Author Archives: kenf

03 May
0

See you here after the election!

Dear neighbors, Serving the people of the 45th District is truly one of the great honors of my lifetime, and I will be continuing to work on the issues that matter to us during interim. For the next few months, ...

Read More
03 May
0

Dhingra joins panel laying out path to universal health care in WA

SEATTLE — A panel of national health care leaders at the Binaytara Foundation’s annual Summit on Cancer Health Disparities discussed Washington’s role leading the nation in expanding health care coverage on the way to universal health care. “Each and every ...

Read More
15 Apr
0

2024 Session Report

Dear neighbors, Once again this year, the Legislature passed bills that put people first — and once again, more than 95% were bipartisan. I’m especially proud I was able to work across the aisle on tough issues and deliver results, ...

Read More
05 Apr
0

KOMO: New bill signed aims to help school staff aid students with severe injuries |ARC Seattle

Governor Jay Inslee recently signed a bill into law to help keep students safe in the event of traumatic injuries. The law, which was backed by students and surgeons, provides bleeding control kits in schools and encourages school staff to ...

Read More
29 Mar
0

Dhingra bill to Stop the Bleed in schools signed into law

OLYMPIA — Legislation backed by students and surgeons to help keep students safe in the event of traumatic injuries was signed into law today. SB 5790 would provide bleeding control kits in schools and encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, ...

Read More
26 Mar
0

Dhingra bills to support survivors of gender-based violence signed into law

OLYMPIA — Two omnibus bills to improve the response to survivors of sexual assault and child trafficking in Washington state’s legal system were signed into law Tuesday. “This legislation rewrites our state’s laws to provide a truly victim-centered, trauma-informed response ...

Read More
20 Mar
0

Bipartisan accomplishments in the 2024 session

Dear neighbors: During the legislative session this year, we passed policies to put people first — bills that will help keep communities safe, strengthen an economy that works for all, continue to improve our behavioral health continuum, fund our education ...

Read More
19 Mar
0

Yakima Herald-Republic: Public defenders’ plight is finally getting some attention

After this session of the Washington Legislature, though, the state will at least offer another form of assistance. Newly approved bipartisan legislation from Sen. Nikki Torres, R-Pasco, and Sen. Manka Dhingra, D-Redmond, sets up internship programs for people interested in ...

Read More
19 Mar
0

InvestigateWest: New WA Legislation Prioritizes Human Trafficking Prosecutions And Support For Child Victims

Washington state lawmakers have passed a bill that takes steps to prosecute more human trafficking cases and fix the state’s “Safe Harbor” law meant to protect child sex trafficking victims. In early March, Washington legislators unanimously passed Senate Bill 6006, which aims ...

Read More
11 Mar
0

Big Country News: $500K will fund genetic genealogy testing for all unidentified remains in Washington

In 2023, at the recommendation of the task force and request of Attorney General Ferguson, the Legislature established a Cold Case Investigations Unit to focus on solving cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women and people. Rep. Lekanoff and Sen. ...

Read More