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Registered Nurse Elizabeth Schafer, 36, of South St. Paul, Minn., stands for a portrait before entering Beth Israel Mount Sinai Hospital for her second day volunteering to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in New York. Schafer left her home in the Midwest to volunteer in New York where she says the situation inside the hospital is grim.

Call for virus volunteers yields army of health care workers

Apr. 1, 2020 11:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The work is exhausting and dangerous, the situation bleak. But an army of health care workers heeded New York’s call for help reinforcing hospitals overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic. So far, at least 82,000 people have volunteered for the state’s reserve force of medical...

In this Tuesday, March 31, 2020, photo, Washington National Guard Spc. Spencer Graves works in front of a map, at Camp Murray, Wash., showing locations of area food banks in Washington state. Guard soldiers are expected to deploy later in the week to assist with food bank operations as part of their first mission related to the outbreak of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Inslee seeks help from manufacturers for COVID-19 supplies

Apr. 1, 2020 9:58 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee said Wednesday he is asking Washington manufacturers to start producing personal protective equipment, saying the federal government has not been able to supply the state fast enough to meet the growing need amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Inslee said that while...

Seahawks add another pass rusher, bring back Benson Mayowa

Apr. 1, 2020 9:16 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks are reuniting with another former pass rusher after agreeing to terms on a deal with defensive end Benson Mayowa. Mayowa's agent David Canter tweeted the sides had reached an agreement on Wednesday. NFL Network reported its a one-year deal. Mayowa is the second...

Bellevue dentist arrested on arson charges after office fire

Apr. 1, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Bellevue dentist was accused of using lighter fluid and accelerant to set fires in his exam and X-ray rooms after being evicted from his office for failing to pay rent, King County prosecutors said. Mohammad “Matt” Rafie, 53, was arrested at the scene and charged with...

In this March 6, 2020 photo, Charlie Campbell, right, walks with his mother, Dorothy Campbell, to visit his father, Gene, who was staying at the time at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Wash. Charlie Campbell is nearly 13 years sober, but said he has been feeling tested due to stress from having his father now recovering from the new coronavirus in a hospital, and several other sources of worry and stress in his life. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Virus outbreak creates new challenges for addiction recovery

Apr. 1, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Charlie Campbell, nearly 13 years sober, is feeling tested today more than ever to stay that way. His dad is recovering from COVID-19 in a suburban Seattle hospital. His mom, who has dementia, lives in a facility that now bars visitors because of the virus. A good friend recently killed...

2 men killed in separate shootings in Washington state

Apr. 1, 2020 4:54 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Two Washington state men were killed in separate shootings in Auburn and Tacoma, authorities said. There is no suspect information in either shooting, but both occurred Tuesday less than 20 miles (32 kilometers) from each other, KIRO-TV reported. The Tacoma Police Department responded to...

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2005, file photo, the inscription on the Stanley Cup showing the 1919 series, the only series in the history of the cup not completed, is shown at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. The Seattle Metropolitans were on the verge of winning their second Stanley Cup in three years back in 1919. They never got to celebrate. Neither did the Montreal Canadiens, their opponent in the series. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP

In another century, another pandemic ended Stanley Cup final

Apr. 1, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Metropolitans were 20 minutes from a second Stanley Cup title in the spring of 1919, 20 minutes from adding their names to the trophy again. Odie Cleghorn’s goal for the Montreal Canadiens early in the third period of Game 5 sparked a rally that ensured there would be no...

In this Tuesday, March 31, 2020, photo, Washington National Guard soldiers work in front of a map at Camp Murray, Wash., showing locations of area food banks in Washington state. Guard soldiers are expected to deploy later in the week to assist with food bank operations as part of their first mission related to the outbreak of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

National Guard to support food banks during virus crisis

Apr. 1, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A look at virus-related developments in Washington: NATIONAL GUARD On Wednesday, 130 Washington National Guardsmen are preparing to support food banks across the state, to include in King, Pierce, Chelan and Franklin Counties, Karina Shagren, a spokeswoman for the Washington Military...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Apr. 1, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: Coronavirus Doesn’t Care Where You Come From. Trump Still Does. The New York Times March 31 Three weeks ago, with much of the United States already gearing up to limit the spread of the coronavirus, the Trump...

Washington's Isaiah Stewart (33) grabs a rebound over Arizona's Stone Gettings (13) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the first round of the Pac-12 men's tournament Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Washington's Isaiah Stewart declares for NBA draft

Apr. 1, 2020 4:21 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington freshman Isaiah Stewart declared for the NBA draft Wednesday after becoming a bright spot in an otherwise disappointing season for the Huskies. Stewart was expected to leave Washington after one season even before he set foot on campus. He arrived to huge expectations that he...