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Tag Archives: Personal Wellness

COVID-19 Update: Governor Jay Inslee prohibits large public gatherings (250+)

Excerpt: “This is an unprecedented public health situation and we can’t wait until we’re in the middle of it to slow it down,” the Governor said.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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COVID-19 Update: Oregon announces that its total tally of known cases has doubled

Excerpt: After a brief hiatus from reporting new cases, the Beaver State has updated its tally. New cases were also detected in Washington.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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VICTORY! Comprehensive sexual health education bill is enroute to Governor Inslee

Excerpt: Progress is possible, and Democrats in the Washington State Legislature have proved it by getting a bill to require CSHE across the finish line.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Education, Healthcare, Legislative Advocacy
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COVID-19 Update: Vice President Mike Pence shows up to discuss coronavirus response

Excerpt: Donald Trump's most prominent surrogate showed up in a Boeing C-32 transport to meet with state and local officials on March 5th, 2020.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Comprehensive sexual health education has finally cleared the Washington State House!

Excerpt: A major NPI legislative priority is on the verge of reaching Governor Jay Inslee's desk after a lot of hard work by Laurie Jinkins and Monica Stonier.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Over two in three Washington voters support comprehensive sexual health education

Excerpt: Republican legislators argue Washingtonians don't support comprehensive sexual health education legislation. But our research shows they do. Overwhelmingly.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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COVID-19 Update: Pacific Northwest in the national media spotlight as outbreak worsens

Excerpt: Washington and Oregon's efforts to combat the novel coronavirus are making national headlines. New cases and new deaths have been confirmed. Officials in British Columbia have offered their support and sympathy, and the region's congressional delegation is anxious to help.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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COVID-19 Update: Pacific Northwest states report new coronavirus cases, second death

Excerpt: We're back with another installation of our special series COVID-19 Update, bringing you the latest developments on the novel coronavirus outbreak that public health authorities in the Pacific Northwest are working diligently to contain
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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COVID-19 Update: Washington announces first U.S. death from novel coronavirus

Excerpt: Public health authorities have confirmed the first death attributed to the novel coronavirus. The deceased was a patient at EvergreenHealth.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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COVID-19 Update: New coronavirus cases reported in Washington and Oregon

Excerpt: Here's what we know about the new cases of the disease at this point. Public health authorities are beginning investigations.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington State Senate sends OSPI-backed sexual health education bill back to House

Excerpt: Requested by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal, the bill is intended to help young people at many different stages of childhood and young adulthood make better decisions about their health and their future.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington State Senate passes bill ending the personal exemption for MMR vaccine

Excerpt: Parents in Washington may soon no longer be able to opt schoolchildren out of being vaccinated for measles, mumps, or rubella on philosophical grounds.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Dow Constantine: Join me in supporting Best Starts for Kids (King County Proposition 1)

Excerpt: Edi­tor’s Note: It is our great plea­sure tonight to wel­come King Coun­ty Exec­u­tive Dow Con­stan­tine to NPI’s Cas­ca­dia Advo­cate. In this spe­cial guest post, Exec­u­tive Con­stan­tine explains why it is crit­i­cal that we pass King Coun­ty Propo­si­tion #1, the Best Starts for Kids levy, this Novem­ber. NPI has tak­en a posi­tion enthu­si­as­ti­cal­ly sup­port­ing this mea­sure, […]
Written by:Dow Constantine
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