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
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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
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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
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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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