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1 Spokane, North Idaho surge in COVID-19 infections continues
2 Lincoln statue in downtown Spokane vandalized with red paint
3 Thanksgiving to-go: Meal distributions continue in a distanced way in Spokane this year
4 Thanksgiving could be the turning point for the COVID-19 surge – or not
5 State doubles down on contact tracing efforts; 418 new cases reported Wednesday
6 ‘House on fire’: COVID-19 cases surge in Inland Northwest and statewide with Thanksgiving coming
7 More than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Spokane County in last week
8 Spokane County COVID-19 death toll reaches 200 as soaring cases force change in testing priorities
9 Lutz breaks silence, confirming he hasn't resigned and has hired a lawyer
10 Who is Dr. Francisco Velázquez? Interim health officer has long history of health care leadership
11 Health board set to vote Thursday to keep or terminate Dr. Bob Lutz
12 Washington's COVID-19 hospitalizations could more than double, state health officials say
13 Spokane Regional Health District confirms 942 COVID-19 cases in past three days
14 State health officials ask residents to stop socializing and alter holiday plans as COVID-19 cases soar
15 Interim county health officer Dr. Francisco Velázquez says data will lead response efforts
16 What to expect from the Board of Health meeting about Dr. Bob Lutz on Thursday
17 The COVID-19 testing disconnect: Why testing is still not at the levels it could be
18 Spokane County health officer role in limbo as Lutz says he was wrongly fired
19 Washington Lawmaker Is Still Recovering From COVID-19. Did It Change Her Views on the Pandemic?
20 New grant-funded health care reporter Arielle Dreher starts in June at The Spokesman-Review
21 Not headed in the right direction: Inland Northwest COVID-19 cases continue to climb
22 Halloween during the pandemic: How this year will be different
23 Spokane County deaths due to COVID-19 have nearly doubled in August
24 North Spokane nursing facility has 32 COVID-19 cases; county reports 83 new cases, 5 deaths
25 Spokane, North Idaho record highest daily COVID-19 case counts to date
26 Plasma in demand: Some COVID-19 survivors are donating to help hospitalized patients
27 Spokane health district hires group to do contact tracing, as cases continue to surge
28 Young adults, teenagers driving increase in COVID-19 activity in Inland Northwest
29 Spokane health district apologizes for disclosing COVID-19 patient data to school district
30 COVID-19 hospitalizations soar in the Inland Northwest
31 Five counties move off Phase 1 as Spokane records 8,000 COVID-19 cases
32 More than 100 COVID-19 cases confirmed in Spokane County over the weekend
33 After 100 virus cases and 1 death, Tyson plant in southeastern Washington closes
34 57 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Spokane County, almost doubling previous daily high
35 Health officials stress importance of distancing and face masks as case counts continue to climb in Eastern Washington
36 Spokane crests 3,000-case mark; state tops 50,000
37 Spokane County crests 5,000 COVID cases, but incidence rate continues to fall
38 Spokane County aims to ease limits by Memorial Day under new rules announced Tuesday
39 After 6 months and little progress controlling the pandemic, return to normal remains out of sight
40 More contract tracers dealing with uncooperative COVID-19 patients, making it harder to slow spread as Spokane County cases spike
41 Governor loosens some COVID-19 restrictions, emphasizes mask use
42 'Concerning' situation emerges as COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations rise in rural and urban Inland Northwest
43 Spokane reports record 146 new cases as statewide COVID activity continues to rise
44 Spokane County crests 7,000 COVID-19 cases as school cases also grow
45 Spokane sets new daily COVID-19 case record with 175 positive tests, 5 deaths
46 As case counts plateau, hospitalizations climb in Spokane County
47 Northwest Passages Book Club: Anne Helen Petersen
48 Spokane County sees more than 50 new COVID-19 cases as total tops 1,000
49 Spokane County tops 4,000 coronavirus cases, but daily count may be plateauing
50 Local school districts report just a handful of COVID-19 cases, but county confirms 119 new cases Friday
51 Social distancing slows virus’ spread in Spokane County; 7 new cases, 1 death reported
52 State health officials warn of 'extreme risk' of COVID-19 activity increasing in Washington
53 First doses of COVID-19 vaccine likely not available until November or December
54 Spokane to add isolation facility, contact tracers as 104 new cases are confirmed
55 COVID-19 contact tracing app coming soon for Washington residents who opt in
56 As virus cases spike among young adults in Whitman County, Spokane university students prepare to return
57 Health officer: ‘Very strong likelihood’ masks will be mandated in Spokane soon
58 With 46 new COVID-19 cases Friday, Spokane is 'back to where we were in March'
59 State ready to launch contact tracing initiative; testing plans in progress
60 Statewide COVID-19 listening and support line goes live
61 Spokane veterans will be among the nation's first to have complete electronic health records
62 Inslee orders new limits on gatherings to fight virus spread; 202 new cases in Spokane County and Panhandle
63 Spokane County crests 100 deaths due to COVID-19, as case counts continue to plateau and hospitalizations decline
64 Panhandle Health Board rescinds mask mandate in Kootenai County
65 More Spokane residents adhere to mask mandate, but it might be weeks before case counts decrease
66 COVID outbreak at Bremerton hospital worries workers; Spokane has 37 new cases
67 More than 70 COVID-19 cases confirmed in Whitman County in just four days, driven by young adults returning to Pullman
68 22 new COVID-19 cases reported in Spokane County
69 Washington state in an 'explosive situation' as Spokane County sees exponential growth of cases
70 More testing, contact tracing, supplies needed before state dials back social distancing
71 14 new COVID-19 cases reported in Spokane County, bringing weekly total above 100
72 As college students drive up COVID-19 case counts in Pullman, Spokane County leaders wonder if we're next
73 Providers, public health officials stress the importance of getting a flu shot, especially in the midst of a pandemic
74 Spokane Board of Health defers race-equity resolution decision
75 Washington releases vaccine plan | Coronavirus |
76 Spokane County is eligible to apply for next reopening phase this week, but as cases surge, that’s highly unlikely
77 Has the pandemic led to missed cancer diagnoses and other gaps in care? Local researchers want to find out
78 'This Is Just a Reality': Inslee Urges Residents to Wear Masks to Reopen Economy
79 COVID outbreaks among college students continue in Eastern Washington
80 State tightens COVID guidelines for universities and colleges
81 College students drive up COVID-19 case counts in Pullman
82 Washington State Surpasses 2,000 COVID Deaths | Community
83 Inslee Presses Message in Brewster, Where Nearly a Quarter of Residents Have COVID-19
84 'Do it now': Assisted Living and Nursing Facilities Work to Protect Residents
85 Fighting for health care: Rural America struggles with loss of doctors, clinics
86 Nonwhite Washington Residents Have Contracted COVID-19 at Disproportionate Rates
87 Report: COVID-19 Cases, Deaths Will 'Increase Substantially' Unless Checked in Eastern Washington
88 Washington's COVID Case Counts Are Declining, But Health Officials Warn There's a Long Way to Go
89 2020 Session to Reconvene Thursday, Legislators Release Plan to Help Small Businesses
90 State Officials: Reopening Could Stall or Reverse Unless People 'Take Seriously' Masks, Distancing
91 Young Adults Driving High COVID-19 Rates in Spokane and Nationally
92 Mental health care providers brace for what could be a 'pretty difficult' fall
93 Do bats hold clues to preventing the next pandemic?
94 Former JSU President Found Guilty in Prostitution Sting
95 Eastern Washington COVID-19 case counts continue to climb
96 State has been over-reporting negative COVID-19 results
97 WSU Begins Analyzing COVID-19 Samples, as Testing Supplies Run Short and Results Lag
98 Governor Warns College Students Spreading the Virus: 'There Will Be Consequences'
99 The Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine Continues, Even in Washington State
100 Governor allows religious gatherings in Phase 2 to welcome more people