Author Archives: nicoleh

A child's hand holds a pencil in a large blue pencil grip aid, while practicing tracing zeros on a workbook page.
06 Mar
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Senate passes landmark Wilson bill to expand access to childcare

  OLYMPIA – Sweeping legislation passed today by the Senate would address one of the leading challenges for Washington households by dramatically increasing the accessibility and affordability of childcare while stabilizing and expanding an industry in crisis. “Childcare tops the ...

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05 Mar
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Senate passes Wilson bill to improve reentry services

  OLYMPIA – Today the Senate passed legislation that would improve public safety by ensuring access to services for formerly incarcerated or confined individuals reentering the community. SB 5304, sponsored by Sen. Claire Wilson, would provide a “warm handoff” when ...

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Two hands holding onto a chain link fence.
01 Mar
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Senate passes Darneille relief bill for 64 serving life sentences

  OLYMPIA – Today the Senate passed legislation that would require resentencing of individuals sentenced to life without parole due to a conviction for robbery in the second degree. In 1993, Washington became the first state to adopt a three ...

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An aerial view of some waterfront neighborhoods in Seattle.
01 Mar
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Senate passes Saldaña’s HEAL Act to ensure environmental justice

  OLYMPIA – Legislation passed today by the Senate would reduce environmental health disparities in Washington state and improve the health of all people in Washington using principles of environmental justice. Senate Bill 5141, also known as the HEAL Act, ...

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26 Feb
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Wilson bill to raise families’ awareness of Education Ombuds passes Senate

  OLYMPIA – Legislation passed today by the Senate would raise awareness among families in the public education system about the services of the Office of Education Ombuds in Washington (OEO). Senate Bill 5376, sponsored by Sen. Claire Wilson (D-Auburn), ...

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25 Feb
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Senate passes Wilson bill to help kinship caregivers access resources

  OLYMPIA – Legislation passed today by the Senate would help kids in foster care to stay with family members and in their communities where possible. Senate Bill 5151, sponsored by Sen. Claire Wilson (D-Auburn), would also waive licensing fees ...

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