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Senate passes Nobles bill to provide youth in foster care with financial literacy skills, support

Senate passes Nobles bill to provide youth in foster care with financial literacy skills, support

OLYMPIA — A bill to provide youth in foster care with financial literacy skills and support passed the Senate Monday.  Senate Bill 5591, sponsored by Sen. ...

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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 chair of the Higher Education & Workforce Development Committee as well as vice chair of the Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee. She also sits on the Transportation Committee and the Behavioral Health Subcommittee.

Read Sen. Nobles’ full biography here.

T'wina In the News

Grade schoolers would get 45 minutes of recess under bill in Olympia

Grade schoolers would get 45 minutes of recess under bill in Olympia

Recess would be mandatory at public schools in Washington under a bill before the state Legislature. Senate Bill 5457 would require that elementary students receive at least 45 minutes of play time per day, far more than many elementary students currently receive.

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State Legislature honors Washington National Guard

State Legislature honors Washington National Guard

The Washington State Legislature celebrated the accomplishments of the Washington National Guard during concurrent House and Senate sessions on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023. “I find it to be a tremendous honor to represent the 28th District and our National Guard members, ...

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WA bill would make school meals free for all students

WA bill would make school meals free for all students

Washington state is considering making school meals free to every student. That idea received wide support at a recent Senate hearing. But some opponents say it’s a bad idea.
Jason Perrins, superintendent of the Chewelah School District in Stevens ...

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