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News >  Spokane

Record 98 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Spokane County on Sunday

UPDATED: Sun., July 5, 2020

The previous daily high count of cases had been 79, set on Tuesday. The Regional Health District could not say Sunday what percentage of the cases were tied to increase testing and which were tied to potential community spread, but encouraged people to continue to practice good hygiene, including wearing masks in public and washing hands frequently, to slow the spread of the virus.
News >  Local government

2 Democrats vying for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ seat in Congress in August primary

For the first time since 2010, there will be a competitive Democratic primary for the chance to face Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who's been in Congress since 2005. Voters will have the option of a former independent who's calling for a return to centrist politics, and a 28-year-old first-time candidate who's setting his sights on supporters across the political spectrum. 

Swedish Thoracic Surgery: Partners in patient care

 (Courtesy Bergman Draper Oslund Udo)

Matt Bergman knows the pain and anger that patients with mesothelioma feel.