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Nobles bill on use-of-force data collection to build trust through transparency

Nobles bill on use-of-force data collection to build trust through transparency

OLYMPIA — Today the governor signed legislation into law that will establish an advisory group to assist with the design, development, and implementation of a statewide database for police use of force. This database will enable use of force data to be collected and made available to the public, policymakers, researchers, and law enforcement. Senate Bill 5259, 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 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

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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King 5: Mother of man killed by police hopes lawsuit, more diversity in Washington Legislature will change laws

King 5: Mother of man killed by police hopes lawsuit, more diversity in Washington Legislature will change laws

KENT, Wash. — Sonia Joseph hopes the death of her son will help change a state law.

In June 2017, a Kent police officer shot and killed 20-year-old Giovonn Joseph-McDade following a chase with officers.

The city of Kent settled a lawsuit ...

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