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The first vaccine shot tested for coronavirus is administered in Seattle(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) 

Monday scientists at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Research Institute in Seattle begin an anxiously awaited first-stage study of a potential COVID-19 vaccine developed in record time

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Tyler Baldwin mops the floor after closing for the night at the Taproom at Pike Place, Sunday, March 15, 2020 (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) 

The ban wouldn't apply to grocery stores and pharmacies and that restaurants could continue take-out and delivery services

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Jails, libraries and schools close and Port of Seattle issues new rules for travelers as emergency measures are taken across the nation

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(Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP) 

In a letter, doctors acknowledge that Gov. Brown is in a difficult situation managing the crisis but said they are unequipped to handle the influx of patients that could come

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$250 million housing services program would be funded through business tax

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The Oregon Health Authority reported two men in their 80s at the Oregon Veterans' Home in Lebanon have become infected with COVID-19, with the statewide total being 21

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A worker wears a mask as he loads new supplies of gloves, gowns, and other protective gear onto a cart at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Wash. Monday, March 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) 

After 19 deaths from the coronavirus are linked to the Life Care Center, Gov. Jay Inslee outlines a list of requirements for long-term care facilities, including limits on visitors and screening workers for symptoms

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown 

Gov. Kate Brown is finalizing an executive order to cut Oregon's greenhouse gas emissions, though Republicans oppose it and predict a court fight

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Officials are recommending standard preventive behaviors such as washing hands and covering mouths and noses if coughing or sneezing

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The federal government has allocated $8.3 Billion in public health funding to tackle the new coronavirus COVID-19 while the Washington Legislature has committed  $100 million in emergency funds

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