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What might reopen and be allowed soon

May 14th, 2020 | By

Washington’s efforts to restore pre-coronavirus public and business activity will happen in four phases. Governor Jay Inslee announced May 11 the state’s stay-home order would continue through May 31, but he said phases lasting a minimum of three weeks would be used by officials to evaluate public safety at each juncture and determine when it’s
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Life with coronavirus: Optimistic food for thought

May 14th, 2020 | By
Life with coronavirus: Optimistic food for thought

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to throw up roadblocks for our way of life, it’s no small feat to find reasons to be optimistic in the face of uncertainty about the future, both near and long-term. But the general outlook gets a boost from the efforts of many who are doling out help with physical
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Lower-cost prescriptions promoted

May 13th, 2020 | By

A new state law aimed at protecting patients from excess costs of prescription medications requires pharmacists to charge the lesser of a customer’s insurance co-pay or the cash price. The new law (House Bill 2464), which was approved by the Legislature and signed by the governor in March, will take effect June 10. When it
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Con artists trying to trick investors during pandemic

May 1st, 2020 | By

Financial authorities are cautioning investors in Washington to beware of con artists seeking to capitalize on fear and uncertainty created by the coronavirus situation. “We know con artists are opportunistic and use current events to cloak their schemes with an air of immediacy and legitimacy. Never make an investment decision without understanding what you are
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