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  1. Friday, March 5, 2021   COVID-19   ► LIVE from the Seattle Times — Coronavirus daily news update, March 5 — The latest count of COVID-19 cases in Washington totals 343, 090 infections (7-day average of new infections per day: 806) and 5,032 deaths. ► From the Spokesman-Review — Inslee announces new vaccine priority groups; next […]

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  2. As supplies increase, WSLC continues to press for ALL essential workers to be eligible for vaccination   OLYMPIA (March 5, 2021) — Washington State Labor Council President Larry Brown issued the following statement Thursday afternoon in response to Gov. Jay Inslee’s update on vaccine availability/eligibility in Washington: “The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO thanks Governor […]

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  3. Thursday, March 4, 2021   COVID-19   ► LIVE from the Seattle Times — Coronavirus daily news update, March 4 — The latest count of COVID-19 cases in Washington totals 342,236 infections (7-day average of new infections per day: 827) and 5,012 deaths. ► From the Seattle Times — More than 5,000 people have now died […]

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  4. WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 4, 2021) — Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives passed sweeping voting, campaign finance disclosure and ethics legislation Wednesday over unanimous Republican opposition, and advanced to the U.S. Senate what would be the biggest overhaul of the U.S. election law in decades. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka hailed the passage of H.R. […]

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  5. OLYMPIA (March 3, 2021) — Washington State Labor Council President Larry Brown issued the following statement today in response to directives from President Joe Biden and Gov. Jay Inslee to allow educators and childcare workers to be immediately eligible for COVID-19 vaccination: “The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, which represents some 500,000 union members across […]

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  6. SELMA, Ala. — On “Bloody Sunday,” March 7, 1965, then-25-year-old activist John Lewis led more than 500 marchers across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. They faced brutal attacks by state troopers, and footage of the violence collectively shocked the nation. Two weeks later, the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and 3,200 civil rights […]

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