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Another COVID-19 death, 16 new cases in Tri-Cities

Benton-Franklin Health District provided an update midday Friday on the coronavirus outbreak that has now infected more than 1,300 people. BFHD reported 16 new cases Friday for a total of 1,312 COVID-19 cases in Benton and Franklin counties combined; 36*…

Inmate with COVID-19 to be released from Yakima jail

The Sunnyside Jail inmate who tested positive for COVID-19 isn't the only person infected there, jail officials announced Friday -- and he's being released to live in Sunnyside. Yakima County Department of Corrections says Sunnyside's jail commander told the DOC…

Elk hoof disease found in Yakima County

A crippling disease has been discovered in an elk herd in Yakima County, state officials said Monday. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife reports samples from a juvenile elk in the Yakima herd were tested; results confirmed the presence…

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…