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Seattle Times: Washington state lawmakers back down from flavored vape ban

Seattle Times: Washington state lawmakers back down from flavored vape ban

OLYMPIA — Lawmakers have backed down from their proposal to ban flavored vape products and address the epidemic of youth vaping and nicotine addiction.

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KIRO 7: State lawmakers respond to deadly Seattle mass shooting

KIRO 7: State lawmakers respond to deadly Seattle mass shooting

OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Seattle mass shooting that killed one person and wounded 7 others has state lawmakers thinking about the victims and the solution. “Following this violence, I think the most important thing to do is focus on the families and try to find a unified approach to gun violence,” sand Governor Jay Inslee. Republican Representative Morgan Irwin represents the Enumclaw area, ...

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Crosscut: It's going to get harder to evict people in WA. Will that reduce homelessness?

Crosscut: It's going to get harder to evict people in WA. Will that reduce homelessness?

Uli Fuamaila and his wife, Loto, moved from Lake Stevens to Federal Way a few years ago. She needed to be closer to her doctors, and he wanted to be closer to his job driving a paratransit bus for Metro’s Access program, based in Bellevue. Though Fuamaila had already retired from his career in manufacturing, he had gone back to work ...

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Bellevue Reporter: Washington Senate passes reforms to reduce recidivism and racial disparities in juvenile justice system

Bellevue Reporter: Washington Senate passes reforms to reduce recidivism and racial disparities in juvenile justice system

From the Bellevue Reporter The Washington state Senate recently passed legislation extending juvenile justice jurisdiction for some youthful offenders to age 25. The bill is now in the House and was placed on second reading by the Rules Committee on Tuesday. Current Washington law requires that 16-17 year olds who commit certain crimes are automatically tried as adults without any consideration of brain ...

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KOMO News: State senate passes bill that would require insurers to cover 3D mammography

KOMO News: State senate passes bill that would require insurers to cover 3D mammography

From KOMONews.com: OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The Washington State Senate voted Wednesday to pass legislation that could help improve the early detection of breast cancer in women, according to a Senate press release. Senate Bill 5912 would require that health insurance providers cover the 3D mammography, which has been show to improve the early detection of breast cancer by 40 percent, according to the ...

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The Redmond Reporter: State Sen. Kuderer co-teaches math lesson at Stella Schola

The Redmond Reporter: State Sen. Kuderer co-teaches math lesson at Stella Schola

Sen. Patty Kuderer, D-Bellevue, recently co-taught a math lesson in an eighth-grade Algebra I class at Stella Schola Middle School in Redmond. Kuderer was invited into the classroom by National Board Certified teacher Brigitte Tennis. The two led the lesson on the core concepts of logical thinking and perseverance using a problem involving gummy bears on gymnastics teams. After solving the ...

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New Day Northwest: Contest spotlights local, women-owned businesses

New Day Northwest: Contest spotlights local, women-owned businesses

The following segment with Sen. Patty Kuderer appeared on KING 5's New Day Northwest on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Sen. Patty Kuderer and Chaitra Vedulapalli from Ignite Washington talk about the importance of women-owned businesses and the role they play in our state's economy. They also discuss the upcoming InnovateHER challenge for women business owners. https://king5.com/embeds/video/281-2595050/iframe?jwsource=cl

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Seattle Times: Bills in Olympia aim to remove lead from school water supplies

Seattle Times: Bills in Olympia aim to remove lead from school water supplies

OLYMPIA — State lawmakers are looking at ways to remove lead from public water lines that connect to schools, day-care centers and other facilities. Rep. Jessyn Farrell, D-Seattle, has sponsored House Bill 1805, which is scheduled for a public hearing 8 a.m. Thursday in the House Environment Committee. Farrell’s proposal would require public water systems by 2020 to replace water lines that ...

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