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WIAA Executive Board revises Season 1 sports in response to state guidelines

Practices scheduled to begin Feb. 1 for football, volleyball, soccer and 5 other sports

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State health officials announce next steps for vaccines

From the Washington State Department of Health: On Jan. 6, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released guidance for the next phase of COVID-19… Continue reading

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Inslee announces new COVID-19 reopening plan for Washington

Some restrictions will be eased beginning as soon as next week, the governor said.

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Group seeks higher federal tax deductions for educators

Wants expenses deduction raised to $1,000 from $250

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State Department of Commerce awards grants to more than 7,800 small businesses

Newest $100 million grant round prioritized restaurants, fitness centers

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State Patrol looking to hire troopers in early 2021

Openings for 60 trooper cadets, 24 commercial vehicle enforcement officers

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Gov. Jay Inslee, pictured in December as he signed the certified statewide election results. Courtesy photo

Gov. Inslee extends ban on indoor dining, other restrictions

An updated reopening plan for stores, restaurants and gatherings will be released next week.

Gov. Jay Inslee, pictured in December as he signed the certified statewide election results. Courtesy photo
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King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office warns of scam calls

Caller demands money to drop criminal cases

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State Rep. Brad Klippert, R-Kennewick. (Washington State Legislative Support Services) 2015

New proposal might help Washington get a Republican governor

An electoral college system, rather than a popular vote, could give more power to rural counties.

State Rep. Brad Klippert, R-Kennewick. (Washington State Legislative Support Services) 2015
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Sound Publishing offers grants to local businesses

Sound Publishing has launched a local business stimulus program to help businesses adapt in a rapidly evolving economic environment. Sound Publishing, based in Everett, is… Continue reading

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Public Health – Seattle & King County staff administering COVID-19 vaccine to a local emergency responder. COURTESY PHOTO, Public Health-Seattle & King County
Public Health – Seattle & King County staff administering COVID-19 vaccine to a local emergency responder. COURTESY PHOTO, Public Health-Seattle & King County
The first of 152 new light rail vehicles arrived in June 2019 at Sound Transit’s Operations and Maintenance Facility in Seattle. COURTESY PHOTO, Sound Transit

Sound Transit testing new light rail vehicles

Trains will run weekends and late night weekdays and will not board passengers

The first of 152 new light rail vehicles arrived in June 2019 at Sound Transit’s Operations and Maintenance Facility in Seattle. COURTESY PHOTO, Sound Transit
A rendering of the Kent Des Moines light rail station scheduled to open in 2024. The station will be elevated near a new South 236th Street between 30th Avenue South and Pacific Highway South. COURTESY GRAPHIC, Sound Transit

Adoption of 2021 budget moves current light rail expansions ahead full steam

Construction is on track to extend Link light rail from 22 to 62 miles by 2024

A rendering of the Kent Des Moines light rail station scheduled to open in 2024. The station will be elevated near a new South 236th Street between 30th Avenue South and Pacific Highway South. COURTESY GRAPHIC, Sound Transit
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Eyman: I may never qualify another ballot measure again

The anti-tax activist, accused of campaign violations, testified one last time in his bench trial.

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Sound Transit Board expands low-income fares

To launch pilot project changing fare inspection practices

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First high-capacity COVID testing facility opens on Eastside

The first free, high-capacity COVID-19 testing facility on the Eastside opened in Bellevue on Dec. 15. The test site is located at Bellevue College, 2645… Continue reading

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Workers call for state leaders to maintain indoor dining restrictions

Letter asks for workplace safety, direct financial relief to workers

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Inslee announces new guidelines for schools and in-person learning

Staff reports Gov. Jay Inslee and Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal announced Dec. 16 an update in the metrics used to inform local school… Continue reading

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A man donates blood. COURTESY PHOTO, Bloodworks Northwest

Tragedy becomes call to action on Washington and Oregon Blood Donor Day Dec. 18

2017 Amtrak train derailment underscoring need for emergency preparedness this winter and through pandemic

A man donates blood. COURTESY PHOTO, Bloodworks Northwest