On March 31, 2020 the earth started to shake from an earthquake centering in the Challis National Forest. The shaking was felt through much of the state and magnitude 6.5 quake ended up being the second largest in state history.
The agriculture industry says in a letter it wants Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee to move farmworkers and food factory workers closer to the front of the line for coronavirus vaccines because they perform work that cannot be delayed or done remotely.
Lawmakers in the House have rejected a request from one of its members to allow her and others to participate remotely due to her being at increased risk of serious illness or death from the coronavirus.
After the attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II, more than 13,000 Japanese Americans were forced to relocate to the Minidoka Incarceration Camp, which was one of 10 war relocation centers throughout the country.