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Posted: Jun 26, 2020

Washington exceeds 30,000 COVID-19 cases one day before statewide mask mandate

Washington state's confirmed COVID-19 case total exceeded 30,000 Thursday, just one day before Governor Jay Inslee's statewide mask mandate will be in effect. The Washington State Department of Health reported 30,367 COVID-19 cases, up 498 from Wednesday, and 1,300 deaths, up seven from the state's last coronavirus report.
- PUB DATE: 6/26/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
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Posted: Jun 26, 2020

Governor: Spokane ‘right on the verge of a very dire situation’ as COVID-19 cases continue rise

Welcome to the first wave, Spokane. Gov. Jay Inslee visited Spokane on Thursday amid soaring COVID-19 infection rates that are higher than they’ve ever been and increasing hospitalizations. What he found was equal parts disheartening and hopeful. “Spokane is right on the verge of a very dire situation because of this pandemic,” Inslee said.
- PUB DATE: 6/26/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Spokesman-Review - Metered Site
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Posted: Jun 25, 2020

Police investigate rash of arsons in South Seattle

A series of arsons in South Seattle has triggered an alert from fire officials, who say businesses and residents should take steps to prevent more of the deliberately set fires. At least eight of the arsons occurred Monday through Wednesday, and the majority of them were located along or near Rainier Avenue South.
- PUB DATE: 6/25/2020 8:34:27 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
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Posted: Jun 25, 2020

Governor Inslee announces statewide mask mandate; state reports 483 new cases

The Washington State Department of Health on Wednesday reported 483 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and nine additional deaths. Statewide totals have reached 29,869 cases and 1,293 deaths, up from 29,386 cases and 1,284 deaths on Tuesday. King County continues to be the hardest hit with 9,453 cases and 604 deaths.
- PUB DATE: 6/25/2020 3:15:14 AM - SOURCE: Olympian
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Posted: Jun 25, 2020

Pittsburgh officials: New 'silent' alarm system cuts down on first responder stress, streamlines info

City public safety officials and Mayor Bill Peduto on Wednesday showed off a new “silent” alarm system that alerts only the fire and EMS stations that are being dispatched to the call, rather than blasting the call on a radio for every station and first responder on duty to hear. The $2.8 million, decade-in-the-making alarm system will cut down first responders’ stress levels and streamline services, officials said.
- PUB DATE: 6/25/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post Gazette
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