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The mass COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be limited only to people who live or work in Washington state, the state Department of Health said Wednesday. The clinics in Ridgefield, Spokane, … more
Lewis, Thurston, 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
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is set Thursday to announce adjustments to public-health metrics that will allow some reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig said … more
Although many older Lewis County residents are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine under the first tier of Phase 1B, many report frustration and confusion about how and where to get one. And with … more
After a near return to pre-pandemic employment numbers in October, Lewis County’s unemployment rate rose 1.1% from the end of October through December 2020.The county was at a 7.4% unemployment … more
Editor’s Note: The following information is current as of Wednesday, but statewide vaccination efforts are dynamic and changing quickly, so check the Department of Health website at … more
Washington state’s rate of COVID-19 vaccinations is climbing, as Gov. Jay Inslee reported that daily doses had been reporting close to 40,000. In a press conference Tuesday, Inslee provided an … more
Lewis County reported 14 new COVID-19 cases on Monday and 26 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, along with two additional deaths. The county’s cumulative case count since March is now at 2,804 and the … more
Thurston County added 32 COVID-19 cases Tuesday as the public health department reported more cases at the county jail. The added cases brings the county's total number of cases to 6,217 since the … more
Last Friday, Molly Stearns, chief development officer at Overlake Medical Center & Clinics, emailed about 110 donors who gave more than $10,000 to the Eastside hospital system, informing them … more
The state's decision last week to expand vaccine eligibility to those age 65 and over touched off an overwhelming flood of phone calls and hospital visits from people seeking vaccine appointments, … more
Thurston County Superior Court has launched only five jury trials since last March when the county saw its first COVID-19 case. Meanwhile, office space leased by the county in October to serve as … more
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 rose by 44 on Monday, according to Thurston County Public Health and Social Services, bringing the total case count to 6,185. Over the weekend, cases topped the 6,000 … more
Splashed with a new coat of colorful paint, the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds was bustling Sunday, not with livestock and kettle corn fans, but with caregivers, community volunteers and residents … more
Critics of a bill to replace local boards of health with regional jurisdictions questioned whether the middle of a pandemic is the right time to restructure the state’s public health system. But … more
Lewis County Public Health and Social Services reported 55 new COVID-19 cases from Friday to Sunday, and no additional deaths, bringing the county’s cumulative case count since March to 2,763. The … more
Thurston County reported 48 more COVID-19 cases on Sunday, making it the 11th straight week of 300 or more cases here, county health data show. Through Saturday, the county has reported 312 cases, … more
As they launched into their full-fledged pandemic legislative session earlier this month, lawmakers in Washington state had no shortage of education issues to sort through. More than 60 bills … more
Two cases of a new COVID-19 variant, first identified in the United Kingdom, have been detected in specimens from two Snohomish County residents, health authorities announced Saturday … more
People are praying for her husband all over the world, Lizbeth Garcia told the doctors. From American churches. Latin American churches. He's a pastor, she wanted them to know, this man who lay in a … more
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