable.”
Hundreds of supporters marched through the streets of downtown Spokane Friday afternoon, joining dozens of similar events nationwide and across the world sparked by a young climate activist in Sweden.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has surpassed a milestone that his presidential campaign has been aiming at and emphasizing for weeks: He said he’s received contributions from more than 130,000 separate donors. But they haven’t put Inslee front and center in the 2020 race.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has spent more than half his days traveling out of state on the campaign trail in the five months since declaring his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination.