5 things to know this weekend

Mask recommendations; I-5 closed; The man was convicted of murder; Protection of orcas; Seahawks Preview.

Masks are recommended indoors this winter for some counties

Health leaders in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties on Friday recommended wearing face masks in indoor public places due to high levels of the respiratory virus currently circulating.

According to health officials, communities across Washington state and the United States are experiencing an unprecedented increase in respiratory illnesses, including respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), influenza and COVID-19. -19.

According to the Washington State Department of Health, flu deaths have doubled from last week, and emergency room visits have increased statewide. The DOH reported 26 flu deaths on Friday as of December 3, including 23 adults and 3 children, up 13 from the previous week. Read more

Northbound I-5 to close overnight in Everett this weekend

All lanes of Interstate 5 northbound will be closed overnight in Everett this weekend after repair work on the 12th Street bridge was delayed due to recent storms in the area.

The Washington State Department of Transportation said motorists heading north this weekend should plan to close I-5 north from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. Saturday and Sunday through Monday. The 12th Street Bridge will also be closed during repairs. Read more

He and his half-brother were sentenced to murder after finding a woman’s body in a suitcase

The half-brother of a Kenmore woman who went missing in 2016 was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Friday in connection with her murder.

David Haggard, who served time in prison for unrelated arson, was charged in October 2019 with the second-degree murder of Jamie Haggard. His bail is set at $2 million.

King County prosecutors argued that Haggard would be sentenced to 22 years in prison – the highest in the range of penalties offered by the lawmakers. Read more

61% of shipping lines voluntarily participate in whale protection program in Puget Sound

About 61% of carriers voluntarily participate in the Puget Sound underwater noise reduction program.

On Friday, Governor Jay Inslee joined sustainable maritime organization Maritime Blue, representatives of the Port of Seattle and the Port of Tacoma, representatives of shipping lines and other partners in Seattle to update the progress of the efforts. Quiet sound”.

Silent Sound coordinates efforts to measure and reduce noise underwater so whales can find food. Projects include improving and supporting the Whale Reporting Warning System, setting up a speed reduction test area, analyzing shortfall areas for the potential to install more underwater phones and challenges technology to improve whale detection. Read more

Preview Seahawks vs. Panthers: What to Watch in Week 14

As it stands, the Seattle Seahawks are among the top seven teams in the National Football Conference (NFC), meaning they will make it to the knockout stages.

The season has been a huge success, with Vegas bettors predicting the team will pick up five or six wins.

Seattle has exceeded those expectations with five important games left to play. Four games will take place at Lumen Field and three against teams with playoff potential.

Still, the Seahawks are sticking to the slimmest margins. Only a fraction of the difference between the 7-5 Seahawks and the 7-5-1 Washington Commanders in the wild card rankings. The leading San Francisco 49ers are leading by one game. Read more

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Edmund DeMarche

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