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The announced orders include a blanket ban on entry for citizens of a number of countries and a call for the construction of a $14 billion wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, for which U.S. taxpayers would foot the bill. ...
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President Donald Trump pumps his fist after addressing the crowd during his swearing-in ceremony on January 20 at the Capitol in Washington, DC./Getty

Trump now holds the record for the lowest initial job approval rating as well as the highest initial disapproval rating in Gallup surveys dating back to Dwight D. Eisenhower. ...
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Secretary of State Kim Wyman

Secretary of State Kim Wyman is proposing a date change for Washington’s Presidential Primary, as well as other reforms of the state’s elections system. ...
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An estimated 130,000 marchers took to the streets in Seattle for a solidarity protest alongside the Women's March on Washington. ...
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Washington Work and Family Coalition Photo

House Bill 1116 would allow all Washington workers to use extended paid leave for the birth of a child, a personal health emergency, or to take care of an ill family member. ...
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MayorsAgainstCoChairs

"Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination" is a broad-based, nonpartisan coalition comprised of local officials who support equal protections and fair treatment for all LGBT people. ...
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Senator Murray stands with Reps. DelBene and Jayapal, and women’s health advocates Jan. 14, 2017 at Planned Parenthood.

The main takeaway from the event: women are once again about to become a "pre-existing condition" for the simple act of being born female. ...
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Follow these advocates on social media, join their groups, take note of every link in their profile, and follow their advice. ...
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A ballot initiative to repeal Washington State’s 10-year-old non-discrimination law protecting our transgender friends, co-workers and family members is back again. ...
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Business owners Molly Moon Neitzel of Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream and Makini Howell of Plum Restaurants here with the coalition to announce our proposal for paid family and medical leave. "It's affordable, predictable, and great for everyone."

Under the proposed bills, Washington workers would be able to use extended paid leave for events like the birth of a child, a personal health emergency, or to take care of an ill family member, like an aging parent. ...
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