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E-News: Serving the 28th During the Interim

E-News: Serving the 28th During the Interim

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Unlike the U.S. Congress, the Washington state Legislature is a part-time body that meets for only a portion of the year. During this meeting time, known as the legislative session, we must accomplish all of the lawmaking for the year. In even-numbered years the Legislature meets for 60 days, while in odd-numbered years we meet for 105 ...

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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

NewsOne: Washington State’s First Black Woman Senator Rosa Franklin Has Park Named In Her Honor

NewsOne: Washington State’s First Black Woman Senator Rosa Franklin Has Park Named In Her Honor

From pioneering democratic presidential candidate Shirley Chisholm to political powerhouse Stacey Abrams, Black women have historically been instrumental in shaping the landscape of politics. Rosa Franklin—a woman who broke racial and gender barriers in Washington state’s political sphere—is being celebrated ...

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Forbes: OL Reign Debut New Kits, Place Black Women-Led Collective Front And Center

Forbes: OL Reign Debut New Kits, Place Black Women-Led Collective Front And Center

The OL Reign opened the 2021 Challenge Cup campaign in front of fans wearing their new home kits. Ad space on professional sports uniforms or equipment is a hot commodity, especially given the losses sports leagues have suffered amid the ...

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The News Tribune: How roughly $900K in the state capital budget could preserve Black history in Tacoma

The News Tribune: How roughly $900K in the state capital budget could preserve Black history in Tacoma

The words are as powerful and prescient now as they were back then.

“Courage is the saving grace in this tense world racial situation,” Tacoma’s Nettie Asberry told The News Tribune. “Courage of the white people who dare to show their ...

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