Coronavirus

U.S. pushes back Tax Day to July 15

Steve Mcuchin, the U.S. Treasury Secretary, announced on Twitter on Friday that Tax Day will be pushed back from April 15 to July 15. He said the decision was made by the direction of President Donald Trump. https://twitter.com/stevenmnuchin1/status/1241002750483324930 He added…

Funerals barred in Washington state due to coronavirus

SEATTLE (AP) — Funerals are now on the list of prohibited social gatherings under the state’s “social-distancing” order intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Sports and arts events had already been halted after Gov. Jay Inslee’s March 16…

Death toll from coronavirus up to 74 in Washington state

SEATTLE (AP) — The death toll in Washington state from the coronavirus increased to 74 on Thursday, and the number of cases topped 1,300, according to state health officials. King County reported four new deaths — bringing its total to…

Oregon primary elections, by mail, to proceed as planned

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s primary elections will proceed as scheduled on May 19, the state’s top election official said Thursday, though results may be slower to come in because of the coronavirus pandemic. Several states, including Ohio, Kentucky and…

Virus claims University of Washington pathology professor

SEATTLE (AP) — A longtime University of Washington pathology professor considered a titan in his field is among those killed by the novel coronavirus disease. The school’s Pathology Department announced Dr. Stephen Schwartz’s death Wednesday, saying on Twitter that he…

Washington coronavirus deaths up to 67

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state health officials reported 13 new deaths from the coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the state tally of fatalities to 67 – the highest in the country. Also, Gov. Jay Inslee announced a 30-day statewide moratorium…

WSP taking precautions during coronavirus outbreak

TRI-CITIES, Wash. -- Washington State Patrol is taking extra measures to protect troopers while still keeping the community safe. According to WSP, they won't be necessarily focusing too much on…