As people continue to gather for political protests outside of the state Capitol, lawmakers are considering a bill that would ban the open carry of firearms on Capitol grounds and at other public demonstrations. The Capitol has long been the site of armed and unarmed protests, but the bill’s prime sponsor, Sen. Patty Kuderer, D-Bellevue, said that an increase in armed ...Read More
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Washington could become the first state in the country to provide a right to legal representation for low-income tenants facing eviction in housing court. The measure is part of a Senate bill introduced last week that pairs temporary tenant protections aimed at staving off mass evictions with permanent changes to ensure tenants have equal access to the housing court system. "If I've ...Read More
In the wake of anti-government mobs invading the U.S. Capitol and armed protesters gaining access to the grounds of the Washington Governor’s Mansion on Wednesday, state lawmakers are considering new restrictions on armed groups operating in public. Three Percent of Washington, a far-right paramilitary organization, had announced plans to occupy the Legislative Building here in advance of the Legislature convening next ...Read More
Washington state lawmakers convened in Olympia to the sight of chainlink fences, soldiers, and a wall of protesters as they began the 2021 legislative session on Monday. The day saw masked state lawmakers all enter the legislature single file with six feet in between them per the state's pandemic rules as 100 or more supporters of President Donald Trump protested against ...Read More
State capitols across the nation stepped up security Monday, deploying National Guard units, SWAT teams and extra police officers while several legislatures convened amid heightened safety concerns following last week’s violence at the U.S. Capitol.
The protections came as the FBI issued a bulletin warning of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitals and in ...Read More
If Washington’s extended ban on evictions expires at the end of March, 46-year-old Antonio Salazar could potentially lose his housing. Salazar, a native of Mexico and 20-year resident of Redmond, worked as a chef until a few years ago when he suffered an accident that required spinal surgery. His only source of income had been workers’ compensation, which he said the ...Read More
Shukura Wilford hasn't lost her job, but that doesn't mean she isn't struggling to pay her rent. Were it not for the state's ban on evictions, Wilford, a single mother of three who works at Seattle Public Schools, wonders what else she'd have to give up to balance her books. Heat? Groceries? Car payments?Read More
A mom, attorney, and long-time community advocate, Patty Kuderer, the ﬁrst female State Senator from Washington’s 48th Legislative District, is setting an instance of dedicated leadership for aspiring women leaders. In an interview with Insights Success, Patty shares some valuable insights into her journey, full of passion, perseverance and undulating moments.Read More
In college, Washington State Sen. Patty Kuderer decided to take a programming class.
She said she was excited about technology and created a simple program for the course, which she tried to print and hand in to her professor. But there was a problem: Her program had a flaw in it that caused it to ...Read More
Washington state's Senate passed an official resolution on Tuesday to honor Ken Jennings, the Jeopardy! Greatest of All Time tournament's champion. The passage of SR 8704 honors and congratulates Jennings for winning the tournament, as well as his other accomplishments on the show and off. The resolution, signed by 27 state senators, praises the Jeopardy! champ for his accomplishments and strong ...Read More