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News >  Pacific NW

Undocumented immigrants can apply for WA COVID-19 relief funds

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 21, 2022

Sep. 21—Undocumented immigrants in Washington affected by COVID-19 can now apply for a new round of financial relief, as part of an unprecedented $340 million fund approved last year by the state legislature. Eligible people can apply to the Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund and receive at least $1,000 via check or prepaid card, delivered some time between December and January. ...

News >  Crime/Public Safety

‘It’s happening with younger and younger people’: UW expert talks about keeping youth safe amid rise in fentanyl use and overdoses

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 22, 2022

With 27 years in the opioid addiction field, Caleb Banta-Green said he didn't think it could get as bad as today's dramatic hike in fentanyl use statewide. Another difference is that fentanyl is killing people from accidental overdoses in higher numbers than any other drugs, he said. For a recent Gonzaga University talk about strategies, he compiled Spokane reports showing that fentanyl deaths from accidental overdoses spiked in 2021, far surpassing methamphetamine, heroin or cocaine causes. It mirrors trends across Washington.
News >  Pacific NW

Human torso washes ashore at Dungeness Spit

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 19, 2022

The Clallam County Sheriff's Office is working with local agencies as well as the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration to determine whether the female torso is connected to the Whidbey Island floatplane crash earlier this month, Detective Sgt. Eric Munger said Monday.

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