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Officials in King, Snohomish counties warn of joining Pierce County in Phase 2 rollback

Health officials are warning they’re at risk of rolling back in the state’s reopening plan if COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise. SEATTLE — Health officials in King and Snohomish...

With COVID-19 vaccine eligibility expanding, finding an appointment remains a challenge

Everyone 16 and older will be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine starting April 15, but the tricky part comes with finding an appointment, which are in high demand. LYNNWOOD, Wash....

Washington considers new rules to help eradicate invasive Asian giant hornets

Officials want to impose a quarantine on all live hornets, which would outlaw the sale, distribution or knowing movement of hornets in Washington state. SEATTLE — The Washington State Department of...

Pierce County one of three moving back to Phase 2 of Washington's reopening plan

Cowlitz, Pierce and Whitman counties have seen increases in case rates and hospitalizations over the past several weeks. SEATTLE — Failing to keep COVID-19 case rates and hospitalizations down recently, Cowlitz,...

Senior polar bear at Tacoma's Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium gets clean bill of health

Blizzard is 25-years-old, which is old for a polar bear, but he received a clean bill of health during his routine annual health exam. TACOMA, Wash. — A senior polar bear...

JBLM opens vaccinations to all military members, family members 16 and older

It's a move to expand vaccine distribution that Washington state will follow Thursday. JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. — The military's vaccine rollout for service members and their families is just a...

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Russia says troop buildup near Ukraine is a response to NATO

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s defense minister said Tuesday that the country’s massive military buildup in the west was part of readiness drills amid what...

Spooky sights: Exploring Washington's ghost towns, abandoned areas

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