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Handful of new coronavirus cases in Umatilla County

UMATILLA COUNTY, Ore. -- Umatilla County Public Health has reported 11 new coronavirus cases in the past week. On Tuesday, June 2, health officials reported two new cases in Umatilla County. At least 124 county residents have been infected since…

Inslee slams Trump, Seattle George Floyd protests continue

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Monday that while the damage from weekend protests that turned violent must be condemned and those responsible prosecuted, “we will not allow that to obscure the justice of the underlying protest.”…

Inslee: President Trump “incapable of governing”

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Monday that while the damage from weekend protests that turned violent must be condemned and those responsible prosecuted, “we will not allow that to obscure the justice of the underlying protest.”…

Water Follies postponed due to coronavirus pandemic

TRI-CITIES, Wash. -- The 55th annual Tri-City Water Follies planned for late July has been postponed. The hydroplane racing event had been set for July 24-26, 2020. Each year, thousands of people from across the Pacific Northwest flock to the…

Washington anglers can fish for free June 6-7

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Anglers can fish without a license in Washington on June 6-7 thanks to the Department of Fish and Wildlife’s annual “Free Fishing Weekend.” WDFW asks that those participating recreate responsibly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. “It’s…

Silverwood Theme Park is reopening this weekend

ATHOL, Idaho -- Silverwood Theme Park and Boulder Beach water park will be back open May 30 and 31. Daily operation will begin June 6. The parks have been approved to resume operations by Idaho state leaders and local health…

Several Washington campgrounds reopening Monday

OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announced camping will resume in 22 counties starting Monday. The reopening applies to campgrounds and various marine facilities; cabins, yurts and other overnight accommodations will remain closed until further notice.…

Watershed music festival canceled this summer

GEORGE, Wash. -- This summer's annual country music festival at the Gorge Amphitheater has been canceled. Watershed has been rescheduled for July 30, 31 and August 1, 2021. The lineup will mostly stay intact with the exception of a new…

Washington recovers $300M in fraudulent unemployment claims

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state has recovered $300 million paid to criminals who used stolen personal information to file fraudulent unemployment benefit claims amid the COVID-19 crisis, officials said Thursday. Employment Security Department Commissioner Suzi LeVine said that she…