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Here are 6 delightful beach reads, even if you’re not going to the beach this summer

Needing something to read that conjures up lightness; something that takes you away from worries and lets you spend time with pleasant people falling in love? Seattle Times book critic Moira Macdonald recommends these six titles. Updated


Washington State Fair canceled due to coronavirus concerns Updated

Rides at the Puyallup Fair glow as the sun goes down Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012. This year’s Puyallup Fair will come to an end on Sunday, as well as its name. The Puyallup Fair was originally called the Valley Fair and in 1913 it switched to the Western Washington Fair and in 1976 became the Puyallup Fair. The fair draws more than a million visitors over a 17-day run. Next year it will be receiving a new name, the Washington State Fair, a change designed to reflect the bigness of the event and avoid a word that trips up many newcomers.

‘Everybody down!’: What happened at the shooting that killed a teenager and led to CHOP’s shutdown

Local anti-tax groups find even they need big government aid sometimes | Danny Westneat

Washington state coronavirus hospitalizations on the rise, but still far below peak

Sur La Table files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and will close nearly half its stores Updated

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