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FILE - A nurse prepares a syringe of a COVID-19 vaccine at an inoculation station in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, July 19, 2022. On Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, a panel of U.S. vaccine experts said COVID-19 shots should be added to the lists of recommended vaccinations for kids and adults. (AP Photo/Rogelio V.

Panel votes to add COVID shots to recommended vaccinations

FILE - A nurse prepares a syringe of a COVID-19 vaccine at an inoculation station in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, July 19, 2022. On Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, a panel of U.S. vaccine experts said COVID-19 shots should be added to the lists of recommended vaccinations for kids and adults. (AP Photo/Rogelio V.

October 20, 2022, 1:48pm Health

COVID-19 shots should be added to the lists of recommended vaccinations for kids and adults, a panel of U.S. vaccine experts said Thursday. Read story

Many Washington state officials and candidates, including U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, U.S. Senate candidate Tiffany Smiley, and 3rd Congressional District candidate Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, received forgiven federal loans for their businesses or organizations over the pandemic.

Data gaps make relief payments to Washington officials hard to trace

Many Washington state officials and candidates, including U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, U.S. Senate candidate Tiffany Smiley, and 3rd Congressional District candidate Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, received forgiven federal loans for their businesses or organizations over the pandemic.

October 17, 2022, 6:03am Clark County Politics

Mark Mullet watched thousands of dollars in ice cream and pizza ingredients go bad when his businesses shut down early in the pandemic. He said his Ben & Jerry’s franchise at Bellevue Square remained closed for months in 2020 while rent, insurance and other expenses kept stacking up. Read story

Fall COVID-19 surge could happen in Pacific Northwest

October 13, 2022, 4:48pm Health

Health officials in Washington and Oregon said Thursday that a fall and winter COVID surge is likely headed to the Pacific Northwest after months of relatively low case levels. Read story

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Clark County COVID-19 infection rates down, hospitalizations up

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October 13, 2022, 1:21pm Clark County Health

COVID-19 infection rates in Clark County decreased for the fourth week in a row, though hospitalization rates of those with or suspected of having COVID-19 slightly rose, according to the latest data from Clark County Public Health. Read story

FILE - A Jackson, Miss., resident receives a Pfizer booster shot from a nurse at a vaccination site Feb. 8, 2022.  Pfizer is asking the Food and Drug Administration to expand use of its updated COVID-19 booster shot to children ages 5 to 11, Monday, Sept. 26. Already 4.4 million Americans have received one of the updated boosters since they rolled out earlier this month for anyone 12 and older.  (AP Photo/Rogelio V.

FDA clears updated COVID boosters for kids as young as 5

FILE - A Jackson, Miss., resident receives a Pfizer booster shot from a nurse at a vaccination site Feb. 8, 2022.  Pfizer is asking the Food and Drug Administration to expand use of its updated COVID-19 booster shot to children ages 5 to 11, Monday, Sept. 26. Already 4.4 million Americans have received one of the updated boosters since they rolled out earlier this month for anyone 12 and older.  (AP Photo/Rogelio V.

October 12, 2022, 8:03am Health

The U.S. on Wednesday authorized updated COVID-19 boosters for children as young as 5, seeking to expand protection ahead of an expected winter wave. Read story

FILE - A Jackson, Miss., resident receives a Pfizer booster shot from a nurse at a vaccination site Feb. 8, 2022.  Pfizer is asking the Food and Drug Administration to expand use of its updated COVID-19 booster shot to children ages 5 to 11, Monday, Sept. 26. Already 4.4 million Americans have received one of the updated boosters since they rolled out earlier this month for anyone 12 and older.  (AP Photo/Rogelio V.

New COVID booster rates lag in Washington, despite urgent public health messages

FILE - A Jackson, Miss., resident receives a Pfizer booster shot from a nurse at a vaccination site Feb. 8, 2022.  Pfizer is asking the Food and Drug Administration to expand use of its updated COVID-19 booster shot to children ages 5 to 11, Monday, Sept. 26. Already 4.4 million Americans have received one of the updated boosters since they rolled out earlier this month for anyone 12 and older.  (AP Photo/Rogelio V.

October 10, 2022, 8:10am Health

Washington’s rates for the newly designed COVID-19 booster are lagging, in line with similarly slow demand for the updated shots nationwide despite urgent public health messaging. Read story

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Clark County COVID-19 rates fall, hospitalizations rise

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October 6, 2022, 3:12pm Clark County Health

COVID-19 infection rates in Clark County decreased for the third week in a row, though hospitalizations slightly rose, according to the latest data from Clark County Public Health. Read story

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Clark County COVID-19 rates fall for second week in a row

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September 29, 2022, 2:29pm Clark County Health

Rates of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations slightly decreased for the second week in a row in Clark County this week, according to the latest data from Clark County Public Health. Read story

FILE - A Jackson, Miss., resident receives a Pfizer booster shot from a nurse at a vaccination site Feb. 8, 2022.  Pfizer is asking the Food and Drug Administration to expand use of its updated COVID-19 booster shot to children ages 5 to 11, Monday, Sept. 26. Already 4.4 million Americans have received one of the updated boosters since they rolled out earlier this month for anyone 12 and older.  (AP Photo/Rogelio V.

Pfizer seeks to expand omicron booster to 5- to 11-year-olds

FILE - A Jackson, Miss., resident receives a Pfizer booster shot from a nurse at a vaccination site Feb. 8, 2022.  Pfizer is asking the Food and Drug Administration to expand use of its updated COVID-19 booster shot to children ages 5 to 11, Monday, Sept. 26. Already 4.4 million Americans have received one of the updated boosters since they rolled out earlier this month for anyone 12 and older.  (AP Photo/Rogelio V.

September 26, 2022, 9:04am Health

Pfizer asked U.S. regulators Monday to expand use of its updated COVID-19 booster shot to children ages 5 to 11. Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee walks past a sign asking visitors to complete a health screening as he steps outside to talk to reporters, Thursday, June 2, 2022, at a Dept. of Ecology office in Richland, Wash. On May 25, 2022, Inslee's office said the Governor had tested positive for COVID-19. Inslee, who has recently criticized the slow pace of cleaning up the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state, was speaking ahead of a scheduled tour of the nuclear weapons production site and repeated his message that more federal money is needed to finish the job. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Washington’s COVID-19 state of emergency to end Oct. 31

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee walks past a sign asking visitors to complete a health screening as he steps outside to talk to reporters, Thursday, June 2, 2022, at a Dept. of Ecology office in Richland, Wash. On May 25, 2022, Inslee's office said the Governor had tested positive for COVID-19. Inslee, who has recently criticized the slow pace of cleaning up the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state, was speaking ahead of a scheduled tour of the nuclear weapons production site and repeated his message that more federal money is needed to finish the job. (AP Photo/Ted S.

September 8, 2022, 3:07pm Latest News

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced Thursday that the state of emergency sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic will end Oct. 31, nearly three years after the Democratic governor first issued the order. Read story