NE WASHINGTON WEEKEND IN REVIEW: Washington enters re-opening phase, Bradley’s TKD holding fundraiser, Bloomsday carries on – sorta and Don Shula passes away
Washington will soon enter into re-opening phase of COVID-19 pandemic
Washington state is just days away from entering phase one of reopening parts of the economy and social interactions, but don’t expect any big changes to Oregon’s social distancing measures this week. In Washington, phase one of a four step plan to reopen starts on a Tuesday. One of the biggest changes people will see is more access and opportunities for outdoor recreation. Washingtonians will be able to hunt and fish, go boating, play rounds of golf and hit the hiking trails but social distancing measures will remain in place and people shouldn’t be recreating with other people outside of their household. Click here for the full story.
Dozens of Spokane Runners try to recreate postponed Bloomsday
The throngs of cheering fans, live music and ceremonial T-shirts all looked a bit different Sunday with the official Bloomsday postponed, but diehard Bloomies still marked some milestones. The 12-kilometer road race that has become the unofficial kickoff to spring in Spokane over the past 43 years will instead take place Sept. 20, with large public gatherings currently prohibited under Gov. Jay Inslee’s stay-home order. A dedicated band of runners and their supporters went ahead with their own observance Sunday, as groups of three or four racers, walkers and longtime Bloomies at a time held their own unofficial version of the event on a blustery, balmy May morning. Click here for the full story.
Bradley’s Taekwondo holding fundraiser to stay open after pandemic
Bradley’s Taekwondo is holding a fundraiser for the school to keep it going. Being a martial arts studio it doesn’t fall in some of the traditional business models and getting the small business loans has been difficult. The school has taught martial arts to many Chewelah-area students but has had to continue to pay rent and utilities during the pandemic while not being able to let students through the door. Here is a way to help a local business in town…
Legendary NFL coach Don Shula dies at 90
Don Shula, who won the most games of any NFL coach and led the Miami Dolphins to the only perfect season in league history, died Monday at his home, the team said. He was 90. Shula surpassed George Halas’ league-record 324 victories in 1993. He retired following the 1995 season with 347 wins, 173 losses and six ties, and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1997. Click here for the full story.