Thursday, June 24, 2021


Keep up with all the fast-moving novel coronavirus news, particularly as it impacts the Columbia Basin.

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago

Grant County Fair to go on without restrictions

The 2021 Grant County Fair will go on without restrictions on crowd size or carnival rides, for the livestock sa...

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
Ride of passage: Moses Lake High School sends off 2021 graduating class with parade ceremony

The Moses Lake High School class of 2021 made its way across town from Grant County Fairgrounds Friday afternoon to six locations to celebrate with a graduat...

Updated 2 weeks ago
Inslee: state close to fully opening

Gov. Jay Inslee said Wednesday the state of Washington has a total COVID-19 vaccination rate of 66% and is “close to being able to fully reopen.”

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Mobile clinics designed to bring COVID-19 vaccine to patients

MOSES LAKE — Maybe work has been crazy busy, or maybe the clinic giving COVID-19 vaccinations is 45 minutes away.

Updated 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Another COVID side effect: Many kids head to summer school

With her three teenagers vaccinated against COVID-19, Aja Purnell-Mitchell left it up to them to decide whether to go back to school during summer break. The decision was unanimous: summer school.

Updated 2 weeks, 3 days ago
US senators promise vaccines for Taiwan amid China row

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The U.S. will give Taiwan 750,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, part of President Joe Biden's move to share tens of millions of jabs globally, three American senators said Sunday, after the sel...

Updated 2 weeks, 3 days ago
UK urges commitment to vaccinate the world by end of 2022

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will use the Group of Seven wealthy democracies' summit next week to urge world leaders to commit to vaccinating the global population by the end of 2022.

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
State to reward vaccine recipients

OLYMPIA — It’s quite an incentive. Get a COVID-19 vaccination and possibly win $1 million.

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Vaccination clinic slated in Moses Lake

The city of Moses Lake plans to have its second public clinic for coronavirus vaccinations from 8 to 10 a.m. Friday at 401 Balsam St., Moses Lake.

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
EWU says students & faculty must get vaccine to be in class

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — Eastern Washington University officials have decided that students and staff must get a COVID-19 vaccine to be on campus. That's a reversal of a decision last month to not require vaccination.

Updated 3 weeks ago
Warden High School graduation set

WARDEN — Graduation ceremonies for the Warden High School Class of 2021 are scheduled for 7 p.m. June 11 at the WHS football field, 101 Beck Way.

Updated 3 weeks ago
Free beer, other new incentives for Biden's 'vaccine sprint'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dangling everything from sports tickets to a free beer, President Joe Biden is looking for that extra something — anything — that will get people to roll up their sleeves for COVID-19 shots when...

Updated 3 weeks ago
Slow to start, China mobilizes to vaccinate at headlong pace

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — In the span of just five days last month, China gave out 100 million shots of its COVID-19 vaccines.

Updated 3 weeks, 1 day ago
'Complete freedom': Tunes at the Dunes returns

MOSES LAKE — On dunes covered by ATVs and water covered by ski boats, there was plenty of movement and music Memorial Day weekend. But on Sunday, one boat st...

Updated 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Royal School District decides against year-round school in reopening plan

ROYAL CITY — The Royal School District will offer summer school and extra tutoring to help kids who fell behind during the COVID-19 pandemic, but will not implement year-round school.