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New law boosts college affordability for veterans, military families

New law boosts college affordability for veterans, military families

Olympia– Legislation to expand college affordability for military veterans, active military members, and their families by applying Washington state residency more broadly was signed into law by the governor today. “Our servicemembers have been facing a massive and costly barrier to education,” said Sen. T’wina Nobles (D-Fircrest), sponsor of Senate Bill 5874. “When I was approached with this idea, I knew ...

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About T’wina

Sen. T’wina Nobles represents the 28th Legislative District, which includes the cities of Fircrest, Lakewood, Steilacoom, Dupont, University Place, Tacoma, Anderson Island, Ketron Island, McNiel Island, as well as Joint Base Lewis McChord. Sworn into office in 2021, she is the first Black state senator to serve in a decade.

Sen. Nobles brings two decades of experience in education and community leadership to her role as vice chair of the Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee as well as vice chair of the Higher Education & Workforce Development Committee. She also sits on the Transportation Committee and the Behavioral Health Subcommittee.

Read Sen. Nobles’ full biography here.

T'wina In the News

Fox 13: White House says country facing maternal health crisis

Fox 13: White House says country facing maternal health crisis

WASHINTON, D.C. — The U.S. has the highest maternal mortality rate of any developed nation in the world with rates more than double the rate of any of its peer nations. Tuesday, the White House held the first-ever federal Maternal ...

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Senator Murray Advocates for Maternal Health During White House Day of Action Alongside State Senator T’wina Nobles

Senator Murray Advocates for Maternal Health During White House Day of Action Alongside State Senator T’wina Nobles

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined Vice President Harris and the White House during their Maternal Health Day of Action Summit. Senator Murray participated in ...

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The News Tribune: Military families are struggling to put food on the table. I’ve seen it. Now it’s time to act

The News Tribune: Military families are struggling to put food on the table. I’ve seen it. Now it’s time to act

Twenty years ago, when I moved to Washington state as part of a military family stationed at Fort Lewis, juggling our month-to-month bills on a single enlisted salary was a constant struggle. My family, and many of our friends and ...

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