Nurse Andrew Litchfield checks a COVID patient’s blood sugar levels in the ICU at EvergreenHealth in Kirkland last week. Evergreen became the center of the nation’s first major COVID outbreak in February 2020. (Amanda Snyder / The Seattle Times)
Nurse Andrew Litchfield checks a COVID patient’s blood sugar levels in the ICU at EvergreenHealth in Kirkland last week. Evergreen became the center of the nation’s first major COVID outbreak in February 2020. (Amanda Snyder / The Seattle Times)
Health

Kirkland hospital has ‘new house’ — haunted by 600-plus days of COVID heartbreak

The Seattle Times initially visited this Kirkland hospital a month after it became the center of the nation’s first major identified COVID outbreak. Here’s what it looks like now. VIEW

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Education

‘We are scared every day’: Student fights and assaults on teachers trouble Florida schools amid pandemic

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — When students returned to school this year, they brought with them pent up energy from a tough time in near isolation during the pandemic. Now, reports of fights, criminal batteries and fear of violence are becoming an unwelcome part of students’ full return to in-person education. While the violence isn’t happening...

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