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 By Joseph Claypoole    News

Phone tax would pay for suicide prevention number

Connecting people considering suicide with immediate help is the aim of a proposed law that funds a 988 emergency number with a new tax on phone lines. "There are a lot of great thi... — Updated 4/1/2021

 
 By Joseph Claypoole    News

Beacon legislative report: New suicide review team proposed

The COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating a problem already plaguing youth in Washington -- suicide. Rep. Gina Mosbrucker (R-Goldendale) says HB 1354 is key to finding out why rates of suicide are climbing in Washington and on how to... — Updated 2/3/2021

 
 By Joseph Claypoole    News

Governor lowers age of those eligible for vaccines

Just when residents of Washington will have access to a COVID-19 vaccine depends on how many doses the federal government delivers and how many the state can administer in a day. Currently, the state is receiving 100,000 doses per... — Updated 1/28/2021

 
 By Joseph Claypoole    News

Gov. Inslee lowers age of those eligible for vaccines

Just when residents of Washington will have access to a COVID-19 vaccine depends on how many doses the federal government delivers and how many the state can administer in a day.... — Updated 1/22/2021

 
 By Joseph Claypoole    News

Security increased for Legislature's opening day

Editor's note: This is the first in a series of articles the Beacon will be publishing on the 2021 Legislative session in Olympia. Increased security is now expected around the... — Updated 1/11/2021

 

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