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Here’s what you need to know about COVID-19 vaccines in Washington state on Friday, March 19. COVID-19 vaccine eligibility expanding to 2 million more people March 31 in Washington state COVID-19 vaccine eligibility will expand to include anyone 60 and older and people working in congregate settings, including restaurant […]

PORTLAND, Ore. (PORTLAND TRIBUNE) — As indoor spaces open gradually after Washington County was recently placed in the “moderate” category of risk regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, libraries throughout Washington County are discussing plans of expanding services before an eventual full reopening at some point. While the latter isn’t expected to […]

Some libraries have started to offer limited indoor services, but planning varies between library operators. As indoor spaces open gradually after Washington County was recently placed in the “moderate” category of risk regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, libraries throughout Washington County are discussing plans of expanding services before an eventual full […]

Sophie Andrews is a rising junior at Stanford University studying Math and Computational Sciences. She’s written data journalism articles for The Stanford Daily and built the online National Vote Trackers for The Cook Political Report. She’s also interned with the FCC and the National Renewable Energy Lab. Sophie loves to […]

SEATTLE – A state commission has approved the Navy’s use of up to 17 Washington state parks for after-dark stealth training of SEAL teams. The 4-3 vote approves the training over the next five years. The Navy had sought to use up to 28 state parks for up to 48 […]

Anacostia Riverkeeper organized the event I attended at Nash Run, which flows into Kenilworth Marsh. Before we headed out, Trey Sherard, the organization’s official Anacostia Riverkeeper, passed out fliers to a couple dozen volunteers on how to sort the trash. (This year, discarded masks and gloves have created a brand-new […]

After months of tense anticipation, Nov. 3 came and went in the United States without major incident of violence or intimidation—much to the relief of voters, voting rights groups and law enforcement. But as President Donald Trump’s numerous lawsuits to overturn the election results failed, a new inflection point in […]

WASHINGTON — Christmas is just hours away, but this year’s celebrations are going to look a lot different for most people across the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Washington State Department of Health have both been warning residents since Thanksgiving that, during this latest, greatest […]

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Conservative groups alleging without evidence that President-elect Joe Biden stole the U.S. election gathered for protests across the country on Saturday, including one in Washington that threatened to turn violent as darkness fell. Organizers of Stop The Steal, linked to pro-Trump operative Roger Stone, and church groups […]

Washington, DC, isn’t at the top of everyone’s bucket list when it comes to travel. Its glitzy east coast neighbour, New York City, and the west coast sass of Los Angeles are far more appealing to many visitors to the United States. President John F Kennedy once rather drily described […]

Tensions grew as the main march moved from Freedom Plaza to outside the U.S. Supreme Court, and as the final speeches ended, clashes turned into roving street fights that left police struggling to keep up. Shortly before 8 p.m., members of the extremist group the Proud Boys and other Trump supporters […]

After presidential elections every four or eight years, Washington’s gift shops and souvenir stands undergo an overnight transformation. Barack Obama action figures made way for “Make America Great Again” gear in 2016, and now Biden-Harris face masks and T-shirts are pushing MAGA hats to the clearance racks. “Whenever you have […]

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Two states were added to Connecticut’s travel advisory list on Tuesday.  Oregon and Washington were added to the list of impacted locations this week, and no states or territories were removed.  The governor’s office said New Jersey and Rhode Island meet the criteria for the travel […]