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Washington state health officials shared data during a Nov. 10, 2020 media briefing that shows the uptick in COVID-19 spread across the state. CREDIT: WA Dept. of Health

Health Officials Ask 300 Ritzville-Area Attendees To Isolate After COVID Cases Linked To Wedding

People who attended a wedding on Nov. 7 near Ritzville, Washington, have tested positive for the coronavirus. Health officials are asking more than 300 people who were in attendance to get tested and quarantine through Nov. 21, the Grant County Health District said Monday in a statement. Continue Reading Health Officials Ask 300 Ritzville-Area Attendees To Isolate After COVID Cases Linked To Wedding

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British Columbia film set

Lights, Camera, Action: How Vancouver (AKA ‘Hollywood North’) Revved Up Despite COVID

The film and TV industry in British Columbia is busier than ever in spite of COVID and partly because of COVID. The place sometimes called Hollywood North is benefiting from high demand for new content from networks and streaming services. The much smaller film industries in next door Washington state and Oregon are rebounding more slowly from the region wide shutdown earlier this year. Continue Reading Lights, Camera, Action: How Vancouver (AKA ‘Hollywood North’) Revved Up Despite COVID

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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced another round of coronavirus closures statewide on Nov. 15, 2020 as case positivity rates and hospitalizations have gone up in recent weeks. CREDIT: TVW/screenshot

Washington Governor Announces: Bars, Restaurants Closed Again; Most Indoor Gatherings Banned

“We are today in a more dangerous position than we were in March when our first stay-home order was issued,” Gov. Jay Inslee said during a Sunday press conference. “In March, we were heading into the summer months. And we were largely successful relative to other states because of the combination that we acted early we did not wait,” he added. Continue Reading Washington Governor Announces: Bars, Restaurants Closed Again; Most Indoor Gatherings Banned

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Idaho Gov. Brad Little announced a statewide pullback to a modified Phase 2 of reopening on Nov. 13, 2020. But he declined to issue a mask mandate, as most other states in the region have done in some form. CREDIT: Idaho Public Television/Governor's Office

Idaho Gov. Brad Little Activates National Guard, Moves State Back To Phase 2 As COVID Cases Grow

The governor’s executive order activated 100 National Guard troopers to assist with mobile testing support, medical facility decontamination, COVID-19 screenings, logistical support and more. He also signed a public health order moving Idaho back to a modified version of Stage 2 of the state’s four-stage reopening plan, effective Saturday. Continue Reading Idaho Gov. Brad Little Activates National Guard, Moves State Back To Phase 2 As COVID Cases Grow

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Men looking for work outside Oaks Park in Oregon, 1944.

Past As Prologue: The Cristero War And The Larger Story Of Immigration And Settlement In The U.S.

This history essay is about the connection of the Mexican Revolution and the Hispanic population in the United States. Julian Dodson, WSU professor in the Roots of Contemporary Issues Global History program, says the larger story of immigration and settlement is directly connected to regional and global conflicts. Continue Reading Past As Prologue: The Cristero War And The Larger Story Of Immigration And Settlement In The U.S.

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Farmworkers in Yakima’s fruit-packing industry walked off production lines in May and went on strike, demanding more protections against the coronavirus pandemic. Above, Emmanuel Anguiano-Mendoza (left) and Agustin López hold posters featuring David Cruz, a worker who died on May 30. CREDIT: Enrique Pérez de la Rosa/NWPB

Central Washington Farms Fined For Violating COVID-19 Protections For Workers

Three Mid-Columbia farms are among those receiving the biggest fines in the state from the Washington state Department of Labor and Industries for serious violations of agriculture regulations to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. More than 20 farms have been cited for inadequate COVID precautions, The Tri-City Herald reported. Continue Reading Central Washington Farms Fined For Violating COVID-19 Protections For Workers

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