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04/06/2020   NW News Network
A prisoner at the Monroe Correctional Complex has tested positive for COVID-19, making him the first incarcerated individual in a Washington prison known to have contracted the virus.
04/03/2020   NW News Network
It’s springtime in the Northwest: birds sing, emerald shoots are pushing up from the earth and the irrigation sprinklers tick, tick like clocks — same as always. But so much else has changed. Still, spring work starts up, ready or not. And Northwest growers are scrambling to figure out how to work around the global coronavirus pandemic and still bring in the coming harvest. Farmers wonder: Can they get it done safely? First Up: Asparagus A good stretch north of Pasco, Washington, Jim Middleton’s farm crew is washing stacks of plastic boxes, called lugs. They rattle as they fall to the concrete, then they’re washed and picked up again. Soon, they’ll be packed with fresh-cut asparagus. The packing shed is a very small space, but workers can keep their distance from one another in the field. “I don’t think it will be that bad,” Middleton says. “The crews are only one or two people, they are usually family members. We’re not ever congregating into big groups.” Harvest begins in a few days,
04/03/2020   NW News Network
In anticipation of state revenues cratering because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday vetoed more than $200 million of new spending from the supplemental budget passed by state lawmakers last month. Among the bigger ticket items Inslee eliminated was more than $100 million to hire 370 more school guidance counselors statewide and $35 million for para-educator training.

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04/06/2020   Tri-City Herald Mid-Columbia Sports
And a hydroplane racing event for the 2020 H1 Unlimited season is canceled.
04/03/2020   Seattle PI Mariners

The right-hander Cody Anderson, 29, was let go last week, according to multiple reports. He had signed with the Mariners in February as a minor-league free agent and received an invitation to the club's Major League camp.

04/01/2020   Seattle Times Sounders

Amid quarantines mandated by governments in efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, athletes and entertainers have utilize social media to connect with fans and each other.
03/31/2020   Seattle PI Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) — Even with major leaguers likely to receive some semblance of another spring training to get ready, teams are going to have to be creative with how they handle starting pitchers whenever baseball returns.

The last thing anyone wants is arm problems to arise almost immediately after baseball restarts -- whenever that ends up being because of coronavirus outbreak.

“Possibly having a six-man rotation or something along those lines. Maybe a piggyback situation for us just those first couple outings,” Seattle left-hander Marco Gonzales said during a conference call on Tuesday.

Gonzales was slated to be the Mariners' starter on opening day.

“Maybe we go three or four innings for the starters. And that’s who this affects most really is starting pitchers. Maybe we have a piggyback situation or something along those lines. Like I said, those are things we need to get creative with," he said.

No one knows when baseball will start again after being derailed by the COVID-19 virus pandemic. Players want to play as many games as possible -- even into November and December possibly -- without risking their health.

For pitchers, and specifically starters, the unknowns can be unnerving. After weeks in Arizona and Florida of building up arm strength pointed toward the start of the regular season, they’re back into offseason mode trying not to lose all that was gained during spring training.

“I think that as starting pitchers — I'm speaking for myself and probably a bunch of other guys on the team — we're doing everything we can to maintain kind of where we were, getting our up-and-downs and our pitch counts and all of that,” Chicago White Sox All-Star Lucas Giolito said.

“Despite limited resources, we're able to pick up a ball and throw it and...

03/31/2020   Seattle Times Sounders

GM Garth Lagerwey’s message to antsy soccer fans who are yearning to see the Sounders back in action is that there’s a link between safe health practices and the resumption of the season.
03/27/2020   Seattle Times Sounders

The event center between CenturyLink Field and T-Mobile Park — home in normal times to concerts, dog shows and boat shows — will soon become a field hospital as Seattle's health care system girds for a continued flood of coronavirus patients.
03/24/2020   Seattle PI Mariners

Local baseball fans will still have Mariners games to enjoy for the foreseeable future, starting on what was supposed to be 2020 Opening Day.


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04/06/2020   Forbes Latest Headlines
NBC, ABC, and CBS are coming together for a global broadcast on April 18 called One World: Together at Home.
04/06/2020   Forbes Latest Headlines
As this column went to press, new Covid-19 infections and economic fears were blowing up around the world.
04/06/2020   Forbes Latest Headlines
With the current pandemic, FinTech companies have a golden opportunity to shine as the next ‘McMoney’ for America when it comes to fast service with a smile.
04/06/2020   USA Today Top Stories
President Trump said Monday travel restrictions are still under consideration, but says he recognized the need for airline flights to continue.
      
04/06/2020   Fox News Latest Headlines
Meghan King Edmonds appeared to be knocking her estranged husband, Jim Edmonds, yet again on social media. 
04/06/2020   UPI Latest News
A 2-hour concert event called "One World: Together at Home" is set to air across NBC, ABC, CBS and other global networks and platforms on April 18.
04/06/2020   Fox News Latest Headlines
Quarterback Tom Brady’s two-decade run in New England came to an end earlier in the offseason, when he signed a two-year, $50 million deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
04/06/2020   Fox News Latest Headlines
New Jersey Gov. Phill Murphy got the green light from President Trump on Monday to utilize beds aboard the USNS Comfort for patients with coronavirus. 
04/06/2020   UPI Latest News
In his first public comments since releasing Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers general manager Marty Hurney said it was a "difficult" decision to part ways with the former NFL MVP quarterback.
04/06/2020   USA Today Top Stories
Trump says he will look into case, saying Capt. Crozier has had "a very good career," and he doesn't "want to destroy somebody for having a bad day."
      
04/06/2020   UPI Latest News
The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Monday ruled that Gov. Tony Evers cannot postpone the state's primary election after he issued an order to move the vote to June in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
04/06/2020   USA Today Top Stories
Boris Johnson, 55, asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab "to deputize for him where necessary," according to a Downing Street statement.
      
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04/06/2020   Fox Sports:College Football
For this most unusual year, the Houston Open gets its old spot back one week before the Masters
04/06/2020   Fox Sports:College Football
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver does not expect any decisions to be made until at least May about the possible resumption of the 2019-20 season
04/06/2020   Fox Sports:College Football
The Los Angeles Rams don't expect to replace Todd Gurley with just one running back
04/03/2020   ESPN College Sports
MyKayla Skinner sat out the 2020 NCAA season in pursuit of making the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team. With the Olympics postponed, she's now in limbo.
04/02/2020   ESPN College Sports
Old Dominion cut its wrestling program, citing the financial impact of the coronavirus as a contributing factor.
04/02/2020   ESPN College Sports
North Dakota's Jordan Kawaguchi, Minnesota Duluth's Scott Perunovich and Maine's Jeremy Swayman were named Thursday as the three finalists for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award, given to college hockey's most outstanding player.