How novel coronavirus plays out on public transit
The route may not have changed, but your commute has shifted. Boeing wants a bailout to stay afloat. Many small business owners – and employees – are not getting the same relief. And a look at the city’s arts community gone dark.
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KC Metro deputy GM Terry White
There’s a lot that’s changed in King County due to the coronavirus. But bus service marches on, whether there are many riders or not. Terry White is the deputy general manager of King County Metro.
The friendly bus driver in socially distant times
One of the people keeping those buses moving is Nathan Vass, who’s been dubbed the friendliest bus driver in Seattle. How has his routine changed in the age of social distancing?
Boeing wants a bailout
Boeing is asking for a $60 billion bailout to keep the company and its supply chains afloat during the coronavirus pandemic. What’s the projected effect of COVID-19 on Boeing’s fortunes? We asked aerospace reporter Eric Johnson, who covers the company for Reuters.
COVID-19's effect on restaurateurs
Restaurants across the state are closed to in-house dining. So where does that leave restaurant owners? Shimi Kahn is the owner of Falafel Salam, a West Seattle restaurant and food truck.
Laid off Tom Douglas server
That’s how restaurant owners are faring during mandatory shutdowns. What about restaurant employees? Last week Kary Wayson tweeted "just got laid off for the first time in my life. the chef I work for owns 13 restaurants in Seattle, and he’s closing all of them for the next two months at least. surreal.” That chef is Tom Douglas; Kary had been a server with the company for almost 16 years.
Marcie on arts + coronavirus
And like many businesses, the city’s live performance scene has largely gone dark. That’s hit independent artists particularly hard; KUOW arts and culture reporter Marcie Sillman has the story.