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28 Oct
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Sen. Dhingra applauds first-ever national survey of Sikh Americans

Upon release of the first-ever national survey of Sikh Americans, by the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF), Sen. Manka Dhingra (D-Redmond) released the following statement. Please see this link for the press release about the survey results. ...

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12 Oct
2

Sen. Dhingra to hold annual small business roundtable

REDMOND – Sen. Manka Dhingra (D-Redmond) will host a second annual roundtable discussion on reducing barriers to success for small business. “Last year, we had a terrific meeting with lots of ideas and input from new entrepreneurs,” said Dhingra. “This ...

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08 Oct
2

E-News: Thank you and info about property tax exemptions

Dear Neighbors, Thank you to everyone who joined us for my virtual community BBQ this year. I gave a brief legislative update, and our special guest, Assessor John Wilson, gave a presentation and answered questions about the new senior property tax ...

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17 Sep
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E-news: Join me for a virtual BBQ with King Co Assessor John Wilson

Dear Neighbors, Please join me on Thursday, September 24, from 2-3 pm, for my annual community BBQ! This year, we will be joined by a special guest, King County Assessor John Wilson. Due to COVID-19, the annual get-together will be ...

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06 Jul
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Chokeholds, tear gas, police reform top agenda for WA Legislature

Washington state lawmakers plan to pursue a broad range of police reforms the next time they meet, including possibly limiting police use of tear gas and chokeholds.

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06 Jul
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Washington legislators of color lead police reform discussion ahead of session

Fom the Spokesman-Review If the Washington Legislature is forced into a special session to deal with the economic collapse sparked by COVID-19, some lawmakers are working to make sure they also debate police reform in the aftermath of nationwide protests ...

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02 Jul
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As city leaders eye police reform, state legislators could also take action

From the Spokesman-Review In their quest for police reform, elected officials in the city of Spokane may lean on their counterparts in the state Legislature for help. But what action the legislature will take – and when it will next ...

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01 Jul
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Legislative subcommittee holds meeting on COVID-19 impacts on behavioral health

From The Washington State Wire The Senate Behavioral Health Subcommittee held a meeting Monday morning to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on behavioral health in Washington State. During the meeting, the committee heard from multiple panels on a range of topics including ...

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25 Jun
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E-news: Youth criminal justice forum; mask up, WA

Dear Neighbors, Over the past weeks, I have attended protests, marches, and rallies all over our district and King County, while wearing my mask and practicing social distancing. I have met with community members impacted by police violence as well ...

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24 Jun
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The List: Manka Dhingra

Always interested in history and politics, Washington State Sen. Manka Dhingra made history as the first person of the Sikh faith ever elected to any state legislature. She took the Eastside’s 45th District position during the 2017 special election, and ...

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