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22 Jan
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Senate passes Wilson’s comprehensive sexual health education bill

The teaching of science-based, age-appropriate sexual health education would be expanded to more school districts and grade levels, under legislation passed today by the Senate. “Some people hear the words ‘sex education’ and mistake the focus of the curriculum, which ...

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21 Jan
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Everett Herald: Push for new gun laws triggers passion at Senate hearing

OLYMPIA — Ira Moser of Snohomish and some friends are coming to the state Capitol a lot lately to talk about one subject: guns. They’re gun owners. They’re concerned lawmakers may impose new restrictions on them and their firearms. So ...

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21 Jan
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Legislature honors Franklin on Senate floor, celebrates oral history

A groundbreaking former state lawmaker has chronicled her experiences in the Legislature in a biographical oral history that will be celebrated at a book-signing reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Asia Pacific Cultural Center in Tacoma. ...

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20 Jan
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Q13: Washington state senators hear testimony for gun control bills

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Lawmakers in Olympia are back in full-swing debating gun control reforms. Monday morning, the Senate Law & Justice Committee heard public testimony for several bills. Senate Bill 6077 would prohibit any person in Washington state from manufacturing, possessing, ...

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20 Jan
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Wilson bill would address critical needs of early learners

Early learners would get the assistance and support they need to avoid falling behind their peers in kindergarten and throughout life, under legislation heard today by the Senate Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee. “Not everyone is ready to learn ...

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18 Jan
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Week 2: Gun safety, early learning and honoring MLK

Week 2 in the Senate will begin with a ceremony honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It’s also a busy week in Senate committees with hearings on gun safety, including a possible ban on high capacity magazines, worker safety, sports ...

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15 Jan
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MyEdmondsNews: Liias introduces legislation to help increase voter participation among young adults

State Sen. Marko Liias this week introduced Senate Bill 6313 — the Voting Opportunities Through Education (VOTE) Act — a measure aimed at increasing voter participation among young adults. “Every voice needs to be heard to maintain a strong democracy,” said ...

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13 Jan
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Bills on consumer data privacy, facial recognition introduced

OLYMPIA – A bipartisan group of Washington state senators and representatives today unveiled a pair of bills strengthening consumer access and control over personal data and regulating the use of facial recognition technology. Sen. Reuven Carlyle (D-Seattle) — sponsor of ...

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13 Jan
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The Everblue State: Welcome to the 2020 Session with Sen. Andy Billig

The Everblue State is back for the 2020 Legislative Session with a special episode with Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig. Billig gives us an update on what Senate Democrats are working on this year, and the issues he hopes the ...

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13 Jan
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Week 1: Welcome back!

OLYMPIA — The 2020 session is underway and Senate Democrats are excited to get back to work. We’ll kickoff the short 60-day session with a jam-packed Week 1 with public hearings on data privacy, prescription drug prices, affordable housing, the ...

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