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Omicron variant, flooding among top issues on state's plate right now

A gas station attendant stands next to a newspaper headline in Pretoria, South Africa, on Saturday. The new omicron variant has spread from South Africa to parts of Europe, and as far as Hong Kong.
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A gas station attendant stands next to a newspaper headline in Pretoria, South Africa, on Saturday. The new omicron variant has spread from South Africa to parts of Europe, and as far as Hong Kong.

State health officials are investigating the three omicron variant COVID-19 cases confirmed in Washington so far. Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins joined Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick to talk about it and his latest reporting on the health and safety of people living at Aacres Washington in Snohomish County.

You can hear Kirsten and Austin's chats live at 7:45 a.m. Tuesdays.

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