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Bill to legalize safe injection sites for drug users passes California Senate

| Apr 23, 2021 | California

A bill sponsored by Sen. Scott Wiener to legalize safe injection sites in certain cities in California was passed by the Senate on Thursday. The bill passed by one vote.     Senate Bill 57 would allow the City and County of San Francisco, the County of Los Angeles and...[ Read More ]

UHERO study says Hawaii could reach herd immunity by July

| Apr 23, 2021 | Hawaii

In a new study, the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization predicted the state could reach herd immunity if the vaccination rate remains steady.     As of April, the state reported an average of 13,800 doses were administered daily. The researchers believe if the state is able to maintain...[ Read More ]

ARP subsidies projected to help over 1.6 million Californians

| Apr 23, 2021 | California

A recent joint publication by the UC Berkeley Labor Center and UCLA Center for Health Policy Research projected the subsidies passed in the American Rescue Plan (ARP) will help over 1.6 million Californians. This number includes 151,000 individual market enrollees who will qualify for subsidies for the first time and...[ Read More ]

Bill to balance and improve public health boards on the Governor's desk

| Apr 22, 2021 | Washington

The Washington House of Representatives voted last week to concur with Senate amendments to HB 1152.      The bill, sponsored by Rep. Marcus Riccelli, aims to apply the lessons learned from the pandemic and create stronger public health districts. The amendments made by the Senate removed the creation of...[ Read More ]

Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund opens for new applications

| Apr 21, 2021 | Washington

Governor Jay Inslee today announced applications will be accepted for the next round of assistance under the Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund starting April 21.     The additional $65 million allocated by the Legislature this year will provide additional relief to support new applicants. The fund will rely on...[ Read More ]

Governor Ige announces vaccinated interisland travel allowed

| Apr 21, 2021 | Hawaii

Starting May 11, island hopping will be easier for people who can prove they have received the COVID-19 vaccine in Hawaii.      Governor David Ige announced Tuesday that travelers who have completed both doses will not have to undergo the current mandatory quarantine and testing required before interisland travel....[ Read More ]

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