Among the first in the country to go into Covid-19 lockdown, the city has also experienced the effects of protests and wildfires. It has been vertiginous for a dining community shaped by prosperity.
Gov. Jay Inslee apologized for transporting the pest to maggot-free counties in Washington, which produces about 70 percent of the nation’s apples. After the discovery, the hunt was on.
Gov. Jay Inslee expressed confidence that Washington State could contain its fires, and offered help to Oregon, but warned that the air was still at “historically polluted levels.”
As wildfires raged up and down the West Coast, officials said one of the most damaging fires in Oregon may have been deliberately set.
Wildfires in California, Oregon and Washington State have killed seven people, with growing fears more have died in towns destroyed throughout the West.
Washington was the initial epicenter of the nation’s coronavirus outbreak, and an early lockdown helped contain it. Six months later, cases are spiking again, and the future looks uncertain.
The pandemic has put many governors of both parties under a spotlight for which none of their aides and consultants have a playbook.
President Trump challenged Seattle’s mayor to “take back your city” after police vacated a precinct and protesters laid claim to the neighborhood around it.
The president tweeted that Mayor Jenny Durkan and Gov. Jay Inslee were being taunted by protesters. Some demonstrators have used barricades to occupy several city blocks.
The governor of Washington State, one of the Democratic Party’s most prominent environmentalists, urged progressives to get on board with the presumptive presidential nominee’s campaign.
Democratic and Republican governors bristled at claims from the Trump administration that the supply of tests was adequate to move firmly toward reopening the country.
The guidelines released by the president effectively mean that any restoration of American society will take place on a patchwork basis.
California, Oregon and Washington have shipped 1,000 ventilators to New York. Should Western states be getting more attention for their relative success in battling Covid-19?
As officials warned people to brace for a surge in cases and deaths, governors pleaded for a consistent strategy and more help from Washington.