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08/12/2020   NW News Network
In February, Tiffany Krueger and her business partner Joanna Sather fulfilled their dream of opening a small training gym focused on serving women in the Olympia area. Athena Fitness and Wellness offered large group workout classes, small group training, a Himalayan Salt room, a sauna and even child care. And then the coronavirus pandemic struck. “I think it’s like the worst timing ever,” Krueger said in a recent interview.
08/10/2020   NW News Network
A firefighter who helped put out a recent wildfire in north-central Washington has been diagnosed with COVID-19. It’s the third state Department of Natural Resources firefighter diagnosis this fire season. In response, land managers are asking people to avoid starting fires to help keep crews safe.
08/10/2020   NW News Network
Near Walla Walla, Washington, off U.S. Highway 12, stacks of baled straw are plunked down in jagged rows. They cut boxy midday shadows amid the crew-cut stubble. It’s harvest time.
08/09/2020   Tri-City Herald Hanford News
Hanford site ranks “right at the top of my priority list,” Brouillette told Sen. Cantwell.

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08/01/2020   Seattle PI Mariners

Center fielder Kyle Lewis kept his hitting magic alive and starting pitcher Taijuan Walker dazzled in his return to the Emerald City as the Ms (4-4) topped the Oakland A’s (3-4) at T-Mobile Park 5-3 Friday night. It marked the club’s third straight win.

07/30/2020   Seattle PI Mariners

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout was placed on the paternity list before the Los Angeles Angels' game against the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night.

The reigning AL Most Valuable Player and his wife, Jessica, are expecting their first child, which is due on Monday. Trout, who turns 29 on Aug. 7, initially expressed reservations about playing the season due to the coronavirus pandemic when players started summer camp workouts but was pleased with how the Angels were trying to keep players healthy.

Angels manager Joe Maddon said that Trout informed him before Wednesday's game that it was possible he would be leaving. Maddon also said after Thursday's 8-5 loss to Seattle that he had not heard if the baby was born.

The power-hitting outfielder batted .292 with a home run and four RBIs in Los Angeles' first six games.

The Angels recalled right-handed pitcher Kyle Keller to take Trout's roster spot. Brian Goodwin moved from right to center field and will bat second, which is Trout's usual spot in the lineup.

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07/28/2020   Seattle PI Mariners

From players ignoring prohibitions on handshakes, high-fives and hugs, to some sitting noticeably closer than six feet apart in dugouts during games, the recently launched baseball season has provided ample evidence old habits are hard to shake, even when the changes are meant to mitigate the risk of spreading the coronavirus.

The outbreak among Miami Marlins players has highlighted the major leagues' vulnerabilities, though teams were already reexamining approaches after the first few days of play.

“We have to do a better job,” Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais said. “I think we’re saying all the right stuff but when you watch the games we have to do the right thing.”

Major League Baseball on Tuesday suspended the Marlins’ season through Sunday following the positive tests on the team and the Philadelphia Phillies, who hosted Miami last weekend, will remain idled until Friday. It's not clear how the virus spread among Marlins players, though the cascading postponements have focused attention on safety protocols.

Teams were aggressive in the ramp up to the season while preparing to return to the field during the pandemic. Having players dress outside of cramped clubhouses, utilizing empty stands as auxiliary dugout space, giving players the option to wear masks during games and restricting sports reporters’ access to team personnel are the new normal around the league.

But they haven't been able to totally curb players' natural tendencies to engage in physical contact during the ebb and flow of actual games.

In Oakland, a series between the Athletics and visiting Angels featured several instances of suspect social distancing. One of the most glaring was on Friday when A’s players swarmed Matt Olson after a game-ending grand slam in the 10th...

07/26/2020   Seattle Times Sounders

Injuries are forcing an adjustment Monday for the Sounders’ matchup against Los Angeles FC in the tournament’s Round of 16 knockout game at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The match will air at 8 p.m. PT on Fox Sports 1.
07/25/2020   Seattle Times Sounders

LAFC and Seattle will meet again Monday with a lot at stake, this time to advance in the MLS is Back tournament at the ESPN Wide World of Sports.
07/23/2020   Seattle Times Sounders

The Sounders (1-1-1) received help from the Vancouver Whitecaps to finish second in Group B and will face a to-be-determined opponent in the Round of 16 on Monday.

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08/13/2020   Forbes Latest Headlines
Carbon emissions, often viewed by businesses as an externality, are beginning to cost companies, and investors are taking note. To learn more, I spoke with Fifth Wall, a venture capital firm focused on real estate’s carbon impact.
08/13/2020   Forbes Latest Headlines
The S&P went into Thursday’s session just shy of a new record high.
08/13/2020   Forbes Latest Headlines
The San Francisco 49ers have come to terms on a five-year extension with George Kittle, making him the highest-paid tight end in NFL history.
08/13/2020   Fox News Latest Headlines
Reese Witherspoon reacted to Joe Biden's naming of Kamala Harris as his running mate in the 2020 presidential election with a story about her own political endeavors.
08/13/2020   Fox News Latest Headlines
The American people are going to have to consider the Democratic Party’s position on defunding the police after Sen. Kamala Harris was added to the ticket as Joe Biden’s running mate, said former acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker on Thursday.
08/13/2020   USA Today Top Stories
California is 'turning the corner' as hospitalizations decrease. Florida to begin Disney World cast testing. Latest COVID-19 news.
      
08/13/2020   Fox News Latest Headlines
A federal appeals court in New Orleans upheld the constitutionality of the all-male military draft system Thursday, citing a 1981 U.S. Supreme Court decision.
08/13/2020   UPI Latest News
The Food and Drug Administration warned Thursday that another harmful chemical has been found in hand sanitizers connected to a manufacturer in Mexico and should not be used.
08/13/2020   USA Today Top Stories
The storm, which is the 10th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, has maximum sustained winds of 45 mph.
      
08/13/2020   UPI Latest News
A family boating on Lake Michigan conducted an unusual rescue when they found a dog swimming 4 miles from shore.
08/13/2020   USA Today Top Stories
Will more restaurants close or file for bankruptcy amid COVID-19? Chains like Outback, Applebee's and IHOP are most at risk for not paying back debts.
      
08/13/2020   UPI Latest News
Student-athletes at colleges and universities nationwide would be covered by a "bill of rights" that guarantees compensation and other benefits under a proposal outlined Thursday by a group of Democratic senators.
08/13/2020   ESPN College Sports
The Western Athletic Conference joined a growing number of its peers and has suspended fall sports competition until at least the end of the calendar year.
08/13/2020   ESPN College Sports
The NCAA's chief medical officer and its two primary infectious disease advisers say the nation's focus should be on controlling the coronavirus pandemic instead of playing fall sports.
08/13/2020   ESPN College Sports
A group of U.S. senators on Thursday morning released a list of items they see as important rights belonging to college athletes that they hope to soon protect or enforce with federal laws.
08/13/2020   Fox Sports:College Football
Texas Rangers vs Colorado Rockies - Friday on FOX Sports Southwest Plus - Channel Listings
08/13/2020   Fox Sports:College Football
Marlins Park will have a new look for its 2020 season debut Friday, thanks to cozier dimensions and a switch to artificial turf
08/13/2020   Fox Sports:College Football
All-Pro tight end George Kittle has agreed to a five-year extension with the San Francisco 49ers that reportedly is the richest contract ever at the position
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