Santos bill defending rights of religious organizations to provide homeless accommodations becomes law

OLYMPIA – On Tuesday, Governor Jay Inslee signed into law Substitute House Bill 1754, which upholds and protects the civil right of religious organizations to host people experiencing homelessness. Local... READ MORE

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