E. Washington elementary school switches to remote learning
May. 29, 2021 02:24 PM EDT
WAITSBURG, Wash. (AP) — An elementary school in eastern Washington is switching to remote learning after an outbreak of COVID-19. Officials...
Washington's South Central region OK'd to ease COVID rules
Feb. 14, 2021 08:10 PM EST
KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — Six counties in south-central Washington have been approved to move to Phase 2 of reopening and can immediately ease COVID restrictions...
Most of WA will be in Phase 2 of reopening plan next week
By Rachel La Corte Feb. 11, 2021 05:40 PM EST
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — All but six of Washington state's 39 counties will be in Phase 2 of the state's economic reopening plan as of Sunday, with five new...
Washington health officials: residents only for vaccines
Jan. 28, 2021 08:43 AM EST
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Upcoming mass COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be limited only to people who live or work in Washington state, the state Department of...
Inslee touts vaccine improvements, urges vigilance
By Gene Johnson Jan. 26, 2021 07:18 PM EST
Amazon offers pop-up clinic as state tries to speed vaccines
By Gene Johnson Jan. 21, 2021 02:55 PM EST
SEATTLE (AP) — On the anniversary of the first confirmed COVID-19 case in the United States, Amazon said Thursday it will host a one-day vaccination drive in...
Washington governor wants to vaccinate 45K people a day
By Rachel La Corte Jan. 18, 2021 06:11 PM EST
20 farms fined for not protecting workers from COVID-19
Nov. 13, 2020 09:15 AM EST
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — Three Mid-Columbia farms are among those receiving the biggest fines in the state from the Washington state Department of Labor and...
Inslee visits Brewster, latest COVID-19 hot spot in state
By Nicholas K. Geranios Aug. 13, 2020 05:45 PM EDT
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee visited Okanogan County on Thursday, site of the latest hot spot in a coronavirus pandemic that has hit the counties of...
Surge in state COVID-19 cases driven by eastern Washington
By Nicholas K. Geranios Jul. 03, 2020 02:07 PM EDT
Inslee heckled off stage during Tri-Cities appearance
Jun. 30, 2020 03:32 PM EDT
Lawsuit filed over emergency farm worker housing rules
Jun. 08, 2020 11:38 AM EDT
KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — A Washington labor union for farm workers has sued two state agencies, asking a Thurston County Superior Court judge to strike down...
Fourth child in Washington has coronavirus-related illness
May. 28, 2020 08:02 AM EDT
PASCO, Wash. (AP) — A child in the Pasco, Washington, area has been diagnosed with a multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children, an illness associated with...
Tyson beef plant in Wallula reopens after 12 day closure
May. 05, 2020 03:26 PM EDT
WALLULA, Wash. (AP) — A Tyson Fresh Meats beef plant in eastern Washington state has reopened with limited production of beef, after closing 12 days ago to...
Coronavirus cuts into global french fry demand
By Hal Bernton May. 03, 2020 09:01 AM EDT
ELTOPIA, Wash. (AP) — For farmer Mike Pink, spring is supposed to be a time of hope, when he can survey a green field of young potato plants and anticipate the...
Tyson Fresh Meats plant to remain closed longer
Apr. 30, 2020 08:58 PM EDT
WALLULA, Wash. (AP) — A Tyson Fresh Meats beef plant near the Tri-Cities will remain closed for a while longer as county health officials await test results on...
Tyson beef plant in Washington will close to test workers
Apr. 23, 2020 06:01 PM EDT
WALLULA, Wash. (AP) — The Tyson Fresh Meats beef plant in eastern Washington state is temporarily shutting down to test all its workers for the coronavirus. ...
Franklin County commissioners rescind vote on businesses
Apr. 23, 2020 04:23 PM EDT
PASCO, Wash. (AP) — The Franklin County commissioners have rescinded their controversial resolution allowing businesses to reopen in portions of the eastern...
Coronavirus cases at Wallula beef plant reaches 100
Apr. 22, 2020 12:24 PM EDT
WALLULA, Wash. (AP) — All employees of a Tyson Fresh Meats beef plant near the Tri-Cities will eventually be tested for COVID-19 and then sent home to self...
Inslee: 1,500 workers will track, trace virus by mid-May
By Rachel La Corte Apr. 21, 2020 12:59 PM EDT