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Party leaders unite in bipartisan letter on COVID-19

Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig, Speaker of the House Laurie Jinkins, Senate Minority Leader Mark Schoesler and House Minority Leader JT Wilcox published a bipartisan...Read More

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

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...Read More

How “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” will be enforced

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...Read More

Morning Wire: Latest on COVID-19, Lt. Gov.’s race, Kamau Chege

We live in scary, interesting, and consequential times. We are writing the playbook now for how to manage existential community crises. We’re likely to have...Read More

Inslee announces “Stay home, stay healthy” order

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....Read More

Governor Inslee, AG Ferguson and State Sec. of Health Wiesman to Participate in Statewide Coronavirus Tele-Town Hall this Saturday, March 21

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...Read More

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

DJ Wilson, our publisher here at the Washington State Wire and State of Reform (our sister site), joined Allison Williams of Seattle Met and Charles...Read More

Q&A: Why gubernatorial candidate Joshua Freed is calling for a special session

Former Bothell Mayor and 2020 Republican gubernatorial candidate Joshua Freed released a statement yesterday calling for a special session to rescind recent tax & spending...Read More

DOH official: “Data does not tell the whole story.”

Over a telebriefing session with members of the media, Erica Henry, Emergency Operations Supervisor at the Department of Health (DOH) discussed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)...Read More

Morning Wire: Coronavirus, Session takeaways, Inslee’s leadership

Like most folks, we are working from home starting at the end of last week. My kids are figuring out how to manage online learning,...Read More