Trump ignores his own public health guidelines, COVID-19 death-toll nears 70,000, and other headlines


Even as U.S. President Donald Trump urges states to reopen their economies, his own administration projects that the death toll from COVID-19 will spike to 3,000 people per day.

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U.S. death toll
Almost 69,000 people nationwide have died from COVID-19. (Johns Hopkins University)

Coronavirus is not fading
More than a month has passed since fewer than 1,000 people died from COVID-19 in one day. An estimated 25,000 new cases are identified everyday. (New York Times)

Regional thinking
Washington's slow reopening plan is taking shape while Spokane officials are pressing for a fast-tracked plan for the region. (Spokesman-Review)

Ignoring your own advice
President Trump is cheering on governors who are reopening their states despite the fact that they aren't following the public health guidelines laid out by his own administration. (Washington Post)


Talking points
Joe Biden's campaign is aiming to leverage his experience working on the economic recovery after the 2008 recession in the Obama administration during the presidential election. (New York Times)

Going solo
World leaders have joined a pledge to raise $8 billion to develop a COVID-19 vaccine. The U.S. is not among them. (New York Times)

"I don't want to die here"
Letters from inmates in the Harris County Jail in Houston, Texas, one of the largest jails in America, reveal the fear and uncertainty that inmates face during the pandemic. (ProPublica)

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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.