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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 hosts Morning Edition on KNKX and the sports interview series "Going Deep," talking with folks tied to sports in our region about what drives them — as professionals and people.
Vivian McCall is a former KNKX reporter, producer and host. She previously spent eight years as a reporter in Chicago, where she wrote for the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and WBEZ public radio.