Derek Sandison, director of the Washington state Department of Agriculture, tours a Fife warehouse Friday that’s packed with nonperishable food the state can tap if demand at food banks and other distribution centers soars amid the pandemic and resulting economic collapse. 
(Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)
Derek Sandison, director of the Washington state Department of Agriculture, tours a Fife warehouse Friday that's packed with nonperishable food the state can tap if demand at food banks and other distribution centers soars amid the pandemic and resulting economic collapse. (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)
Project Homeless

From peanut butter to applesauce, Washington state stockpiles tons of food for the need ahead

After experiencing a huge surge in demand for food assistance at the onset of the pandemic, the Washington state Department of Agriculture is now stockpiling nonperishable food to help meet the need. Updated

Derek Sandison, director of the Washington state Department of Agriculture, tours a Fife warehouse Friday that’s packed with nonperishable food the state can tap if demand at food banks and other distribution centers soars amid the pandemic and resulting economic collapse. 
(Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)
Derek Sandison, director of the Washington state Department of Agriculture, tours a Fife warehouse Friday that's packed with nonperishable food the state can tap if demand at food banks and other distribution centers soars amid the pandemic and resulting economic collapse. (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)
Project Homeless

From peanut butter to applesauce, Washington state stockpiles tons of food for the need ahead

After experiencing a huge surge in demand for food assistance at the onset of the pandemic, the Washington state Department of Agriculture is now stockpiling nonperishable food to help meet the need. Updated

Environment

Professor in a tree over TransMountain Pipeline vows not to come down  WATCH New

Tim Takaro, 63, is living in a tent 82 feet up in the air, slung between two trees slated to be cut to build the TransMountain Pipeline Expansion. He said on day five up in the trees that he will remain right where he is, to save the trees and the planet from the pipeline. Takaro is a professor at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC.
FILE – This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning doctors about a rare but serious condition in children linked with the coronavirus. In an alert issued Thursday, the CDC called the condition multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children. (NIAID-RML via AP, File) NYDB353

Eleven kids in Washington have been diagnosed with rare coronavirus syndrome

UW meteorologist Cliff Mass  – 11252008

UW meteorologist Cliff Mass, well known for his radio weather reports, has written a book on Northwest weather.  Previous UID: 0407208184

KNKX takes meteorologist Cliff Mass off the air after he likens recent Seattle protests to Nazi pogrom in Germany

Washington state Supreme Court rules against schools chief in lawsuit challenging election voter guide statement

Coronavirus relief talks collapse on Capitol Hill as Trump readies executive actions

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