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U.S. to block cotton from China region targeted in crackdown

The U.S. government announced Wednesday that it will halt imports of cotton and tomatoes from the Uighur region of China in its most sweeping action yet to pressure the Communist Party over its campaign against ethnic minorities.

Majority of Kenyan medical workers on strike amid a pandemic

Kenyan doctors and other crucial medical personnel in public hospitals Monday started a nationwide strike to protest the lack of personal protective equipment and health insurance for frontline workers fighting against the spread of the coronavirus.

Washington state to boost Amazon workers’ compensation

 A labor agency in Washington state has announced that it will increase workers' compensation for Amazon fulfillment center employees, deeming the company's centers more hazardous than other types of warehouses.

Tourist-starved Caribbean islands woo homebound workers

As soon as London, England’s first coronavirus lockdown ended last summer, Abbie Sheppard, 24, took a quick vacation to Bermuda. Four months later, the vacation is long over, but she’s still there – one of the thousands of people lured to islands in the Caribbean and the North Atlantic by programs aimed at snagging remote workers.

Who will be the first to get COVID-19 vaccines?

Who will be the first to get COVID-19 vaccines? No decision has been made, but the consensus among many experts in the U.S. and globally is that health care workers should be first, said Sema Sgaier of the Surgo Foundation, a nonprofit group working on vaccine allocation issues.

Other presidential candidates on the ballot

While Donald Trump and Joe Biden get the vast majority of the attention in the race for the White House, there are other options for Washington and Idaho voters to choose, although not all the same options.

Spokane grocery stores end hazard pay for employees as virus cases rise

As coronavirus infections continue to increase in Spokane and North Idaho, virtually all area grocery stores have ended what had been called "hazard pay" for grocery store workers who were classified as essential employees and required to work during the pandemic.