Turning the state's recovery dial
Inslee announces some recovery steps; chief of staff addresses moves to defy state closure restrictions
April 23, 2020
OLYMPIA – Praising Washingtonians for their efforts in what appears to be a slowing of the spread of the COVID-19 disease, Gov. Jay Inslee announced some plans to reopen the state’s economy during a televised address Tuesday afternoon, April 21.
In outlining some of the steps needed to reopen, and some specific businesses that could do so, Inslee didn’t directly address recent protests from residents frustrated with the restrictions. He also didn’t reference steps some local jurisdictions have taken to defy the orders and reopen for business — such as the decision by Franklin Coun...