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The Qushan Primary School ruins, where a total of 407 teachers and students were killed when a 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit China’s Sichuan province in 2008.

Hundreds Of Washington Schools Start Academic Year With Failing Grade On Quake Safety

Tens of thousands of public school students in Washington state returned to classes this month in school buildings judged to be at risk of collapse in a strong earthquake. A new report to the state Legislature prepared by state geologists and a structural engineering firm gave the lowest possible seismic safety rating to more than 90 percent of the school buildings assessed in a selective statewide survey. Continue Reading Hundreds Of Washington Schools Start Academic Year With Failing Grade On Quake Safety

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In 2019, the Washington Legislature passed a first-in-the-nation law to create a state-run long-term care program. Washington workers have until November 1 of this year to opt out of buying private insurance. But the private market has temporarily stopped selling plans after being inundated with applications.

Want To Opt-Out Of Washington’s New Long-Term Care Tax? Good Luck Getting A Private Policy In Time

Long-term care insurance companies have temporarily halted sales in Washington. The move follows a frenzy of interest in the costly insurance policies prompted by a November 1 deadline to opt out of a new state-run long-term care program. Continue Reading Want To Opt-Out Of Washington’s New Long-Term Care Tax? Good Luck Getting A Private Policy In Time

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