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State Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna joins SCC for a virtual visit

Spokane Community College’s Hagan Center for the Humanities will host a virtual visit with Washington State poet laureate Claudia Castro Luna on Wednesday. The visit is open to the public and will be livestreamed on SCC’s YouTube channel at 6:30 p.m. An additional session Wednesday morning will include only SCC students and faculty.

Voter advocates hoping to stave off intimidation at polls

BOISE — Voting rights advocates and state officials are on high alert over fears that U.S. polling stations could attract the same strain of partisan violence and civil unrest that erupted on American streets this year, fueled by a deadly pandemic, outrage over police brutality and one of the most contentious elections ever.

U.S. sets coronavirus infection record; deaths near 224,000

BOISE — The U.S. coronavirus caseload has reached record heights with more than 83,000 infections reported in a single day, the latest ominous sign of the disease’s grip on the nation, as states from Connecticut to the Rocky Mountain West reel under the surge.

United Nations chief urges G20 to unite on coronavirus fight

 The U.N. chief says it’s “very frustrating” that leaders of the 20 major industrialized nations didn’t come together in March and establish a coordinated response to grapple with the coronavirus in all countries as he proposed.

First days of voting in Oregon brings large numbers

Ballots for the 2020 election began to be mailed to Oregonians last Wednesday, and so far more than 88,000 people have casted their vote, following suit with the nationwide early voting trends.