Rebecca Moss, The Seattle Times

Rebecca Moss

The Seattle Times

Seattle, WA, United States

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Past articles by Rebecca:

6 women accused a Seattle hip-hop artist of sex trafficking, allege police ‘did virtually nothing’

A lawsuit alleges Seattle police knew of accusations against Seattle hip-hop artist Solomon "Raz" Simone years ago but failed to take action, allowing more women to be harmed. → Read More

Five injured in multiple shootings in Seattle

Four people where injured in a shooting near UW early Sunday morning, according to Seattle Police. → Read More

4 shot in Renton, part of a burst of overnight gun violence in Seattle area

A shooting early Saturday morning in Renton left four people with critical and serious injuries. → Read More

When utilities spark wildfires in Washington, they can ‘burn down your house and get away with it’

Despite decades of damage caused by crackling hot power lines strung across the drought-starved West, Washington lags behind other states in holding utilities accountable. “The company might be able to... → Read More

Department of Labor admits it overcharged unemployed Pennsylvanians millions of dollars

The agency will send millions in refunds to roughly 250,000 people after months of inquiries from Spotlight PA about the issue. → Read More

Anxiety runs high as Pa. begins massive overhaul of 60-year-old unemployment computer system

Claims will be put on hold until June 8 as the state makes an ambitious leap to a new, cloud-based benefits system. But experts warn this “all-at-once” approach often fails. → Read More

As thousands of unemployment claims expire, Pa. residents refile, wait on federal benefits

The expiration of state benefits for many and the new federal stimulus law is creating fresh confusion and potential gaps in benefits for people who have been desperate for help for the past year. → Read More

Have you helped process Pa. unemployment claims this past year? Spotlight PA wants to hear from you.

We're seeking current and former employees of the state Department of Labor and Industry about their experiences during the pandemic. → Read More

Stress, delays, and confusion still plague jobless in Pennsylvania, and January brought little relief

Pandemic unemployment benefits are a lifeline more than 400,000 Pennsylvanians who don’t qualify for traditional unemployment. But payments stalled this year and people are struggling. → Read More

Secrecy law for Pa. utilities gets boost in court ruling sidelining public records agency

Utility companies — including Sunoco, which is behind the controversial Mariner East pipeline system — have wide authority to keep safety information a secret with little oversight. → Read More

Emergency plans fail to consider complexity of Mariner East pipelines, and those most at risk in an accident

Experts say they require specialized planning, with blueprints for how all people — especially those with disabilities — can get to safety. But Pa.’s plan is one of passing the buck. → Read More

Damning report on Pa.’s failure to protect residents from fracking unlikely to result in major reform

State agencies implicated in the report dismissed it outright, calling the recommendations outdated and ill-informed. → Read More

Pa. will give health systems $175 million to lead coronavirus response inside state’s struggling nursing homes

These collaboratives will be tasked with implementing best practices for infection control and expanding testing “to include asymptomatic staff and residents," a critical need. → Read More

FULL LIST: Pa. releases names of nursing homes with coronavirus cases, deaths

As the number of deaths inside Pennsylvania’s long-term care facilities grew, lawmakers and advocates for seniors called on the state and federal government to release the list. → Read More

Pa. had an early plan to protect nursing home residents from the coronavirus, but never fully implemented it

Similar measures to those envisioned were later put in place, but only after widespread outbreaks were already underway. → Read More

AARP calls on Pennsylvania to release list of nursing homes with coronavirus cases

The number of long-term care residents and staff impacted by the coronavirus has nearly doubled in the past week, with 5,679 positive cases among residents and 849 deaths. → Read More

Pa. nursing homes left to largely police themselves as coronavirus deaths mount

State and federal officials have suspended almost all inspections and refuse to identify which facilities have cases. In some instances, residents and families are in the dark. → Read More

Gov. Wolf lays off 2,500 employees, calls on Trump to declare Pa. a ‘major disaster area’; Coronavirus death toll in N.J. at 161

Trump abandons plan for N.J., NY, Conn. quarantine and issues advisory instead. Workers turn a Philly basketball arena into a temporary hospital as pandemic intensifies. New Jersey's coronavirus death toll reaches 140. → Read More

Wolf administration lays off about 2,500 state employees as financial fallout from the coronavirus deepens

The move affects part-time and seasonal employees and interns, state officials said. → Read More

Pa. coronavirus shutdown wreaks havoc on economy as new unemployment claims top 645,000

The state is averaging a whopping 64,574 new claims per day. → Read More