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‘We just have a good time’: Isolation order doesn’t stop Spokane woman from visiting her grandmother

Michaela Laabs found herself with time on her hands after her classes at the University of Washington moved online and she lost her job as the COVID-19 virus began to spread and social-distancing measures were implemented to try to stop it. When she came home to Spokane, she found herself regularly visiting her grandmother, Connie Laabs, at the Holman Gardens retirement center.
News >  Washington

Chewelah teacher starts YouTube channel to reach students

“I wondered how I could reach kids as a music teacher and as a gifted program teacher,” longtime Gess Elementary teacher Jeff Kersey said. “The obvious answer was email until I considered all the rural families without high speed access. YouTube streams well on phones as well as computers, and most people have cell phone access.”
News >  Nation

John Prine remains in ICU with pneumonia in both lungs, his wife says

As John Prine remains in the hospital fighting COVID-19, his wife tweeted an update Thursday night that went into some detail about what’s going on with the esteemed 73-year-old Americana singer-songwriter. “This is John’s 8th day in ICU,” Fiona Whelan Prine wrote in a lengthy Twitter thread. “He is receiving excellent medical care and being treated with kindness and compassion by the entire team looking after him day and night. I cannot be with him which makes this nightmare all the more distressing.”