5 things to know this Tuesday

DCYF vote of no confidence; Paper discs are temporarily out of use; The man was arrested for stabbing and then running away; How to vote; The new men’s shelter opens.


Child welfare workers in Washington urge Inslee to fire top DCYF boss

Union staff at the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) are calling on Governor Jay Inslee to fire and replace their boss, the Secretary. Hunter Ross.

Members of the Washington State Workers Federation (WFSE), a union representing 47,000 state workers, launched a vote of no confidence against Hunter.

The effort, which began in late June, stems from what workers describe as long-simmering frustration at a disconnect between frontline workers and the child welfare agency’s top boss. . Read more

Paper license plates are outside the window in Washington

The Washington State Department of Licensing began issuing new temporary license plates starting June 29 for newly purchased cars made with better materials.

They will last longer and will be easier to read. Because temporary license plates are harder to see on the rear windshield, DOL will no longer issue them.

New state law passed in 2022 stipulates that all new vehicles purchased will be issued with durable number plates, printed on “durable, weatherproof paper” to be affixed to the car’s front and rear frames. same as standard license plate. These license plates will be produced for all types of motor vehicles including motorcycles. Read more

Man arrested 5 months after fatal crash on I-5 in Seattle

A man charged with killing two people and injuring a third in a crash on Interstate 5 in February has been arrested.

Antonio Lopez, 21, was arrested Sunday after returning to the United States from Mexico. He was booked into the San Diego County Jail and is awaiting extradition to Washington state, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Lopez was charged with two counts of vehicle murder, vehicle assault and felony stab-and-run in connection with the February 26 collision. Read more

2023 primaries guide: Here’s how to vote in Washington state

Before you can vote in Washington state, you must be registered. Registration can be done in several ways: Online, by mail or in person.

To apply online, you need a Washington state ID or driver’s license. Visit Votewa.gov and submit your information.

To register by mail, print a voter registration form or Registration required form. Mail the completed form to your county elections office address before mailing it in. Read more

New men’s shelter opens in Bellevue

A new permanent shelter for men is opening in Bellevue.

Congregations for Homeless (CFH) is marking its 30th anniversary with Opening of the new facility.

Finishing works are still being added to the new permanent shelter in the Eastgate neighborhood. However, that doesn’t stop them from accepting guests. Read more

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Edmuns DeMars

Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing edmund@ustimespost.com.

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