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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…

WSU football’s Bryce Beekman passes away in Pullman

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University safety Bryce Beekman passed away in Pullman on Tuesday night, according to Pullman Police. The redshirt senior from Baton Rouge, Louisiana was 22. Commander Jake Opgenorth said the cause of Beekman’s death will be…

At least 8 inmates escape Yakima County jail, officials say

UPDATE: 14 inmates broke fire door to escape Yakima County jail, sparked by fears of COVID-19, officials say --- YAKIMA, Wash. — Officials say multiple inmates at the Yakima County jail escaped about 7:10 p.m. Monday. https://www.facebook.com/KAPPKVEW/posts/10159634381409746 Eight of the…

2 Yakima nursing home workers test positive for COVID-19

YAKIMA, Wash. — Two workers at the Good Samaritan long-term care facility have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Other employees are showing symptoms and are being tested for the virus, according to the Yakima Health District. The facility is…

Mattawa priest hospitalized at Kadlec for COVID-19

UPDATE (2:20 p.m.) -- The Grant County Health District said the man hospitalized had foreign travel prior to his illness. They said the man in his 40s has not been linked to other cases. YAKIMA, Wash. – Rev. Alejandro “Alex” Trejo,…

Hanford employee being tested for novel coronavirus

HANFORD, Wash. — The Department of Energy has stated that a Hanford employee is being tested for COVID-19. The employee had access to the office building located at 3170 George Washington Way. It’s been restricted as a precaution until it’s…