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Are Washington Republicans About To Lose Their Nearly 60-Year Lock On The Secretary Of State’s Office?

Potential candidates to replace Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman are already stepping forward after Wyman, a Republican, announced she will resign next month to take an election security position with the Biden administration. Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat, will appoint Wyman’s replacement. That could spell the end of a nearly six decades Republican lock on the secretary of state’s office. Continue Reading Are Washington Republicans About To Lose Their Nearly 60-Year Lock On The Secretary Of State’s Office?

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The Washington State Patrol and Department of Transportation closed I-5 near Tukwila and re-routed traffic off the freeway after a semi crash on Wednesday, October 20, 2021. Combined, the two agencies lost more than 550 workers as a result of Gov. Jay Inslee's COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

Will The Passes Get Plowed? Impact Of Vaccine Mandate Firings On State Services Not Yet Clear

Roughly nine in 10 employees of the state of Washington are now vaccinated against COVID-19. Gov. Jay Inslee considers that a huge success and a win for public health. But his vaccine mandate has also led to the departure of hundreds of state employees. Now there are questions about the implications for some state services. Continue Reading Will The Passes Get Plowed? Impact Of Vaccine Mandate Firings On State Services Not Yet Clear

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Washington Farmworkers May Get More Protection From Hot And Smoky Conditions

Over the past year, wildfire smoke has made the air quality in the Yakima Valley, Eastern Washington and parts of Oregon some of the worst in the country, and even in the world. When the air quality is bad, experts recommend people stay indoors, but that isn’t an option for outdoor laborers, like farmworkers. Continue Reading Washington Farmworkers May Get More Protection From Hot And Smoky Conditions

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