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UPDATED: Tue., April 7, 2020

WATCH: Spokane police release footage of October officer-involved shooting that left suicidal man dead

The Spokane Police Department released Tuesday the 911 call and body camera footage from an October officer-involved shooting that left a suicidal Spokane man dead.


UPDATED: Tue., April 7, 2020

Area grocers limit number of customers in stores, institute additional measures to protect against COVID-19 spread

Area grocery chains are taking additional social distancing precautions by implementing one-way aisles and restricting the amount of customers in stores to prevent the spread of COVID-19.


UPDATED: Tue., April 7, 2020

WSU nursing director says structure, voicing emotions key in coronavirus isolation during S-R forum

Maintaining a consistent daily schedule and allowing students to process the loss of a school year are keys to keeping your household mentally healthy during the pandemic, Anne Mason of …


UPDATED: Tue., April 7, 2020

‘Demand is way beyond the supply’ at Second Harvest, but new fund aims to aid food banks

Amid a surge of new demand in a shuttered economy, Gov. Jay Inslee announced a new statewide relief fund on Tuesday to support the state’s food banks and suppliers, including …


UPDATED: Tue., April 7, 2020

Glucose Revival providing free glucose gel necklaces to diabetic health care workers

Spokane-based startup Glucose Revival is providing its glucose gel necklaces to diabetic health care workers free of charge.


UPDATED: Tue., April 7, 2020

Report: Outbreak triggers drop in climate-changing emissions

Despite mocking the idea of climate change, President Donald Trump will preside over one of the country’s sharpest drops in climate-damaging emissions on record, as the economic paralysis from the …


UPDATED: Tue., April 7, 2020

Report: Healthy water supply available for irrigation season in Yakima Basin

A report has shown that the Yakima Basin water reservoir is about 102% of normal for this time of year, meaning farmers and fish in Washington state are expected to …


Lufthansa retires big jets, says rebound could take years

German airline group Lufthansa said it was permanently removing some of its large aircraft from service and reducing capacity for the long term, saying it will take years for demand …


UPDATED: Tue., April 7, 2020

‘This virus could easily spring back’: Officials remain vigilant about virus, push resources outside Puget Sound

State health officials intend to target thousands of test kits to long-term care facilities statewide with confirmed cases of COVID-19.


UPDATED: Tue., April 7, 2020

Judge: R. Kelly must remain locked up amid coronavirus crisis

A federal judge in New York on Tuesday denied R&B singer R. Kelly’s request for release from jail in Chicago because he was concerned he could contract the coronavirus while …


UPDATED: Tue., April 7, 2020

Holdout governors: Some states don’t need stay-at-home order

Even as most Americans are under orders from their governor to stay at home to slow the spread of the coronavirus, leaders in a handful of states have steadfastly refused …


UPDATED: Tue., April 7, 2020

Pollution limits in Spokane River subject of Ecology online meetings Wednesday

The state is reviewing applications from five pollution dischargers seeking a temporary reprieve from federal limits on polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs. Regulators will hold a pair of online meetings Wednesday …


UPDATED: Tue., April 7, 2020

Trump upends virus oversight, removing key official

President Donald Trump’s removal of a watchdog tasked with overseeing how his administration spends the $2.2 trillion coronavirus rescue package is his latest challenge of an inspector general community asked …


Epidemiologist’s COVID-19 death raises concern in Bosnia

Less than three weeks ago, respected Bosnian epidemiologist Sefik Pasagic was fielding calls from journalists on how to prepare for the approaching coronavirus pandemic in the Balkan country.


UPDATED: Tue., April 7, 2020

Trump seeks $250 billion for payrolls in virus aid showdown

Congress is racing to craft the next coronavirus rescue package, but President Donald Trump’s sudden request Tuesday to pump $250 billion more into a just-launched payroll program for small businesses …


UPDATED: Tue., April 7, 2020

China’s virus pandemic epicenter Wuhan ends 76-day lockdown

The lockdown that served as a model for countries battling the coronavirus around the world has ended after 11 weeks: Chinese authorities are allowing residents of Wuhan to once again …


UPDATED: Tue., April 7, 2020

With prime minister in ICU, Britain asks: Who’s in charge?

As British Prime Minister Boris Johnson fights the coronavirus in the intensive care unit of a London hospital, the people of his country are wishing him well – and asking …


Trump gets win in executions case, but more litigation ahead

An appeals court sided with the Trump administration Tuesday in its effort to resume executions of federal death row prisoners but sent a legal challenge by inmates back to a …


UPDATED: Tue., April 7, 2020

Navy boss resigns amid uproar over firing of ship captain

The acting Navy secretary, Thomas Modly, has resigned after having upbraided the former captain of the coronavirus-stricken USS Theodore Roosevelt.


NYC virus deaths exceed 3,200, topping toll for 9/11 attacks

New York City’s death toll from the coronavirus eclipsed the number of those killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11, health officials said Tuesday. In Britain, Prime Minister Boris …


UPDATED: Tue., April 7, 2020

Global stock rally zooms into Day 2 on hopes for virus peak

Stocks climbed in early trading on Wall Street Tuesday as markets around the world piled on even more big gains following their huge rally a day earlier


UPDATED: Tue., April 7, 2020

Rwandans mark genocide anniversary under nationwide lockdown

People across Rwanda are marking the anniversary of the 1994 genocide at home.


UPDATED: Tue., April 7, 2020

Trump shakes up press team as White House deals with virus

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham is leaving her post after never holding a single formal press briefing


UPDATED: Tue., April 7, 2020

Pakistani doctors who protested PPE shortage released from jail; Iran to test those without COVID-19 symptoms

The Pakistani military says dozens of doctors who were briefly jailed for protesting a lack of protective equipment to treat the growing number of coronavirus cases will get the equipment …


UPDATED: Tue., April 7, 2020

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is stable in ICU with virus after receiving oxygen

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office says he is in stable condition in a hospital intensive care unit with the coronavirus


UPDATED: Tue., April 7, 2020

Wisconsin voters wait for hours, others stay home amid virus

Hundreds of voters in Wisconsin are waiting in line to cast ballots at polling places for the state’s presidential primary election


UPDATED: Tue., April 7, 2020

Children of elites in Venezuela spread coronavirus at drug-fueled party

A raucous beach party thrown by several children of Venezuela’s ruling elite has led to a cluster of coronavirus cases


Local citizens serve free meals to truck drivers

John “Long John” Loomer Sr. manned the sizzling grill on Sunday as grease spat from the hearty hamburger patties he pressed. Through the steam clouds rising on the other side, …


Resident locked out of assisted-living home for two weeks due to stringent COVID-19 policies

With COVID-19 posing a legitimate threat to long-term care facilities and retirement communities, administrators have implemented stringent policies, but for one Spokane County man, this meant he was locked out …


100 years ago today in Spokane: Jury convicts McDonald sibling of forgery

Fay McDonald broke “into a storm of weeping” when a Spokane jury convicted her of first degree forgery.