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Are vaccine mandates legal in Washington state?

Concerns over the highly contagious variant are increasing calls for COVID vaccine mandates. Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Morgan Stanley---more big companies are requiring employees to get vaccinated before they return to work sites this fall. There are a lot of rules to make workplaces safe. But some people wonder--- is it...
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Seattle Children’s sees increase in children with COVID-19

SEATTLE — The American Academy of Pediatrics confirmed nationwide about 72,000 children and teens contracted COVID-19 last week, compared to 39,000 the week before. That is an 84% increase. Doctors said the highly contagious delta variant is driving up cases. Dr. John McGuire works in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit...

American Lake Veterans Golf Course Seeking Fundraising Assistance

The Lakewood-based American Lake Veterans Golf Course is looking for assistance to complete renovation fundraising. Currently, the course is refurbishing its front nine holes — a project that follows the renovation of the course’s back nine section (nicknamed the “Nicklaus Nine”) in 2016. The fundraising deadline for the front-nine project...
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S’Klallam Tribe celebrates opening of holistic health center

The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe has opened a new health center on its government campus – the first tribally owned and operated health clinic in Kitsap County. The tribe is holding a two-day Grand Opening Aug. 6-7, which will include a tribal community and staff barbecue, a blessing ceremony, Gov. Jay Inslee and tribal dignitaries, and tours of the facility. The events are closed to the public.
Seattle, WAUS News and World Report

Postmates to Pay $1M to Seattle Gig Workers in Settlement

SEATTLE (AP) — Online food delivery platform Postmates has agreed to pay almost $1 million to settle allegations it violated the city’s paid sick leave policies for gig workers, Seattle’s Office of Labor Standards said. The city said in a news release that most of the money will go toward...
Washington StateTacoma News Tribune

Here are the latest COVID-19 numbers confirmed Wednesday in Washington state

The Washington state Department of Health reported 2,032 new COVID-19 cases and nine deaths Wednesday. Statewide totals from the illness caused by the coronavirus are 483,389 and 6,145 deaths. Those numbers are up from 481,357 cases and 6,136 deaths as of Tuesday. The case total includes 42,630 infections listed as probable. DOH revises previous case and death counts daily.
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Longtime Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes might be in trouble

The hottest race in Seattle was a sleeper until Tuesday night. The conventional wisdom was that the race for Seattle city attorney was not competitive – after all, Pete Holmes had won three times before. But his incumbency is now in doubt. Ann Davison, a Seattle attorney who ran as...

On eve of Sound Transit realignment vote, West Seattle SkyLink launches petition drive for gondola consideration

Tomorrow afternoon, as previewed here, the Sound Transit Board is expected to adopt a realignment plan – potentially delaying West Seattle light rail. Supporters of a transit alternative – a gondola system – have been trying to convince ST to seriously consider it as an alternative for the West Seattle spur of the system. They say a gondola line, which they call West Seattle SkyLink, could be built faster and cheaper than light rail between SODO and The Junction. So now they’re collecting signatures on an online petition with this request:
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Montlake Bridge will be closed for 26 days

SEATTLE — Starting Monday, Seattle’s Montlake Bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic for nearly a month as crews make repairs. The closure is from Aug. 9 to Sept. 3. Officials with the Washington State Department of Transportation said during the closure, crews will start work on the bridge’s mechanical systems and key components that need to be replaced to ensure the bridge opens and closes as it is supposed to.