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Fake news or the truth? Russia cracks down on virus postings

April 1, 2020, 8:47am Politics

MOSCOW — Two weeks ago, an opposition-leaning radio station in Russia interviewed political analyst Valery Solovei, who alleged the government was lying when it said no one had died in the country from the coronavirus. Read story

UK’s Johnson under fire for low number of COVID-19 tests

April 1, 2020, 8:43am Politics

LONDON — When Prime Minister Boris Johnson developed a cough and fever, he got a test for the new coronavirus. Most other Britons won’t be offered one. Read story

Trump says ‘life and death’ at stake in following guidelines

April 1, 2020, 8:43am Politics

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump warned Americans to brace for a “hell of a bad two weeks” ahead as the White House projected there could be 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the U.S. from the coronavirus pandemic even if current social distancing guidelines are maintained. Read story

Decision on extending stay home order in Washington, activating National Guard expected ‘in day or so’

April 1, 2020, 8:26am Editor's Choice

OLYMPIA — A decision on whether to extend Washington’s stay-home order and closure of nonessential businesses is likely soon, and with it could come activation of some National Guard units. Read story

Volley of Washington, Oregon orders like ‘policy pingpong’

April 1, 2020, 6:01am Clark County Health

In early March, Gov. Jay Inslee and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown ramped up COVID-19 precautions. Read story

CBO: Trump’s budget would add trillions more to deficit

March 31, 2020, 6:38pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration’s fiscal 2021 budget request would add $5.4 trillion more to the cumulative 10-year deficit than the White House originally estimated, according to a Congressional Budget Office analysis released Monday. Read story

How will we vote? Outbreak revives debate on mail-in ballots

March 31, 2020, 4:32pm Election

OLYMPIA — As the coronavirus pandemic knocks primary election after primary election off schedule, Democrats argue the outbreak shows the country needs to move toward one of their longtime goals — widespread voting by mail — to protect the November election. Read story

White House projects 100,000 to 240,000 U.S. deaths from virus

March 31, 2020, 3:44pm Latest News

WASHINGTON — The White House on Tuesday projected 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the U.S. from the coronavirus pandemic if current social distancing guidelines are maintained. President Donald Trump called American efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus “a matter of life and death” and urged the public to heed his administration’s social distancing guidelines. Read story

How dire projections, grim images dashed Trump’s Easter plan

March 31, 2020, 2:45pm Politics

WASHINGTON — The two doctors spread out their charts on the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office. Read story

Ex wildlife chief: Trump rule could kill billions of birds

March 31, 2020, 1:03pm Politics

BUTTE, Mont. — At a former open pit copper mine filled with billions of gallons of toxic water, sirens and loud pops from propane cannons echo off the granite walls to scare away birds so they don’t land. Read story