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New report details impact of COVID-19 on Native organizations

Emily Boerger | Jan 21, 2021 | Washington

Senate Labor, Commerce and Tribal Affairs Committee hears testimony on the Health Emergency Labor Standards Act

| Jan 21, 2021 | Washington

On Monday, the Washington Senate Labor, Commerce and Tribal Affairs Committee heard testimony on SB 5115, the Health Emergency Labor Standards Act or (HELSA). The committee heard testimony from around 20 groups about the proposed act. These included labor unions, small business associations, insurance associations and the Washington State Hospital...[ Read More ]

An international perspective on COVID-19 and the U.S.

| Jan 20, 2021 | Washington

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every corner of the world. No country is immune to its influence, although some have handled the situation more effectively than others. Ross Ciesla, chief investment officer at Veritas Investment Partners, Katherine Wilson, author and cultural commentator and Mohamed Abdirizak, foreign minister for the government...[ Read More ]

Leadership in a time of uncertainty with health care leaders

| Jan 19, 2021 | Washington

From PPE shortages, the COVID-19 pandemic, staffing shortages and wildfires, 2020 has thrown as many curveballs as it could to the health care industry in Washington. Gary Kaplan, CEO of Virginia Mason, Ketul Patel, CEO of CHI Franciscan and Beth Johnson, CEO of Coordinated Care, joined us as the final...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Manka Dhingra makes the case for three behavioral health bills headed to executive session

Michael Goldberg | Jan 15, 2021 | Washington

Senator Manka Dhingra is the Chair of the Senate Behavioral Health Subcommittee to Health & Long Term Care. Today, the Committee held public hearings for three bills: SB 5073 (Concerning involuntary commitment), SB 5071 (Creating transition teams to assist specified persons under civil commitment), and SB 5074 (Establishing safe station...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Q&A w/Sen. Karen Keiser, "Covered lives assessment," Vaccine rollout

| Jan 12, 2021 | Washington

The legislative session is underway. While members had to manage a few in-person votes yesterday to set the rules for the session, the rest of the 105-day session is expected to be virtual. I am curious about how much pent up anxiety will get a voice in the session. As...[ Read More ]

Seattle doctor part of the riots at the Capitol in Washington DC

Sydney Kurle | Jan 11, 2021 | Washington

Dr. Tammy Towers Parry, a family medicine doctor in Seattle, was part of the mob who stormed the Capitol building in Washington DC last Wednesday. In a video on Twitter she was seen declaring that she had stormed the capitol building, where Congress was in the process of certifying electoral...[ Read More ]

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