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How “Stay Home, Stay Healthy" will be enforced

Michael Goldberg | Mar 24, 2020 | Washington

14 state legislators leaving their seats in 2021

Michael Goldberg | Mar 23, 2020 | Washington

Inslee announces "Stay home, stay healthy" order

| Mar 23, 2020 | Washington

Tonight, Gov. Jay Inslee spoke directly to Washingtonians to announce he will sign a statewide order that requires everyone in the state to stay home. The order will last for two weeks and could be extended. This Stay Home, Stay Healthy order is similar to orders that other governors, in...[ Read More ]

Community-members organize GoFundMe campaigns to support hospital staff

Emily Boerger | Mar 23, 2020 | Washington

As COVID-19 continues to spread in Washington, community-members have organized a series of GoFundMe campaigns to support local hospital staff working around the clock to treat and test patients. The campaigns range from fundraisers to deliver meals to staff, to an entrepreneur looking for funding to sew protective masks for...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Sue Birch, Health Care Authority

Emily Boerger | Mar 23, 2020 | Washington

Sue Birch is the Director of the Washington State Health Care Authority, where she leads the largest health care purchaser in the state. She has served in the position since being appointed by Gov. Inslee on January 1, 2018. Birch joins us in this edition of “What They’re Watching” to...[ Read More ]

Disability discrimination complaint filed over COVID-19 treatment rationing plan in Washington State

| Mar 23, 2020 | Washington

As COVID-19 cases increase, the experience in other countries and predictions of U.S. health officials is that there will not be enough acute care services or equipment, such as ventilators, to meet the demand of patients with the virus who require intensive treatment.  Health care professionals in the United States...[ Read More ]

Governor Inslee, Attorney General Ferguson and Secretary Wiesman to Participate in Statewide Coronavirus Tele-Town Hall this Saturday, March 21

| Mar 20, 2020 | Washington

In the face of the coronavirus outbreak, AARP Washington is collaborating with local and state officials to provide information and resources to help older Washingtonians care for themselves and their loved ones. This Saturday, March 21 at 9:50 a.m., AARP will hold a live, statewide tele-town hall event with Governor...[ Read More ]

KUOW’s Week in Review: coronavirus and the state legislature

Michael Goldberg | Mar 20, 2020 | Washington

DJ Wilson, our publisher here at State of Reform and the Washington State Wire (our sister site), joined Allison Williams of Seattle Met and Charles Mudede of The Stranger today on KUOW’s Week in Review, hosted by Bill Radke. They discussed the latest on the coronavirus, how the Legislature is...[ Read More ]

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