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Your Update on What's Happening at the King County Council  

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

This week brought the big news that all of Washington State will soon move to Phase 3 of reopening. It was also announced that the vaccination timeline is being accelerated and eligibility will expand next week. In case you missed it, I've included a brief summary of what you need to know in my newsletter below.

I also want to share with you that this week, legislation I sponsored to increase privacy protections for those undergoing virtual addiction recovery and mental health support groups was unanimously approved by the King County Council. Sadly, addiction and mental health problems have skyrocketed during the pandemic. I developed this legislation with that in mind, and based on my own experience with recovery, which has taught me how critical support is for achieving sobriety. You can learn more about this important issue by reading the Seattle Times coverage: Making Zoom bombers of recovery spaces pay. And remember—if you need help with a mental health problem or a substance use disorder, there are people standing by to support you.

As always, please reach out if I can be of any assistance.

Stay safe,

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Reagan Dunn
Vice Chair
Metropolitan King County Council

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