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Wedding industry boom putting vendors in a hiring crisis

Many wedding vendors are down staff after layoffs and can’t find enough people to work the number of events they’re booking. KENT, Wash. — More than 50% of weddings in 2020...

Wedding industry overwhelmed with influx of events ahead of reopening

After Gov. Jay Inslee set June 30, 2021 as the full reopening date for Washington people rushed to book events, including weddings. SEATTLE — After more than a year of COVID-19...

'An Edmonds Kind of 4th' is on after a year of canceled events

Typically, the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce would start planning for the Fourth of July celebration six months out. This year, it only has one month. EDMONDS, Wash. — After a year...

Over 900 COVID-19 cases linked to school outbreaks in Washington, state says

A total of 237 school outbreaks were reported to the DOH between August 2020 and April 30, 2021. Seventy percent of the outbreaks involved two or three cases. SEATTLE — More...

Argosy Cruises in Seattle sets sail Friday after a year of pandemic shutdowns

Argosy’s harbor cruise will take off from Pier 55 on the Seattle waterfront Friday for the first time in over a year. SEATTLE — After a year of being docked due...

Painted swastikas at Southwest County Park in Edmonds prompt town hall

The graffiti is the latest in a string of anti-Semitic hate crimes that have recently occurred around western Washington. EDMONDS, Wash — Escalating tensions between Israel and Hamas appears to come...

Rent prices for single-family homes skyrocket in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties

According to Redfin, the average monthly cost of rent for a single-family home in King County rose $345 from May 2020 to May 2021. KING COUNTY, Wash. — The COVID-19 pandemic...

Skagit County's COVID-19 mass vaccination site closing to make way for the county fair

Skagit County is moving to pop-up vaccination clinics that will be held in several areas, at several dates and times around the area in the coming months. MOUNT VERNON, Wash. —...

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