Published on February 23, 2017

Protecting victims of sexual assault Sexual assault protection orders provide security to victims of sexual assault who fear future harm from their attacker. While these protection orders are available in Washington state, the process can be difficult for victims. Under… READ MORE

Published on February 20, 2017

OLYMPIA – Earlier today, the House of Representatives passed House Bill 1384 on a 76-21 vote. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Roger Goodman (D-Kirkland), will help protect victims of sexual assault. According to the Centers for Disease Control National Intimate… READ MORE

Published on February 16, 2017

“Stakeholders have worked diligently to develop language that meets the needs of all parties. However, further negotiation is necessary to reach consensus on the issue of use of deadly force in community policing. The bill is not subject to the… READ MORE

Published on February 14, 2017

Mental Health Investments: What we’ve done so far It is no overstatement that we are facing a mental health crisis in our state. Our hospital emergency rooms are overflowing with people in crisis, our jails are crowded with mentally ill offenders and… READ MORE

Published on February 3, 2017

Robert Frost 5th graders visit the Capitol I had the privilege to meet with 5th grade students from Robert Frost Elementary on Tuesday this week. The class travelled down to Olympia to meet their legislators – Rep. Springer, Sen. Rossi,… READ MORE

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