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The escalation of homelessness in Washington state due to COVID-19 has the governor calling for some late action by state legislators to fund potentially hundreds of millions of dollars more in … more
But not long after the COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Washington state in December, when high-risk nurses, doctors and first responders received the very first shots with great fanfare, the days were … more
Perhaps you are reading this and you are young(ish) and healthy and have the luxury of being able to work from home. Maybe you should count your blessings. But perhaps you've also been working … more
The number of those living in Washington state able to receive doses of one of a number of available COVID-19 vaccines will reach an almost-universal proportion as Gov. Jay Inslee announced that all … more
Lewis County’s COVID-19 cases are plateauing, with 33 cases reported in the week of March 21, slightly up from the prior week’s 29. Locally, cases began rapidly declining in late January, … more
For months, Janelle Pfeifer has felt a tinge of fear whenever a customer comes into the busy Pike Place Market restaurant where she works. Sometimes she feels more like a babysitter than a restaurant … more
A concerning coronavirus variant has been identified in two Thurston County residents that tested positive for the virus last month. The Washington state Department of Health notified Thurston … more
Monday morning ushered in more leniency for restaurants and other businesses across Washington, with the entire state moving into Phase 3 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s reopening plan. The … more
After weeks of lagging behind the state in the race to vaccinate residents against COVID-19, Lewis County is now faring better as the percentage of locals who have received at least their first dose … more
Appointments are open for a COVID-19 vaccine clinic this Sunday, March 21, run by Valley View Health Center. To register, complete the vaccine waitlist survey on Once completed, Valley View … more
Hundreds of vaccine appointments are still available for a Providence COVID-19 clinic scheduled for Friday at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds.  Sign-ups can be found here: … more
People with disabilities who are at high risk for COVID-19 — and their caregivers — are now eligible for vaccination in Washington state. But how disabilities and risk are defined is … more
For the past year, masks, plastic shielding, temperature checks, tests and endless rounds of sanitation have been the main weapons deployed in an effort to protect employees at the Kershaw Companies … more
Thurston County reported 9 new cases of COVID-19 as the county makes steady progress in its vaccination efforts. The added cases brings the county's total to 7,516 cases with 72 deaths, according … more
Lewis County Public Health and Social Services reported five new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, bringing the county’s total since last year to 3,323. The death toll stands at 50.  Of those new … more
Lewis County Public Health and Social Service reported two new COVID-19 cases Friday, bringing the county’s total case count since last year to 3,304. The death toll stands at 50.  Of … more
As Washington state comes off a third wave of COVID-19 infections, Lewis County continues to see a significant decline in cases. For the first time since last fall, the county’s weekly case … more
K-12 students across Washington state will have some sort of in-person schooling by the middle of next month as Gov. Jay Inslee made an emergency proclamation calling for on-site instruction to be … more
Hundreds of appointments are still available for a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine clinic this Saturday.  The event is being held at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds but is not a … more
Residents can now sign up for another COVID-19 vaccination clinic this Thursday set up by Lewis County. The event will be held at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds and is open to people 65 and … more
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