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BFHD adds 61 more COVID cases to the tally before the weekend

TRI-CITIES, Wash. --- BFHD health officials reported an increase of 61 positive COVID-19 cases between the two counties, bringing the combined total to 10,756 cases. Benton County increased by 46 cases while Franklin County increased by 15. As of Wednesday,…

Joe Biden set to speak in primetime, his campaign says

The stage was set for former Vice President Joe Biden to speak Friday night during primetime from Wilmington, Delaware, his campaign said, as his lead over President Donald Trump grew in battleground states that could decide the election. RELATED: KAPP-KVEW programming change…

KAPP-KVEW programming change for Friday evening

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- KAPP-KVEW Local News and ABC World News Tonight with David Muir will air at different times Friday evening ahead of anticipated primetime announcements from Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. RELATED: Joe Biden set to speak in primetime,…

Secretary of State Kim Wyman wins 3rd term in Washington

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Secretary of State Kim Wyman has been reelected to a third term, continuing a more than five-decade trend of Republicans holding that office and becoming the lone statewide elected Republican on the West Coast. With nearly…

UW-Cal football game canceled due to COVID-19 case

SEATTLE, Wash. --- Well Husky fans, you'll have to wait a little longer before seeing this year's football team in action. The season opening game is officially canceled between the Washington Huskies and the California Golden Bears due to COVID-19.…

Republicans poised to lose one of two statewide offices

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Republicans only hold two statewide elected positions in Washington state, and that is likely to soon be down to just one. Incumbent Secretary of State Kim Wyman appeared to be holding off Democratic state Rep. Gael…

Michigan goes to Biden according to AP and ABC polls

UPDATE (3:09 p.m. PST): The Associated Press officially calls Michigan in favor of Biden, bringing him 6 electoral college votes away from winning the election. WASHINGTON --- According to preliminary numbers from ABC News, democratic nominee Joe Biden will win…

Two people dead after Wednesday morning car crash near Hanford

UPDATE (2:02 p.m.): The victims have been identified as 61-year-old Teresa Medrano and 68-year-old Manuel Medrano of Sunnyside. All three other individuals involved in the crash are reported as uninjured. According to authorities, 32-year-old Hilario Hernandez Torres struck the Medrano's…

Newhouse wins fourth consecutive term to the U.S. House of Representatives

OLYMPIA, Wash. --- Washington’s 4th congressional district will remain in Rep. Dan Newhouse’s hands according to initial voting results. Serving in the position since 2015, Rep. Newhouse (R) beat out challenger Douglas McKinley (D) for his fourth consecutive term. Newhouse…

"Historic re-election": Jay Inslee releases statement

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Gov. Jay Inslee (D) has released a statement claiming victory in the 2020 gubernatorial race. From the Office of the Governor at 9:23 p.m.: Inslee statement on historic re-election Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement tonight as…

AP: Jay Inslee wins 3rd term as Washington governor

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee has been elected to a third term in Washington state, beating Republican challenger Loren Culp, the Associated Press projected at 8:01 p.m. RELATED: “Historic re-election”: Jay Inslee releases statement As of 8:20 p.m.,…

Yakima county health officer resigns amid pandemic

YAKIMA, Wash. --- Dr. Teresa Everson just announced that she will be resigning as Health Officer at the Yakima Health District. "It is with a heavy heart that I offer my resignation as Health Officer for the Yakima Health District.…

Seahawks defensive lineman Damontre Moore suspended 6 games

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Damontre Moore was suspended six games by the NFL on Monday for violation of the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. Moore will be eligible to return to the Seahawks’ roster following their…