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Thursday, April 9, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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509 FOOLS, firefighters nonprofit, Spokane County

A local nonprofit organization created by and dedicated to firefighters has stepped away from its usual mission to provide enhanced training for firefighters to step in and help the community they serve as it grapples with the coronavirus pandemic. The organization, called 509 F.O.O.L.S., recently held a food drive among firefighters in departments and districts across Spokane County, collecting hundreds of pounds of food for Second Harvest. Local food banks are struggling with increased demand and reduced numbers of volunteers.

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GSC Meals to bring 7 meals once a week

The Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels has begun delivering seven frozen meals one day per week to each recipient, the nonprofit announced Monday. The group changed its daily hot meal deliveries after consulting with the Spokane Regional Health District. With an expected peak of coronavirus infections in the coming two or three weeks, the nonprofit said it was necessary to adopt a new schedule that requires fewer volunteers and lessen the risk of exposure.
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Walkers emerge from pandemic caves to stretch their legs

Change of pace: On a semi-clear day the past weekend, people take walks on the trails at James T. Slavin Conservation Area to stretch their legs and bask in the sun while getting out of self-isolation for a change of pace from the state mandates to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The nature area, at 12900 S. Keeney Road near U.S. Highway 195 in the West Plains, features ponds, moderately rated trails and are ow blooming with purple and yellow wildflowers. It is open year-round.
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King County faces 2 outbreaks at once, as hepatitis A spreads amid coronavirus pandemic

A local outbreak over the last several months has showed their concerns were justified. More than 100 people have been sickened by hepatitis A in King County since the beginning of January, compared with annual totals of five to 16 cases over the last decade, according to Public Health — Seattle & King County. Nearly 50% have been among people experiencing homelessness.

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