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SEATTLE—A new $4 million fund to provide economic relief to immigrants in Washington state began accepting applications last week. The Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund will distribute $1,000 per person (up to $3,000 per household) to Washington residents who are ineligible because of...
OLYMPIA – The Department of Health is collaborating with Safeway Inc. and Albertsons Companies LLC to offer no-cost influenza (flu) vaccination for uninsured adults over the age of 18 to help prevent flu illness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Health officials are concerned that the presence of...
OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee issued a proclamation and guidance memo today, Oct. 27 clarifying application of COVID-19 requirements for voters and for voting service operations, including county elections offices, county voting centers and student engagement HUBs throughout the state.  "The right...
Let’s Celebrate With the convergence of a full moon, a blue moon, Daylight Savings Time and plus the unprecendented events of this  year. Halloween 2020 will truly be one to remember. Much has changed but our love for fun, fright, is strong as ever. Celebrate in a safe, fun way. Pledge to...
NCW - Customers will be able to browse the shelves, access computer stations, read the newspaper, or pick up a DVD. The library district initially planned to open its libraries in Grant, Okanogan and Ferry counties, which were all in Phase 2 or 3 of the governor’s reopening plan. But after...
WENATCHEE - During the month of October, Wenatchee Valley Humane Society (WVHS) is transforming its online adoption listings into the ‘Subaru Loves Pets Virtual Adoption Center’.  The month long virtual adoption center is part of the Subaru Loves Pets program and is presented by the ASPCA and...
OLYMPIA – While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our daily lives, autumn brings with it another unwanted visitor – the flu. The presence of both viruses could put more people in the hospital and strain Washington’s health care system. While we don’t yet have a vaccine to prevent COVID-19...
OLYMPIA – Data from the Washington State Department of Health show that case numbers in western Washington counties are climbing at an alarming rate, near or beyond previous peaks in some areas. As cases in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties continue to trend sharply upward, health officials...
StatePoint - New data reveals that in uncertain times, consumers and businesses need even greater vigilance when it comes to their cybersecurity. The mid-year update to the 2020 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report highlights an opportunistic use of the COVID-19 pandemic by cybercriminals. “...
OLYMPIA - Business owners in Washington have many responsibilities, including knowing which taxes they must report. To help reach more businesses statewide, the Washington State Department of Revenue (Revenue) will host a free live webinar for new and small business owners on Oct. 15. In offering...

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