Health Mar 05As U.S. coronavirus death toll hits 11, feds investigate nursing home east of Seattle
Seema Verma, head of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said the agency is sending inspectors to Life Care along with experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to figure out what happened and determine whether…
Health Mar 04U.S. virus death toll rises to 11 with first California victim
The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus has risen to 11 with a victim succumbing in California — the first reported fatality outside Washington state.
Nation Mar 04Despite deaths, so far no shutdown orders in Seattle area
As the coronavirus spread through Asia officials closed the schools in China, Japan and Hong Kong but at the epicenter of the outbreak in the United States, officials in Washington have so far not ordered that classrooms be shuttered or…
Health Mar 03U.S. coronavirus death toll climbs to 9
All of the COVID-19 deaths in the United States so far have been in the Seattle area.
Politics Feb 24U.S. appeals court upholds Trump rules involving abortions
The rules ban taxpayer-funded clinics from making abortion referrals and prohibit clinics that receive federal money from sharing office space with abortion providers — a rule critics said would force many to find new locations, undergo expensive remodels or shut…
Nation Feb 21Greyhound to stop allowing immigration checks without a warrant
In an emailed statement, the company said it would notify the Department of Homeland Security that it does not consent to unwarranted searches on its buses or in areas of terminals that are not open to the general public.
Nation Jan 06Groups demand answers after Iranians say they were detained on U.S.-Canada border
Tensions between the United States and Iran are high following a U.S. airstrike in Baghdad last week that killed a top Iranian general. Iran's leaders have vowed to retaliate.
Politics Dec 04U.S. Rep. Denny Heck of Washington state to retire after term
Democratic Rep. Denny Heck of Washington state announced Wednesday that he is retiring from Congress at the end of his term, saying his work on the investigation into Russian election interference and the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump have…
Nation Nov 27Ruckelshaus, who famously defied Nixon in Watergate firing, dies at 87
His moment of fame came in 1973, as a deputy attorney general, when he choose to resign rather than carry out Nixon’s unlawful order to fire Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox.
Health Sep 13U.S. vaping illness alarms Canada as country prepares to allow legal sales
No illnesses have yet been reported north of the border, but they are monitoring the situation closely, and British Columbia’s top health official says it’s just a matter of time before symptoms are reported in Canada.