Coronavirus

Girl Scouts suspending booth sales of cookies

The Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho are taking steps to monitor the coronavirus. They have suspended the sale of their famous cookies at booths. The cookie program normally runs from March 27 to April 19. In addition,…

Trump proposes sending relief checks directly to Americans

President Donald Trump on Tuesday predicted "we're going to win" the fight against the coronavirus as he briefed the nation one day after recommending new, stricter nationwide guidelines that prompted much of America to shut down in an effort to slow the…

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson reportedly released from hospital

Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, have reportedly been released from an Australian hospital five days after they were diagnosed with the new coronavirus. Queensland state's health department would not comment on media reports Tuesday that the 63-year-old celebrities had been discharged from the Gold Coast University Hospital to self-isolate in a rented house. Hanks’ management did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The couple arrived in Australia in late January on the Gold Coast where an untitled Elvis Presley biopic directed by Baz Luhrmann was to be shot. Hanks plays Presley's manager, Colonel Tom Parker. The film has suspended production. 

How coronavirus is affecting St. Patrick's Day celebrations

Cities across the world are deciding not to test their luck on St. Patrick's Day when it comes to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.The National Retail Federation predicted two weeks ago that more than half of all American adults were expected to celebrate the holiday next…

Walla Walla declares state of emergency

WALLA WALLA, Wash.- Walla Walla City Council voted unanimously to approve a resolution declaring an emergency due to the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The emergency areas include the City of Walla Walla…

Idris Elba says he has coronavirus

(CNN) Actor Idris Elba said he has tested positive for Covid-19. Elba, 47, said he received his test results Monday morning. So far, the "Luther" star said he feels "OK" and is showing no symptoms, according a video posted to…

City of Richland announces updated closures from COVID-19

RICHLAND, Wash.--  In accordance with Governor Inslee’s emergency proclamation regarding the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), and guidance issued by the President of the United States on March 15, 2020, the City of Richland announces the following: Facility Closures: Richland Community Center…