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3 things to know Tuesday

Today Governor Inslee will make phase announcements, restaurants are struggling to hire staff and baseball is back in Spokane.

Gov. Inslee's Tuesday COVID-19 update could come with Phase 2 rollback for Spokane

Washington Governor Jay Inslee is expected to announce on Tuesday if any counties, including Spokane, will move phases in the "Healthy Washington" reopening plan.

Inslee is providing an update on Washington's response to the COVID-19 pandemic at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, one day after officials evaluated metrics throughout the state. He will be joined by state Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Dr. Umair Shah and Dr. Jeff Duchin, health officer for Public Health - Seattle & King County. Read more

Spokane businesses are hiring but many can't find employees. An economist explains why

Job postings appear to be around every corner in Spokane but employers in the city's hospitality industry say it has been difficult to fill their openings. Davenport Hotels is just one company that's searching for dozens of employees.

"It's been challenging finding...associates to come either back to work or new associates to come and work at the Davenport," said Matt Jensen, who serves as Director of Sales and Marketing for Davenport Hotels. Read more

Spokane Indians baseball is back at Avista Stadium on Tuesday

After a whole season without any Spokane Indians baseball, it’s almost time for the first pitch.

Opening day at Avista stadium is Tuesday, May 4. It’s the first time a home game is happening at the stadium since 2019.

Due to the coronavirus there was no season last year. But now it’s back and the stadium is ready to safely kick off the season with it’s fans. Avista stadium will once again be brought to life with the bright lights, buzz of fans, smells of popcorn and the announcers voice booming over the speakers. Read more

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