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Rising COVID cases take toll on Legislature, health departments, testing sites

A gloved hand arranges a stack of BinaxNOW COVID tests.
David Dermer
The Associated Press
At-home COVID-19 tests are hard to find in the region.

In this first week of the new year, it's evident that COVID-19 is overshadowing everything in Washington — from the upcoming legislative session to the lack of tests for those who want them. Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins joined Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick to talk about it.

Kirsten Kendrick has been hosting Morning Edition on KNKX/KPLU since 2006. She has worked in news radio for more than 30 years. Kirsten is also a sports lover. She handles most sports coverage at the station, including helping produce a two-part series on the 50th anniversary of Title IX and the ongoing series "Going Deep."
Vivian McCall is a reporter, producer and host at KNKX. Originally from Texas, Vivian spent the majority of her journalism career in Chicago. She loves having fun with sound and digging into cool science stories.
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