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Governor Signs Berg Law To End Period Poverty For Students

“Poverty and period poverty go hand-in-glove,” said Rep. April Berg (D-Mill Creek). “More than four in five students have missed class time, or know someone who has, because they didn’t have access to period products. This is holding students back in school, which affects their future. And we needed to do something to fix it.”

SFD Launches Citywide Effort To Bring Vaccinations Directly To Seattle Residents And Workers

Since launching its vaccination effort on January 14, the City of Seattle has administered over 170,000 vaccinations to eligible adults (over 111,000 individuals).

Constantine Signs Executive Order To Increase Opportunities For Minority Contractors

One of the new actions is to create a reciprocal certification program with the state's MWBE Office so that a small firm that is certified by the state will automatically be certified as a Small Contractor and Supplier (SCS) by King County.

Free And Discounted Rides Increase Access To Vaccine Appointments

Anyone in the state experiencing a transportation barrier preventing them from getting a vaccine is considered eligible for this offer while ride credits remain available from our generous partners.

Dept. Of Corrections To Resume In-Person Visitation

The Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) recently announce that their Safe Start Corrections Visitation, a gradual yet steady approach to resuming modified operations across the correctional system, is moving forward, with first visit sessions set to occur on May 9, 2021.

Legislature Acts To Ensure Fewer Families Will Face Forced Separations

The legislation addresses the initial stages of a dependency case, when children are removed but before allegations against parents have been proven. It requires that courts make a finding of “imminent physical harm” – prior to separating a family – language that narrows the focus to the immediate situation.

Inslee Signs Two Bills That Focus On The Needs Of Youth

“School-aged youth who are in or recently released from institutional facilities are at a crucial point in their lives,” Callan said. “My bill works to ensure they have access to a meaningful education, and have a pathway to graduate with post-secondary opportunities, giving these students, our kids who are struggling the most, hope for a better future.”

Everett Community College Trustee Betty Cobbs Wins State Leadership Award

“Dr. Cobbs has been an exemplary leader in the Everett area for more than 40 years. Everett Community College is grateful for her advocacy for our students, faculty and staff,” said Everett Community College President Daria Willis.

Inslee Announces Two-week Pause On Phase Changes For Counties

“We are at the intersection of progress and failure, and we cannot veer from the path of progress,” Inslee said Tuesday. “Our economy is beginning to show early signs of growth thanks to some of our great legislative victories and we know vaccines are the ticket to further reopening — if we adhere to public health until enough people are vaccinated.”

Mack Hogans Appointed To State Community And Technical College Board

"This is an exciting and transformative time for community and technical colleges and the students they serve," Hogans said. "It will be an honor to apply my experience to support our unique system of colleges so all students can thrive in our communities and economy."

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Labor Secretary On Unemployment Numbers: We’re Still Recovering

Labor Secretary Marty Walsh speaks to CNN's Poppy Harlow about unemployment numbers across the country and what he thinks could be contributing to these numbers.

Liz Cambage Criticizes Lack Of Diversity In Australian Olympic Team’s Photos

Cambage, who helped Australia win bronze at the 2012 Olympics and also competed at the 2016 Games, criticized the images in a series of posts on Instagram using the hashtag #whitewashedaustralia .

‘A Comeback For Travel’: Summer Vacations Expected To Boom

U.S. travel experts think that the summer of 2021 could be close to travel levels before the pandemic. CNN's Pete Muntean reports.

Tiffany Haddish Offers Advice For Those Looking To Break Into Comedy

In a recent interview with CNN the comedian turned actress gave some advice for anyone looking to break into comedy.

Keith A. Perry Named The New Executive Director Of The National Dental Association

“We’re very excited to have him aboard, said NDA Board Chairman Nathan Fletcher, D.D.S.” “Keith is a talented, nationally recognized association executive with over 30 years of highly relevant leadership experience in the political, governmental, nonprofit and association sectors.”