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The reimposition of a mask mandate this week in North Idaho will mean little for students in two of its largest school districts, because Coeur d’Alene already requires them and Lakeland has no plans to do so.
As cases of COVID-19 surge across Washington State and the country as a whole, business are closing - yet again - hospital beds filling - yet again - and health officials urging people to avoid holiday travel (at least that's new). It all feels familiar, except for one major difference: Washington land managers and recreation czars aren't urging folks to avoid the outdoors nor are they closing lands to public access.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, a Republican who represents Central Washington, announced Wednesday he had tested positive for COVID-19 a day earlier, becoming the eighth lawmaker to test positive since Congress returned from recess last week.
The Spokane Regional Health District responded this week to recent criticism and questions of its COVID-19 response levied by Spokane Mayor Nadine Woodward.
Seventeen people have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Open Doors Homeless Shelter in east Spokane, essentially turning the facility into a quarantine site and forcing the remaining residents to other sites.
The COVID-19 pandemic is worsening in the Inland Northwest.
As we inch closer to the scheduled resumption of high school sports in Washington, the state's governing board has further revised its criteria for returning to play this school year with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dozens of demonstrators gathered outside the Spokane Regional Health District building Friday afternoon to protest the attempted ouster of Health Officer Dr. Bob Lutz.
Now that the Panhandle Health District has moved Kootenai County into the highest-risk Red category for coronavirus transmission and eliminated its mask mandate, school boards for the county’s largest districts will meet Friday to plan next steps.
Two north Idaho counties, Kootenai and Boundary, moved to the substantial COVID-19 risk category, or Red, due to increasing test positivity rates and worrisome limited hospital capacity, Panhandle Health District announced Thursday.
COVID-19 cases are climbing in area schools and have forced hundreds of students into quarantine for possible exposure.
Spokane Public Schools will continue to take a measured approach to reopening schools, Superintendent Adam Swinyard said Tuesday.
The Washington State University Faculty Senate voted Thursday to cancel spring break and replace it with one-day academic breaks throughout the semester, amid concerns of that spring break travel would cause another outbreak on campus.
The Governor’s Office and Washington State Department of Health issued new guidance for returning to education-based sports and activities on Tuesday, using the statistical benchmarks of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents in a given county, as well as the percentage of positive tests.
Members of Congress are urged to follow Centers for Disease Control protocols to protect themselves and staff against the spread of COVID-19 and get tested for the virus if they develop symptoms.
Gonzaga’s schedule is taking shape and the Zags are planning to have some home games before the WCC season begins on Dec. 31. GU is considering hosting a smaller bubble, or pod, with multiple teams.
Students in Coeur d’Alene Public Schools will begin attending school in person every day beginning Oct. 5 after its board of trustees approved the move in a special meeting early Friday.
Almost every sign points to some type of Pac-12 football taking place in 2020, but the conference’s CEO group, consisting of university presidents and chancellors, is expected to discuss the finer points of what a shortened fall season would look during a meeting on Thursday.
The officer who wrote Washington State University’s women’s basketball coach a ticket related to a party violating COVID-19 gathering rules suggested she move the party as opposed to disbanding it, body camera footage shows.
Members of the offensive line trotted out to the practice field behind the Whitworth Fieldhouse, their masks on as they began their first practice in a fall. They did so with no certain plans to play a football game anytime soon.