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Legislature observes annual Day of Remembrance

OLYMPIA – February 19, 2020 marked the 78th anniversary of Executive Order 9066 which authorized the forcible removal and incarceration of more than 120,000 Japanese Americans into concentration camps along... READ MORE

House passes bill to defend rights of religious organizations to host people experiencing homelessness

OLYMPIA – On Monday, the Washington State House of Representatives passed Substitute House Bill 1754, upholding protections for religious exercise in addressing homelessness. Current federal law protects religious organizations from... READ MORE

House approves modifications to school Learning Assistance Program

OLYMPIA – On Monday, the House passed HB 1182 to make the Learning Assistance Program (LAP) more flexible for districts to respond to students’ academic needs. The bill’s prime sponsor,... READ MORE

Governor signs Santos bill addressing teacher workforce shortage crisis

OLYMPIA – Governor Inslee signed a bill last Wednesday aimed at getting more qualified teachers into public school classrooms in an effort to address the growing teacher shortage crisis in... READ MORE

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House approves reforms to high school graduation requirements

Corrected: An earlier version listed pathway options from a previous version of the bill. OLYMPIA – The Washington State House of Representatives approved a bill that would remove current barriers... READ MORE