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As school districts in Lewis County work to get all students back in the classroom full-time, most are facing two challenges — having enough space for all students and providing remote and … more
The COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating a problem already plaguing youth in Washington — suicide.Rep. Gina Mosbrucker, R-Goldendale, says HB 1354 is key to finding out why rates of suicide are … more
The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) on Monday told hospitals, clinics and other providers not to provide special access to coronavirus vaccines and warned they may risk supply reductions … more
Lewis County Public Health and Social Services reported 15 new COVID-19 cases and one additional death on Monday, bringing the county’s total cases since March to 2,945. The death toll now stands … more
Gov. Jay Inslee’s largely-unexpected announcement last week that the West and Puget Sound regions would move into Phase 2 of his reopening plan after the weekend gave restaurants a few days to … more
For the first time in two months, the sound of music and roller skates gliding across maplewood flooring will fill the air Thursday night in Centralia. The Centralia Rollerdrome is opening Feb. 4 … more
Lewis County Public Health and Social Services reported 28 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, 31 on Saturday and seven on Sunday, bringing the county’s cumulative case count since March to 2,930. Of … more
Washington legislators have introduced a number of bills aimed at providing additional relief for businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic over the last few weeks. Without a special session … more
Nearly a year after Gov. Jay Inslee stopped evictions for failure to pay during the pandemic, lawmakers now find themselves attempting to unwind an experiment of their own making. Both Republicans … more
Seniors, among the most vulnerable to the coronavirus, have been eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines in Washington state since mid-January. But many who are part of that population may find it … more
OLYMPIA — Kerra Bower started providing child care out of her home more than a decade ago, and she learned firsthand how difficult it was to be a provider. With a business model that many say … more
If the supply chain cooperates, all public and private school employees who want a COVID-19 vaccine will begin receiving the shot within the next four to six weeks, State Superintendent Chris Reykdal … more
Washington state lawmakers approved legislation that would save employers nearly $1 billion in unemployment taxes this year, raise the minimum weekly jobless benefit, and provide benefits to some … more
Lewis, Thuston, Grays Harbor and Pacific counties are among the first wave of reopening efforts realized under Gov. Jay Inslee’s newest COVID-19 plan, as the governor announced their region is … more
The Centralia City Council this week called on three organizations to provide a presentation on how they utilized a portion of federal CARES Act funding awarded to the city to help alleviate the … more
Washington's top education official and Kaiser Permanente Washington are expected to announce a plan Friday to vaccinate the state's teachers and school staff. Chris Reykdal, the state … more
New jobless claims in the state declined for the third consecutive week as fewer workers in the retail trade, accommodation and food services sector sought benefits, according to the Washington State … more
It was only a matter of time until a new, possibly more contagious, variant of SARS-CoV-2 showed up in Washington state. The newer coronavirus strain, which was first identified in September in … more
Lewis County Public Health and Social Services reported 42 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, bringing the county’s total cases since March to 2,864. The death toll remains at 36. Of Thursday’s … more
For the first several months of the pandemic, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention assured pregnant patients they were in no greater danger from the novel coronavirus than anyone … more
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