Inslee weighs measures to slow coronavirus, firefighters climb in Coeur d'Alene, and other headlines

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Spokane County still without confirmed COVID-19, Grant County patient dies

In a Sunday update, the Washington state Department of Health listed 136 confirmed COVID-19 coronavirus cases statewide, including 19 deaths, with one confirmed case erroneously labeled in Spokane County before it was marked "unassigned" while more information was gathered, the Spokesman-Review reports. While most deaths so far have been tied to an elderly care facility in Kirkland, a Quincy resident in their 80s also died.

Inslee considering mandatory measures to slow spread of coronavirus
While Washington state has been telling people how to practice good hygiene and slow the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Jay Inslee said Sunday that health officials are also considering their options for curtailing social activities on a mandatory basis, should that become necessary, the Seattle Times reports.

Some CDA firefighters hike in lieu of stair climb
After a popular stair climb cancer charity event for firefighters in Seattle was postponed, some firefighters took to Canfield Mountain on Sunday instead, the Coeur d'Alene Press reports.


Longhorn BBQ damaged in fire
In an early morning fire today, Longhorn BBQ in the Valley was damaged, KXLY reports.

And now for something a little different
Spokane got to watch The Bachelor play out live on Sunday when over the course of just 90 minutes, local bachelor Corbin Cabrera dated nine women and narrowed it down to give just one a final rose. (Spokesman-Review

Pokemon: Learn to Play @ The Comic Book Shop (NorthTown)

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Samantha Wohlfeil

Samantha Wohlfeil covers the environment, rural communities and cultural issues for the Inlander. Since joining the paper in 2017, she's reported how the weeks after getting out of prison can be deadly, how some terminally ill Eastern Washington patients have struggled to access lethal medication, and other sensitive...