Coronavirus

Seattle approves extra $4 an hour 'hazard pay' for grocery workers

SEATTLE - Seattle has joined other cities in approving extra pay for grocery store workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The City Council on Monday approved legislation requiring large grocers to pay an extra $4 an hour in hazard pay. The Seattle Times reports the…

Biden plans to reopen Obamacare enrollment

President Joe Biden is expected to reopen enrollment on the federal Affordable Care Act exchanges on Thursday as part of a series of executive actions related to health care, taking a step to help uninsured Americans that his predecessor rejected.…

WSU planning for in-person learning in Fall 2021

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University is planning to hold classes in-person this fall. According to WSU President Kirk Schulz, while details have yet to be finalized, the university is “planning for a robust in-person experience both inside and outside the…

Kennewick mass-vaccination site now closed for Monday

TUESDAY UPDATE: KENNEWICK, Wash. — The Southeast Washington Incident Management Team announced that the state is requiring appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations at the Benton County Fairgrounds mass vaccination site. On Monday, the vaccination site was first come, first serve. The…

Benton County Fairgrounds mass vaccination site opens Monday

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- The Benton County Fairgrounds mass vaccination site opens Monday for those eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. DO YOU PLAN ON RECEIVING THE VACCINE WHEN ELIGIBLE? VOTE HERE. The Southeast Washington Incident Management Team will open the…

Coronavirus update: Benton Co. adds seven deaths

KENNEWICK, Wash. — On Fridays, the Benton-Franklin Health District (BFHD) announced coronavirus-related deaths from the community. Seven more people were added to the running death toll, which surpassed 250 lives lost as of Friday, January 22, 2021. According to public…