Spokane County reports 35 new cases

Here is where Spokane County and North Idaho stand when it comes to COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations. Where do Spokane County and North Idaho stand when it comes to coronavirus cases, deaths and coronavirus vaccine distribution? This article is updated daily with new information and analysis.  Spokane County Spokane County is reporting 35 new … Read more

President Biden promotes milestone of 300M vaccine shots in 150 days

Biden is still at risk of failing to meet his self-imposed target to have 70% of Americans at least partially vaccinated by July 4. WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden took a cautious victory lap Friday in his quest to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control, announcing that 300 million vaccine shots have been administered in … Read more

CDC: Delta variant expected to be dominant in US

While the Delta variant is considered highly contagious and more deadly, the CDC director says getting vaccinated can help protect you from that variant. WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Rochelle Walensky says she expects the delta variant will become the dominant coronavirus strain in the United States. The delta variant, … Read more

Spokane County reports one new death, 73 new cases

Here is where Spokane County and North Idaho stand when it comes to COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations. Where do Spokane County and North Idaho stand when it comes to coronavirus cases, deaths and coronavirus vaccine distribution? This article is updated daily with new information and analysis.  Spokane County Spokane County is reporting 73 new … Read more

Fauci: US to spend $3.2B for antiviral pills for COVID-19

The pills, which would be used to minimize symptoms after infection, are in development and could begin arriving by year’s end. WASHINGTON — The United States is devoting $3.2 billion to speed the development of antiviral pills to treat COVID-19 and other dangerous viruses that could turn into pandemics. The new program will invest in … Read more

Why are Olympics going on despite medical warnings and public outcry?

Only 5% of Japanese are fully vaccinated, but the games are still going forward — largely because billions of dollars ride on it. TOKYO, Japan — Public sentiment in Japan has been generally opposed to holding the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, partly based on fears the coronavirus will spike as almost 100,000 people — athletes … Read more

Oregon’s eviction moratorium is set to expire June 30

Under a proposed bill, Oregonians with pending applications for rental assistance could get a 60-day extension. PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon’s renters have been protected by a state-imposed moratorium during the pandemic. When it expires on June 30, landlords can evict those who can’t pay.   State lawmakers are considering whether to extend the state’s eviction … Read more

Spokane County reports two new deaths among people in their 30s

Here is where Spokane County and North Idaho stand when it comes to COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations. Where do Spokane County and North Idaho stand when it comes to coronavirus cases, deaths and coronavirus vaccine distribution? This article is updated daily with new information and analysis.  Spokane County Spokane County is reporting 37 new … Read more

Masks no longer required for students in West Ada School District

The West Ada Board of Trustees voted 5-0 at its meeting Tuesday night to make face masks optional for the 2021-2022 school year. MERIDIAN, Idaho — Kids in the state’s largest school district can now take off their masks. The West Ada Board of Trustees voted 5-0 at its meeting Tuesday night to make face … Read more

NFL releases new COVID guidelines for vaccinated, unvaccinated players

Several players have expressed concern over getting vaccinated. Stricter protocols are meant to encourage more players to get vaccinated. The NFL and NFL Players Association have updated COVID-19 protocols to loosen restrictions for fully vaccinated players and to encourage others to get the vaccine. Unvaccinated players must continue to get daily testing, wear masks and … Read more

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