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 By Patric Haerle    News

Frontline workers to start receiving vaccines March 22

Essential frontline workers, such as grocery store employees, will begin receiving COVID-19 vaccines later this month, Gov. Jay Inslee announced March 4.  Others set to be vaccinated starting March 22 include workers in... — Updated 3/10/2021

 By Patric Haerle    News

Bill to ban private prisons wins bipartisan support

Washington’s only private detention center is proposed for closure. House Bill 1090 prohibits any person, business or government from operating private, for-profit detention facilities.  It recently passed in the House of... — Updated 3/3/2021

 By Patric Haerle    News

COVID-19 relief bill allocates $2.2 billion in federal funding

 Additional relief in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is on its way. Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill into law Feb. 19, that appropriates $2.2 billion in federal aide to be used for K-12 schools, public health, assistance to... — Updated 2/24/2021

 By Patric Haerle    News

Washington on track to allow schools to waive graduation requirements

Washington high school students wrestling with remote learning programs cobbled together as COVID-19 gripped the state in 2020 and now struggling to meet graduation requirements may well get some help from lawmakers.  The state... — Updated 2/3/2021

 By Patric Haerle    News

Lawmakers launch session with calls for cooperation, quick action on COVID-19

Washington state legislative leaders on Monday, Jan. 11 took turns delivering upbeat messages that promised unity in taking swift action to relieve residents and businesses hit hard over the past 12 months by the COVID-19... — Updated 1/13/2021


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