Inslee issues proclamations on travel restrictions and updates to existing religious guidance

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Yesterday, Gov. Jay Inslee issued a 14-day quarantine requirement for anyone returning to Washington state after visiting the United Kingdom, South Africa and other countries where a new variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, 501Y.V, has been circulating. Gov. Inslee also updated Proclamation 20-25 and related guidance for houses of worship, weddings, and funerals. Currently, houses of worship are permitted to hold indoor services with up to 25% room capacity or 200 people, whichever is fewer.

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Dec. 21st, 1864, Sherman’s March to the Sea is Concluded

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From November 15 until December 21, 1864, Union General William T. Sherman led some 60,000 soldiers on a 285-mile march from Atlanta to Savannah, Georgia. The purpose of Sherman’s March to the Sea was to frighten Georgia’s civilian population into abandoning the Confederate cause. Sherman’s soldiers did not destroy any of the towns in their path, but they stole food and livestock and burned the houses and barns of people who tried to fight back. The Yankees were “not only fighting hostile armies, but a hostile people,” Sherman explained; as a result, they needed to “make old and young, rich and poor, feel the hard hand of war.”

Tri-State Memorial Hospital Begins Vaccination Process of Employees

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CLARKSTON, WA – December 21, 2020 -Tri-State Memorial Hospital & Medical Campus received the
Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine last week and began giving the vaccine to employees on Wednesday, December
16. Tri-State Memorial Hospital will be following the federal and state guidelines for administering the
vaccine. The first phase, or tier, is to allocate the vaccine to first responders and healthcare workers. As
of Friday, December 18, 20 employees have received the vaccination, with many more signing up daily.
Washington State created a phased approach to the COVID-19 vaccine.

Ecology completes environmental review for proposed Kalama methanol facility

Analysis will guide permitting decisions for proposed methanol project

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OLYMPIA – Today, the Washington Department of Ecology released its final lifecycle analysis of the likely greenhouse gas emissions from a proposed methanol manufacturing facility in Kalama, concluding that the project would increase greenhouse gas emissions in Washington state. 

DEVELOPING: A Hit & Run just Occurred on Main ST in Lewiston

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LEWISTON, ID - A White Suburban just clipped another vehicle and took off from the scene. The original collision took place out in front of the liquor store, when the subject then headed for D Street, fleeing the scene with the complaintent in pursuit. The vehicle is now being tailed by police. This post will be updated as more details become available. 



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