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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
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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.

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