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Party leaders unite in bipartisan letter on COVID-19

Michael Goldberg | Mar 26, 2020 | Washington

Rep. Pramila Jayapal says COVID-19 is exposing a "vulnerable and unprepared" health care system

Michael Goldberg | Mar 25, 2020 | Washington

On a national live stream with U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and a number of health experts, Seattle congresswoman Pramila Jayapal of Washington's 7th congressional district offered praise for the state's response to the COVID-19 outbreak while calling for more federal support. Jayapal credited Washington state's investments in its public health...[ Read More ]

Furniture manufacturer teams up with Providence to sew thousands of masks during COVID-19 pandemic

Emily Boerger | Mar 24, 2020 | Washington

Kaas Tailored, a Mukilteo-based furniture manufacturer, is stepping in to sew thousands of surgical masks as hospitals across the country face a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) due to the rapid spread of COVID-19. In partnership with Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH), the company is helping contribute to the...[ Read More ]

How “Stay Home, Stay Healthy" will be enforced

Michael Goldberg | Mar 24, 2020 | Washington

Following Governor Jay Inslee’s statewide “Stay home, Stay Healthy” order, the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) outlined how they plan to approach enforcing the order.  The order, issued last night, requires every Washingtonian to stay home unless they need to pursue an essential activity. It also bans...[ Read More ]

14 state legislators leaving their seats in 2021

Michael Goldberg | Mar 23, 2020 | Washington

As of now, 15 Washington State legislators are either retiring from the Legislature or running for another public office. Seven House Democrats will be leaving their caucus while Steve Hobbs is the only *potential* outgoing senator, having just announced his intention to run for Lieutenant Governor in the wake of...[ Read More ]

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 ]

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