Felicia Vasquez, director of a Tiny Tots Development Center site at Wing Luke Elementary, helps 7-year-old Andre Turner with math, while Avah Maxie, 5, works at the other end of the table to stay socially distant. The South Seattle child care operation, gearing up for remote learning in the fall, has school-age children work on reading or math after breakfast.
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Felicia Vasquez, director of a Tiny Tots Development Center site at Wing Luke Elementary, helps 7-year-old Andre Turner with math. (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)
Education

When the school day goes remote in Washington state, what does that mean for the child care industry? Lots of de facto teachers.

With school districts going remote, many child care providers will be helping students learn -- at half the pay of teachers. It's the latest challenge for an industry so wounded by COVID-19 that some fear vastly fewer businesses will remain when the crisis is over.  VIEW

Health

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Seattle Seahawks wide receiver John Ursua (15) catches a 15-yard pass from Russell Wilson and stops just short of the end zone in the fourth quarter as the San Francisco 49ers play the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field in Seattle on December 29, 2019. 212495 212495

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A Portland police officer shoves a protester as police try to disperse the crowd in front of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office early in the morning on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020 in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Nathan Howard) ORNH110

Portland protesters set fire to police union headquarters as tensions rise again  VIEW

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