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Sen. Braun: “An open letter to future legislatures to prevent McCleary 2.0”

In an open letter addressed, “Dear Future Legislatures,” Senator John Braun outlines three of the primary lessons learned in the state’s saga to fund K-12...Read More

AG Ferguson announces fast-food chains will end restrictions on low-wage workers nationwide

To avoid a lawsuit, seven corporations will remove “no-poach provisions” from their franchise agreements....Read More

Mass Shootings Work Group focuses on mental health resources in schools

The Washington Mass Shootings Work Group met with educational administrators to discuss school safety and mass shooting prevention on Wednesday at the Clark County Sheriff’s...Read More

Cantwell, Senate Democrats call for Judiciary Committee Hearing on family separation

Cantwell and eight colleagues sent a letter calling for an oversight hearing on the Trump Administration’s inability to reunite immigrant children with their families....Read More

Seattle City Council passes gun safety legislation

The Seattle City Council unanimously passed two gun safety bills to thunderous applause Monday in an effort to reduce gun violence in the city. Mayor...Read More

Morning Wire: Sen. Schoesler, WA initiatives, update on family separations

A Q&A with Sen. Schoesler, likely initiatives in November, and a report on childhood well-being in WA are all featured in this week's edition of...Read More

Report: WA ranks high in childhood health, but lags in education

Washington ranks 15th in the nation for childhood well-being according to a new KIDS COUNT report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The report ranks...Read More

The three initiatives that got the signatures and two that didn’t

The deadline to collect the 259,622 signatures needed for an initiative to make it to the November ballot was Friday. While Washington’s most prominent initiative...Read More

Q&A with Sen. Mark Schoesler on Janus, mental health, and the 2019 legislative session

Senator Mark Schoesler is the Minority Leader of the Washington State Senate and a member of both the Senate Ways & Means and Rules Committees....Read More

Three surprising points on family separation you may have missed

Since the June 21st executive order and Washington’s lawsuit filed June 26th, the uproar over the government’s family separation is slowly calming down, yet the situation...Read More