Fauci cautions against reopening too quickly, SCOTUS hears Trump tax case, and other headlines

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NATION:
The amount of federal aid given to states amidst the COVID-19 pandemic could depend on their political hue.

NEWS: The Coeur d'Alene and Spokane police departments are among the regional law enforcement agencies that have experimented with phone-hacking digital forensics technology.


FOOD: Restaurants in Washington state can now sell premade cocktails to-go when ordered with food.

COVID-19

U.S. death toll
Around 80,600 people have died from COVID-19 nationwide. (Johns Hopkins University)

LIVE: Health officials testify
Dr. Anthony Fauci and other health officials are testifying virtually before the Senate. Fauci is expected to caution against reopening the country too quickly. (New York Times)


Testing slog
Washington officials are facing a new challenge as they try to ramp up testing: assembling test kits. (Seattle Times)

Ready to reopen
Spokane Regional Health District Health Officer Bob Lutz and other regional elected officials say that Spokane County is ready to reopen. (Spokesman-Review)

Disobeying orders
Despite Washington Gov. Jay Inslee's coronavirus lockdown order, construction projects kept humming along. (Seattle Times)

The new normal
As China moves to reopen its economy, workplaces are maintaining public health protocols like mask-wearing requirements, use of disinfectants and social distancing. (New York Times)

IN OTHER NEWS...


LIVE: Supreme Court hears Trump tax case
The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments about whether U.S. President Donald Trump can block subpoenas to his financial information from Congress and federal prosecutors. (New York Times)

What crime?
After President Trump accused former President Barack Obama of committing the "biggest political crime in American history," Senate Republicans aren't jumping on the bandwagon. (Politico)

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Josh Kelety

As a staff writer, Josh covers criminal justice issues and Spokane County government. Previously, he worked as a reporter for Seattle Weekly. Josh grew up in Port Townsend and graduated from the University of Washington. Message him through Signal @ (360) 301-3490.