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Business & Economy

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wearing a face mask - December 2020

Congressional Leaders Reach $900 Billion Deal On Coronavirus Aid, Includes $600 Stimulus Payments

After months of partisan squabbling, congressional leaders have reached agreement on a nearly $900 billion COVID-19 relief package. “At long last, we have the bipartisan breakthrough the country has needed,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said on the Senate floor Sunday evening. Continue Reading Congressional Leaders Reach $900 Billion Deal On Coronavirus Aid, Includes $600 Stimulus Payments

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Server Luis Velez opens a bottle of wine for customers Mary Graf, left, Sophie Mandel and Andy Peraza, right, shown through a sheet of plastic surrounding the table, on Wednesday, October 21 , 2020, at Spinasse on Capitol Hill in Seattle.

As Washington Restaurants Close Indoors Again, Some In Hard-Hit Yakima Say They Won’t

Earlier this year, Yakima County was among the worst-hit places for COVID-19 in Washington and the West Coast. It and the Tri-Cities region were among the last counties to open for indoor bar and restaurant service. Now, with another statewide closure, some restaurant operators are pushing back and refusing to close. Continue Reading As Washington Restaurants Close Indoors Again, Some In Hard-Hit Yakima Say They Won’t

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Server Luis Velez opens a bottle of wine for customers Mary Graf, left, Sophie Mandel and Andy Peraza, right, shown through a sheet of plastic surrounding the table, on Wednesday, October 21 , 2020, at Spinasse on Capitol Hill in Seattle.

COVID Transmission ‘Skyrocketing’ In Washington; Restaurants Warn Of $800M Shutdown Losses

Disease transmission is skyrocketing, Washington State Health Officer Kathy Lofy said in a news release Monday. Meanwhile, a four-week shutdown on indoor service at restaurants and bars prompted by an alarming statewide spike in COVID-19 cases is expected to cost the industry some $800 million. Continue Reading COVID Transmission ‘Skyrocketing’ In Washington; Restaurants Warn Of $800M Shutdown Losses

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