Business & Economy

Business & Economy

Laid-off restaurant worker Katrina Thiessen is frustrated by the weeks-long delay in having her unemployment claim approved.

Frustrated By Delayed Unemployment Benefits, Laid Off Workers Turn To Washington Supreme Court

Frustration with long delays in getting jobless benefits is boiling over into a lawsuit against the Washington State Employment Security Department. Attorneys representing two laid off workers and the nonprofit Unemployment Law Project filed the case directly with the state Supreme Court on Friday. Continue Reading Frustrated By Delayed Unemployment Benefits, Laid Off Workers Turn To Washington Supreme Court

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Washington’s Smallest Counties Will Lead The Way Into Phase 3 Of State’s Reopening Plan

Nine rural counties are eligible to apply to the state Secretary of Health this week to move to the next stage in Gov. Jay Inslee’s four-phase reopening plan. Lincoln, Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, Columbia and Wahkiakum counties wasted no time and submitted the necessary paperwork and letters of support on Wednesday to advance from Phase 2 to Phase 3. Continue Reading Washington’s Smallest Counties Will Lead The Way Into Phase 3 Of State’s Reopening Plan

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