Abraham Ritter visits with his mother, Patty Ritter, outside the Enumclaw Health and Rehabilitation Center. She has been at the facility since 2004, and he is concerned that staffing problems contributed to a coronavirus outbreak there that the state says killed 26 people.  (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)
Abraham Ritter visits with his mother, Patty Ritter, outside the Enumclaw Health and Rehabilitation Center. She has been at the facility since 2004, and he is concerned that staffing problems contributed to a coronavirus outbreak there that the state says killed 26 people. (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)
Times Watchdog

Nursing homes in Washington state struggled with adequate staffing for years. Then coronavirus struck.

Even before the pandemic, regulators found patients suffering from staffing problems in over half of the nursing homes in Washington state. But the state still lacks a sweeping response. New

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