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All Washington residents who receive a vaccine will be entered into a lottery with four weekly drawings of $250,000 and one final $1 million prize, Gov. Jay Inslee announced Thursday.
Waterpark's owners say they'd lose money if they had to operate in compliance with Washington's COVID-19 guidelines.
Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday that if sports fans want to root on the Cougars and Huskies this fall in-person, the best way to make that happen is to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
Would you get vaccinated against COVID-19 for a shot at a year’s worth of free college tuition?
OLYMPIA – Businesses, local governments and the state will be able to offer people freebies or other incentives to convince them to get vaccinated against COVID-19, based on action taken Tuesday.
A week shy of the one year anniversary of the death of George Floyd during a Minneapolis police arrest that prompted protests in Washington and all over the country, Gov. Jay Inslee signed sweeping legislation Tuesday to reform law enforcement policies and oversight.
May 2021 is a bit early to talk seriously of the 2022 elections, let alone those in 2024, so take the following with a grain of salt.
If you're fully vaccinated, you can take your mask off and pretend like it's 2019.
Under the guidelines, which have different attendance caps for indoor and outdoor venues, the number of permitted visitors would be increased if a "vaccinated section" were created in the facility. Such a section would require proof of vaccination to enter, and the operator would have to set up different ticketing lines in order to permit those with proof of a vaccine and those without. In that section, social distancing would not be required, but attendees would still be required to wear masks unless actively eating or drinking.
Setting aside previous guidelines on COVID-19, Gov. Jay Inslee announced Tuesday that numerous counties that were headed to stricter pandemic rules, including Spokane and King, will not have to roll back to Phase 2 for at least two weeks.
A return to Phase 2 could cause significant financial pain for some restaurants and businesses.
When the coronavirus pandemic hit the Pacific Northwest states of Oregon and Washington, their governors quickly reacted with shutdowns. Now they are about to impose new restrctions again as infections and hospitalizations rise to alarming levels.
OLYMPIA – After campaigning on carbon restrictions and pushing for a capital gains tax for two terms, Gov. Jay Inslee scored big wins in the Legislature this year.
PULLMAN – Jill Bielenberg is among those in Pullman who were not surprised that Whitman County was reclassified back to Phase 2 of the state’s COVID-19 recovery plan.
Whitman County is one of three counties in the state to return to more restrictive public health mandates amid rising coronavirus infections of Washington State University students in Pullman, data shows.
Companies including Microsoft and IBM have been developing software intended to make it easier to determine whether someone has been vaccinated against COVID-19. But the prospect of proving one's defenses against the global pandemic has some lawmakers and privacy advocates skittish about the prospect of "vaccine passports," a phenomenon that's existed in some form in the United States since outbreaks of smallpox in the 19th century.
Gov. Jay Inslee toured the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on Friday, where the county's mass vaccination site is operating.
Gov. Jay Inslee has raised the stakes for tonight's NCAA Tournament title game between Gonzaga and Baylor through a friendly bet with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.
Spokane area school districts are waiting for a signal from state officials to determine how they will implement less stringent restrictions for separating students in their classrooms.
The state is expecting to move into the next vaccination phase by March 22, assuming supply continues to increase.