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Canada-US border closure extended as third wave of COVID-19 hits

Amid rising cases of COVID-19 in Washington and around the U.S., Canada has extended the border closure for non-essential travel until Nov. 21 according to Canada’s Public Safety Minister Bill Blair. "We are extending non-essential travel restrictions with the United States until November 21st, 2020," Blair tweeted on Monday. "Our decisions will continue to be based on the best public health advice available to keep Canadians safe." The previous closure was set to expire on Oct. 21, just two days from now. The land border restrictions were first announced in March at the beginning of the pandemic and have been […]Read full article >

Century-old statue honoring former governor vandalized in Downtown Seattle

SEATTLE — Crews are working to clean up a statue of former Washington Governor John Harte McGraw which was vandalized in Downtown Seattle over the weekend. Someone splashed red paint on the 100-year-old statue that stands at McGraw Square Plaza near Westlake Center, and "KKK" had been spray-painted on it as well. McGraw was the state’s second governor and served in the late 1800s. He was known for when as King County Sheriff, he repelled vigilantes who were trying to round up Chinese laborers in Seattle and send them back to China, according to the Seattle Times. […]Read full article >

Pilot hospitalized after plane crashes in Puyallup strip shopping center parking lot

PUYALLUP, Wash. — The pilot of a small plane crashed Thursday afternoon in the parking lot of a Pierce County strip shopping center, prompting authorities to close nearby roads while they responded to the incident. The 53-year-old male pilot was flying alone in what appeared to be a Cessna plane. Authorities said the pilot was taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries after the crash, which occurred shortly after 4 p.m. […]Read full article >

‘Two Screens for Teachers’ to buy extra computer screen for Seattle teachers working remotely

A new non-profit organization started by tech entrepreneurs in Seattle is supplying public school teachers with a much-needed tool amid distance learning: an extra screen. Two Screens for Teachers hopes to help teachers working remotely better connect to their students by proving them with an extra computer monitor to juggle tasks. The project is aiming to deliver 3,000 monitors to teachers from Seattle schools at a value of about $430,000. Co-founder Matt Lernerspoke to how he utilized two monitors during his successful tech career — which involved founding Walk Score, a walkability search tool — to increase his productivity. […]Read full article >