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A grizzly bear roams an exhibit at the Woodland Park Zoo, closed for nearly three months because of the coronavirus outbreak, Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in Seattle. King County remains in phase one of Washington Gov. Jay Inslee's four-phase plan to reopen Washington's economy. It's unlikely the Seattle zoo could open in the coming weeks based on criteria being studied by Washington state officials. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Study: King County needs to do more with testing, tracing

May. 26, 2020 9:16 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A new study says a comprehensive system of testing, contact tracing and quarantines will be needed to avoid a burst of new COVID-19 infections before King County can ease social-distancing restrictions. The Seattle Times reports the study from the Bellevue, Washington-based Institute for...

FILE - In this April 10, 2020 file photo, Missael Lopez, left, and Laura McIlrath Riel bundle asparagus at McIlrath Family Farm stand in Yakima, Wash., during the coronavirus outbreak. The state of Washington is implementing safety recommendations to battle a large outbreak of the coronavirus in the agricultural area in the central part of the state (Evan Abell/Yakima Herald-Republic via AP, File)

Virus outbreak targeted in agricultural Washington county

May. 26, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The state of Washington is implementing safety recommendations to battle a large outbreak of the coronavirus in an agricultural county in the central part of the state, officials said Tuesday. Yakima County, a major food producer, has recorded about 3,000 cases of the virus among its...

Woman killed, man critically injured in shooting at motel

May. 26, 2020 10:12 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A woman was killed and a man was critically injured in a shooting outside a North Seattle motel early Tuesday morning, according to Seattle police. KOMO-TV reports officers were called to the Everspring Inn on Aurora Avenue just after 3 a.m. for a reported disturbance in the parking lot...

Rental bikes removed from Seattle during Lime-Jump merger

May. 26, 2020 10:09 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A San Francisco-based transportation company has prepared to redeploy rentable bikes in Seattle after it took over a rival bike renting company in a merger. The announcement came after Uber, which owned Jump, led a $170 million investment in Lime, resulting in Lime acquiring Jump's...

2 dead after double shooting in Safeway parking lot

May. 25, 2020 4:12 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Detectives are investigating a double shooting that happened in a Safeway parking lot in Seattle’s Rainier Beach neighborhood and left two people dead. KCPQ-TV reports a large group of people were gathered in the parking lot of the Safeway on Rainier Avenue South about 6:20 p.m....

Seattle police investigate fatal stabbing in North Seattle

May. 25, 2020 11:15 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle police homicide detectives are investigating the fatal stabbing of a man in North Seattle on Sunday evening, according to a police spokesman. The Seattle Times reports that the Seattle Fire Department responded to a call at Aurora Avenue North and North 117th Place just after 6 p.m....

In this Friday, May, 22, 2020 photo released by the Woodland Park Zoo shows a 2 1/2-month-old male gorilla, Kitoko, with mom Uzumm. Kitoko was injured Saturday, during a skirmish among his six-member family group in Seattle. Animal health experts say little Kitoko was bitten on the head, likely by accident when another gorilla tried to bite his mother, Uzumma. Kitoko sustained a fractured skull and a severe laceration, but zoo officials say the 2 1/2-month-old gorilla underwent surgery and may survive if he doesn't develop an infection. (Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren/Woodland Park Zoo via AP)

Baby gorilla badly injured in family skirmish at Seattle zoo

May. 24, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A baby gorilla was badly injured at a Seattle zoo on Saturday when he was caught in a skirmish between his family group members, zookeepers said. Animal health experts at the Woodland Park Zoo say little Kitoko was bitten on the head, likely by accident when another gorilla tried to bite his...

Man charged in federal court with coronavirus relief fraud

May. 23, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A suburban Seattle software engineer submitted false loan applications seeking over $1.5 million meant for businesses financially impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, according to federal court documents. Baoke Zhang, 35, was charged with wire fraud and bank fraud, according to a complaint...

Beachgoers relax on the shore at Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester, Mass., Friday, May 22, 2020. Beaches in Gloucester reopened with restrictions on Friday after being closed two months ago due to the pandemic. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Memorial Day tempts Americans outdoors, raising virus fears

May. 22, 2020 10:07 PM EDT

Millions of Americans are getting ready to emerge from coronavirus lockdowns and venture outdoors to celebrate Memorial Day weekend at beaches, cookouts and family outings, raising concern among public health officials that large gatherings could cause outbreaks to come roaring back. Medical experts warn that the...

Mitsubishi Aircraft closing overseas locations, cutting jobs

May. 22, 2020 8:22 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is cutting hundreds of jobs in Washington state and shuttering its U.S. operations for the troubled SpaceJet project, the company said Friday. “Due to the budget directives, Mitsubishi Aircraft will close its overseas locations and consolidate activities at...