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News >  Washington

Then and Now: Washington National Guard

Washington Territory first authorized a militia in 1855, before the region became a U.S. state. Since then, members of the national guard have been called up to fight in several conflicts, including both World Wars. 

News >  Health

Intensive Care: Spokane couple recovering after hospital stays following COVID-19 diagnosis

Christine Harbison and Mike Sandblom had just purchased a home together in Mead when Sandblom, an adult caregiver, started showing symptoms of coronavirus in November. Harbison followed in late December, her infection perhaps delayed by drugs she's taking to treat her multiple sclerosis. As the couple emerges from intensive care, they count themselves lucky, but know a long path to recovery is ahead.
News >  Health

Intensive Care: Vietnam veteran Ralph Bye’s battle with COVID-19 shows isolation, rapid spread of illness

Ralph Bye and his wife, Debra, took all precautions they could in their Post Falls home after the pandemic started, despite their initial skepticism about its severity. In December, 73-year-old Vietnam veteran Ralph Bye became one of hundreds of local residents treated in the ICU at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. Then he became one of the region's 450-plus residents who've died.
News >  WA Government

‘Our work is not finished’: Washington lawmakers propose $2.2 billion for early action COVID-19 relief

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 23, 2021

House and Senate Democrats released a $2.2 billion proposal that would provide business assistance grants, school assistance, rental assistance as well as fund vaccine administration, COVID testing, business and operation tax relief to businesses who received a Paycheck Protection Program loan. Most of that comes from federal stimulus funds that the state has received.