Economic relief for Americans

The House is expected to vote Friday on an unprecedented economic relief bill that will provide most American adults with a one-time direct payment of $1,200.

The $2.2 trillion relief package applies to individuals making less than $75,000 and couples making less than $150,000 annually. Families could receive an additional $500 per child.

A timeline for the delivery of the funds has not been confirmed.

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Where to find jobs in Washington 

Americans are facing layoffs and unemployment in mass numbers -- and Washington workers have been hit hard. It's a stressful and growing consequence of the coronavirus pandemic.

KING 5 has compiled a developing list of Washington companies that are hiring. Find that list here and share it with your friends looking for work.

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Shopping days assigned by name

Lake Stevens Mayor Brett Gailey signed an order to assign shopping days by last names to encourage social distancing. 

Last names that begin with A-M can run essential errands on even days, such as March 28, 30, etc. Last names that start N-Z are asked to shop on odd numbered days, March 27 and 29, for example. 

The order, which will not be legally enforced, was greeted with mixed reactions.

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Seattle childcare centers

Seattle Public Schools will open five childcare sites that prioritize the children of nurses, doctors, EMTs and others who directly aid coronavirus patients.

Each site can take up to 90 children from kindergarten through 5th grade while Washington schools remain closed. 

More childcare centers are planned for children of essential workers, such as grocery store employees. The plan is to open by April 6.

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Social distancing concert

The talented student musicians in the Graham-Kapowsin High School band took social distancing to the next level with a virtual concert. 

After their wind ensemble concert was postponed, band teacher David Stewart got creative. Each student sent him a video clip, which he compiled into a complete performance.

Read more here and watch the beautiful outcome below:

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