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  1. Wednesday, December 1, 2021   COVID   ► From Reuters — U.S. and other countries tighten travel rules over Omicron — Air travelers to the United States will face tougher COVID-19 testing rules to try to slow the spread of the Omicron variant and other countries tightened border controls as a European leader urged all […]

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  2. Use of program’s contingency reserves limits the first rate increase in five years   The following is from L&I: TUMWATER (Dec. 1, 2021) — The state Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) on Tuesday announced a 3.1 percent increase in the average workers’ compensation premium rate for hours worked in 2022. “A modest hike is […]

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  3. Tuesday, November 30, 2021   COVID   ► LIVE from the Seattle Times — Coronavirus daily news update, Nov. 30 — The latest count of COVID-19 cases in Washington totals 773,069 infections (14-day average of cases per day: 1,295) and 9,257 deaths. ► From KPTV — Washington hospitals look to fill nursing shortage as Omicron variant […]

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  4. BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (Nov. 30, 2021) — On Oct. 5, some 1,400 members of the BCTGM International Union at Kellogg’s cereal plants in Battle Creek, Mich. (Local 3G), Omaha, Neb. (Local 50G), Lancaster, Pa. (Local 374G) and Memphis, Tenn. (Local 252G) took a stand on the future of their workforce by going on strike. In […]

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  5. Monday, November 29, 2021   COVID   ► LIVE from the Seattle Times — Coronavirus daily news update, Nov. 29 — The latest count of COVID-19 cases in Washington totals 766,088 infections (14-day average of cases per day: 1,657) and 9,139 deaths. ► LIVE from the Washington Post — Omicron variant now in North America as […]

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  6. UPDATE (Dec. 1, 2021) — KING 5 reports: Everett Community College pauses on changes to Early Learning Center after parents voice concern — On Tuesday, the college sent a letter saying that it would “temporarily pause any action on program closure at this time.” That, college leadership said, would give them the opportunity to evaluate […]

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