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

Ted S. Warren
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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 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."
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