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Rachel Riley
Reporter covering Snohomish County government. Interests: sloths, caffeine, accountability reporting. Email rriley@heraldnet.com with tips.
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Rachel Riley Mar 28
Replying to @ZachariahTB
To be fair, Snohomish County did announce plans today for an isolation site: via
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Rachel Riley Mar 28
Is Snohomish County behind King County in efforts to assist homeless people amid the outbreak? I explored that question in this story:
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Rachel Riley Mar 28
Great column from Danny Westneat about how coronavirus is pushing governments to do a whole lot of stuff they should have been doing in the first place: via
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Rachel Riley Mar 27
Amid a global pandemic, please enjoy these photos of sugar cookies made by my sister, who does gourmet specialty cakes. (Also, follow @foxycakesjh on instagram.)
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Rachel Riley Mar 26
Two more long-term care facilities in Snohomish County have confirmed cases of COVID-19, but the details are murky. Here's what we know: via
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Rachel Riley Mar 25
Hell yeah, Pam!
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Rachel Riley Mar 23
PSA: Don’t let big dogs near tiny tennis balls at the park. Even for a minute. It’s going to take surgery to get this baby out. (Jude is doing ok. He rolls with the punches.) Prepare for cone of shame pictures.
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Rachel Riley Mar 23
An 86-year-old man called me today to tell me that all sex offenders should have their testicles removed. Happy Monday!
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Rachel Riley Mar 21
I talked to people who have loved ones at Josephine Caring Community in Stanwood, which has been connected with 17 COVID-19 cases. Here's what they said: via
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Keri Blakinger Mar 21
“Basically, the shit hit the fan. COVID-19 is just a magnifying glass for all the problems in the criminal justice system.” Here’s our look at what is happening in jails across the country right now:
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Rachel Riley Mar 21
I haven't joined the gun rush, but I love this story.
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Rachel Riley Mar 20
Another COVID-19 death has been reported in connection with Josephine Caring Community in Stanwood, per the Snohomish Health District. As of this update, two residents of the nursing home have died after contracting the illness, and 8 people have died county-wide.
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Zachariah Bryan Mar 19
New: 4 Snohomish County bus drivers test positive for coronavirus. In the same statement, Community Transit announced all rides will be free starting tomorrow.
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Rachel Riley Mar 19
Advocate: "It's not if, it's when" there's an outbreak of COVID-19 in the local homeless population. Why the homeless are extra vulnerable right now, and what Snohomish County organizations are doing about it: via
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Rachel Riley Mar 18
Need to smile? Read this story about wallabies getting carrot-bombed in Australia:
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Rachel Riley Mar 18
Replying to @rachel_m_riley
Also, the County Council opened up all city and county roads to 24/7 grocery supply chain deliveries, regardless of local rules, to help out grocers:
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Rachel Riley Mar 18
Replying to @rachel_m_riley
Never thought I'd live to see the day when a governing body banned people from congregating without any public discussion before the vote. But here we are.
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Rachel Riley Mar 18
Replying to @rachel_m_riley
Here are the rules on gatherings. (The Snohomish Health District has already passed a similar order.)
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Rachel Riley Mar 18
The Snohomish County Council just passed an emergency executive order outlining gathering prohibitions (for groups of more than AND less than 250 people), school closures and nursing home rules. Read it here:
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Rachel Riley Mar 17
Government closures will impact a wide range of services, from STD testing at the Snohomish Health District to rec classes in Marysville and Mountlake Terrace. The latest: via
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