Author Archives: simrunc

06 May
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BREAKING: Senator Murray Rallies to Protect the Right to Abortion Alongside Washington State Women Leaders

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined Washington state women leaders at a Seattle Planned Parenthood clinic to sound the alarm about the urgent need to protect ...

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01 May
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West Seattle Blog: Vietnamese-American community commemorates somber anniversary, shows support for Ukrainians’ freedom-fighting

What the people of Ukraine are fighting is achingly familiar to the people who were in South Vietnam almost half a century ago. That’s why Saturday’s Vietnamese Cultural Center ceremony commemorating the fall of Saigon ended with a spirited show ...

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06 Apr
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Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber: Senator Joe Nguyen Visits His Young Constituents

Washington State Senator Joe Nguyen, who represents Vashon Island as part of the 34th District, visited 6th to 8th grade Civic students and their families at FamilyLink, answering student questions and providing an opportunity to demonstrate how representatives work with ...

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30 Mar
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New law boosts college affordability for veterans, military families

Olympia– Legislation to expand college affordability for military veterans, active military members, and their families by applying Washington state residency more broadly was signed into law by the governor today. “Our servicemembers have been facing a massive and costly barrier ...

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29 Mar
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That’s a wrap! End of session 2022

Dear neighbors, Can I share an exciting milestone with you? I’ve just completed my first biennium in the state Senate — two years of working with you all to propose and craft legislation and budgets, problem solve on issues, and ...

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17 Mar
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Governor signs bill addressing diaper need

Olympia– Today the governor signed into law Senate Bill 5838, sponsored by state Sen. T’wina Nobles (D-Fircrest), to address a diaper need for Washington families who are on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) after the bill passed nearly unanimously ...

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26 Feb
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WA LGBTQ Caucus Issues Statement Regarding Texas Gov’s Anti-Trans Directive

We, the Washington State Legislature’s LGBTQ Caucus, stand with the Trans youth in Texas and condemn Texas Gov. Abbott’s horrific directive to investigate gender-affirming care for trans youth. Trans, gender-diverse, and gender non-binary folks are nearly 12 times more likely ...

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17 Feb
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Senate prioritizes environment with Move Ahead Washington

OLYMPIA– On Tuesday, the Senate passed Move Ahead Washington, SB 5974, an investment in our community and our environmental health. “We know that transportation is one of biggest carbon-emitting sectors in our state,” said Sen. Joe Nguyen (D-White Center). “This ...

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15 Feb
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Senate passes Nobles bill to boost college affordability for military households

Olympia– Legislation unanimously passed by the Senate would advance college affordability for military veterans, active military members, and their families by applying Washington state residency more broadly. “Our service people valiantly serve our nation,” said Sen. T’wina Nobles (D-Fircrest). “They ...

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12 Feb
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Senate passes Nguyen bill to fast-track carbon reduction efforts

OLYMPIA– Legislation passed today by the Senate would accelerate the state’s efforts to reduce carbon and pollution from residential and commercial buildings. “Residential and commercial buildings are the second-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Washington and account for 27% ...

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