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Spokane Veterans Home employee tests positive for COVID-19

A health care worker at the Spokane Veterans Home returned to work three days after being tested for COVID-19. The employee worked on Friday and Monday – when the test result came back positive. The Washington Department of Veterans Affairs, which runs the nursing home at 222 E. Fifth Ave., said VA officials are working […]

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Businesses that defy coronavirus closure mandate could face penalties, Washington state officials say

OLYMPIA, Wash. — One week after the state issued a “stay home” order that closed many businesses in an attempt to slow the state’s coronavirus outbreak, Gov. Jay Inslee announced Monday that the state will penalize non-essential businesses that stay open in violation of the order. “The state is going to take action,” including citations […]

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Eastern Washington COVID-19 cases climb; 4 deaths due to the virus reported in Spokane County

Even with county-wide social distancing measures and the likely expansion of the governor’s “stay home, stay healthy” order, COVID-19 still is spreading in Eastern Washington, and the cases in Spokane County continue to increase. As of Monday morning, 136 Spokane County residents have been diagnosed, with 22 people hospitalized. Four people in Spokane County have […]

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Deemed ‘essential’ in Washington, rec weed gets looser rules amid outbreak

With manufacturing and tourism jobs in peril on the Olympic peninsula, longtime cannabis company owner Bethany Rondeaux recently increased hours for three of her part-time employees. “Half of my staff’s spouses have lost their jobs,” said Rondeaux, owner of Falcanna, an indoor growing business that’s been operating since November 2015. Falcanna and hundreds of other […]

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Eastern Washington COVID-19 cases continue to climb; four deaths due to the virus reported in Spokane County

Even with county-wide social distancing measures and the likely expansion of the governor’s “stay home, stay healthy” order, COVID-19 still is spreading in Eastern Washington, and the cases in Spokane County continue to increase. As of Monday morning, 136 Spokane County residents have been diagnosed, with 22 people hospitalized. Four people in Spokane County have […]

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Former KDRK/Spokane Afternoon Host Jim Diamond Recuperating From Surgery

Big Cat Daddy ALL ACCESS sends get well wishes to JIM DIAMOND (aka BIG CAT DADDY), the former afternoon driver at STEPHENS MEDIA GROUP Country KDRK (93.7 THE MOUNTAIN)/SPOKANE, WA. According to a FACEBOOK post from the station YESTERDAY (3/29), DIAMOND is recuperating from emergency surgery. He retired from KDRK in 2018 after 23 years […]

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Inslee, AG Ferguson to update Washington COVID-19 response

Coronavirus Press briefing to begin at 2 p.m. Monday by: KOIN 6 News Staff Posted: Mar 30, 2020 / 10:51 AM PDT/ Updated: Mar 30, 2020 / 10:51 AM PDT PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson will update the public on the state’s coronavirus response Monday afternoon. Inslee […]

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2019-20 Associated Press all-state boys, girls basketball teams in Washington

Record-setting guard Hailey Van Lith of Cashmere and Mount Si sharpshooter Jabe Mullins have been voted The Associated Press Washington state high school basketball players of the year. Van Lith was a unanimous selection on the girls side in voting of sports writers and editors from around the state. Bound for Louisville next season as […]

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