Gary Sather’s surgery to remove a tumor in his leg was put on hold twice before being postponed indefinitely.
For those in healthcare at the Spokane Veterans Home, getting an exemption is required if you don’t get a vaccine. However, one nurse who already had her religious exemption approved says she believes she’ll still have to find a new job.
KENNEWICK, Wash. -- The Benton-Franklin Health District is warning the public to stay out of the water along the Columbia River shoreline in the Tri-Cities due to toxic bacteria commonly referred to as blue-green algae. BFHD posted a public notice…
‘Please tell my daughter that I love her’: ICU nurse hopes to share woman’s final words with daughter
A mother and daughter were both hospitalized with COVID in the fall of 2020. The daughter recovered, but the mother passed away. On her deathbed, she asked a nurse to pass along one final message to her daughter.
The record levels of COVID-19 infection and hospitalization in Washington state that started in early to mid-July appears to be flattening — but at a dangerous level.
BOISE, Idaho — Crisis Standards of Care have been activated for hospitals across the entire state of Idaho. This is a direct result of the massive increase of COVID-19 patients requiring hospitalization. The influx of COVID patients is putting a strain on the state’s hospital system and exhausting all existing resources. CSC was activated in North Idaho earlier this month,…
Inside the ICU: An exclusive look inside Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center’s intensive care unit
You have heard about the severity of COVID-19 and the Delta variant. You have heard about the crisis in our local hospitals; the nursing shortages and the lack of supplies.
About 3,000 Los Angeles Police Department employees are citing religious objections to try to get out of the required COVID-19 vaccination. In Washington state, thousands of state workers are seeking similar exemptions.
The U.S. has reached another grim COVID-19 milestone: 1 in 500 Americans have died from the virus. Track the latest numbers here.
Leo CorreaFILE – In this Wednesday, July 28, 2021 file photo, a health worker administers a dose of Janssen COVID-19 vaccine by Johnson & Johnson in the Medina neighborhood in Dakar, Senegal. The World Health Organization and partners said on Tuesday, Sept. 14 they hope to provide Africa with about 30% of the COVID-19 vaccines they need by February, badly…
Ted S. WarrenFILE – In this Friday, April 17, 2020 file photo, a health worker arrives to take a nose swab sample as part of testing for the COVID-19 coronavirus at a nursing and rehabilitation facility in Seattle. With COVID-19 on the rise again and many nursing home staffers unvaccinated, families still lack easy access to crucial Medicare immunization data…
Idaho continues to struggle with COVID-19 surge, says majority of hospitalizations and deaths are unvaccinated
Health experts say teens are also testing positive at an alarming rate.
Providence said it didn’t know how long the pause would be for.
COVID-19 deaths and cases in the U.S. have climbed back to levels not seen since last winter, erasing months of progress and potentially bolstering President Joe Biden’s argument for his sweeping new vaccination requirements.
KITTITAS, Wash. — Not all students, teachers and staff in the city of Kittitas have been wearing masks in school, the health department says. Now there's a COVID-19 outbreak, and the department is stepping in to try to contain it.…
A public health advisory has been issued for Soloman Lake near Bonners Ferry due to harmful algal blooms.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — During the weekend, Oregon surpassed 300,000 confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic, the state health authority reported on Monday. Although COVID-19 related hospitalizations have declined since Friday, 93% of Oregon’s hospital…
TUESDAY UPDATE: KAPP-KVEW's Neil Fischer spoke with the family of the dog that passed: One dog dies, two recovered from potentially toxic algae in Columbia River After further investigation, the Benton-Franklin Health District tells KAPP-KVEW one dog has died, and…
Elbow replacement reportedly has led to complications more often than other joint replacements. But modern elbow replacements are reliable for many.
Acne affects millions of Americans each year and affects people of all skin tones, yet acne can pose special challenges in people with darker skin.
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington is facing its own COVID-19 crisis and has little capacity to help neighboring Idaho deal with an overwhelming surge of cases driven by unvaccinated people, state hospital executives and doctors said Monday.
KENNEWICK, Wash. — The Tri-Cities area tallied 668 new COVID-19 cases in the last three days, one of the highest-ever local three-day counts, the Benton-Franklin Health District reports. Benton County's 434 new cases pushed the county to another milestone: 25,000…
Washington state troopers, prison correctional officers, ferry workers and other public sector employees have filed a lawsuit to try to overturn Gov. Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
If you plan to visit the Spokane Interstate Fair or catch a Seahawks game, you will need to wear a mask.