Idaho issues stay-at-home order, Senate approves stimulus bill, and other morning headlines


COVER: The coronavirus has upended lives across the Inland Northwest. For this week's issue, we told those human stories on the grief, anxiety and — occasionally — inspiration facing everyone.

MUSIC: As Spokane's music venues go dark, owners and artists look with hope and caution toward an uncertain future.

NEWS: Coeur d'Alene-based virologist Karen Yao says that the Inland Northwest should take the threat of COVID-19 seriously.


Home in the Gem State
Idaho Gov. Brad Little issued a stay-at-home order. Here's what that means. (Idaho Statesman)

Tragedy hits Pullman
Bryce Beekman, a Washington State University football player, died Tuesday night at 22 years old. The Whitman County Coroner says it will take months to determine the cause and manner of death. (KXLY)

Curve rising
Spokane County saw a relatively large jump in confirmed COVID-19 cases yesterday. There are now 54 cases, up from 33 the day before. (KXLY)

Petition for a refund
WSU students are frustrated that they're still paying for campus facilities that they're unable to use. (Spokesman-Review)

Stimulus bill passed
The Senate approved a $2 trillion stimulus package — for real this time. (CNN)

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Wilson Criscione

Wilson Criscione, born and raised in Spokane, is an Inlander staff writer covering education and social services in the Inland Northwest.