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05/29/2020   NW News Network
Gov. Jay Inslee's "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order will not be extended past May 31. Instead, state officials will use a phased plan to govern county-by-county reopening permissions. Each county must apply with the state Department of Health and receive approval before moving to the next phase of reopening. When Washington's stay home order expires on June 1, each county will be required to adhere to social distancing rules corresponding to its current reopening status. The "Safe Start" plan outlines a four-phase approach to rolling back restrictions aimed at mitigating the spread of the novel coronavirus. A total of 26 of Washington's 39 counties have been approved to move into the second phase of reopening as of Thursday. That allows certain establishments, including restaurants, beauty salons, and religious institutions, to resume in-person services at reduced capacity and with safety precautions in place. The criteria for eligibility require a county to have 25 or fewer new cases of
05/29/2020   NW News Network
When Mordecai Cochrane was found passed out behind the wheel of his Toyota Avalon by Spokane police in the dead of night, he’d been tested for coronavirus the day before, but was waiting for results. Five days later, he was back behind the wheel, driving at night with his lights off and with too many people in the car. Cochrane again encountered police. This time he had his test results. He’d tested positive, had no symptoms and was contagious. Six officers who dealt with him during his two DUIs are in isolation. So is Cochrane, but only after being forced to stay home by the county’s public health officer. The 21-year-old, who is separately awaiting trial in North Idaho on two counts of rape , is among the first people in the state to be forcibly isolated because of their COVID-19 status. Contagious people in quarantine As the coronavirus pandemic continues across the world, local health officials in Washington are beginning to employ a power given to them by state law that allows to
05/29/2020   NW News Network
A Cessna commuter plane retrofitted in Washington state has taken the crown of biggest all-electric airplane now flying. Redmond, Washington-based electric motor maker MagniX teamed up with flight testing contractor AeroTEC to convert a 10-passenger, single engine Cessna 208B Grand Caravan to fly on battery power.

Local News

05/28/2020   Seattle Times Sounders

MLS announced that its clubs can hold small-group training sessions, but the Sounders — who began individualized training in Tukwila last week — will not be able to take part yet under the current stay-home order.
05/28/2020   Seattle PI Mariners

The Seattle Mariners will pay their minor leaguers through the rest of the season, even if no baseball is played due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, team general manager Jerry Dipoto confirmed Thursday.

05/22/2020   Seattle PI Mariners

The Seattle Mariners are starting to reopen their spring training facility in Peoria, Ariz. for a limited number of players and staff, a team source confirmed to SeattlePI.

05/22/2020   Seattle PI Mariners

Former Seattle Mariners great Felix Hernandez said he wants to reach 200 career wins and 3,000 strikeouts before he retires. Hernandez currently sits at 169 wins and 2,524 strikeouts. With the trajectory of his career, it could take him a few years to reach his goals.

05/19/2020   Seattle Times Sounders

The Sounders returned to training Monday after receiving approval last week from government and public health officials in regard to the club’s plan to train and stay safe amid the coronavirus pandemic.
05/17/2020   Seattle Times Sounders

Major League Soccer has been shut down since March 12

Local Sports

05/30/2020   Fox News Latest Headlines
President Trump on Saturday vowed to stop “mob violence,” as he condemned riots that have broken out amid what originally were protests across the country in response to Minneapolis man George Floyd’s death in police custody earlier this week.
05/30/2020   Forbes Latest Headlines
Financial sector is supporting shareholder resolutions and denying funds to select fossil fuel projects. Even these modest steps are criticized by fossil fuel supporters. It remains to be seen what financial sector does next: continue its symbolic steps or deploy its full financial muscle.
05/30/2020   USA Today Top Stories
Petal Mayor Hal Marx said his comments on George Floyd's death - which went viral and many consider racist - were 'taken out of context.'
      
05/30/2020   Fox News Latest Headlines
Antifa is a loosely-knit, interstate movement whose objective is to wage a terrorist war against the United States, using violence against the government and our civilian infrastructure.
05/30/2020   Fox News Latest Headlines
Protests continued Saturday as more demonstrations erupted in cities nationwide following the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd.
05/30/2020   Forbes Latest Headlines
J.P. Morgan's turbulent relationship with bitcoin appears to be rapidly softening...
05/30/2020   Forbes Latest Headlines
If President Trump gets his wish, section 230 of the Communications Decency Act would be repealed or modified in a way that might force social media companies to censor his tweets.
05/30/2020   USA Today Top Stories
As police and protesters clashed for a second day near the White House, Trump offered a warning to "rioters, looters and anarchists" against violence.
      
05/30/2020   USA Today Top Stories
More national protests took place Saturday as demonstrators reacted to the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody on Memorial Day.
      
05/30/2020   UPI Latest News
President Donald Trump said Saturday that military police could deploy to Minneapolis to respond to protests in the wake of George Floyd's death this week.
05/30/2020   UPI Latest News
SpaceX's first mission with astronauts on board is scheduled to launch at 3:22 p.m. EDT on May 30, 2020, from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This will be the first crewed launch from U.S. soil since the space shuttle era ended in 2011. The launch was initially scheduled to take place May 27, but was scrubbed minutes before liftoff due to bad weather.
05/30/2020   UPI Latest News
New York Gov. Cuomo said Saturday he signed a bill giving death benefits to families of frontline workers who died while fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
05/30/2020   Fox Sports:College Football
Zion Williamson has been one of the biggest stories of this NBA season, and with a return to play imminent, the NBA apparently wants that story to continue.
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05/30/2020   Fox Sports:College Football
Former top-10 player Fabio Fognini says he had arthroscopic surgery on both ankles
05/30/2020   Fox Sports:College Football
After posing for a graduation photo on Indianapolis Motor Speedway's yard of bricks, Jacob Foxworthy started walking toward the family car
05/30/2020   ESPN College Sports
Jessie Warren? Katiyana Mauga? Who among ESPN's eight finalists should be the best third baseman of all time? Cast your vote now!
05/30/2020   ESPN College Sports
The son of former Chicago Bears defensive end Alex Brown is looking for a new school after Furman cut its baseball program on May 18.
05/29/2020   ESPN College Sports
The Power 5 conference commissioners are asking Congress to move forward with federal legislation regarding compensation for college athletes.