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THE INDEPENDENT FOR DEC. 3, 2020
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COVID NEWS

NE Tri-County Health District bracing for holiday spikes in COVID numbers

NE Tri County Health is bracing for a further spiking in numbers for COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations after the typical travel-heavy and gathering-laden Thanksgiving holiday. In a media briefing the day after they saw the region’s biggest one day increase in virus cases – 87 cases being reported for Wednesday – NE Tri County Health officials again urged people to follow prevention guidelines.

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SPORTS NEWS


COLLEGE BASKETBALL: No. 1 Gonzaga rallies to beat No. 11 West Virginia 87-82

Jalen Suggs returned in the second half provided No. 1 Gonzaga the energy it needed to rally past No. 11 West Virginia 87-82 on Wednesday in Indianapolis as part of the Jimmy V Classic. Gonzaga improved to 3-0 on the year and was led by Joel Ayayi’s career-high 21 points. Andrew Nembhard and Corey Kispert each scored 19 points.

Suggs, meanwhile was a swiss army knife with four points, five assists and six rebounds – most of that in the second half. In the first half it appeared he went down with an ankle injury but returned to the floor in the second half. He provided the size the Zags needed going up against the tall Mountaineers.

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BUSINESS NEWS

Stevens County reports 103 new jobless claims at the end of November

Heading into the winter and the final month of 2020, jobless claims in Stevens County remain at historically high levels but nothing compared to the volume of claims filed in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Stevens County saw 103 new jobless claims filed in the last week of November, which is lower than the previous week and much lower than when 748 new jobless claims were filed at the end of March.

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