Category Archives: E-News

15 Jan
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Improving health—at work and in the community

Dear neighbors, This past Monday, a legislative session unlike any in our state’s history began. Despite threats of violence, and the necessity of conducting most legislative business remotely to protect public health, it has been a success so far. Legislators ...

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Washington's COVID-19 Vaccine Phases
09 Jan
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Supporting Washington’s Workers

Dear neighbors, Your 2021 Washington State Legislative session will convene on Monday in Olympia. As President Pro Tempore, I will preside over the opening session of the Senate. There are some concerns about possible protests, but I am confident our ...

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23 Nov
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Aid for businesses and workers

Dear neighbors, As we approach the holidays, I hope you are staying healthy and safe. I know we all want to see our family and friends. But with COVID numbers increasing dramatically in Washington, we are seeing more cases now ...

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Open Enrollment 2021
05 Nov
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The nation’s first public option is open for enrollment

Dear Neighbors, If you’re looking for health insurance, now is the time to act. Open enrollment in the Washington State health care exchange opened on November 1. For coverage starting January 1, the deadline to enroll is December 15; and for ...

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28 Sep
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Update on small business assistance

Dear Neighbors, As I wrote you last week, our federal, state and local governments are stepping up assistance for people and businesses affected by the pandemic. In addition to the rental, mortgage, and child care assistance that I listed in ...

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18 Sep
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Rental, mortgage, and child care assistance

Dear Neighbors, As we enter the fall still feeling the effects of the pandemic, state and local governments are stepping up assistance for people in need. If you need emergency help with food, housing, or other services, contact King County Crisis ...

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09 Jul
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E-News: Unemployment benefits and returning to work

Dear Neighbors, As our economy reopens, many people who have been furloughed or temporarily let go will be asked to return to work. For anyone who has been collecting unemployment benefits, that can present challenges. The Employment Security Department (ESD) ...

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25 Jun
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E-News: Mask Up for Phase 2

Dear Neighbors, We have much to be proud of. Working together, we have slowed the spread of coronavirus. As we reopen our state’s economy, it’s important to exercise caution so that we can safely resume many of the activities of ...

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11 Jun
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E-News: Food Assistance for School Children, School Reopening Guidelines

Dear Neighbors, Our schools perform many crucial functions in the community, from their core mission of education to providing nutritious meals for students who otherwise wouldn’t have access to them. In this time of crisis, our schools are stepping up ...

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05 Jun
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E-news: An open letter to the people of Washington

Dear Neighbors, I am profoundly moved by the events of the past ten days, and am staying in touch with all our communities in the 33rd legislative district to hear concerns about police agencies and constituent complaints. I have been ...

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