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Listen: Vaccination push, eviction moratorium are hot topics in Olympia right now

Gov. Jay Inslee speaks Thursday, June 3, 2021, during a news conference in Olympia, Wash. Inslee announced that Washington will be the latest state to offer prizes to encourage people to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
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Gov. Jay Inslee speaks Thursday, June 3, 2021, during a news conference in Olympia, Wash. Inslee announced that Washington will be the latest state to offer prizes to encourage people to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

The state lottery to incentivize more people in Washington to get COVID-19 vaccines begins today (Tuesday). It will be the first of four weekly drawings leading up to a $1 million grand-prize drawing July 13. The incentives include cash prizes, tuition assistance, airline tickets, electronics and gift cards. Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins talked about that and state's overall pandemic response with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

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