Coronavirus

Coronavirus: 5 confirmed cases, 2 presumptive in Yakima County

YAKIMA, Wash. -- The Yakima Health District on Wednesday confirmed five confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Yakima County. Another two people are presumed positive. The cases involve one person in their 80s, three people in their 60s, in person in…

Global stocks sink after Trump promises virus aid

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets sank Wednesday in a third day of wild price swings after President Donald Trump promised aid to get the U.S. economy through the coronavirus outbreak. London and Frankfurt opened more than 3% lower and…

Trump’s economic rescue package could approach $1 trillion

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a massive federal effort, President Donald Trump asked Congress to speed emergency checks to Americans, enlisted the military for MASH-like hospitals and implored ordinary people — particularly socially active millennials — to do their part by…

Virus deaths hit 54, Inslee signs emergency aid bill

SEATTLE (AP) — As the death toll from COVID-19 in Washington state reached 54, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a measure drawing $200 million from the state’s emergency “rainy day” fund for the state’s coronavirus response. Inslee said the funding bill…

White House requests $45.8 billion in emergency funding due to coronavirus

(CNN) The White House Office of Management and Budget submitted an emergency funding request to Congress late Tuesday for an additional $45.8 billion -- a sweeping request for new funds and statutory authority across the federal government to address the growing coronavirus pandemic.…

Legends Casino Hotel will be closed at least two weeks

TOPPENISH, Wash. -- Legends Casino Hotel will be closed for the next two weeks, from March 18 until March 31, in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. The closure includes the entire Legends Casino Hotel grounds, meaning the casino, hotel,…

Oregon schools will be closed statewide until April 28

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Gov. Kate Brown announced an extension of Oregon’s statewide school closure to a total of six weeks, until April 28. This follows on an initial two-week closure of Oregon's schools to end on March 31 in response…