A technician processes coronavirus tests at the UW Medicine Virology Lab in Seattle in July. A series of technical problems has hampered the state Department of Health’s reporting of COVID-19 data. (Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)
A technician processes coronavirus tests at the UW Medicine Virology Lab in Seattle in July. A series of technical problems have hampered the state Department of Health's case reporting. (Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)
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Six months into pandemic, Washington state still struggles with COVID-19 data

Adding to a series of glitches in reporting COVID-19 data, state health officials say a key metric will be unavailable for about a week due a change in how it is calculated.

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Passions on display during listening session over Seattle police response to protests

Seattle Police use pepper spray on protesters along Harvard Avenue behind Seattle Central College as they advance their line.

Planned protests for a “Youth Day of Action and Solidarity with Portland” take place in Seattle Saturday July 25, 2020. Tensions are high in reaction to federal law enforcement officers stoking clashes in Portland, escalating ongoing Black Lives Matter demonstrations into violent displays of force. Federal law enforcement officers landed in Seattle earlier this week against the wishes of local officials.
FILE – In this Monday, July 27, 2020 file photo, a nurse prepares a shot as a study of a possible COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., gets underway in Binghamton, N.Y. Who gets to be first in line for a COVID-19 vaccine? U.S. health authorities hope by late next month to have some draft guidance on how to ration initial doses, but it’s a vexing decision. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink) NY385 NY385

Most Americans won’t be able to get a coronavirus vaccine until well into 2021

U.S. Border Patrol authorities enter the water of the Rio Grande in pursuit of migrants illegally crossing in Eagle Pass, Texas., in April 2019. MUST CREDIT: Photo for The Washington Post by Sergio Flores

Trump administration now wants a floating border wall to seal off waterways along Mexico boundary Updated

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