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Memorial Day tempts Americans outdoors, raising virus fears

Millions of Americans are getting ready to emerge from coronavirus lockdowns and venture outdoors to celebrate Memorial Day weekend at beaches, cookouts and family outings, raising concern among public health officials that large gatherings could cause outbreaks to come roaring…

Coronavirus deaths reach 1,000 in Washington

SEATTLE (AP) — The number of deaths in Washington because of the coronavirus has reached 1,000, the Washington State Department of Health reported Saturday. The agency added eight more deaths and listed the total number of confirmed cases at 18,288.…

Don't forget: the 2020 Census is underway right now

SUITLAND-SILVER HILL, Md. -- An endeavor that only happens once a decade is being overshadowed by national pandemic. The 2020 Census officially kicked off in April. Census results determine how congressional seats are designated along with leadership at the local…

Tri-Cities Food Bank adjusts to ‘new normal’

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- The Tri-Cities Food Bank is one of the many nonprofit organizations having to adjust to a nationwide pandemic. “We’re trying to be very flexible,” said VJ Meadows, executive director of the Tri-Cities Food Bank. “This is a…