A sign over an unusually empty highway in Monroe reminds drivers to “Stay home, limit travel, save lives” as part of Gov. Jay Inslee’s ongoing stay-at-home order. The order has been extended through May 4. (Elaine Thompson / The Associated Press)
A sign over an unusually empty highway in Monroe reminds drivers to “Stay home, limit travel, save lives” as part of Gov. Jay Inslee’s ongoing stay-at-home order. The order has been extended through May 4. (Elaine Thompson / The Associated Press)
Local Politics

Gov. Inslee extends Washington state’s coronavirus stay-home order through May 4

Since announcing the original stay-home order on March 23, Gov. Jay Inslee has made a handful of clarifications that re-opened some activities. Still, the extending of the stay-home order through May 4 means thousands of businesses will remain closed as the coronavirus continues to spread.

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Health

Singer Pink says she had COVID-19, gives $1M to relief funds

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The singer Pink had tested positive for COVID-19, she said Friday, also announcing that she is donating $500,000 each to two emergency funds. In a pair of tweets, she said she and her three-year-old son were displaying symptoms two weeks ago, and she tested positive after accessing tests through a primary...