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  • Rohingya refugee brothers reunited in western Washington after 10 years apart
    Posted in In the News on March 9, 2023 | Preview rr

    Mohamad Imran advocated for years to get his brother Ikram out of a detention camp. Now Ikram has been reunited with Mohamad here in Western Washington. Two brothers are now calling western Washington home after being separated for 10 years and enduring hardships most people could never imagine. Mohamad Imran, 21, and 15-year-old Ikram Imran were pushed out of their home country of… Read more

  • Kirkland vigil marks one year of war in Ukraine
    Posted in In the News on March 2, 2023 | Preview rr

    On the first anniversary of Russia's invasion, dozens gathered at St. John’s Episcopal Church to honor the lives lost. Dozens gathered at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Kirkland on Friday evening, praying and paying homage on the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. “Tend the sick, holy God,” Michael Ryan, a rector at the church, said while standing behind a podium… Read more

  • New bill wants FCC to collect data on IoT devices to assess spectrum needs
    Posted in In the News on March 1, 2023 | Preview rr

    Congress needs better data on Americans’ use of smart devices, says Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.), so it can plan for the country’s connectivity infrastructure needs. “IoT and smart devices are growing in popularity in our homes and businesses to improve safety, efficiency, and convenience but that would grind to a halt if we do not have enough 5G spectrum available,” the Congresswoman… Read more

  • Housing Hope opens doors to affordable housing for 60 Marysville families
    Posted in In the News on February 24, 2023 | Preview rr

    The nonprofit’s largest project yet opened Wednesday. The complex will house formerly homeless and low-income families. Everett-based nonprofit Housing Hope officially welcomed 60 families into affordable housing Wednesday at its newest and largest development so far, Twin Lakes Landing II in Marysville. About 100 people gathered on the basketball court and playground at the center of… Read more

  • President Biden challenges Congress to help him “finish the job” of getting America back on track in upbeat State of the Union address
    Posted in In the News on February 7, 2023 | Preview rr

    An upbeat President Joe Biden deployed his ground game in tonight’s 2023 State of the Union address, delivering a speech featuring a set of proposals to strengthen the economic security of the middle class and recognizing that the country is tired of impasse, anger and division in its national government. The forty-sixth president did not try to equal the soaring eloquence of Barack… Read more

  • “I’ve never seen it this bad”: USPS staffing woes hit Seattle area
    Posted in In the News on February 5, 2023 | Preview rr

    Jan Staehli didn’t sign up to deliver mail. She stays busy enough managing the Vashon Country Store and Farm. But the U.S. Postal Service has been so understaffed and overwhelmed on the island recently that Staehli can’t count on regular deliveries for the route that includes her store, which manages mailboxes for about 150 residents. During the holiday season, she said, unsorted piles… Read more

  • Bipartisan House bill proposes permanent telehealth benefits
    Posted in In the News on February 3, 2023 | Preview rr

    The legislation seeks to offer workers stand-alone telehealth benefits, similar to dental and vision plans. The Telehealth Benefit Expansion for Workers Act would amend the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income and Security Act of 1974 and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow employers to treat benefits for telehealth services like excepted benefits. The bill… Read more

  • Larsen, DelBene call for USPS to address mail delays in Whatcom County
    Posted in In the News on January 18, 2023 | Preview rr

    U.S. representatives Rick Larsen and Suzan DelBene have called on United States Postal Service (USPS) postmaster general Louis DeJoy to address persistent mail delays and failures in Whatcom County. Larsen and DelBene sent a letter January 11 to DeJoy after receiving a number of complaints from constituents, starting in mid-December, regarding significant delays in mail delivery and… Read more

  • Washington Congressional leaders demand answers to postal delays
    Posted in In the News on January 13, 2023 | Preview rr

    The complaint line for mail delivery problems is getting a lot of calls these days. Those calls go to the post office, our office at KOMO News, and congressional offices. A handful of viewers called KOMO all in one day, complaining about slow or no mail delivery, so KOMO News went to check it out. One woman who's 88 told KOMO she gets all of her medications in the mail, but Lee Wallott… Read more

  • US representatives call on Postal Service to fix 'mail failures' in western Washington
    Posted in In the News on January 13, 2023 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representatives Rick Larsen and Suzan DelBene sent a letter to the head of the United States Postal Service saying efforts to increase staffing are insufficient. Recently, people in many areas of western Washington have had issues with the United States Postal Service. Those issues include long lines and mail delays in many counties such as Whatcom, King, and Snohomish. Now,… Read more