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Reykdal calls on Inslee to require all school employees get vaccinated

The top educator in Washington State has called on Gov. Jay Inslee to require all K-12 education employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19.  Superintendent Chris...Read More

July saw even higher opioid overdoses in Washington State

Overdoses are on the rise in Washington State, and could break another record this year as the powerful opioid fentanyl continues to work its way...Read More

Ecology set to begin Climate Commitment Act rulemaking this fall

Last week, the Washington Department of Ecology launched its efforts to develop the program and regulations needed to implement the Climate Commitment Act, a new...Read More

Inslee announces vaccine mandate for state, health care workers

Gov. Jay Inslee announced today that most state workers and on-site contractors and volunteers must be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to remain employed. The...Read More

Rep. Kilmer joins U.S. Interior Secretary Haaland in Taholah

Today, U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06) joined U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland in Taholah, Washington, to tour the Quinault Indian Nation’s Taholah Village Relocation project,...Read More

L&I reaches $2 million settlement with Central WA farm following worker deaths

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) has reached a settlement with Gebbers Farms Operations, LP following one of the largest workplace safety and health...Read More


LCB to discuss to-go alcohol rules

The Liquor and Cannabis Board will be hosting an online listening session on Aug. 5 from 1 to 4 p.m. to gather public comment on...Read More

Herrera Beutler Secures Funding to Expand Health Care Access, Youth Substance Use Prevention in Southwest Washington

Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) announced [on Thursday] that she secured key federal funding in a committee-approved spending plan to support health related initiatives in...Read More

Washington stakeholders discuss audio-only telemedicine rules

The Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) held a stakeholder meeting on new rules requiring health plans to reimburse for audio-only telemedicine services...Read More

Inslee: state may reopen early if 70% vaccination rate reached

As of this morning, Washington State is at a 67.8% vaccination rate — a stone’s throw from the 70% bar set for reopening of the...Read More