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Schools gearing up to hold classes online

Rehel, center, receives a Chromebook computer for school from the staff at Everett’s Emerson Elementary School on Thursday, April 2 as little brother Rian looks on. The district sent 1,000 Chromebooks home with students that day and 4,000 Chromebooks in total last week.

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Whether by paper or by computer, schools will be restarting classes to continue educating thousands of children at home when spring break concludes.
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Underlying health affects COVID-19 severity risk

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Underlying conditions have factored into the severity of COVID-19, which affects both the upper and lower respiratory areas. Doctors from Western Washington Medical Group explain. More on this story...


Local spirit-makers shifting to make hand sanitizer

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Area distillers, such as in Arlington, are working to produce and sanitizer and some, such as in Snohomish, hope to start production soon. More on this story...


Crafters and 3D printers producing masks to help with supply

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Everyday craftspeople are jumping in to sew face masks for whoever can use them to help fight medical supply shortages. Inside, find resources on how make one. More on this story...


Chromebook check out information for Monroe students

MONROE — The Monroe School District has set up a schedule for students to pick up Chromebooks for oniine learning at specific times.
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What can coronavirus feel like? Aches, fever and more

EVERETT — An Everett man, 33, tells his story on what it feels like to be infected with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, and urges people to take the spread risk seriously.

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Kimberly-Clark site work halts soon after it began

EVERETT — Cleanup of the former Kimberly-Clark mill site has halted while Washingtonians shelter at home to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. More on this story...


Local restaurants strive to keep their footing during coronavirus shutdowns

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Restaurants explain the tough choices they've had to make, how much business was hurt, and how they have adapted during the restrictions on dining facilities and bars. More on this story...


Public records access altered temporarily by governor

A proclamation from Gov. Jay Inslee temporarily changes how public records are accessed. More on this story...


Food banks adjusting to serve during COVID-19 pandemic, and will need help

SNOHOMISH — Food banks are working a little differently under the COVID-19 pandemic, but crucially still need supplies and volunteers. More on this story...


Neighbors to Baker Heights development hear update

EVERETT — Architects addressed the Delta Neighborhood’s monthly community meeting to discuss the future Baker Heights Apartments. More on this story...


Need a doctor? Virtual visits can help lessen virus spread

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Medical clinics are encouraging people to reach them without having to physically visit. More on this story...


Everett Station area improvement plan set aside by city administration

EVERETT — Opposition from some landowners has put a blockade to a proposal to form a Business Improvement Area taxing district around Everett Station. More on this story...


COVID-19 virus: what you can do

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Effective hand-washing and social distancing are some of the ways to help prevent spreading the new coronavirus, COVID-19.  More on this story...


Out while the sun lasted

With just the top of Whidbey Island visible over a low blanket of fog hovering over Port Gardner Bay on Friday, March 20, a photographer and several others went out to take in the sunny weather that we all enjoyed last week at Everett’s Grand Avenue Park. The photographer is shooting at a bust of Sen. Henry M. Jackson’s head installed a few years ago. While we enjoyed a week’s worth of spring-like weather last week, the rain has returned and is forecasted to stick through the first part of next week. Everett’s Mayor Cassie Franklin set a directive telling residents to stay home except for errands for health and safety, and for essential business, allows outdoor activity as long as you stay at least six feet away from other people under the principle of social distancing.

 

  

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