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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Prepared statements from Washington State’s athletic director and football coach in recent days suggest a clear policy in regard to access to …

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MOSCOW — A small campus protest was staged Tuesday to oppose the University of Idaho’s plan to hold in-person classes this fall as UI Presiden…

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The Clarkston School District’s modified fall schedule will provide a blended approach to education once classes begin later this month.

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Consumers’ coronavirus-driven purchasing patterns are still bolstering the bottom line for Clearwater Paper, one of Lewiston’s largest employers.

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MOSCOW — The director of the soccer tournament that Moscow Mayor Bill Lambert shut down Sunday over COVID-19 concerns apologized to Lambert an…

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There were four new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the north central Idaho on Tuesday, a sharp decline over Monday’s 15 cases.

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Quarterback Gardner Minshew was ready for Jacksonville’s “first day of school.”

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — At least 25 campers and staff members at a camp east of Portland, Oregon have tested positive for COVID-19.

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MALTBY, Wash. (AP) — The owner of a plant nursery in Washington state has been fined $4,200 for failing to ensure a safe workplace and potenti…

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BOSTON (AP) — Big house parties and weddings, summer camps, concerts, crowded bars and restaurants, shopping trips without masks — Americans' …

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Nine cases of COVID-19 have emerged among 125 University of Idaho student-athletes tested during the past month, the school confirmed Monday.

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High school students who plan to attend postsecondary institutions in Idaho during the 2021-22 academic year will not be required to take a co…

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Public Health – Idaho North Central District posted its largest single increase in COVID-19 cases Monday with 15 new infections reported since…

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The Lewiston School Board reviewed an action plan at its Monday meeting that is designed to address racism within its schools through district…

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MOSCOW — One woman said it is time to stop being afraid, and a high school student asked how long this nonsense is going to go on. Other resid…

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The Whitman County commissioners are using nearly a third of their federal coronavirus relief funds to provide financial help for small busine…

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Two youth sports tournaments that drew large crowds from across the region to Moscow during the weekend were shut down suddenly by the city’s …

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Employment Security Department Commissioner Suzi LeVine said Monday that an initial backlog of claims of people who had …

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In threatening a boycott of the football season Sunday, a group of Pac-12 players characterized their demands in sweeping terms.

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BOISE — When she gave birth to triplets seven years ago, Tami Hanson quit her middle-school teaching job in the West Ada School District. When…

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Whitman County received five new positive COVID-19 tests Sunday, bringing the county’s total to 95.

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Who gets to be first in line for a COVID-19 vaccine? U.S. health authorities hope by late next month to have some draft guidance on how to rat…

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COLFAX — Whitman County received two new positive COVID-19 results on Saturday, bringing the county’s total to 90.

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SEATTLE — Washington’s embattled psychiatric hospital has seen a spike of more than 20 new COVID-19 cases in the past two weeks.

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There is an online petition and a protest planned for Tuesday by a group of Moscow and Palouse region community members who prefer the Univers…

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Seven new cases of COVID-19 were reported Friday in the five-county region served by Public Health – Idaho North Central District.

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Criminal jury trials, which were planned to restart in Idaho on Monday, have again been put on hold because of the continuing increase in COVI…

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A judge ruled Wednesday that a petition to remove a Washington state county sheriff from office can move forward after h…

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy suffered its sharpest downturn since at least the 1940s in the second quarter, highlighting how the pandemic has…

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A joint legislative working group voted 16-2 Thursday to recommend that Idaho Gov. Brad Little call a special session to address liability con…

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The Idaho Democratic Party has canceled next month’s in-person platform convention in Boise, citing the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the…

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Several traditional events that are usually held the first weekend of August have been called off this year — and the coronavirus isn’t the on…

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon officials reported on Thursday the state's first decline in weekly coronavirus cases since early May.

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A working group of Idaho lawmakers approved proposed legislation Thursday creating a liability shield for protection again…

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — As a $600 weekly bonus to those seeking unemployment benefits in Washington expired, the state saw a slight dip in new w…

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NEW YORK (AP) — While deaths from the coronavirus in the U.S. are mounting rapidly, public health experts are seeing a flicker of good news: T…

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MOSCOW — After a successful practice run of its new in-house COVID-19 testing capabilities Wednesday morning, University of Idaho leaders say …

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There will be no fall sports for Pullman, Clarkston and the other Greater Spokane League teams, District 8 administrators decided in a meeting…

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Zayden Simmons, 5, of Uniontown, plays in the Snake River with his brother, Zander, 3, on a hot Wednesday afternoon at Hells Gate State Park in Lewiston. The temperature topped out at 97 degrees in the valley Wednesday. Today’s forecast calls for a high of 110.

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The Lewiston School Board approved a three-phased reopening plan for schools this fall during a special meeting Wednesday.

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BOISE ­— The Idaho Department of Correction “with great sadness” Wednesday reported the death of an incarcerated man hospitalized in Boise wit…

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — As the world races to find a vaccine and a treatment for COVID-19, there is seemingly no antidote in sight to the burg…

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SEATTLE (AP) — Many local government employees around the Puget Sound region will work from home until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemi…

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The Council of Presidents for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics decided Tuesday to move most fall sports championships in …

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Idaho public school officials say greater legal protection is needed to shield districts from coronavirus-related lawsuits.

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OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee announced Tuesday that the statewide pause for counties looking to advance from their current stage of COVID-19 econ…

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A Republican proposal to slash the $600 weekly benefit boost for those left jobless because of the coronavirus shutdown could result in weeks …

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Organizations that advocate for schools, counties, county sheriffs and businesses said Tuesday they want lawmakers called …

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The baseball season descended deeper into crisis Tuesday, states such as Mississippi and South Carolina cast about for m…

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FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Global air travel is recovering more slowly than expected and it will take until until 2024 to return to pre-pandemi…

Tuesday, July 28, 2020
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The Lewiston City Council approved a face mask advisory order Monday night to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, but stopped short of ma…

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The biggest test yet of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine got underway Monday with the first of about 30,000 Americans rolling up their sleeves…

Monday, July 27, 2020
Sunday, July 26, 2020
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School districts in the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley are working to flesh out plans for reopening as the start of the school year quickly approaches.

Saturday, July 25, 2020
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The Lewiston City Council is reverting to an online-only meeting format Monday after a crush of testimony last week over a face mask advisory …

Friday, July 24, 2020
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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, citing safety concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic, abruptly canceled the “big crowded” portion of the R…

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The Washington State football team began mandatory workouts this week in the face of the coronavirus pandemic as the Pac-12 reportedly worked …

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PULLMAN — Washington State University’s Pullman campus announced Thursday it will not offer face-to-face classes in the fall.

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Cases of COVID-19 have been surging throughout the states that comprise Pac-12 schools. However, the numbers of athletes who test positive don…

Thursday, July 23, 2020
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Moscow’s wastewater may be bearing witness to a larger number of COVID-19 infections in the community, according to an ongoing study by Biobot…

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
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The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association on Tuesday decided to split its schedule, creating a unique but tentative format by movi…

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump warned Tuesday that the “nasty horrible’” coronavirus will get worse in the U.S. before it gets better, bu…

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
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Commercial passenger airlines are gradually restoring service in the region after a dramatic reduction in the spring when much of the country …

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Beginning today, Albertsons and Petco joined the ranks of Costco, Walmart and other retail businesses that are now requiring customers to wear…

Monday, July 20, 2020
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The same pandemic-related questions that have bedeviled professional and college sports are front and center for high school administrators ac…

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NEW YORK — Jana Jumpp spends eight hours a day updating a spreadsheet — not for work, but a recent hobby: figuring out how many of Amazon’s 40…

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BOISE — Idaho reported slightly fewer new coronavirus infections on Sunday than it has in recent days, though the number of new cases jumped i…

Sunday, July 19, 2020
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A fast-rising tide of new coronavirus cases is flooding emergency rooms in parts of the United States, with some patients moved into hallways …

Saturday, July 18, 2020