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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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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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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People: Washington and Oregon Pass Bills to Make Juneteenth a Legal State Holiday: 'We Must Not Forget'

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 make ...

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Capital Press: Washington Senate Democrats pass twin climate bills

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 on ...

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

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 the ...

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