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At a news conference on October 14, Gov. Jay Inslee said the state was following science and the law when deciding whether to accommodate employees who received medical or religious exemptions to his COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

Unvaccinated Washington State Employees Face Their Last Day On The Job

Monday is the deadline for Washington state employees, healthcare and long-term care workers and those working in the education field to be fully vaccinated. Those who aren’t could be out of a job by day’s end. Some of the state employees who face termination got exemptions, but not a workplace accommodation so they could stay on the payroll. Continue Reading Unvaccinated Washington State Employees Face Their Last Day On The Job

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The Eagle Saloon in the 1870s. This building still stands in Jacksonville, but the adjacent Wetterer home and the brewery behind it is gone.

Craft Brewing In The Pacific NW Dates So Far Back That Archaeologists Are On The Case

The Pacific Northwest is rightfully proud of its thriving microbrewery scene. Most beer lovers probably consider the rise of craft brewing a phenomenon of the past few decades. But the first brewpubs in the Northwest date so far back that archaeologists were called in to excavate the remnants of one in Jacksonville, Oregon. Continue Reading Craft Brewing In The Pacific NW Dates So Far Back That Archaeologists Are On The Case

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Franklin Co. Redisricting

Franklin County Latino Population Wants More Redistricting Information In Spanish

Franklin County started the hearings for redrawing electoral district boundaries, and the Latino population wants more information available in Spanish. The redistricting committee began public hearings on Tuesday in Pasco. In the middle of litigation regarding the violation of the Washington Voting Rights Act 2018, the committee is working on the electoral district maps that it will present next week. Continue Reading Franklin County Latino Population Wants More Redistricting Information In Spanish

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Since July 21, 34 residents and 23 staff at the Spokane Veterans Home have tested positive for COVID-19. Three residents died.

Hit Hard By COVID 5th Wave, Washington Veterans Homes Now Brace For Staffing Shortages

It was a challenging summer at Washington’s state-run homes for veterans. Two of the four homes experienced widespread COVID-19 outbreaks. Four veterans died. Now the homes are bracing for another challenge: the potential for a staffing shortage as the governor’s vaccine mandate kicks in. Continue Reading Hit Hard By COVID 5th Wave, Washington Veterans Homes Now Brace For Staffing Shortages

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