Author Archives: simrunc

17 Jan
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New School Recess Bill Aims to Combat Youth Mental Health Crisis

Survey Finds Large Recess Disparity, Parents Want More Recess in Washington State SEATTLE–Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023–A bill filed in the Washington State legislature last week and co-sponsored by Senators T’wina Nobles (D-Fircrest) and Claire Wilson (D-Auburn) would ensure students receive ...

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12 Jan
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Riccelli, Nobles Introduce Free School Meals Bill

OLYMPIA – All K-12 students in Washington state would have access to free breakfast and lunch under proposed legislation introduced today by Sen. T’wina Nobles (D-Fircrest) and Rep. Marcus Riccelli (D-Spokane). The Washington Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act (HB 1238/SB ...

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09 Dec
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Shewmake sworn in as new senator

At a ceremony in Bellingham, Sen. Sharon Shewmake (D-Bellingham) was sworn into office today by Judge Cecily Hazelrigg with family, friends, and supporters looking on. Shewmake replaces Republican Sen. Simon Sefzik in the Senate, who was appointed to replace Sen. ...

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01 Dec
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Nobles named Senate Majority Caucus Whip

Olympia– Sen. T’wina Nobles (D-Fircrest) was selected by her Senate colleagues to serve as Senate Majority Caucus Whip during the 2023 session. “I am both humbled and enthusiastic to have been selected by my peers to serve in this position,” ...

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01 Dec
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Nguyen to chair Senate Environment, Energy & Technology Committee

Olympia– Sen. Joe Nguyen (D-White Center) was selected by the Senate Democratic Caucus to chair the Senate Environment, Energy & Technology Committee in the 2023 legislative session. “Washington is a renowned environmental leader powered by a robust technology sector and an ...

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15 Nov
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Nobles fulfills promise to investigate car tab payment options

OLYMPIA – A report on car tab payment options is available to the public now. The Joint Transportation Committee (JTC) received legislative direction to convene a Vehicle Registration Payment Options Workgroup to analyze payment options for vehicle fees and publish ...

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01 Nov
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Senator fights for BIPOC homeownership—with data

A recently published Washington State report found a significant gap in homeownership among Black, Indigenous, and People of Color compared to their white community members. The report is a culmination of many months of findings from the Homeownership Disparities Work Group, ...

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01 Nov
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Nobles steers state highway safety roundtable

After a 13-year-old boy died in a fatal biking accident amid an uptick in traffic fatalities, State Sen. T’wina Nobles (D-Fircrest) hosted fellow transportation leaders for an advocate roundtable as part of a listening tour on improving road safety. On ...

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19 Sep
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Nobles advocates to reduce child hunger and accelerate learning

State Sen. T’wina Nobles (D-28) joined the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) last week for its proposal to provide school meals at no cost to all Washington students. “When kids don't have to think about an empty stomach, they ...

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08 Jul
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Nobles remarks on recent shooting in community

TACOMA—Sen. T’wina Nobles releases the following statement as a response to the tragic and fatal shooting of a 14-year-old girl in her neighboring district. “We, as a community, have been inundated with tragedies. Earlier this week, a 14-year-old girl was ...

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