Tag: Jay Inslee

Inslee’s Full Meal Deal For Schools

After removing the 6ft distancing rule for schools, Governor Inslee said “You can start tomorrow, going back into what you might call a full meal deal.” Since the announcement, school districts have been in discussion on what this means for them.

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New Director For A New State Office

Governor Inslee announced Karen Johnson, PhD, as the director for the newly established Washington State Office of Equity. Johnson, previously the equity and inclusion administrator for the Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC), started her new duties as director in March.

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Princesses Isabella Sedeno, and Janessa Sexton with Miss Deer Park 2020 Ainsley Carpenter representing our beautiful town in the Festival of Lights Parade.

Preplanning Miss Deer Park 2021

In spite of the ever changing COVID-19 situation, Miss Deer Park organizers have not given up. The effects of COVID-19 are seeping into every corner of Deer Park and making changes to many of our favorite local traditions. By March, planning for the Miss Deer Park Scholarship event should be in full swing.

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Phase 2 and More Financial Relief for East Washington

Governor Inslee announced Eastern Washington can now move on into Phase 2 of COVID guidelines beginning Valentine’s Day, February 14th. Additionally, the governor also announced a new round of COVID financial support for business and rental relief.

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Inslee Extends COVID Proclamations

Several updates emanated from the Office of the Governor in December. Many regarding benefits that the Governor is extending to help people through these trying times, there was also an extension and modification to the current restrictions.

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More Money For Small Business Aid

The Washington State Department of Commerce is offering a third round of grants for small businesses. The first application deadline is December 11th.

Governor Inslee announced an additional $70 million for business grants. $50 million of this is for Round 3 of the Working Washington Small Business grants. The remainder will go towards funding qualified businesses that applied in earlier rounds of our resiliency grant program.

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Washington State Referendum 90

Peoples’ Response to Sex Education Bill

After passing the state legislature, Governor Jay Inslee signed into law a comprehensive bill that would require all K-12 schools across Washington to teach sexual education to their students. Since the passing of the bill in late March, there has been a strong response across Washington that has resulted in a movement to repeal the new law.

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No Mask, No Service

Customers of businesses are now required to wear masks in addition to employees. This announcement was made on July 2nd by Governor Jay Inslee and Secretary of Health John Wiesman.

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Masked Made Mandatory

Starting Friday, June 26th, Governor Jay Inslee will be requiring face masks in all Washington State public settings.  Face masks are now mandatory in all public indoor locations, and in

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