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Inslee to tour Moses Lake Sleep Center

Staff Writer | July 15, 2021 1:07 AM

MOSES LAKE — Gov. Jay Inslee is visiting Moses Lake today to take part in a forum on homelessness at the Moses Lake Civic Center and visit the Moses Lake Sleep Center, a temporary encampment for local shelterless people.

According to a press release from the governor’s office, Inslee is also scheduled to meet at 11 a.m. with executives of REC Silicon and Group14 Technologies, a company working with REC to make the next generation of rechargeable batteries using silicon anodes instead of graphite.

From there, Inslee will go to the Moses Lake Civic Center at 401 S. Balsam St. for a roundtable on housing and shelterlessness with local elected officials and community leaders beginning at 1:45 p.m.

The governor’s office described the sleep center, which is located on the southeast corner of the intersection of state Route 17 and East Broadway Avenue, as “a successful enhanced shelter that has provided short-term housing and housing stability case management.”

Inslee is scheduled to tour the sleep center beginning at 2:25 p.m. and will take questions from the press beginning at 3 p.m.