Coronavirus

Wapato Public Schools votes to start classes online

WAPATO, Wash. - Wapato Public Schools has officially announced that they too will start the school year online. The Wapato School Board voted unanimously on the decision Monday night based on a recommendation from Superintendent Kelly Garza. She made the…

EWU officially suspends all fall sports until further notice

Eastern Washington University will suspend all fall sports until further notice out of safety concerns in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, Eastern Associate Vice President/Director of Athletics Lynn Hickey announced Monday (Aug. 10). The decision comes on the heels of last…

Yakima County adds another 87 cases in past two days

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Health officials announced another 87 cases of COVID-19 in Yakima County between Thursday, Aug. 6 and Friday, Aug. 7. That's an average of 43.5 cases per day. The total case count is at 10,775. Two more Yakima…

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…