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550 new virus cases, Oregon’s largest daily total to date

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Health Authority reported 550 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Friday, the state’s largest daily total since the the start of the pandemic. The previous record, which also occurred in the month of October, was…

Washington state to reimburse counties for ballot drop boxes

SEATTLE (AP) — The state of Washington must reimburse Snohomish County and 38 other counties for money spent on additional ballot drop boxes required to comply with state law, a judge said. King County Superior Court Judge Nelson Lee ruled…

LIGO Hanford breaks ground on new exploration center

RICHLAND, Wash. -- Construction on a new exploration center at the LIGO Hanford Observatory is underway. LIGO held a groundbreaking earlier this month for the new, state-of-the-art facility expected to open to the public in January of 2022. "It will…

BFHD reports new COVID-19 death since Oct. 13

TRI-CITIES, Wash. --- Local health officials just announced the first confirmed COVID-19 death in the bi-county area since Oct. 13. The individual was from Benton County. Benton and Franklin Counties now had 188 confirmed deaths. Despite this, Benton County only…

ESPN: Seattle Seahawks interested in Antonio Brown

SEATTLE, Wash. -- With Antonio Brown's suspension eligible to end after Week 8, the Seattle Seahawks are now positioned to make a push to sign him, league sources told ESPN. However, other teams also have expressed interest, and Seattle and…

Democrats to boycott Barrett vote at Senate Judiciary

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are set to boycott voting on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett at the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, but there is little they can do to prevent Republicans from rushing to confirm President Donald…