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Yakima County libraries to open under new guidelines

YAKIMA CO., Wash. -- The Yakima Health District announced that curbside library services have been added to Yakima County's "Roadmap to Recovery." Effective immediately, libraries in the county can open as soon as they are able to comply with Phase…

Texas man dies in fatal Umatilla County motorcycle crash

UMATILLA CO., Ore. -- A fatal motorcycle crash in Umatilla County lead to the death of 69-year-old Raymond Michael Rone, authorities say. The Umatilla County Sheriff's Office says a caller came upon the Texas man pinned underneath his motorcycle on…

Jean's Cottage Inn back open with new outdoor seating

UNION GAP, Wash. — After a two-month hiatus, Jean's Cottage Inn in Union Gap has reopened for both to-go orders and outdoor dining. Co-owner Allan Marks previously planned to keep the restaurant closed until Yakima County moved on to Phase…

Franklin County businesses can now apply for CARES Act grants

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Wash. -- Franklin County businesses and nonprofits impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can now apply for thousands of dollars in grant money with no repayment requirements. On Thursday, county leaders announced that $3 million in grants would be…

Legends Casino Hotel set to reopen August 13

TOPPENISH, Wash. -- Legends Casino Hotel will reopen to the public August 13 at 50 percent capacity with coronavirus prevention measures in place. Before walking through the door, the business will require…

Walla Walla updates weekend plans for Main Street

WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- The plan Walla Walla organized to shut down a section of Main Street and allow businesses to expand their outdoor seating is being altered after just one weekend. Walla Walla Director of Parks and Recreation, Andy…

AP: Culp advances to face Inslee in November

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Republican police chief Loren Culp edged out other Republicans to advance to the November ballot along with Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee. Culp is the police chief of the town of Republic and author of the book…

WA Primary Election: First statewide results

The ballot boxes are closed and the first results are being released in the Tuesday, August 4, 2020 Washington Primary Election. The Associated Press called it shortly after 8 p.m.: Jay Inslee advances to the November election for governor. Shortly…

Gyms will need to triple distance for exercising indoors

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Gyms and fitness facilities will need to nearly triple the minimum distance required for patrons exercising indoors, except for those practicing certain team sports. New COVID-19 guidance issued by Gov. Jay Inslee increases the requirement of…

Finley School District to start school year remotely

FINLEY, Wash. -- The Finley School District announced Monday that it will start the upcoming school year 100% online. The updated guidance Finley and other school systems received from the Benton-Franklin Health District states that current county transmission rates are…