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Crew shortages and sick calls brought much of the Washington State Ferries (WSF) system to a halt Friday. About 170 ferry crossings were canceled system-wide, an unprecedented number, and it comes after days of disruptions for ferry riders. Ferry workers who oppose Gov. Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate are apparently making their voices heard. State… Continue reading Washington ferry workers call out sick Friday in protest of vaccine mandate
The state fired 127 Washington State Patrol (WSP) employees, about 5% of the department, for failing to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination by Gov. Jay Inslee’s Oct. 18 deadline. Of that group, 74 were commissioned officers including 67 troopers, six sergeants, and one captain. The remaining employees worked in civilian positions such as dispatchers, administrators,… Continue reading More than 100 Washington State Patrol employees fired for not getting COVID-19 vaccine
Gov. Jay Inslee’s office says it has the authority to require COVID-19 vaccines for state employees, health care workers, but not everyone is planning to comply. Story:
Buried in the outskirts of Burien, you’ll find “Mock City.” It is where hundreds of new recruits come every year to learn how to become a police officer at the Criminal Justice Training Center. It is also where tactical instructors are adapting with the ever changing use-of-force laws in Washington, which will enter a new… Continue reading Washington's law enforcement prepare for new reform laws taking effect Sunday
Health officers from eight counties in Washington are now recommending all residents wear face coverings in indoor public settings, regardless if they are fully vaccinated. Health officers from King, Pierce, Snohomish, Kitsap, Clallam, Jefferson, San Juan and Grays Harbor counties signed a joint statement Monday recommending face coverings when the “vaccination status of those around… Continue reading More Washington counties recommend masks indoors as delta variant surges