Washington tenants get modified eviction reprieve

A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after the Biden administration extended the original date by a month. The moratorium was the only tool keeping millions of tenants in their homes.

EXPLAINER: WA tenants get modified eviction reprieve

Gov. Jay Inslee has extended moratorium protections several times, including last month. The protections will now remain in force until Sept. 30 to give landlords and tenants sufficient time to access federal aid.

Inslee extends eviction moratorium to Sept. 30

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced Thursday he was extending the state’s eviction moratorium to Sept. 30, with some modifications, to ensure that federal COVID-19 relief funds intended for rental assistance are able to be accessed in time.

Gov. Inslee names Feek as Employment Security Department head

Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday named Cami Feek as commissioner of the state’s Employment Security Department, which last year temporarily suspended unemployment benefits payments after discovering that criminals had used stolen Social Security numbers and other personal information to file fraudulent claims.

Inslee slammed over partial vetoes

"The only thing I will ever agree with Donald Trump about is that Jay Inslee is a snake," a tribal leader said in response to the governor's partial vetoes of key climate legislation.