Category Archives: E-News

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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02 Jun
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E-news: SharedWork can avert layoffs, keep businesses afloat

Dear Neighbors, Anyone who owns or works for a Washington business that’s hit by the economic effects of the pandemic should consider using our state’s SharedWork program. It’s a way for small-to-medium-sized businesses to retain employees while decreasing costs. And ...

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20 May
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E-news: Be on alert for fraudulent unemployment claims

Dear Neighbors, During the pandemic, it’s important to be on alert—this crisis has led to a rash of fraudulent unemployment claims filed with the Washington Employment Security Department. Fraudsters file these claims in innocent people’s names using data they have ...

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15 May
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E-news: Coronavirus economic assistance

Dear Neighbors, This pandemic has brought tough times for all of us—most especially those who have lost loved ones. At the same time, many people are suffering from its indirect economic effects. That’s why I see it as my job ...

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