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After surviving 10 months of shutdowns, heavy layoffs, steep losses and chronic uncertainty, many businesses in Washington say they won't see the end of the pandemic without significant help from … more
Marijo was well into her 80s, but she wasn't letting her age or her move to an assisted living facility on the Kitsap Peninsula slow her down. She'd visit with her daughter daily, bring home bags of … more
Lewis County Commissioner Sean Swope, sworn in earlier this year after defeating incumbent Edna Fund, has authored a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee focused on restrictions prohibiting in-person dining in … more
Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposed budget for the upcoming biennium calls for $570 million in new education spending, but many parents and educators have expressed frustration that the governor’s budget … more
It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has presented mental and emotional challenges, especially for students and parents trying not only to progress in school but to also keep their spirits up … more
New unemployment claims in Washington state fell last week, but the number of people seeking jobless benefits remains well above historic norms as the pandemic continues to fuel … more
A man in his 80s has died from COVID-19, plus Thurston County announced 35 more cases on Thursday, according to county health data. The one new death increased the total number of deaths to date … more
State health officials said they will need to double, if not triple, the pace of immunizations to vaccinate and protect about 70% of Washington's adult population from the novel … more
Many Washington businesses have had to survive a slew of crises during the COVID-19 pandemic, from government shutdown orders to customers staying away from some stores, to drop-offs in entire … more
As mutated versions of the novel coronavirus pop up across the U.S. — including at least one that is more contagious — researchers in Washington say surveillance in the state is falling short of … more
Lewis County Public Health and Social Services reported 43 additional COVID-19 cases and one additional death on Thursday, bringing the county’s cumulative case count since March up to 2,533 and … more
A bipartisan group of Washington lawmakers and the state's teachers union are pushing Gov. Jay Inslee and state health officials to bump up teachers and other school staff on the priority list for … more
OLYMPIA — The Washington State Senate voted Wednesday to extend Gov. Jay Inslee's emergency orders until the COVID-19 state of emergency is over, despite stiff Republican opposition. In the … more
The Washington state Department of Health will move into its next phase of coronavirus vaccination sooner than expected, moving up the timeline to begin inoculating people aged 70 years and older, … more
Hundreds of cases have backlogged in the Lewis County court system since jury trials were first suspended in March due to COVID-19 restrictions, but Lewis County Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer is … more
Washington state’s timeline for vaccination phases, released last week, sparked an influx of phone calls to Lewis County Public Health and Social Services, with residents in the 1B phase assuming … more
Chehalis citizen Cory Stajduhar shared a virtual presentation with the Chehalis City Council on Monday afternoon and asked the council to follow in Mossyrock’s footsteps and create an ordinance … more
Thurston County reported 52 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths on Tuesday. The added cases bring the county's totals to 5,508 cases and 58 deaths. In all, 325 people have been hospitalized at … more
Six days after state health officials unveiled careful plans for the next stages of prioritized coronavirus vaccination, the Trump administration asked governors nationwide to scrap much of that work … more
Lewis County Public Health and Social Services reported 16 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the county’s total cases since March to 2,466. The death toll remains at 30. Of Tuesday’s … more
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