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Students and staff in the Eatonville, Peninsula and White River school districts will receive weekly rapid antigen COVID-19 testing beginning in December as part of a pilot program initiated by the … more
Thurston County’s unemployment rate dropped from 7.1 percent in September to 5.7 percent in October, revealing promising gains the region and state have made amid persistent restrictions put in … more
The number of initial claims for unemployment in Thurston County doubled the week that Gov. Jay Inslee announced further COVID-19 restrictions on businesses and social gatherings, according to new … more
Thurston County Public Health and Social Services on Monday reported 27 new cases of COVID-19, the respiratory infection caused by the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases up to … more
Thurston County surpassed 3,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday by reporting 47 new diagnoses of the respiratory infection. The total number of cases reported since the start of the pandemic … more
Those working on the frontlines in hospitals are feeling the pressure of the current wave of COVID-19 in Washington state as leaders in the medical community warn that not adhering to restrictions in … more
Thurston County Public Health and Social Services on Tuesday afternoon reported 55 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of diagnoses reported since the start of the health crisis up to … more
The Yelm Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday announced a new round of grants available for small businesses in need during state-mandated closures due to the coronavirus. The chamber on its website … more
Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council and Thurston County Chamber have developed a resource for businesses whose employees are struggling due to the lack of affordable, high-quality … more
Despite the state’s COVID-19 onslaught, Washington managed to add 1,000 jobs in October while reducing September’s 8.3 percent unemployment rate to 6.0 percent.But in a statement posted last week … more
Gov. Jay Inslee sent a letter Thursday to congressional leadership and the Trump administration urging lawmakers to come to an agreement on another coronavirus relief bill before the end of the … more
Thurston County Public Health and Social Services on Monday afternoon reported 80 new diagnoses of COVID-19, the respiratory infection caused by novel coronavirus, bringing the net total of cases … more
Timberland Regional Library branches will limit a number of services until Monday, Dec. 14, in an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19, according to an announcement from the library system … more
Hello Thurston County! Thanksgiving is a national holiday typically celebrated with friends and family around a dinner table to express gratitude for the blessings of the previous year. As families … more
Washington state businesses, renters and low-income individuals affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and statewide responses to the disease will see some more relief, as Gov. Jay Inslee announced $135 … more
Cars snaked through the field and parking lot of Yelm Prairie Christian Center on Wednesday afternoon as dozens upon dozens of vehicles lined up to receive boxes of food that were being distributed … more
Thurston County Public Health and Social Services on Friday reported the death of a female resident in her 70s due to COVID-19 as well as 52 new cases, which brings the net total reported since the … more
Thurston County Public Health and Social Services on Thursday afternoon reported 41 new cases of COVID-19, the respiratory infection caused by novel coronavirus, bringing the net total reported since … more
Washington's unemployment rate dropped to 6% as more jobs were added to the state economy in October, according to the Employment Security Department's monthly employment report released … more
In a race against the CARES Act clock, the city of Tenino has engineered a unique partnership that will help struggling local businesses weather yet another COVID-19-related maelstrom. As of … more
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