Category Archives: In The News

20 Jan
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Bill to address Supreme Court’s Blake decision introduced in Senate

OLYMPIA — Legislation to amend Washington’s drug possession laws and increase participation in pretrial treatment programs was introduced in the Senate Friday. The bill, sponsored by Sen. June Robinson (D-Everett), permanently addresses the state Supreme Court’s 2021 State v. Blake ...

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11 Nov
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Billig re-elected Senate Majority Leader; Hasegawa again selected Caucus Chair

Sen. Andy Billig (D-Spokane) was re-elected Senate Majority Leader on Friday, a position he has held since first being selected by his colleagues for the post in November 2018. Sen. Bob Hasegawa (D-Seattle) was selected Caucus Chair for the second ...

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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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28 Apr
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Crosscut: Transit users 18 and younger ride free under new WA program

Washingtonians 18 and under soon won’t have to pay to use public transit across most — if not all — of Washington state. In March, the Legislature approved $3 billion in additional money for transit that  will roll out over ...

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14 Apr
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The Stand: It just got much easier to access Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Last fall, the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) announced a series of improvements to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, which is designed to give student debt relief to borrowers who work full time in public service. The program, ...

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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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09 Feb
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The Urbanist: Democrats Unveil Transformative ‘Move Ahead Washington’ Transportation Package

On Tuesday, the Washington State Legislature’s Democratic caucus unveiled a $16 billion proposal funding a suite of transportation projects intended to be completed over the next 16 years, through 2038. The proposal represents both a dramatic shift from the proposals ...

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07 Feb
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Living Architecture Monitor: New Washington State Legislation To Require Large Commercial/Multi-Family Buildings to Have Green Roofs

Senator Mona Das, Liz Lovelett, Joe Nguyen, and Rebecca Saldaña submit Senate Bill 5732 in Washington State. This bill would require all new large commercial and multifamily buildings in the State of Washington to have green roofs, blue-green roofs or ...

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03 Feb
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KOMO News: Proposed bill would stop officers from pulling you over for certain traffic violations

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Senators are proposing a new police reform law, which would limit officers from pulling someone over for specific traffic violations. SB 5485, proposed by Senator Joe Nguyen and T’wina Nobles, is set to be heard Thursday by ...

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