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Spin Control: Some awards to mark 2020’s political highs and lows

Before slamming shut the book on 2020 – a year the numerical equivalent of perfect vision but which often made us wish we could close our eyes and keep them shut – Spin Control wants to keep with tradition and award some of the political and government highlights and lowpoints of 2020.

Mead church to argue Wednesday for fewer restrictions on in-person worshipping in time for Christmas

Christ's Church of Mount Spokane filed a lawsuit in May alleging First Amendment violations in Gov. Jay Inslee's proclamation limiting attendance during the pandemic. Emboldened by the Diocese of Brooklyn's legal victory against the state of New York last month, and one by two churches seeking similar permission to worship in-person in Nevada, Christ's Church asked U.S. District Court Judge Thomas O. Rice last week to permit indoor gatherings exceeding Inslee's current restrictions.

Inslee extends COVID-19 restrictions

 Washington residents are being asked to continue precautions against COVID-19, and certain businesses are ordered to enforce limits or close, into the new year.