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Economy Mar 23Boeing to suspend production in Seattle because of virus
Boeing is suspending operations at its Seattle area facilities due to the spread of coronavirus, idling tens of thousands of workers.
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…
Nation Aug 27Plans for making untraceable 3D guns can’t be posted online, court says
A U.S. judge in Seattle blocked the Trump administration Monday from allowing a Texas company to post online plans for making untraceable 3D guns, agreeing with 19 states and the District of Columbia that such access to the plastic guns…
Nation Aug 21States aim to stop internet release of 3D-printed gun blueprints
Nineteen states and the District of Columbia sued and last month secured a restraining order to stop that process, and now they want to make that permanent by having the judge convert the restraining order into an injunction.
Nation Mar 10Gun background check system riddled with flaws
Many states still aren't meeting key benchmarks with their background check reporting.
Nation Dec 23Judge partially lifts Trump administration ban on refugees
A federal judge in Seattle has partially lifted a Trump administration ban on certain refugees.
Nation Mar 09Legal challenges to Trump’s travel ban mount from U.S. states
SEATTLE — Legal challenges against President Donald Trump's revised travel ban mounted Thursday as Washington state said it would renew its request to block the executive order and a judge granted Oregon's request to join the case.
World Feb 04Trump lashes out at travel ban ruling by ‘so-called judge’
As the impact of the ruling took hold, President Donald Trump lashed out on Twitter early Saturday morning, referring to U.S. District Judge James Robart as "this so-called judge" and calling his decree "ridiculous."…