The coronavirus pandemic has served to remind many of us how much we count on strangers staying healthy so we can restock our cupboards and go about daily life. That's especially true for Alaskans who depend on a marine cargo lifeline from the Pacific Northwest for the majority of their goods.
“The time has come for Troy Kelley to accept his punishment,” U.S. Attorney Brian Moran said after the 9th Circuit Court rejected an appeal of convictions by former Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley. The defense says it may pursue further appeals.
The pandemic hasn’t closed the Cowlitz County’s largest employers — its three paper mills and a hospital — but local officials said the relief is welcomed by smaller firms that have been hit hard by closures.
On June 3, Northwest News Network reporter Anna King felt fine. Then, the fever came on like a train — 104 degrees. King caught the coronavirus. She spent the next seven weeks fighting the sickness and documenting her struggle.