Tino López, seen here in West Seattle, is a server near downtown Seattle’s waterfront and had to make the decision between going to work to risk his safety, or staying at home and not getting paid. (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)
Tino López, seen here in West Seattle, is a server near downtown Seattle’s waterfront and had to make the decision between going to work to risk his safety, or staying at home and not getting paid. (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)
Health

Interconnected: The Latino community calls for action amid high COVID-19 rates

In recent months, politicians, county and public health officials have grappled with difficult questions around equity: Why are cases so high among the Latino population and how can the positive rate of infection be reduced?

Local Politics

Loren Culp energized conservatives in primary; faces uphill battle against Jay Inslee in Washington governor’s race

Jay Inslee, left, and Loren Culp, right.
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 Updated

A couple walks through an empty Waterfront Park towards Pier 57 on a nice summer day on the Seattle waterfront Tuesday, June 16, 2020.  Ordinarily the park would be very crowded around noontime on a summer day, but not this year.

The complete shut down of cruise tourism this year has really affected the waterfront and downtown businesses that are majorly dependent on cruise tourism. These businesses have effectively lost a whole season’s worth of profit because they depend so heavily on the cruise traffic to tide them through the year.

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‘Substantial’ pier shift closes Seattle’s Waterfront Park

Democrats assail Trump actions on payroll tax and jobless aid as unworkable; administration defends them

Black people in Portland struggle to be heard amid protests  VIEW Updated

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