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Gonzaga Recalls Its Students From Florence Campus Due To Coronavirus

Students enrolled in the Gonzaga-in-Florence program have been asked to return home bccause of reports of coronavirus in Italy. University spokesman Pete Tormey reports no students have been exposed, but the university is acting out of caution.

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February Membership Drawing: Tickets to Spokane Symphony's Russian Passions Concert & Dinner

SPR will give away 4 packages for tickets to see the Spokane Symphony and dine at Spencer's for Steaks & Chops of Spokane for the February drawing.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has apparently resolved a problem that has hindered testing for the new coronavirus, NPR has learned.

There's been a bottleneck in testing for the new coronavirus because of problems with the test kits the CDC has distributed to labs around the U.S.

Last night, the CDC announced a new case of the COVID-19 disease in California that could represent the first U.S. case of the virus spreading within the general population. That diagnosis was delayed because testing wasn't done immediately.

Stocks continued their downward slide on Thursday, with major indexes falling into correction territory. Investors are worried about the economic toll of a widening coronavirus epidemic.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled more than 500 points in the opening minutes of trading. The blue chip index is down more than 10% from its recent peak on February 12. The broader S&P 500 index has also lost more than 10% of its value in just over a week.

Some 60 million people rely on Southeast Asia's Mekong River for their sustenance. But the Mekong is under threat.

While China is building dams that sharply reduce the water flow and sediment downstream, other countries along the river share some of the blame.

Washington Department of Natural Resources

Washington Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz says rural residents are losing their homeowners' insuranc coverage because of concerns about wildfire danger.

Franz says the non-renewal notices came despite the fact some homeowners have worked to make their property more fire resistant.

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Students enrolled in the Gonzaga-in-Florence program have been asked to return home bccause of reports of coronavirus in Italy. University spokesman Pete Tormey reports no students have been exposed, but the university is acting out of caution.

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