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Washington Fifth District congressional candidate Chris Armitage drops out of the race, citing mental health concerns and an allegation related to a personal relationship. CREDIT: Chris Armitage campaign

Democrat Chris Armitage Drops Out Of Washington’s 5th Congressional District Race

Chris Armitage issued a statement Friday in which he said his mental health had declined during the last few months. “That trend continued until I reached a point where I knew that I could no longer be here for myself let alone our community.” He also said he recently learned about an allegation about a relationship he thought was consensual, but which the woman involved thought otherwise. Continue Reading Democrat Chris Armitage Drops Out Of Washington’s 5th Congressional District Race

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Old Schoolhouse Brewery owner Jacob Young serves food to his customers. He says when there's little smoke and fires are far away, he sees more patrons.CREDIT: COURTNEY FLATT

Breweries, Wineries In Tri-Cities And Yakima May Need To Close Under Clarified Reopening Guidance

Wineries and breweries in Yakima, Benton and Franklin counties must keep their doors closed for now, unless they serve food out of their own kitchens. That’s the updated guidance for the three counties, which are seeing some of the highest numbers of coronavirus cases in Washington. Continue Reading Breweries, Wineries In Tri-Cities And Yakima May Need To Close Under Clarified Reopening Guidance

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Jess White, a registered nurse at UW Northwest, demonstrates to another nurse how to properly remove a mask on Thursday, March 12, 2020, at UW Medicine's drive-through testing clinic in Seattle. CREDIT: Megan Farmer/KUOW

Unpublicized White House Report Has States Including Washington And Idaho In COVID ‘Red Zone’

A document prepared for the White House Coronavirus Task Force but not publicized suggests more than a dozen states, including Idaho and Washington, should revert to more stringent protective measures, limiting social gatherings to 10 people or fewer, closing bars and gyms and asking residents to wear masks at all times. Continue Reading Unpublicized White House Report Has States Including Washington And Idaho In COVID ‘Red Zone’

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In this July 8, 2020 photo, a worker washes graffiti off the sidewalk in front of the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse in downtown Portland, as two agents with the U.S. Marshals Service emerge from the boarded-up main entrance to examine the damage. Protests and clashes with city, state, and, more recently, federal law enforcement have become a nightly occurrence in Oregon’s largest city. CREDIT: Gillian Flaccus/AP

Federal Law Enforcement Use Unmarked Vehicles To Grab Protesters Off Portland Streets

Federal law enforcement officers have been using unmarked vehicles to drive around downtown Portland and detain protesters since at least July 14. Personal accounts and multiple videos posted online show the officers driving up to people, detaining individuals with no explanation of why they are being arrested, and driving off. Continue Reading Federal Law Enforcement Use Unmarked Vehicles To Grab Protesters Off Portland Streets

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Washington gubernatorial candidate Anton Sakharov takes a selfie on July 9, 2020, at a forum held outside Camas.

GOP Candidates For Washington Governor Visit Clark County For Public Forum Despite Health Orders

Among the people gathered were Tim Eyman, Anton Sakharov, Loren Culp and Phil Fortunato, all seeking the Republican nomination for governor. Two local candidates for the state Senate, Rey Reynolds and John Ley, also attended. The Clark County Republican Women hosted the two-hour forum. President Liz Pike estimated 150 people attended. Continue Reading GOP Candidates For Washington Governor Visit Clark County For Public Forum Despite Health Orders

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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced a 10-person limit on social gatherings in current Phase 3 counties during a July 16 press briefing. CREDIT: TVW

Jay Inslee Announces Restrictions On Social Gatherings For Some Counties As COVID-19 Cases Grow

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says there is a concerning rise in the rate of coronavirus infections in the state. On Thursday he announced one measure to address it as counties wait in limbo for further reopening. Beginning Monday, July 20, social gatherings in current Phase 3 counties will be limited to 10 or fewer people. Continue Reading Jay Inslee Announces Restrictions On Social Gatherings For Some Counties As COVID-19 Cases Grow

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Washington's August 4 primary ballot is chock full of candidates even though traditional campaigning has, in many cases, been put on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. CREDIT: Washington Secretary of State's Office

A Dog Days Of Summer Primary And A Ton Of Candidates: Guide To Washington’s Statewide Races

Washington’s typically sleepy August primary will test the endurance of voters as they navigate a larger-than-usual crop of candidates. The robust turnout of would-be officeholders may be, at least partially, the result of the state making it easier to qualify for the ballot in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Continue Reading A Dog Days Of Summer Primary And A Ton Of Candidates: Guide To Washington’s Statewide Races

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Suburban Seattle resident Helen Molina died of COVID-19 in April, a few weeks after this picture was taken. Her passing is emblematic of the vulnerability of people with Alzheimers and dementia during the pandemic. Courtesy of Susan Weber

Official COVID-19 Fatalities May Undercount Pandemic’s Death Toll By Hundreds In Northwest

The carefully followed death toll from COVID-19 may not fully capture the loss of life during the pandemic. Analysis of state and federal statistics for deaths from all causes shows hundreds of additional deaths above normal levels this spring in the Pacific Northwest. Some or many of those may actually be missed COVID deaths. Continue Reading Official COVID-19 Fatalities May Undercount Pandemic’s Death Toll By Hundreds In Northwest

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