Category Archives: In The News

20 Nov
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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

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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11 Jul
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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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17 Apr
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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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16 Apr
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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 ...

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15 Apr
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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 ...

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12 Apr
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People: Washington and Oregon Pass Bills to Make Juneteenth a Legal State Holiday: ‘We Must Not Forget’

This month, Washington and Oregon both passed legislation to make Juneteenth — a day that commemorates the freeing of enslaved people in Texas in 1865 — official state holidays. According to the Associated Press, Washington officials passed a measure to ...

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09 Apr
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Capital Press: Washington Senate Democrats pass twin climate bills

OLYMPIA — Senate Democrats passed cap-and-trade and low-carbon fuels bills Thursday evening, moving to reduce global greenhouse emissions by 0.1% by 2030. Republicans said the twin bills will drive up gasoline prices and electric rates, but will have no affect ...

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09 Apr
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The Spokesman-Review: Juneteenth is one step closer to becoming a paid state holiday in Washington after state senate vote

OLYMPIA – Juneteenth is one step closer to becoming a paid state holiday in Washington, after a bill passage in the state Senate on Friday. Juneteenth celebrates June 19, 1865, the day enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, finally learned that ...

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07 Apr
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The Seattle Medium: Senate Appropriates $250,000 To Fund Car Tab Payment Workgroup

Washington State Senator T’wina Nobles has notched another victory for the working class, as the State Senate has funded a workgroup to study alternative payment options for car tab fees in their 2021-23 transportation budget. The proposal to offer a ...

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03 Apr
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The Suburban Times: Senate transportation budget funds workgroup on car tab payments

Community members that are experiencing difficulty affording their car tab fees in a lump sum may find relief from a workgroup to study alternative payment options in the Senate Transportation budget that passed off the senate floor this week. The ...

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