Author Archives: nicoleh

Outdoor shot of the Washington State Capitol as the sun begins to set with pink and lavender tones in the clouds.
19 Jan

The 2021 legislative session is underway!

Dear neighbors, We started the 2021 legislative session last week, and it was unlike any other opening day in Olympia. COVID-19 is still a very real threat to the health of our communities, so we cannot hold an entirely in-person ...

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A judge's gavel lies on its side.
08 Jan

Darneille juvenile justice bill would decrease recidivism

  OLYMPIA – Sen. Jeannie Darneille (D-Tacoma) introduced a bill today that would raise the age of juvenile court jurisdiction to ages 13-19, up from 8-17. Senate Bill 5122 was created to respond to research that shows teenagers benefit more ...

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This photo shows the view of a prison corridor from behind a barred door. Secure doors are seen lining the walls, and one door is open.
23 Mar

Crosscut: Washington state’s other epidemic: Mass incarceration

by Marcus Harrison Green In all, the decadeslong epidemic has devastated the lives of hundreds of thousands and counting. The diagnosis was handed down in a report released last month by the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington and researchers at the University ...

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