White coat ceremony launches inaugural WSU medical school class

Spokane producing more physicians to meet need in underserved areas SPOKANE – The inaugural class of Washington State University’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine will be officially welcomed into the medical profession today with a White Coat Ceremony at... READ MORE

Rep. Orwall to co-chair national Military and Veterans Task Force

Earlier this month, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), a bipartisan organization that provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues, selected Speaker Pro-Tem Tina Orwall (D-Des Moines) as co-chair... READ MORE

Stanford and Springer issue statements on Hirst impasse

OLYMPIA— After months of negotiations ended with no solution to address the contentious issue of water rights and rural development in response to the Supreme Court ruling known as the Hirst decision, Rep. Derek Stanford (D-Bothell) and Rep. Larry Springer... READ MORE

Gang prevention funding included in new state budget to improve public safety

With a rise in violent gang activity in South King County over the last year, state lawmakers sought and secured funding in the new state budget to help prevent street gangs, especially among young people. Sen. Joe Fain of Auburn... READ MORE

4-corner agreement reached on state’s capital budget

  OLYMPIA – Negotiators representing all four legislative caucuses reached an agreement on Tuesday evening on a proposed $4 billion capital budget, which funds construction projects for schools, colleges, parks, and the environment around the state. Tens of thousands of... READ MORE

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