Lewiston Tribune coronavirus archive

An archive of stories -- available outside our normal paywall -- on the threat of coronavirus in our region and beyond.

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BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A fishing trawler in Washington state has 86 crew members who tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Protests erupting across the nation over the past week — and law enforcement's response to them — are threatening to upend eff…

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Giving up her driver’s license was the right thing to do, but Susanne Hogaboam couldn’t have guessed how much it would cramp her lifestyle.

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Chairs and pews are being spaced apart for social distancing; hand-sanitizing stations are being set up; in-church coffee bars are being close…

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Patty O. Weeks, who has been Nez Perce County’s clerk-auditor for more than 20 years, said she has never seen a larger voter turnout for a pri…

BOISE — Fewer people are filing initial unemployment insurance claims or requesting payments under continued claims, officials said Thursday, …

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History was made Saturday as Lewiston High School said goodbye to a school and the Class of 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Being unemployed and not receiving benefits is similar to being a prisoner in your home who hasn’t committed a crime.

MINNEAPOLIS — Tense protests over the death of George Floyd and other police killings of black men grew Saturday from New York to Tulsa to Los…

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WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer spending plunged by a record-shattering 13.6 percent in April as the viral pandemic shuttered businesses, forced mi…

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LOS ANGELES — The massive protests sweeping across U.S. cities following the police killing of a black man in Minnesota have sent shudders thr…

WASHINGTON — Police fired pepper spray at demonstrators near the White House and the D.C. National Guard was called in as pockets of violence …

Four-year colleges facing budget shortfalls stemming from the coronavirus pandemic are approaching an unwelcome milestone: In coming days, the…

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Meatpacking plants that had to briefly close due to coronavirus outbreaks have been back up and running for weeks, but prod…

It’s not quite akin to the end of Prohibition, but with Idaho moving to Stage 3 of its phased coronavirus reopening process, bars and taverns …

More than two months after a statewide stay-at-home order helped reduce the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Jay Inslee said it’s time for Wash…

David Nelson doesn’t take credit for the fact that bars and movie theaters can reopen today, but the advisory committee he’s on certainly play…

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MOSCOW — With the school year coming to an unconventional close during the ongoing pandemic, soon-to-be graduate Finn Benson said he still wou…

BOISE — A southwestern Idaho newspaper on Friday said it will file a lawsuit against the state Department of Health and Welfare if the agency …

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday announced he would not extend the state’s COVID-19 stay-at-home order beyond Sunday…

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — New data shows a recent spike in coronavirus cases has hit Latinos in rural Idaho, an already disproportionately affected …

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NEW YORK (AP) — The spark that started the U.S. coronavirus epidemic arrived during a three-week window from mid-January to early February, be…

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy shrank at an even faster pace than initially estimated in the first three months of this year with economists co…

Idaho bars and movie theaters that meet certain safety protocols can reopen Saturday, as the state continues to progress through its four-stag…

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Had it been played out in full, the regular season for the Washington State baseball team would’ve ended Saturday against Oregon State at Bail…

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Washington state has recovered $300 million paid to criminals who used stolen personal information to file fraudulent unemployment benefit cla…

No new COVID-19 cases were reported Thursday in the region.

SPOKANE — A judge in central Washington is considering whether Gov. Jay Inslee’s emergency stay-at-home orders issued in the wake of the coron…

SEATTLE — An emergency room doctor who was fired after he publicly criticized the coronavirus preparations at his hospital in Washington is su…

SPOKANE — Employers must provide agricultural workers with face masks, more hand-washing stations and more frequently disinfect work surfaces …

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A judge in central Washington state is considering whether Gov. Jay Inslee's emergency stay-at-home orders issued in the…

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Idaho businesses can move to Stage 3 of the state's four-phase economic recovery plan this weekend, based on the continued downward trend in C…

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SEATTLE (AP) — Customs officials say they seized a shipment of unauthorized COVID-19 medication at the Port of Seattle.

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SEATTLE (AP) — An emergency room doctor who was fired after he publicly criticized the coronavirus preparations at his hospital in Washington …

Like countless other bands and musicians, Moscow’s L.A. and the Earthquakes watched its spring and summer concert lineup disappear as pandemic…

For months the word “pandemic” has appeared in the news and even in casual conversation. Every time I hear the word, I am reminded of one of t…

There is a saying in the performing arts that the show must go on. Unexpected obstacles or challenges are normal — not an excuse to disrupt th…

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Only about half of Americans say they would get a COVID-19 vaccine if the scientists working furiously to create one succeed, a number that’s …

Boeing is cutting more than 12,000 U.S. jobs through layoffs and buyouts as the coronavirus pandemic seizes the travel industry. And the aircr…

Each June, people crowd the streets and businesses of Moscow for art and food during Moscow’s annual artwalk. The event is an experience local…

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The names pop up quickly on Whitney Rencountre’s computer screen, and he greets them as he would in person.

Watching events unfold on social media can be exciting, but it isn’t the same as getting a personal letter in the mail. To help connect people…

We asked readers to help document the COVID-19 response with photos and stories. Here’s this week’s selection from Jim Baxter of Dent, Idaho, …

Over the past two weeks, many have come out of isolation as businesses reopen. On Saturday, phase 3 begins in Idaho allowing nonessential trav…

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Before, and even after, Redbox and Netflix existed, Howard Hughes Video in Moscow was a paradise for cinephiles.

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This is the sixth of a seven-part series recapping classic games in NAIA World Series history.

BLAINE, Wash. — Alec de Rham sat with his back against a stone obelisk marked “International Boundary” as he and his wife visited with a daugh…

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced Wednesday that churches, mosques and synagogues can resume in-person services, with…

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The United States blew past another tragic mark in the fight against coronavirus on Wednesday surpassing 100,000 deaths nationwide.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

First came a high fever, drenching sweats and muscle aches. Then, almost a month later, a weird numbness that spread down the right side of her body.

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Orchards Elementary School staff wave pompoms as parents and their kids drive by to pick up their leftover belongings and turn in books or iPads that were loaned out while school work was being done remotely. The school, along with several other elementary schools in Lewiston, set an alphabetical schedule Tuesday during which students and their parents could come by the school, exchange their materials and say goodbye to their teachers.

NEW YORK — Between technical glitches and food worries, retail therapy and sheer amnesia, something has happened to shopping during the pandem…

PORTLAND, Ore. — A rural Oregon judge says he won’t dismiss his ruling which tossed out Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s stay-at-home orders to fight …

SPOKANE — The state of Washington is implementing safety recommendations to battle a large outbreak of the coronavirus in an agricultural coun…

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
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GARFIELD — The Memorial Day ceremony at the town of Garfield’s cemetery unfolded pretty much the same way it has for generations in a matter o…

SEATTLE — UW Medicine announced furloughs of about 4,000 members of its unionized workforce in spite of the health care system’s position at t…

Monday, May 25, 2020

When a COVID-19 outbreak stormed through Life Care Center of Lewiston this spring, a registered nurse on the front line worked 47 days straight.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Sunday further limited travel from the world’s coronavirus hotspots by denying entry to foreigners comi…

Sunday, May 24, 2020

PRYOR, Mont. — As Kimberly Tusi was taken off a ventilator and began her long, slow recovery from COVID-19, she couldn’t have known that in th…

Saturday, May 23, 2020

The Lewiston Roundup Association plans to hold its 86th annual rodeo Sept. 9-12 and is working on providing additional sanitation and public s…

Lewis-Clark State has played in 195 NAIA World Series games, winning 145, with 19 national titles. Of the victories, the Warriors had fallen b…

Friday, May 22, 2020