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State processes record number of applications for unemployment benefits

State processes record number of applications for unemployment benefits

Employment Security Department had challenges with the volume

State processes record number of applications for unemployment benefits
Cantwell calls for nationwide support for local media hurt by COVID-19 pandemic

Cantwell calls for nationwide support for local media hurt by COVID-19 pandemic

Remarks come on Senate floor: ‘We need the media. …and need to help them’

Cantwell calls for nationwide support for local media hurt by COVID-19 pandemic
Ferry schedule tightens further, but some hope in horizon

Ferry schedule tightens further, but some hope in horizon

“We don’t make these decisions lightly,” said Amy Scarton, head of Washington State Ferries.

Ferry schedule tightens further, but some hope in horizon
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee.

Washington, Oregon and California announce Western states pact

To work together on reopening economies, controlling COVID-19

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee.
PSE offers bill assistance for customers impacted by COVID-19

PSE offers bill assistance for customers impacted by COVID-19

$11 million available to help pay bills

PSE offers bill assistance for customers impacted by COVID-19
The danger of ending social distancing too early | Public Health - Seattle & King County
The danger of ending social distancing too early | Public Health - Seattle & King County
April free state park days postponed

April free state park days postponed

A date has not been set, though two more free days are approaching in June.

April free state park days postponed
Inslee, nonprofits launch fund for state’s food banks as supply levels drop

Inslee, nonprofits launch fund for state’s food banks as supply levels drop

Demand expected to double this week to 1.6 million people in need

Inslee, nonprofits launch fund for state’s food banks as supply levels drop
Sound Transit suspends light rail construction projects amid COVID-19 response
Sound Transit suspends light rail construction projects amid COVID-19 response
First WA state prisoner tests positive for COVID-19

First WA state prisoner tests positive for COVID-19

The man is the first person in Washington to contract the disease while in a state prison.

First WA state prisoner tests positive for COVID-19
King County domestic and sexual violence services available during COVID-19 outbreak

King County domestic and sexual violence services available during COVID-19 outbreak

Advocacy organizations are adjusting their services to meet survivor needs

King County domestic and sexual violence services available during COVID-19 outbreak
County Council approves $2.2M for emergency childcare

County Council approves $2.2M for emergency childcare

For first responders and other essential workers during COVID-19 crisis

County Council approves $2.2M for emergency childcare
Retroactive unemployment payments ensure full benefits for eligible Washingtonians

Retroactive unemployment payments ensure full benefits for eligible Washingtonians

State Employment Security Department commissioner releases details

Retroactive unemployment payments ensure full benefits for eligible Washingtonians
State attorney general warns to beware of scams related to stimulus checks

State attorney general warns to beware of scams related to stimulus checks

Scammers already targeting COVID-19 payments

State attorney general warns to beware of scams related to stimulus checks
New report indicates positive impact in King County of social distancing on COVID-19 epidemic

New report indicates positive impact in King County of social distancing on COVID-19 epidemic

But heath officials say more progress needed | Public Health – Seattle King County

New report indicates positive impact in King County of social distancing on COVID-19 epidemic
This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows COVID-19, the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.
This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows COVID-19, the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.
UW doctor offers answers about COVID-19

UW doctor offers answers about COVID-19

Who should get tested? Who can get coronavirus? Staying at home key to stop spreading

UW doctor offers answers about COVID-19
Washington scrambles to boost supply of life-saving protective items for healthcare workers

Washington scrambles to boost supply of life-saving protective items for healthcare workers

State officials say they had to be “creative” to obtain protective equipment in global demand.

Washington scrambles to boost supply of life-saving protective items for healthcare workers
King County and Seattle expand COVID-19 emergency shelter and housing response
King County and Seattle expand COVID-19 emergency shelter and housing response
COVID-19 gathering restriction delays funerals

COVID-19 gathering restriction delays funerals

For one funeral home owner, the confusion came to a head after a recent service.

COVID-19 gathering restriction delays funerals