BOISE, Idaho — As Idaho deals with the highest COVID-19 cases and positive test numbers seen so far, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare has now activated crisis standards of care throughout Southern Idaho.

KENNEWICK — The latest COVID surge is hitting the Coyote Ridge Corrections Center, according to numbers released by the state.

OLYMPIA — In early 2020, as the novel coronavirus reared its spiky head, Washington state was among the first in the nation to shut down schools as a precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Friday marked the grim two-year reminder that the first deadly case in the U.S. was diagnosed in…

OLYMPIA — Washington state has officially launched its website where people can order free, rapid COVID-19 tests to be sent to their homes, the state Department of Health said Friday morning.

TACOMA — Last weekend’s undersea volcanic explosion near Tonga devastated the island nation and sent small tsunami waves to Washington’s ocean coast. Those waves took about 12 hours to reach the state and gave residents plenty of time to prepare if they had been bigger.

KENNEWICK — The number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 treatment in Benton and Franklin County hospitals jumped to 91 on Thursday, according to the Benton Franklin Health District.

OLYMPIA — On this, there’s no debate: The Washington State Department of Transportation is short on staff. But the explanation for it has transformed what may have once been a staid conversation about recruitment and retention into yet another ideological rift.

KENNEWICK — The Tri-Cities area has had a confirmed COVID-19 case in one of every 50 people in the last two weeks, according to data from the Benton Franklin Health District released Tuesday.

OLYMPIA — Washington state last year saw 1,300 complaints from consumers who said they noticed at-home coronavirus tests being sold at prices at nearly triple what they cost in a local pharmacy, according to the state attorney general.