Forced to work from home, with kids’ toys crowding the living room and restaurants drawing shut, many in Seattle and beyond have turned to the outdoors — too many, it turns out. Hugh Spitzer is quoted. (Source: The Seattle Times)
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To contain the spread of COVID-19, Washington state is turning to a technique rarely used in the century since the Spanish flu killed nearly 700,000 Americans — mandatory social distancing. Hugh Spitzer, a law professor at the UW, is quoted. (Source: Crosscut)
"DST saves lives and energy and prevents crime. Not surprisingly, then, politicians in Washington and Florida have now passed laws aimed at moving their states to DST year-round." Source: CNN
Mary Fan, a UW law professor, weighed in on charges against four suspected members of a neo-Nazi group and where the investigation may go.
A panel organized by the University of Washington’s Center for an Informed Public and the UW Communication Leadership Program addressed this issue at Town Hall Seattle on January 23. KUOW’s Jennie Cecil Moore recorded the event.
Gov. Jay Inslee named Laura Watson director of the Washington State Department of Ecology. She replaces Maia Bellon, who Inslee appointed in 2013.