Category Archives: News Release

04 Nov
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Dhingra’s domestic violence town hall previews potential legislation

REDMOND – Sen. Manka Dhingra (D-Redmond) on Wednesday hosted a virtual town hall on solutions for domestic violence survivors. The discussion featured special guest experts Grace Huang, Director of Policy, Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence; Riddhi Mukhopadhyay, Executive Director, ...

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22 Sep
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Dhingra to host third annual small business roundtable

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

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03 Aug
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Dhingra to join march for women’s safety in the workplace in response to courthouse rape attempt

The attempted rape in a women’s room at the King County courthouse on Thursday is the culmination of a pattern of gender-based violence that has revealed the urgent need for improved safety precautions. Women employees of King County and supporters ...

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23 Jul
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Dhingra & Pedersen: Police have a responsibility to show up and help people in crisis

Sen. Manka Dhingra (D-Redmond), chair of the Senate Behavioral Health Subcommittee and vice chair of the Senate Law & Justice Committee, and Sen. Jamie Pedersen (D-Seattle), chair of the Senate Law & Justice Committee, today released the following statement on ...

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18 May
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Nation-leading police accountability bills signed into law

OLYMPIA – A package of law enforcement accountability legislation was signed by Gov. Jay Inslee today, increasing state oversight of police conduct, banning dangerous and unnecessary police practices, and raising standards for police conduct. “The public outcry over a series of ...

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13 May
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Governor signs bills to help survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault

OLYMPIA – Survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault will gain crucial protections and supports, and abusers will be held more accountable, under legislation signed into law by the governor. “This year, we made our justice system more responsive to ...

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24 Apr
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Change in law provides treatment for controlled substances

OLYMPIA – Washington will extend its public-health approach to substance use disorder by establishing a temporary new legal framework the possession of controlled substances and providing nearly $90 million to significantly expand treatment infrastructure, under a bill passed today by ...

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21 Apr
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Dhingra: Shooting shows need for action to stop gun violence

REDMOND – Today Sen. Manka Dhingra (D-Redmond) released this statement regarding the shooting at FedEx in Indiana: “My deepest condolences go out to the families of everyone killed in this senseless shooting. Every loss of life is a tragedy. My ...

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15 Apr
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Dhingra: Bill no longer reflects a treatment-first approach

OLYMPIA – Upon voting against her own bill, SB 5476, after an amendment was adopted that fundamentally altered it, Sen. Manka Dhingra (D-Redmond) today released this statement: “After the Washington State Supreme Court struck down the statute concerning controlled substances, ...

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23 Mar
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Dhingra proposes treatment-focused legal framework for controlled substances

OLYMPIA – Washington would extend its public-health approach to substance use disorder by establishing a new legal framework for the possession of controlled substances, under a bill introduced today by Sen. Manka Dhingra (D-Redmond). In a Feb. 25 decision in ...

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