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Budget debate, helping Ukrainian refugees, masks among hot topics in Olympia

The Legislative Building with its dome is seen at dusk.
Ted S. Warren
The Associated Press
The Legislative Building in Olympia is seen at dusk Feb. 15, 2022.

Gov. Jay Inslee has moved up the timeline for lifting Washington's mask mandate to March 12. The announcement comes as lawmakers are in the final stretch of the legislative session.

Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins joined Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick to talk about the latest from the state capital.

Kirsten Kendrick hosts Morning Edition on KNKX and the sports interview series "Going Deep," talking with folks tied to sports in our region about what drives them — as professionals and people.
Vivian McCall is a former KNKX reporter, producer and host. She previously spent eight years as a reporter in Chicago, where she wrote for the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and WBEZ public radio.