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ASOTIN COUNTY - The Asotin County Public Health District (ACPHD) was notified on the night of Friday, April 3, of the second positive COVID-19 test for Asotin County. The individual who tested positive is not hospitalized and is isolating at home. To protect the privacy of those testing posi…

OLYMPIA - The state Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission (Parks) and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) have announced the extended closure of state lands to the public, through May 4. The closure coincides with the extens…

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ASOTIN COUNTY - The Asotin County Public Health District (ACPHD) was notified on Friday, April 3, of the first positive COVID-19 test for Asotin County. The individual who tested positive is currently hospitalized and receiving care. To protect the privacy of those testing positive, informat…

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OLYMPIA, WA - As of the week of March 30, some Washington residents who receive food benefits will have additional funds available for March and April of 2020. Congress approved extra benefits up to the maximum allowed for each household. In Washington state, this means DSHS is giving additi…

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PULLMAN, WA - Whitman County Deputies responded to a vandalism complaint at the Nisqually John Recreational Area on Wawawai Road, approximately 25 miles southwest of Pullman on Wednesday. Shortly before 8:00 p.m., the deputy responding to the call observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate …

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COLFAX, WA - Whitman County has received 2 more positive COVID-19 test results, which brings the total to 10 within the County. One new positive is a female aged 18-44 and the other is a male aged 18-44. All patients are stable and self-isolating. Local health officials are investigating clo…

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OLYMPIA, WA - The Washington State Attorney General's Office is warning Washington residents about scams related to stimulus payments from the federal government to help people get through the COVID-19 pandemic.

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ASOTIN - Asotin County's Controlled Burning season for the spring of 2020 will begin Wednesday, April 1 at 9:00 a.m. and run through May 31. Burning hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with fires needing to be completely out by 4:00 p.m. Burn pile sizes are restricted to 4' x 4' x 3' high.

OLYMPIA - Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced guidance on Monday for state and local enforcement of his recent “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order. Washington State has created a one-stop online form for reporting businesses potentially violating orders and is providing guidance to local la…

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WHITMAN COUNTY - Whitman County has now received a total of 8 positive COVID-19 test results, after recently receiving two more. All patients are stable and self-isolating. Patient 7 is a female aged 50-59 years, and Patient 8 is a female aged 30-39 years. The Washington Public Health Depart…

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COLFAX, WA - According to health officials, Whitman County has received 1 more positive COVID-19 test result on Saturday, bringing the total to 6 within the county. The sixth case is a 50-59 year old male who is stable and isolating at home. Public Health Department is investigating close co…

YAKIMA, WA - Police apprehended the last of 14 escaped Yakima County Jail inmates on Friday. Various law enforcement agencies closed in on Fernando Castaneda-Sandoval (pictured on the lower left) in the 3100 block of S. Wapato Road in Yakima County, where he was hiding in a residence.

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BOISE, ID - 174 of Idaho's 234 confirmed cases of coronavirus are in either Blaine County or Ada County. Blaine County has at least 98 cases and two deaths. Ada County has at least 76 cases. A fourth death was reported in Idaho on Friday, in Nez Perce County, which has 4 known cases as of ea…

YAKIMA, WA - On Monday, 14 inmates escaped from the Yakima County Jail. The Yakima County Sheriff's Office says 8 of the escaped inmates were arrested within 15 minutes and returned to the jail. On Wednesday, police caught 2 inmates in Yakima. On Thursday, 3 more were apprehended - one in Va…

SEATTLE, WA - 132 have died due to complications from coronavirus in Washington state, and at least 2,580 cases have now been confirmed statewide.  2,148 of Washington's cases are in Pierce, Snohomish, and King Counties.  In all, 33 counties have at least one case.  At least 34,292 tests hav…

COLFAX, WA - Sheriff Brett Myers and other local emergency response agencies are urging the public to avoid using 911 for any situation other than a health and safety emergency or to report a crime.  Some area residents have been calling with non-emergency COVID-19 related questions and othe…

YAKIMA, WA - According to the Yakima County Sheriff's Office, 14 inmates in the Yakima County Jail escaped the jail on Monday evening. 8 of the inmates have since been captured and are back at the jail. The other 6 inmates are still at large. The inmates were able to escape by breaking open …

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OLYMPIA, WA - On Monday, Washington Governor Jay |nslee issued a proclamation directing all residents immediately to heed public health directives to stay home, except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of essential critical infrastructure sectors and additional sectors as the St…

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LEWISTON, ID - Of the nearly 34,000 tested in Washington state, at least 2,221 have tested positive for coronavirus, according to the Washington Department of Health. 110 of those cases have died.  The county by county case numbers are shown in a graphic at the top of this story.  On Monday …

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