Rep. Tina Orwall

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Orwall on meeting her birth family: “I’d never been in a room where I Iooked like anyone else.”

June 11, 2014

Rep. Tina Orwall

Orwall on meeting her birth family: “I’d never been in a room where I Iooked like anyone else.”

Rep. Tina Orwall, an adoptee herself, knows what it’s like to miss important pieces of one’s own life puzzle.  Not knowing if you’re at risk of hypertension or diabetes could make it harder for you and your medical team to look for specific signs, so finding out if these or other conditions run in your family is truly valuable information. But there are other reasons people are curious about who they are and where they came from. Rep. Tina Orwall … Continue reading

Good news for adoptees coming July 1

June 10, 2014

Rep. Tina Orwall

Good news for adoptees coming July 1

Beginning July 1, 2014, all adoptees 18 and older will have access to their original noncertified birth certificates unless a birth parent files a contact preference form indicating that he or she does not want the information released. Adoptees in Washington state will finally have the chance to fill in some of the blanks in their background history. Listen to Rep. Tina Orwall, the bill’s prime sponsor, talk about this important change in state law on KUOW:

2014 Legislative Session Report to the 33rd District

May 1, 2014

Rep. Tina Orwall

2014 Legislative Session Report to the 33rd District

Thank you for the honor of serving in Olympia on behalf of our community. I am pleased we ended the short session on time and that I was able to preside as Deputy Speaker Pro Tempore in the final gavel of the 2014 session. This newsletter provides some brief updates of the session that I hope you find informative. I am happy to report that the Legislature passed four of my bills and they have all been signed into law … Continue reading

Rep. Orwall’s E-Newsletter for April 4, 2014

April 4, 2014

Rep. Tina Orwall

Rep. Orwall’s E-Newsletter for April 4, 2014

The Oso tragedy We have all been heartbroken by the images coming from the deadly mudslide near Oso on the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River. Every day, the news seems more anguishing as we watch fellow Washingtonians deal with unimaginable losses. I’m grateful to the brave men and women–including civilians, emergency workers and members of the National Guard, for their search and rescue efforts in this tragic and dangerous situation. Many of us are searching for ways to assist … Continue reading

Rep. Orwall’s E-Newsletter for March 21, 2014

March 21, 2014

Rep. Tina Orwall

Rep. Orwall’s E-Newsletter for March 21, 2014

Dear Neighbors, It was a true honor to preside over the House of Representatives as Deputy Speaker Pro Tempore and bring down the final gavel of the 2014 Legislative Session! This was a hard session, but in the end we came to an agreement and passed a responsible budget that protects the most vulnerable among us.  However, there were some disappointments. The House proposed closing or narrowing certain tax loopholes in order to provide funding for education.  It is important … Continue reading

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2014 Legislative Session Report to the 33rd District

Rep. Tina Orwall 2014 newsletter

Rep. Tina Orwall talks about four of her bills that are headed to the governor for his signature, including her suicide prevention bill, her legislation for early intervention for juvenile gun offenders, and her bill to help victims of the sex trade rebuild their lives.

Rep. Tina Orwall talks about her leading policy bills, including her bill to provide evidence-based treatment for juvenile gun offenders, and her bill to vacate prostitution records for victims of the sex trade.

Rep. Tina Orwall talks about the work the House is doing during round-the-clock floor action. She also introduces her intern, Twila Begay. They talk about the suicide prevention bill, HB 2315, and the experience Twila has gained by working in Rep. Orwall’s office this session.

Rep. Tina Orwall discusses her current legislation, which includes two education bills, one to improve running start participation, and the other one to ensure students can receive IB credit. She also talks about a bill to help victims of the sex trade reenter society, and a bill for preserving crime-related DNA so the wrongly accused can be exonerated.

Rep. Tina Orwall talks about the need to mirror federal protections for veterans and service members in our state, and about the importance of the DREAM Act for Washington students.

Cristina Martinez Montano, a Kent Meridian senior, talks with Rep. Tina Orwall, about the Washington DREAM Act.

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Representative Orwall with members of the Kent Senior Center
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Representative Orwall with Rainier Christian School students
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Representative Orwall with guest, Isaiah Thomas
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Representative Orwall and son Alec Orwall Shamseldin