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Apple farm hit with $2 million fine after migrant workers die of COVID-19

Gebbers Farms in the state of Washington has been fined over $US2 million for “egregious willful violations” of COVID-19 health orders. Over the summer, two migrant workers at the farm died from the coronavirus. “COVID-19 is a known workplace hazard, and we expect businesses in Washington state to follow the […]
Apple farm hit with $2 million fine after migrant workers die of COVID-19
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Tarra Simmons, the first felon elected to Washington state’s legislature, wants to give formerly incarcerated people a second chance

On November 4, 2020, Washington State Representative Tarra Simmons was elected to the state’s 23rd district representing Kitsap County, becoming the first formerly incarcerated person to serve in the state’s legislature. Simmons, a civil rights attorney who founded the Civil Survival Project, struggled with substance abuse. She led her campaign […]
Tarra Simmons, the first felon elected to Washington state’s legislature, wants to give formerly incarcerated people a second chance
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The coronavirus may force US states to adopt vote-by-mail policies — which usually take decades to implement

https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php Quarantine restrictions are spurring several US states to weight adopting vote-by-mail policies for the November elections. Five states already have established vote-by-mail processes: Washington, Oregon, Utah, Colorado, and Hawaii. Switching to vote-by-mail is typically a yearslong process, but states would have to do the work in just a few […]
The coronavirus may force US states to adopt vote-by-mail policies — which usually take decades to implement