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WATCH: Gov. Inslee addresses pandemic response, 2021 legislative session

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Find out if you're eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine

VACCINES IN WASHINGTON STEP 1: Find out if you're eligible for the COVID vaccine Washington's COVID-19 vaccine rollout is being done in phases. The first step is to use the state Department of Health's Phase Finder tool. Phase Finder lets…

Tracking the virus: 1 year of living with COVID-19 in the US

This time last year, the United States was preparing for a possible pandemic, with nearly a dozen confirmed COVID-19 cases nationwide and cases in China topping 20,000. Today, the U.S. has reported more than 26 million cases, accounting for about a…

Kennewick site vaccinates over 900 people

KENNEWICK, Wash. — The Benton County Fairgrounds mass vaccination site re-opened for its second week of operations around 8:30 a.m. this morning. There have been no unusual reactions reported at the site thus far. According to Ben Shearer, the PIO…

Newhouse takes a stand against Guantanamo Bay vaccinations

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Rep. Dan Newhouse of Washington's fourth congressional district isn't happy with President Joe Biden's decision to vaccinate those detained at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. In a statement released on Tuesday afternoon, Rep. Newhouse announced his cosponsorship…

Coronavirus update: DOH delays test results

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Today's daily coronavirus update from the Benton-Franklin Health District (BFHD) added just a small number of COVID-19 cases due to a disconnect with the Washington state Department of Health (DOH). For anyone who follows these updates closely,…

COVID-19: Yellowhawk vaccinating hundreds of tribal members

MISSION, Ore. – The Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center, which has been working to vaccinate enrolled members of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, is finishing the final phase of its initial COVID-19 vaccine rollout this month. RELATED: COVID-19…

Coronavirus update: 214 cases added through weekend

KENNEWICK, Wash. — The latest update from officials at the Benton-Franklin Health District (BFHD) includes additional coronavirus cases from over the weekend. According to public health officials, the bi-county region added 214 cases over a 3-day total from Jan. 30…

Benton County vaccination appointments open overzealously

BENTON COUNTY, Wash. — On Friday afternoon, thousands of appointments opened up for next week's group of COVID-19 vaccinations at the Benton County Fairgrounds. However, technical difficulties may infringe on your ability to see those appointments through. During a Facebook…

Coronavirus update: 88 cases, 9 deaths added

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Today's public health update from the Benton-Franklin Health District (BFHD) reports 88 new coronavirus cases and a handful of COVID-related deaths in the region. According to the BFHD, 48 new cases were confirmed for Benton County. That…