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White Sulphur Springs Football Making History

White Sulphur Springs is undefeated and heading to the 6-Man State Championship for the first time in program history. The last time the Hornets won a title was the 1963 Divisional game, before the state title game existed. They will play the Medicine Lake Redhawks on Saturday at 1 p.m.

WSU study: Living to 100 requires more than heredity

When it comes to living for a century, good genes help. However, other influences to reach 100 such as environmental and socioeconomic factors weigh in more than previously thought, Spokane researchers say.

Study ties blood type to COVID-19 risk; O may help, A hurt

A genetic analysis of COVID-19 patients suggests that blood type might influence whether someone develops severe disease. Scientists who compared the genes of thousands of patients in Europe found that those who had Type A blood were more likely to have severe disease while those with Type O were less likely.

UW Medicine to furlough about 4,000 workers

UW Medicine announced furloughs of about 4,000 members of its unionized workforce in spite of the health care system’s position at the forefront of COVID-19 response efforts both locally and globally.

University of Washington Medicine staff rally for better protections

Unionized University of Washington Medicine staff and labor organizers rallied at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle on Thursday, calling for better protections from the novel coronavirus and protesting planned furloughs and layoffs in the face of $500 million in losses during the current pandemic.

Fears of ‘Wild West’ as COVID-19 blood tests hit the market

More than 70 companies have signed up to sell so-called antibody tests in recent weeks, according to U.S. regulators. Governments around the world hope that the rapid tests, which typically use a finger-prick of blood on a test strip, could soon ease public restrictions by identifying people who have previously had the virus and have developed some immunity to it.

WSU Nursing College at 50: From humble beginnings to 21st century care

Once operated out of the historic Carnegie Library on downtown Spokane’s western edge, the Washington State University Nursing College now trains students with evolving technology and offers advanced degrees, decades after the call for nurses to receive college training.

Student: CVS workers rejected Puerto Rico ID, asked for visa

CVS apologized and said it’s investigating after a Purdue University engineering student was denied the purchase of over-the-counter cold medicine by employees who questioned his immigration status, refusing to accept his Puerto Rican driver’s license and U.S. passport.