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4 days of double-digit coronavirus deaths in Washington state: How to interpret the data

These apparent spikes may seem alarming, but public health experts say daily tallies are the wrong thing to focus on because they don't paint much of a picture on their own. Instead, look at the trend line over time. Updated

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Coronavirus concerns and budget woes leave Seattle swimming beaches closed, without lifeguards

A man swims in Lake Washington at Madison Park Beach Thursday, July 9, 2020.
Nine of Seattle’s swimming beaches won’t open with lifeguards until July 15 at the earliest and the rest won’t open at all this summer, the city says.  All are closed for swimming right now due to concerns about the coronavirus and four will stay closed due to budget cuts, according to Seattle Parks and Recreation. 214462

State says live entertainment at restaurants and bars — indoors or out — not allowed for a while Updated

Universities blast ICE rule that would make international students go home if classes go online Updated

Victoria Clipper ferry suspends service to and from Seattle until April 2021

Pac-12 announces conference-only seasons for fall sports, delays beginning of mandatory activities Updated

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