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Seattle police staffing woes prompt emergency dispatch plan

Seattle’s police department is sending detectives and non-patrol officers to respond to emergency calls because of a shortage of patrol officers that union leaders fear will become worse because of COVID-19 vaccine mandates.

Nursing schools see applications rise despite COVID-19 burnout

Nurses around the U.S. are getting burned out by the COVID-19 crisis and quitting, yet applications to nursing schools are rising, driven by what educators say are young people who see the global emergency as an opportunity and a challenge.

Tuberculosis deaths rise for first time in years due to COVID-19

LONDON — The number of people killed by tuberculosis has risen for the first time in more than a decade, largely because fewer people got tested and treated as resources were diverted to fight the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization said.

Washington ferries to slash service due to staffing issues

 Washington State Ferries is slashing its scheduled service starting this weekend because of chronic staff shortages that have impacted the boat service, a condition that some workers who haven’t been vaccinated warned will only get worse.

Border residents rejoice as US says it will lift travel ban

SAN DIEGO – Beleaguered business owners and families separated by COVID-19 restrictions rejoiced Wednesday after the U.S. said it will reopen its land borders to nonessential travel next month, ending a 19-month freeze.

People’s Pharmacy: COVID-19 vaccine vanquishes persistent wart

I had a wart on my left ring finger for many years. It never really bothered me and wasn't visible being on the side next to the middle finger. When it got big, I would pare it down with tiny scissors. I was so used to it being there that I didn't notice right away that it had gone away.

Aim to ease supply chain bottlenecks with L.A. port going 24/7

The White House said Wednesday it has helped broker an agreement for the Port of Los Angeles to become a 24-hour, seven-days-a-week operation, part of an effort to relieve supply chain bottlenecks and move stranded container ships that are driving prices higher for U.S. consumers.