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Teen missing out of Yakima is considered endangered by YPD

YAKIMA, Wash. — An 18-year-old named Lyssabelle Ballinger has been deemed missing/endangered out of Yakima after nearly a week since her disappearance. According to a social media post by the Yakima Police Department, Ballinger was last seen sometime on October…

Federal judge rejects bid to block Oregon vaccine mandate

A federal judge has denied a last-minute bid by more than three dozen state employees, healthcare providers and school staff to temporarily block the state’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports U.S. District Judge Michael H. Simon rejected their motion for a temporary restraining order. It marks the first federal judge’s ruling after several state court decisions thwarting similar efforts to block Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s and the Oregon Health Authority’s power to require certain workers to get the vaccines or risk losing their jobs. The judge’s ruling does not end the lawsuit. It allows state enforcement of the vaccine mandates as the case proceeds.

Halloween safety tips for parents and children

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- The countdown to Halloween has begun, and with the CDC's blessing, many will celebrate Halloween this year. Whether it's the CDC guidelines or trick-or-treating safety, it's always a great reminder for children, parents, and families to review…

Deadline arrives for unvaccinated Washington state workers

Eugene HoshikoOLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Monday is the final day for thousands of workers in Washington who want to keep their jobs to prove they’ve been fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Washington’s vaccine mandate, issued by Gov. Jay Inslee in August, is believed to be among the strictest in the nation and covers more than 800,000 workers. The mandate applies to…