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Governor Inslee to visit Spokane elementary school. Spokane mass vaccination site 8,000 dose allocation. Mariners CEO resigns.

Governor Jay Inslee to visit Spokane's Stevens Elementary School

Governor Jay Inslee will be visiting Spokane's Stevens Elementary School on Tuesday to see how the school is working to return students to the classroom.

According to the governor's office, he will be touring the school at 11:30 a.m. and will speak to the media afterwards. The tour will include stops in classrooms and a listening session with the governor and teachers, staff and school leadership, according to the governor's office. Read More


Spokane mass vaccination site allocated 8,000 doses of vaccine

The Spokane Arena COVID-19 mass vaccination site will receive 8,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine, allowing appointments already scheduled for first and second doses from Feb. 23 - 27 to take place, according to the Washington Department of Health and CHAS Health.

The Spokane Regional Health District announced the allotment of vaccines to the vaccination site on Monday night.

This comes as inclement weather nationwide continues to delay COVID-19 vaccine shipments, forcing the Spokane Arena mass vaccination site and other local providers to reschedule appointments. Read more.

Mariners CEO Kevin Mather resigns after fallout from controversial speech

Mariners President and CEO Kevin Mather has resigned following a speech he gave on Feb. 5 to the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club that was considered by many inappropriate, controversial, and insulting. 

"Like all of you, I was extremely disappointed when I learned of Kevin Mather's recent comments," said Mariners Chairman and Managing Partner John Stanton in a statement Monday. "His comments were inappropriate and do not represent our organization's feelings about our players, staff, and fans." 

Mather's resignation is effective immediately. Stanton will serve as acting president and CEO until a successor is chosen. Read more.

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