Above: A worker in an orchard scans his phone after receiving a notification from Harvust. Right: Makayla Espinoza, an HR assistant at Lighthouse Farms in Sunnyside, Wash., uses Harvust to “onboard” one of their 250 new hires to pick pears.

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A lone man walks a dog near apartments in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday ordered nonessential businesses to close and the state's more than 7 million residents to stay home in efforts to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. He said Thursday that …

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U-B photo by GREG LEHMAN Normally bustling with lunch-hour shoppers and few places to park, Walla Walla’s Main Street at noon Thursday was anything but that. Government orders for nonessential employees to stay home, plus business shutdowns and layoffs during the COVID-19 crisis, are leading…

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In this photo taken March 20, cattle rancher Mike Filbin stands on his property in Dufur, Ore., after herding some cows and talks about the impact the new coronavirus is having on his rural community. Tiny towns tucked into Oregon's windswept plains and cattle ranches miles from anywhere in …