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A man jogs in a park in Hong Kong, Thursday , May 5, 2022. Hong Kong on Thursday reopened beaches and pools in a relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions, while China's capital Beijing began easing quarantine rules for arrivals from overseas.

Hong Kong reopens beaches, Beijing relaxes quarantine rules

A man jogs in a park in Hong Kong, Thursday , May 5, 2022. Hong Kong on Thursday reopened beaches and pools in a relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions, while China's capital Beijing began easing quarantine rules for arrivals from overseas.

May 5, 2022, 7:47am Health

Hong Kong reopened beaches and pools and relaxed other pandemic restrictions Thursday, a day after China’s capital, Beijing, announced it would ease its tough quarantine rules for arrivals from overseas. Read story

FILE - A worker in a protective suit swabs a man's throat for a COVID-19 test at a testing site in an office complex in Beijing, Friday, April 29, 2022. The World Health Organization on Thursday, May 5, 2022 is estimating that nearly 15 million people were killed either by the coronavirus or by its impact on overwhelmed health systems in the past two years, more than double the official death toll of 6 million.

WHO: Nearly 15 million deaths associated with COVID-19

FILE - A worker in a protective suit swabs a man's throat for a COVID-19 test at a testing site in an office complex in Beijing, Friday, April 29, 2022. The World Health Organization on Thursday, May 5, 2022 is estimating that nearly 15 million people were killed either by the coronavirus or by its impact on overwhelmed health systems in the past two years, more than double the official death toll of 6 million.

May 5, 2022, 7:46am Health

The World Health Organization estimates that nearly 15 million people were killed either by coronavirus or by its impact on overwhelmed health systems in the past two years, more than double the official death toll of 6 million. Most of the fatalities were in Southeast Asia, Europe and the Americas. Read story

COVID-19 cases increasing again in Clark County schools

May 5, 2022, 6:04am Clark County Health

Clark County Schools reported 268 new cases of COVID-19 since last week, an increase from the 191 new cases reported the week prior. Weekly case totals are now nearly four times what was reported two weeks ago. Read story

Southwest Washington drug take-back event collects 3,743 pounds

May 5, 2022, 6:01am Clark County Health

A total of 3,743 pounds of unused medication and syringes were safely disposed of at a multi-site drug take-back event Saturday. More than 875 Southwest Washington residents participated in the event. Read story

FILE - Parents of transgender children and other supporters of transgender rights gather in the capitol outdoor rotunda to speak about transgender legislation being considered in the Texas House and Senate, Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in Austin, Texas. A  five-year study published in the journal Pediatrics on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 suggests children who begin identifying as transgender at a young age tend to retain that identity at least throughout childhood.

Early transgender identity tends to endure, study suggests

FILE - Parents of transgender children and other supporters of transgender rights gather in the capitol outdoor rotunda to speak about transgender legislation being considered in the Texas House and Senate, Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in Austin, Texas. A  five-year study published in the journal Pediatrics on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 suggests children who begin identifying as transgender at a young age tend to retain that identity at least throughout childhood.

May 4, 2022, 7:52am Health

Children who begin identifying as transgender at a young age tend to retain that identity at least for several years, a study published Wednesday suggests. Read story

Local abortion rights supporters wave signs Tuesday evening.

Washington abortion providers prepare for more out-of-state patients as Roe decision looms

Local abortion rights supporters wave signs Tuesday evening.

May 4, 2022, 7:19am Health

Dr. Anuj Khattar knew the decision was coming. Read story

FILE - Youngstown City Health Department worker Faith Terreri grabs two at-home COVID-19 test kits to be handed out during a distribution event, Dec. 30, 2021, in Youngstown, Ohio. Nearly half the 500 million free COVID-19 tests the Biden administration recently made available to Americans still have not been claimed as virus cases plummet and people feel less urgency to test.

Washingtion, federal government websites still offer free COVID tests. Here’s how to order yours

FILE - Youngstown City Health Department worker Faith Terreri grabs two at-home COVID-19 test kits to be handed out during a distribution event, Dec. 30, 2021, in Youngstown, Ohio. Nearly half the 500 million free COVID-19 tests the Biden administration recently made available to Americans still have not been claimed as virus cases plummet and people feel less urgency to test.

May 4, 2022, 7:18am Health

If you’ve used up the rapid tests you ordered in January, there are still rapid tests available from both Washington state and the federal government. Read story

Washington likely will see influx of women seeking abortion if Roe v. Wade is overturned

May 4, 2022, 7:15am Health

Washington is set to become an abortion haven state if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling, as a draft opinion leaked to Politico suggests the high court will do later this year. Read story