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The year 2022 in review

RITZVILLE — Last year, 2022, was chock full of news. Here’s a look back at top stories from each month:


Hospital suspends visitation

RITZVILLE — Citing increased coronavirus cases, East Adams Rural Healthcare is prohibiting patients from having visitors at its 903 S. Adams St. hospital and clinics.

The prohibition on visitors comes as Gov. Jay Inslee halts all non-emergent surgeries and medical procedures at hospitals in Washington state. It’s the third time the governor has ordered a halt to all non-emergency surgeries since declaring a statewide emergency Feb. 29, 2020


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