Author: Neil Fischer

COVID-19 claims 13th death in Oregon

OREGON -- The Oregon Health Authority announced the 13th death Saturday morning. The 93-year-old male from Yahmill County tested positive for COVID-19 on March 18, and passed away on March 27 at Providence Newberg Medical Center. The OHA reported that…

Oregon gas stations are now offering self-service

OREGON -- The Office of State Fire Marshal has suspended enforcement of gas station self-service regulations in response to COVID-19. Effective March 28, until April 11, retail facilities of Class 1 flammable liquid transportation fuels that prohibit self-service should implement…

Construction workers question Inslee's new order

UPDATE: On Friday, McKay stated that he has stopped operations at all of his sites. --- KENNEWICK, Wash. – Orders from Governor Jay Inslee regarding the coronavirus have seem pretty simple: “Stay home, stay healthy.” But his order for construction…

Benton-Franklin County confirm 5 new cases, 1 death

BENTON COUNTY, Wash -- The Benton-Franklin Health District has reported that a man in his 70s out of Benton County has died, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths to two. They have also reported five new cases of COVID-19.…

Kroger gives all front-line employees an appreciation bonus

CINCINNATI -- The Kroger Family of Companies is offering an appreciation bonus for its associates. Every hourly grocery, supply chain, manufacturing, and customer service associate will receive a one-time bonus. Full-time associates will get $300, while part-time associates get $150.…

Fred Meyer, QFC partner to offer special shopping hours

CINCINNATI – Fred Meyer and QFC announced that all stores will offer special hours for seniors and other high-risk customers starting Monday, March 23. From 7 a.m. until 8 a.m., every Monday through Thursday, stores will be reserved for seniors…

The WHL cancels the remainder of the '19-'20 season

KENNEWICK, Wash. – The Western Hockey League announced Wednesday afternoon that the remainder of the 2019-20 season will not resume due to the coronavirus. All five remaining Tri-City Americans games, including four home games, have been canceled. The Americans staff…

COVID-19 concerns hits grocery stores

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- The demand for groceries is extremely high. Shelves are bare and some families are still looking for food. Multiple stores are out of items such as bread, milk,…