9/25: Friday Briefing

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STATE The governor has extended a legislature-approved residency waiver for graduate students studying at state institutions. Due to COVID, students may not be able to travel to campus but are still continuing their studies remotely. The waiver exempts these students from residing in Washington during their fall quarter studies. The insurance commissioner’s emergency order that […]

3/29: Wednesday Updates

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STATE The governor has issued updated guidance for gatherings that include business meetings, professional development trainings, conferences, conventions, and similar types of events. Such activities may resume as long as businesses can meet and maintain all requirements, including providing materials, schedules and needed equipment; and if the businesses conduct only activities that are allowed under […]

9/21: Monday Briefing

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No interview today, but Sam’s back!

9/18: Friday Briefing

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BORDER Canada has extended its border closure with the United States through at least October 21. STATE The State Health department is imploring Washingtonian to answer phone calls or return voicemails from state contact tracers in order to prevent further spread of COVID-19. The governor has issued updated guidance for weddings and funerals, which may […]

9/16: Wednesday Briefing

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STATE The Washington Emergency Management Division is hosting an emergency preparedness webinar on Thursday, September 17th, at 11:30am Links to the online event can be found at Facebook.com/WashEMD in the “events” section, or by going to bit.ly/re-prepare2. PIERCE COUNTY The Pierce County Council has made more money available for rent and mortgage assistance to small […]

9/14: Monday Briefing

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STATE The Washington State Dept of Health notes that air pollution due to wildfire smoke can provoke symptoms that can look a lot like COVID-19: coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath. Serious wheezing and shortness of breath are always worth a call to your health care provider — or 911 if you are really struggling to […]

9/9: Wednesday Briefing

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STATE The state health department’s agency operations were severely impacted by wind storm damage on Monday and Tuesday this week, with several services temporarily unavailable The department was forced to delay updates to COVID-19 data on Tuesday, so numbers may appear skewed this week. FIRES & AIR As of Wednesday morning, September 9, wildfire smoke […]

9/7: Labor Day

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STATE Red Flag Warnings indicating critical fire conditions have been issued from Monday morning to Wednesday evening along the Cascade range and the Cascade foothills even below 1,500 feet, and for the eastern slopes of the Olympic Mountains, the Black Hills and the lowland areas of the central coast and southwestern Washington. Road closures across […]

9/4: Wildlife Awareness Day

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FEDERAL There are only 26 days left to fill out the 2020 Census, which helps determine how federal funds and representation are allocated to our community. Fill out your form online using your phone, tablet, or computer at my2020census.gov or call 1-844-330-2020 to complete over the phone STATE The state Department of Health has provided […]

9/2: Sean Duncan, On Wellbeing

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Sean Duncan discusses how he’s maintained social connection without the crutch of social media, and how he’s incorporated the science of wellbeing into his a world without open mics, gyms, clubs, and more. Interview begins at .