Coronavirus

Used masks and gloves are showing up on beaches and in oceans

The pandemic has not only upended millions of lives around the world, it's now threatening the world's oceans.Pandemic-generated waste, such as discarded disposable masks, gloves and wipes are floating into waterways and oceans. The proof is in the waste that's…

Boeing will lay off another 7,000 workers as losses mount

Boeing announced it will cut an additional 7,000 jobs as its losses continue to mount following a plunge in revenue.The aircraft maker had already announced was reducing staff by 19,000 jobs earlier this year, through a combination of voluntary and…

Tri-Cities surpasses 10,000 COVID-19 cases

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- The Benton-Franklin Health District put out a Monday update on Tri-Cities COVID-19 cases: 124 new cases in Benton County 83 new cases in Franklin County No new deaths in either county You can compare this Monday's new…

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…

The Latest: Aide: Trump tests negative for virus pre-debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 3:20 p.m. The White House chief of staff says President Donald Trump has tested negative for the coronavirus ahead of Thursday night’s second and final presidential debate. Mark Meadows says…

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…