YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. — The Yakima Health District is reporting high rates of COVID-19 hospitalization, which have remained steady over the past two weeks. "As of [Thursday], we had 23…
ELLENSBURG, Wash. — A former Coast Guardsman from Kittitas County won a $100,000 grand prize through “A Heroes Thanks;” a COVID-19 vaccine incentive program for Washington state veterans through the Governor's Office and Washington's Lottery. The winner is Mark W.,…
"Folks are supposed to have common sense. But it's time to start blaming the unvaccinated folks, not the regular folks," the Republican governor said.
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Vaccination rates are rising in some states where new COVID-19 cases are soaring. Get the latest on the delta variant, rare "breakthrough" cases, and find answers to 5 key questions about the persisting pandemic.
BENTON COUNTY, Wash. — The Tri-Cities are in the early stages of another serious spike in coronavirus transmission with positivity rates from the CBC West testing site reflecting this rapid uptick. According to information from the Benton-Franklin Health District (BFHD),…
‘WSU has an obligation to serve the public’: WSU President reaffirms vaccine policy as coach Rolovich opts out of shot
WSU President Kirk Schulz issued a statement reaffirming the school’s vaccine policy, just hours after football coach Nick Rolovich announced he chose not to get vaccinated.
An Indonesian man with the coronavirus boarded a domestic flight disguised as his wife. But the cover didn't last long, and he was arrested.
Here's what to know about COVID-19 "breakthrough" cases. Should Americans be concerned? What are health experts watching for?
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Saying his reasons will remain private, Washington State University football coach Nick Rolovich said Wednesday he’s choosing not to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
KENNEWICK, Wash. — A Kennewick-based law firm is taking to social media to promote their form that will allegedly legally exempt children from wearing…
OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Biden Administration announced an extension to closures of the U.S./Canada border through August on Wednesday morning, prompting a despondent response from Washington Governor Inslee and a call to action by U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA). Gov. Inslee…
Skepticism about the COVID-19 vaccination is a common theme in media appealing to conservatives, despite assurances from doctors and scientists that the vaccine is safe and effective.
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KENNEWICK, Wash. — Just over two weeks removed from the Fourth of July milestone, which marked the end of the pandemic in the minds of many, Benton and Franklin Counties are suffering another rapid increase in coronavirus cases, positivity, and…
Several places across the country are seeing a rise in coronavirus cases again. The Delta variant has now become the dominant strain of the virus this month, and doctors say this can be particularly dangerous to those who are not vaccinated.
This year's Eid al-Adha, or the "Feast of Sacrifice," comes as many countries battle the delta variant, prompting some to impose new restrictions or appeal for people to avoid congregating.
Health officials say the delta variant of the coronavirus continues to surge and accounts for an estimated 83% of U.S. COVID-19 cases. Track the latest numbers here.
Twitter on Monday evening temporarily suspended Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene after she shared misinformation about Covid-19 and vaccines.
KENNEWICK, Wash. — Though it may feel like the pandemic is nearing its end, the Tri-Cities are suffering another spike in coronavirus transmission with 200 new cases reported in the last weekend alone. According to COVID-19 metrics from the Benton-Franklin…
This was the worst day for the Dow since a 943-point drop in late October, and it was the biggest decline this year.
An alternate on the United States women's gymnastics team has tested positive for COVID-19 in an Olympic training camp in Japan.