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Health officials are seeing low levels of COVID-19 transmission within school settings, according to a Washington state Department of Health report released Thursday. The report logged a total of … more
Centralia United Methodist Church will ring the steeple bell at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, to honor the memory of every local life lost from the COVID-19 virus during the past year.    Ribbons are … more
Freshman legislator Peter Abbarno has frustrations with Gov. Jay Inslee’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. When taking questions from constituents during a virtual town hall meeting Thursday … more
New unemployment claims in Washington state fell slightly last week, the fifth decline in five weeks, but the number of people seeking jobless benefits remains well above pre-pandemic … more
All but six of Washington's 39 counties will now be able to loosen COVID-19 restrictions and bring back limited indoor dining and live entertainment, and reopen gyms, Gov. Jay Inslee announced … more
Hours after a new state law passed on Wednesday, Washington superintendent of public instruction Chris Reykdal told school districts that if they want their new federal COVID-19 relief money, they … more
OLYMPIA — Relief is likely on the way soon to Washington families and businesses, pending Gov. Jay Inslee's signature, after the state Senate passed a $2.2 billion COVID-19 funding package … more
Need health insurance? The state Insurance Commissioner's Office is helping you out. Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler issued an emergency order directing state-regulated health insurers to … more
A fifth person incarcerated at Aberdeen's Stafford Creek Corrections Center died due to COVID-19 on Tuesday. The person died at a community healthcare facility, according to news release from the … more
As Washington closes in on 1 million COVID-19 shots administered, the state is finally able to plan vaccinations more than one week in advance, health officials said Wednesday. For the first time, … more
Lewis County Public Health and Social Services on Wednesday announced seven new cases of COVID-19 and two additional deaths attributed to the virus. Of the newest deaths, one was a person in their … more
Providence Health & Services confirmed that their St. Peter and Centralia hospitals — which care for the bulk of Lewis County’s severe COVID-19 cases — were impacted by counterfeit N95 … more
On Tuesday evening, the Centralia City Council heard reports, given by four organizations that were allocated CARES Act funds, on how that money was used to help the community through the COVID-19 … more
Dr. Alan Melnick and Dr. Steven Krager — who are currently providing public health officer services to five Southwest Washington counties — will take over for Lewis County’s Dr. Rachel Wood, … more
In December, we talked about how vaccines are developed and how the phased method of getting vaccines into people’s arms was determined. Some vaccines started being distributed locally last month. … more
A bill to significantly restrict the governor’s emergency powers — sparked by backlash to Gov. Jay Inslee’s statewide restrictions during the pandemic — received a public hearing this … more
Start the race, drop the mask. What a relief. Faced with a masking mandate for all high school cross country races as the local season gets underway this week, runners got great news on Tuesday … more
A student at the University of Washington had the so-called United Kingdom variant of the coronavirus, the university announced in an email to students and employees on Tuesday. The B.1.1.7 … more
Lewis County Public Health and Social Services reported 13 new COVID-19 cases and three additional deaths on Tuesday, bringing the death toll to 40 and the county’s total case count to 3,071. Of … more
Lewis County Public Health and Social Services reported 15 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, seven on Sunday and 18 on Monday, bringing the county’s total since last March to 3,058. The death toll … more
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