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Washington to Receive Nearly $8 Million to Upgrade Elections Systems

Politics Local
With the passage of the federal Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, Washington will receive an estimated $7.9 million to enhance cybersecurity controls and replace an aging voting infrastructure. ...
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SPJWash Opposes Washington Legislature Action Restricting Public Access

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The Washington State Legislature is attempting to pass an emergency bill that essentially renders it impossible for reporters to appeal secrecy by our elected officials. ...
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Equal Rights Washington Files Complaint: I-1552 Anti-LGBTQ Backers Violating Election Laws

Meghan Maya/Washington Won't Discriminate
Health
Just Want Privacy, the political group behind so-called “safety” initiative 1552, is violating Washington state’s election laws by failing to report numerous contributions from anti-LGBTQ groups like the Family Policy Institute of Washington, Alliance Defending Freedom, State Rep. Graham Hunt, and others. ...
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Candidate Filing Week in Washington State Begins May 15

Politics Local
To many Washington residents, it’s just another week of waiting for summer. But to a select few, it represents the first step toward a life of public service. Candidate Filing Week in Washington state begins Monday, May 15. ...
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MomsRising: Dual Language Learning Helps Close Education Gap

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MomsRising campaigned for the passage of SHB 1445, driving calls to the state legislature and collecting stories from families who would benefit from the dual language learning program. ...
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Sen. Murray Reintroduces Healthy Families Act to Allow Workers to Earn Paid Sick Days

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The Healthy Families Act would allow workers at businesses with at least 15 employees to earn up to 56 hours, or seven days, of paid sick leave each year. ...
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House Approves Inslee’s Children, Youth and Families Bill with 77-19 Bipartisan Vote, Seattle Preschool Program Expands

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The Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) will add 20 new classrooms for the 2017-2018 school year, bringing the total number of classrooms to 53. The program will serve more than 1,000, three- and four-year-old students. ...
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Unanimous Ruling in Washington State Supreme Court Against Arlene’s Flowers Owner

Arlene's Flowers Owner Barronelle Stutzman
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The couple and Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson sued Stutzman for violating Washington state's law protecting against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. ...
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Reps Macri and McBride’s Message for Women: Run

Nicole Macri
Politics Editorial
Research shows that before a woman will run for office, she must be asked seven times. Consider this 26 requests - one from each of us. ...
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King County Among First in the U.S. to Reach Global Milestone in HIV/AIDS Fight

Health Local
King County is one of the first counties in the United States to reach a major milestone set by the World Health Organization to confront the HIV/AIDS epidemic. ...
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