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Another wave of COVID-19 over the winter could be more severe than those of last spring and summer because it would coincide with other seasonal viruses like the flu, according to a September report from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. more
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a consumer protection lawsuit Sept. 2 against the e-cigarette company Juul, asserting that the company’s products and marketing target underage consumers. more
Dr. Anthony Chen, director of the Tacoma-Pierce County Public Health Department, was in high demand in July as school boards and superintendents, public and private, sought guidance on reopening in … more
Masks are an annoyance for those who use them, but do they really stop the spread of the virus? If so, which mask is best? Do you need a mask if you always social distance? more
As the second quarter of 2020 came to a close, scientists and economists surveyed the impact of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, on the health and economy of the United … more
A June 17 Washington State revenue forecast projected an $8.8 billion drop in tax collections over the next three years. Gov. Jay Inslee canceled pay raises the same day for some state employees and … more
In an interview with Pierce County Councilman Derek Young (D-7th), Young assured constituents that they wouldn’t have to wait much longer for the burger and beer they’ve been dying for. more
Social distancing and business closures have affected hospitals too, reducing … more
A Haida Indian term, the spirit of pestilence referred to the tides of smallpox, measles, influenza, and malaria that swept native villages and camps on … more
As people struggle to make ends meet in a shattered economy, leaders and researchers look for a way out. At a press briefing April 14, state Secretary of Health John … more
"There’s a point when listening to the news is more upsetting than it’s worth, so I’m listening to music and taking long nature walks with my camera" - Kathleen Best. Photo: Richard Miller, KP … more
The one thing about the fire service that is a constant is that you never know from day to day what will present. The COVID-19 outbreak has proved that point. The … more
Dr. William Roes, who has provided primary care services at his clinic in Key Center for more than three decades, was asked if he could work at St. … more
It is not unusual for people to experience anxiety or worry at times, maybe even frequently. Humans are predisposed to pay more attention to negative information, … more
Teachers and staff keeping students connected, fed and learning in a changed world. Sheri Ahlheim was teaching her sixth period math class at Peninsula High School March … more
Young children, their parents and teacher work together to adapt to social distancing. During this era of COVID-19, preschoolers and their … more
At least 70 people attended a virtual COVID-19 Key Peninsula Town Hall meeting April 2 to hear … more
Although the 2020 regular session just adjourned, a special session to address the damaged state economy may be coming soon. The Washington State Legislature adjourned its … more
Many remain open but essential businesses are wondering when it will end. Business has slowed for Purdy Cost Less Pharmacy at Lake Kathryn Village, according to owner Don … more
Kids are grieving the loss of opportunities while staff work to support them. Despite starting on the other side of the world, the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, reached Washington state and the city of Gig Harbor. more
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