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WHO: 10% of world’s people may have been infected with virus

The head of emergencies at the World Health Organization said Monday the agency's “best estimates” indicate roughly 1 in 10 people worldwide may have been infected by the coronavirus — more than 20 times the number of confirmed cases — and warned of a difficult period ahead.

US university tracking virus’ spread warns of layoffs, cuts

Johns Hopkins University, whose researchers have been at the forefront of the global response to the coronavirus, is expecting to cut salaries and furlough and lay off employees because of multimillion-dollar losses arising from the pandemic, its president has announced.

Cheney school board candidates Swenson, Johns disagree on tax proposals

Incumbent board member Mitch Swenson said the school district needs the two-year capital property levy of 50 cents per $1,000 on November’s ballot to acquire land for future schools and upgrade technology in schools. Challenger Bill Johns said he believes the capital levy is a result of excessive teacher pay increases causing the district to dip into reserve funding.

Gambling monkeys may provide clues to why humans take risks

Aragorn, one of several rhesus monkeys – all named after “Lord of the Rings” characters – that Johns Hopkins University neuroscientist Veit Stuphorn has trained to perform what is formally known as “decision-making under risk.” The goal has been to look at how those choices unfold in the brain.

‘Sabine’ comes home

Suzi Johns had never met a Sabine until she was standing in a parking lot at the Paterson border crossing, selling her custom-made camper to a couple from Canada. The name reminded her of a trilogy from the early 1990s and prompted Johns to ask real-life Sabine if she’d ever read the “Griffin and Sabine” books. Not only had she never read them, she had never heard of them. So, a year later, when Johns finally unpacked the books after a move from a central Spokane condo to a ranchette west of town, she sent them to Sabine.

Pimps, johns risk car impoundment under Spokane ordinance

Johns and pimps on Spokane’s East Sprague Avenue now face more than jail time if cops catch them in the act – their cars will be impounded. This week, the Spokane City Council unanimously approved new authority for police to seize the vehicle of someone arrested for patronizing a prostitute or promoting prostitution. On top of costs associated with impoundment, towing and storing the vehicle, violators could be fined $500, according to state law.

Lawsuit blames sprouts for E. coli infection

A Coeur d’Alene woman who was hospitalized with an E. coli infection earlier this month has sued a North Idaho sprouts producer and the restaurant she says served her the food that made her sick. Honey Sayler, 33, filed suit Tuesday against Evergreen Fresh Sprouts, of Moyie Springs, and the Jimmy John’s restaurant in Hayden.