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The Spring Youth Fair, traditionally held at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds, has been canceled this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, the fair’s directors announced. It’s the second year … more
Bills intended to help Washington state’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic received Gov. Jay Inslee’s signature Friday, February 19, as the governor made three bills approved by the Washington … more
New unemployment claims in Washington state fell for the sixth consecutive week even as the nation as a whole saw a modest uptick in the number of people seeking jobless benefits. Washingtonians … more
Blasts of cold air, ice and snow sweeping this week through the nation's center are slowing shipments of COVID-19 vaccines to Washington state. "Storms are causing delays across the nation and … more
Lewis County Public Health and Social Services reported 15 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the county’s total since March to 3,166. The death toll stands at 42. Of Thursday’s cases, … more
Cold weather across the nation is causing delays in COVID-19 vaccine shipments, the state Department of Health (DOH) announced Thursday. More than 90% of this week’s allocations will be impacted, … more
More help is coming for renters and landlords, as the Thurston County Board of Commissioners approved a contract on Tuesday to distribute $10 million in federal and state rent assistance through the … more
A Washington Youth Suicide Review Team (WYSRT) is one step closer to reality after legislators passed substitute HB 1354 out of committee in a 11-2 vote. Rep. Gina Mosbrucker, D-Goldendale, the … more
Lewis County Public Health and Social Services reported 16 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, bringing the county’s total cases since March to 3,151. The death toll stands at 42. Of Wednesday’s … more
A bill in the state Legislature to create regional public health districts has been altered to exclude its most controversial provision: dissolving local health jurisdictions. The move comes after … more
Both state and federal officials are in agreement that K-12 schools in Washington can return to in-person instruction safely by following protocols intended to stop the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Jay … more
OLYMPIA — Washington is expanding its COVID-19 testing program to include about 50 new school districts, an effort to get kids back in schools quickly, Gov. Jay Inslee announced on … more
Thurston County reported 67 COVID-19 cases Tuesday as vaccine supply will limit first-dose clinics this week. The added cases brings the county's total number of cases to 6,928, according to … more
Lewis County Public Health and Social Services reported 14 new COVID-19 cases Saturday, four Sunday, three Monday and five Tuesday. The county’s case count since March is now at 3,135. The death … more
OLYMPIA — With the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggesting new guidelines for reopening schools, lawmakers of both parties are calling on the state to revise its vaccine … more
Lewis County’s COVID-19 cases appear to be on the decline, mirroring regional and statewide trends. In its most recent weekly data report, the county reported 110 cases from Jan. 31 to Feb. 6 — … more
The coronavirus pandemic has stolen a precious year from Abby Rosenblum and her mother. After the adult family home in Seattle's Blue Ridge neighborhood where her 87-year-old mother, Anne Adams, … more
The Thurston County Health Officer is recommending more students return to school as COVID-19 cases continue to fall. Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek announced late Friday that transmission rates in the … more
Yakima County and the other five counties in the South Central region are moving into Phase 2 immediately due to a revision in hospital admission data that show the region has met enough metrics to … more
In the months leading up to the first COVID-19 vaccine shipments, Washington state health officials agonized over which residents should be vaccinated before others. They surveyed 18,000 people and … more
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