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Inslee pauses 'Healthy Washington' phases for two weeks

OLYMPIA, Wash. — With counties throughout Washington state preparing for a rollback, Governor Jay Inslee announced a two-week pause to the 'Healthy Washington' guidance. This means that all counties in Phase 3, including Benton, Franklin and Yakima Counties, will remain…

Benton County Fairgrounds surpass 40,000 vaccinations

BENTON COUNTY, Wash. — Officials from the Benton County Fairgrounds mass vaccination site confirm that the location has surpassed 40,000 vaccinations since it was opened just a short while ago. This comes on the heels of a new wave of…

Washington DOH launches new vaccine locator site

OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington Department of Health has launched a new vaccine locator website. The site allows Washingtonians to find appointments within a 50-mile range by entering their zip code. It is regularly updated with appointment availability information and will…

Washington educators are now eligible to be vaccinated

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Earlier today, President Joe Biden assured the country that there would be enough vaccine doses to innoculate all American adults by the end of May. During that address, he urged state leaders to provide vaccinations for teachers,…

WATCH LIVE: Inslee addressing return to in-person learning, pandemic response

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Governor Jay Inslee is set to address the media at 2:30 p.m. PST on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. He's expected to discuss Washington state's ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. !(function(src,cb){var s=document.createElement('script');s.src=src;s.async=true;if(s.readyState){s.onreadystatechange=function(){if(s.readyState=="loaded"||s.readyState=="complete"){s.onreadystatechange=null;cb();}};}else{s.onload=function(){cb();};}document.head.appendChild(s);})('//player.invintus.com/app.js',function(){Invintus.launch({"clientID":"9375922947","eventID":"2021021402","simple":true});}); Furthermore, the Governor is expected…

Kittitas County Commissioners push for re-opening

CountKITTITAS COUNTY, Wash. — Shortly after news broke that the South Central region of Washington state won't re-open with seven other regions, Kittitas County officials sprung into action to fight for their constituents. Local leaders are extremely unhappy with their…