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Washington nearing Inslee’s 70% vaccination threshold, but that doesn’t mean we’re done

June 18, 2021, 7:36am Health

Washington is going to fully reopen soon. Not today. Probably not tomorrow. But soon. End of the month at the latest. Read story

Clark County reports 29 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

June 17, 2021, 1:47pm Clark County Health

Clark County reported 29 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths on Thursday as new case averages continue to fall as vaccination rates rise. Read story

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talks to reporters just after the Supreme Court dismissed a challenge to the Obama-era health care law, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 17, 2021. (AP Photo/J.

Democrats see springboard for health care in high court win

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talks to reporters just after the Supreme Court dismissed a challenge to the Obama-era health care law, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 17, 2021. (AP Photo/J.

June 19, 2021, 3:23pm Health

WASHINGTON — With the Affordable Care Act now secure in the framework of the nation’s health care programs, Democrats are eager to leap above and beyond. Read story

Claudia Carter's Elephant Goddess sculpture sits behind a glass case in the Vancouver Community Library's fifth-floor Vancouver Room. Carter is known for creating an annual Black History Month exhibit at the library.

Artist Claudia Carter’s sculpture on permanent display at Vancouver Community Library

Claudia Carter's Elephant Goddess sculpture sits behind a glass case in the Vancouver Community Library's fifth-floor Vancouver Room. Carter is known for creating an annual Black History Month exhibit at the library.

June 19, 2021, 2:14pm Clark County Health

As Vancouver resident Claudia Carter continues to fight stage 4 pancreatic cancer, she recently crossed one more thing off her bucket list. Read story

Cecilia Shaffette and her father Rhett Shaffette touch noses as they pose for a portrait in their home in Carriere, Miss., Wednesday, June 16, 2021. The 12-year-old is thriving, eight months after getting a portion of her father's liver. She received the transplant after nearly losing her life to internal bleeding.

Father gives daughter life-saving gift

Cecilia Shaffette and her father Rhett Shaffette touch noses as they pose for a portrait in their home in Carriere, Miss., Wednesday, June 16, 2021. The 12-year-old is thriving, eight months after getting a portion of her father's liver. She received the transplant after nearly losing her life to internal bleeding.

June 18, 2021, 4:35pm Health

CARRIERE, Miss. — Sitting poolside with his wife and two daughters, Rhett Shaffette says he’s already received the best gift this Father’s Day. Read story

FILE - In this May 11, 2021, file photo, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.  The United States is devoting more than $3 billion to advance development of antiviral pills for COVID-19, according to an official briefed on the matter.  The pills, which would be used to minimize symptoms after infection, are in development and could begin arriving by year's end, pending the completion of clinical trials.

Fauci: US to spend $3.2B for antiviral pills for COVID-19

FILE - In this May 11, 2021, file photo, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.  The United States is devoting more than $3 billion to advance development of antiviral pills for COVID-19, according to an official briefed on the matter.  The pills, which would be used to minimize symptoms after infection, are in development and could begin arriving by year's end, pending the completion of clinical trials.

June 17, 2021, 9:40am Health

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is devoting $3.2 billion to advance development of antiviral pills for COVID-19 and other dangerous viruses that could turn into pandemics. Read story

Confronting Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness

Each year, more than 200,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with breast cancer, including thousands of women in Washington. In honor of their fight — and as part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month — The Columbian published this collection of stories about the women who have received breast cancer diagnoses, the science and technological advances for treating them and the community that supports them.

In this June 8, 2021 photo, the Supreme Court is seen in Washington. (AP Photo/J.

Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Obama health law

In this June 8, 2021 photo, the Supreme Court is seen in Washington. (AP Photo/J.

June 17, 2021, 8:44am Health

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has dismissed a challenge to the Obama era health care law, preserving insurance coverage for millions of Americans. Read story

FILE - This Jan. 24, 2021, file photo shows a vial of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 in Seattle. U.S. regulators on Monday, May 10, 2021, expanded use of Pfizer's shot to those as young as 12, sparking a race to protect middle and high school students before they head back to class in the fall. (AP Photo/Ted S.

‘What keeps me up at night’: COVID gamma variant worries Washington state health official

FILE - This Jan. 24, 2021, file photo shows a vial of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 in Seattle. U.S. regulators on Monday, May 10, 2021, expanded use of Pfizer's shot to those as young as 12, sparking a race to protect middle and high school students before they head back to class in the fall. (AP Photo/Ted S.

June 17, 2021, 7:40am Health

SEATTLE — Despite the recent spread globally and across Washington state of the COVID-19 variant known as delta, a different variant is keeping state epidemiologist Dr. Scott Lindquist up at night: the gamma variant, first identified in Brazil. Read story

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Clark County reports 31 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths Wednesday

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June 16, 2021, 5:08pm Clark County Health

Clark County reported 31 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths Wednesday as Public Health officials adjusted previous counts of total cases and deaths. Read story

Kristy Stoos receives her COVID-19 inoculation March 17 at Grand Teton Mall in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Race is on between vaccine, variant

Kristy Stoos receives her COVID-19 inoculation March 17 at Grand Teton Mall in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

June 16, 2021, 4:35pm Health

As cases tumble and states reopen, the potential final stage in the U.S. campaign to vanquish COVID-19 is turning into a slog, with a worrisome variant gaining a bigger foothold and lotteries and other prizes failing to persuade some Americans to get vaccinated. Read story