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Listen: What's the state doing as COVID cases rise and variants appear?

Ted S. Warren
The Associated Press file
Judy Jideonwo, left, a case manager at Angeline's Day Center for Women, holds her vaccination card after receiving the first dose of the COVID vaccine from medical assistant Aurora Artman in April.

Washington has one of the lowest COVID-19 death tolls and highest vaccination rates in the country. But not all counties have kept the same pace. Gov. Jay Inslee is pushing for residents to get vaccinated now before COVID-19 variants become a big problem here. Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins talked about this – and more – with KNKX Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

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.