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  1. Tuesday, January 19, 2021   COVID-19   ► LIVE from the Seattle Times — Coronavirus daily news update, Jan. 19 — The latest count of COVID-19 cases in Washington totals 289,939 infections (7-day average of new infections per day: 2,573) and 3,903 deaths (7-day average of deaths per day: 12) ► From the (Everett) Herald — […]

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  2. OLYMPIA (Jan. 19, 2021) — The Paid Family and Medical Leave program has been a source of relief for Washingtonians who have been sick or were caring for loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, state legislators would like to see it go further. Lawmakers held a hearing last week on HB 1073, which would […]

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  3. As union leader and Boston mayor, Marty Walsh has fought for working families   The following is from the AFL-CIO: WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 19, 2021) — The labor movement has learned that when we stand together and fight for change in our country, we can truly make the change working people need and deserve — […]

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  4. Friday, January 15, 2021   COVID-19   ► LIVE from the Seattle Times — Coronavirus daily news update, Jan. 15 — The latest count of COVID-19 cases in Washington totals 283,777 infections (7-day average of new infections per day: 2,733) and 3,876 deaths (7-day average of deaths per day: 16) ► From the Columbian — COVID-19 […]

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  5. By SHERRONDA JAMERSON (Jan. 15, 2021) — On Jan. 2, I received my first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. This wasn’t a decision I took lightly. I’m a Mental Health Practitioner Clinical Specialist at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle  where I’ve worked for the past six years. I currently sit on the Harborview Ethics […]

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  6. Sen. Murray holds roundtable discussion to hear from — and thank — frontline healthcare workers battling COVID-19 in Washington state   WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 15, 2021) — U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), the top Democrat on the Senate Health Committee, held a video roundtable with health care workers from across Washington state to thank them […]

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