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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Before leaving the White House on Jan. 20, then-President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump received their first dose of the COVID-19 …

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s suicide rate dropped steeply before the pandemic, but the trend may have reversed in 2020, according to federal data.

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An at-home test for coronavirus won emergency use approval Monday from the federal Food and Drug Administration.

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has signed into law a bill that waives certain annual liquor license fees for restaurants, br…

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High schoolers in the Asotin-Anatone School District will return to full-time in-person learning next month for the first time since schools c…

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Dating during the pandemic is becoming less complicated and risky for attorney Shelley O'Connor.

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Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot coronavirus vaccine won the backing of a panel of U.S. government advisers, paving the way for authorizati…

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NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — Residents of Idaho could see millions of dollars in rental assistance during the pandemic if the governor signs a bill aut…

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Friday it has donated $20 million to help a program aimed at d…

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Public health officials reported 55 new COVID-19 cases in the region and no additional deaths Thursday.

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BOISE — Two Idaho lawmakers have dropped their lawsuit against the Republican-led state Legislature and legislative leadership that alleged la…

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SeaWorld Entertainment parks are still feeling the financial sting of the pandemic, with both revenue and attendance during the final quarter …

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two Idaho lawmakers have dropped their lawsuit against the Republican-led state Legislature and legislative leadership tha…

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Health officials in Idaho have confirmed the first known infection of a person in the Gem State with the United Kingdom variant of the coronav…

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The Clarkston School District would need an additional 43 teachers and 34 extra classrooms to bring its K-6 students back to full-time in-pers…

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A real-world test of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in more than half a million people confirms that it’s very effective at preventing serious illn…

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Public health officials have confirmed two more cases of Idaho residents infected with COVID-19 variants, including the fi…

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Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective, U.S. regulators said, a key milestone on the path toward giving Americans acce…

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One of the enduring questions of the COVID-19 pandemic is how much immunity people are left with after recovering from a coronavirus infection…

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Idaho clamped down on access to its allotment of COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday, requiring those who receive shots to show proof they live or work i…

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MOSCOW — Leaders with the Moscow School District are finalizing plans to shift all schools to four days of in-person instruction each week fol…

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A proposed law put forward by the Legislature to trim a governor’s powers while increasing its own during declared emergen…

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SEATTLE (AP) — The first known case of the coronavirus variant discovered in South Africa has surfaced in King County, and 19 additional cases…

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The state Utilities and Transportation Commission has extended protections for electric and natural gas customers strugg…

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For weeks after Cindy Pollock began planting tiny flags across her yard — one for each of the more than 1,800 Idahoans killed by COVID-19 — th…

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Whitman County reported one new death Monday and 28 new positive COVID-19 test results over the weekend.

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The Clarkston City Council voted 7-0 on Monday in favor of asking Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to reconsider the regional approach to reopening …

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The U.S. stood Sunday at the brink of a once-unthinkable tally: 500,000 people lost to the coronavirus.

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The region saw 17 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths reported Thursday, as the numbers continue their downward trend of recent weeks.

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation to make permanent changes in Idaho’s absentee ballot counting procedure passed the Senate on Thursday and is h…

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KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — Large COVID-19 vaccination sites in Spokane and Kennewick will be closed through the weekend because of weather delays…

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho lawmaker who introduced a bill to prohibit targeted picketing outside officials' homes found torch- and pitchfork…

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No new coronavirus deaths were reported Wednesday in north central Idaho or southeastern Washington as the spread of the disease in the area c…

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The icy blast across much of the U.S. injected more confusion and frustration into the nation’s COVID-19 vaccination drive Wednesday just when…

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About one-third of U.S. troops who have been offered a COVID-19 vaccine have declined the inoculation, initial Pentagon data show. The choice …

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Senate panel of lawmakers on Wednesday approved a constitutional amendment allowing the part-time Idaho Legislature to c…

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Idaho officials are pleased that nearly a third of Idahoans older than 65 have received at least their first COVID-19 vaccination, Gov. Brad L…

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WASHINGTON — A Democratic-led effort to pass a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package has passed its latest challenge with House committees adv…

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COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are dropping dramatically across the U.S., suggesting that measures to interrupt transmission are working,…

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Lawmakers in the Idaho House passed legislation Tuesday to trim a governor’s powers and increase their own during declared…

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Legislature has approved a bill that would waive some graduation requirements for individual students dur…

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PULLMAN — Pullman Public Schools’ top administrator is disappointed in Washington officials for halting Whitman County’s plan to administer CO…

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A large-scale COVID-19 vaccine clinic will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories facility, 2821 J…

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state and local leaders on Monday announced a sweeping effort to raise $30 million in private and public fund…

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ATLANTA (AP) — Average daily new coronavirus cases in the United States dipped below 100,000 in recent days for the first time in months, but …

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BOISE — Idaho officials reported fewer than 250 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 on Saturday as cases continue to decline across the s…

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MCCALL — Kattie Kingsley became worried when she realized the COVID-19 pandemic meant cancellation of all fundraisers last year for MCPAWS Regional Animal Shelter.

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Clinics and pharmacies in north central Idaho have administered 60 percent of the 18,875 doses of COVID-19 vaccine available in the five-count…

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Students in the Potlatch School District will return to in-person education five days a week on Feb. 22 after the school board approved the re…

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — More than two dozen members of the U.S. House of Representatives have called on the U.S. Department of Health and Human …

Friday, February 12, 2021
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OLYMPIA — All but six of Washington state’s 39 counties will be in Phase 2 of the state’s economic reopening plan as of Sunday, with five new …

Thursday, February 11, 2021
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MOSCOW — Some people are medically exempt from wearing a face covering, but the Americans with Disabilities Act does not require businesses to…

Tuesday, February 09, 2021
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The United States has now recorded more than 27 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 as the pandemic continues to rage.

Friday, February 05, 2021
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Washington’s 9th Legislative District Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, wants Asotin County to move into Phase 2 of the state’s COVID-19 recov…

Wednesday, February 03, 2021
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The tally of people who have succumbed to the coronavirus in the region reached 157 on Tuesday with reports of three more deaths.

Tuesday, February 02, 2021
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ASOTIN — The latest COVID-19 reopening plan unveiled by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has left some Asotin County officials scratching their heads.

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While millions of Americans wait for the COVID-19 vaccine, hospital board members, their trustees and donors around the country have gotten ea…

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