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Inslee expands vaccine eligibility to all adults starting April 15

Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced Wednesday that starting April 15, all Washingtonians over the age of 16 will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination....Read More

Senate bill to increase the affordability of standardized health plans heard in House Health Committee

Senate Bill 5377 had its first hearing in the House Health Care and Wellness Committee on Wednesday, after moving out of the Senate on Mar....Read More

DOH announces tool to help improve environmental health equity

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH), in collaboration with the University of Washington, announced Monday new interactive mapping tools to help utilities improve environmental...Read More

Inslee announces next steps in re-opening plan for counties and school districts

As he prepares to sign an executive proclamation ordering schools to offer part-time, in-person instruction by April 19, Washington Governor Jay Inslee today announced that...Read More

WSLC: Vaccinate all public-facing workers

Washington State Labor Council President Larry Brown issued the following statement today in response to directives from President Joe Biden and Gov. Jay Inslee to...Read More

Q&A: What DCYF Secretary Ross Hunter is seeing amid the pandemic

It is hard to match the level of institutional knowledge possessed by Ross Hunter, Secretary of the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF). Before...Read More

Op-ed: Why Direct Cash is a Critical Mental Health Strategy

During this past year of global health crises and economic pressure, we have seen a growing awareness of the importance of mental health. For many,...Read More

A bill on COVID liability protections for health care providers makes it through to Senate Rules

Senate Bill 5271 passed through the Senate Law and Justice committee and on to Senate Rules Thursday. This bill would provide liability protections to providers...Read More

Senators debate the capacity of minors to provide informed consent for abortion services

A bill that updates language in Washington State’s guardianship laws passed on Tuesday after Senators debated an amendment which sought to prevent minors from receiving...Read More

COVID-19 and the broken safety net of social inclusion for long-term care residents – a “double pandemic.”

Advocates for long-term care residents warn that many are feeling the weight of overlapping pandemics – both of which disproportionately impact seniors. Cathy MacCaul is...Read More