Inslee signs bill restoring voting rights to parolees

Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday signed a bill automatically restoring voting rights to people who have been released from prison after committing felonies, even if they are still on parole — a measure sponsored by a lawmaker who was herself formerly incarcerated.

Inslee expected to loosen some Covid-19 restrictions

The state's current reopening plan, called Healthy Washington, breaks the state down into regions that must meet four metrics to move from Phase 1 to Phase 2. None of the regions has met the existing metrics.