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By Dale Anderson

Year of sports lost to covid shutdowns


Last updated 3/16/2021 at 12:54pm

Yes, it has been a year since we were shutdown, schools closed, sports equipment locked away, and only essential businesses could be open. Did we neglect to protect those people that needed to be protected or hurt those that were not as vulnerable? Or both?

Let’s take a little walk back 52 years ago when the world was in the midst of another pandemic. In 1968-69 there was the Hong Kong flu pandemic. It, too, was an election year and Dan Evans was reelected as the Washington state governor. A future governor was entering his senior year at a Seattle area high school. This future governor w...

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