As investigations continue into fraudulent unemployment activity in Washington, Employment Security Department officials reported they were able to recover $300 million dollars from the unspecified “hundreds of millions’ lost to fraudulent claims.
Washington is relaxing restrictions on the size of gatherings for religious services put in place some two months ago because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday extended his proclamation protecting consumers from debt collection practices through May 27.
Anti-tax initiative promoter Tim Eyman rallied with dozens of supporters at the state Capitol campus Thursday in Olympia against the state’s COVID-19-related stay-home order. He stood outside the governor’s mansion with a computer, saying he had officially entered his information into the Secretary of State’s website to run for governor as a Republican against Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee.
State officials are seeing an influx of fraudulent claims for unemployment benefits as they continue deal with record numbers of claims from people forced out of work by shutdowns from the COVID-19 epidemic.
Washington Democrats and Republicans who filed online to run for precinct committee officer will need to do it again by Friday afternoon.
In late 2016, Washington presidential elector Peter Chiafalo had a plan to keep Donald Trump from becoming president by getting other electors around the country to vote for someone other than the winner of their state’s election
Fewer newly out-of-work Washington residents sought help last week from state unemployment benefits and special federal programs designed to ease the economic shock of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Washington candidates who can’t afford the filing fee next week won’t have to go the alternate route of gathering a voter’s signature for every $1 in the fee.
Car and boat dealerships, drive-up religious services get a green light to resume.
Washington will spend $50,000 to study possible biases in the Washington State Patrol after an investigation found troopers search people of color, particularly Native Americans, at much higher rates than white drivers.
Critics say all-mail voting is more subject to fraud. Fans say the whole country should switch to that system for November elections. They’re probably both wrong.
An underfunded or broke United States Postal Service could threaten the freedom and fairness of Washington’s elections, the state’s top election official said Wednesday.
Some aspects of Washington’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order will continue through May – and possibly into July – as state officials slowly relax restrictions on businesses and gatherings, Gov. Jay Inslee said today.
State and federal officials are warning Washington residents to beware of phony COVID-19 treatments that can be harmful to their health as they see a rise in scams and false testing kits circulating through social media.
More than 1 in 5 Washington workers sought some form of unemployment payment last week, in what the head of the agency that administers those claims called “gargantuan numbers.”
Washington anglers and duffers can circle May 5 on their calendar. It’s the day that fishing and golfing can reopen, with some restrictions.
Recently Jay Inslee has shown up on “Meet the Press,” “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos, several MSNBC talking head shows and “The View,” all via some sort of internet audio-video hookup.
Washington is slowly lifting the moratorium on many construction projects as the state starts to “dial back” its ban on many forms of work.
Gov. Jay Inslee lays out plans for relaxing restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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