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WA Legislature ramps up school construction spending

Washington lawmakers approved plans on Wednesday to spend $306 million more on school construction. The funds are part of the capital budget passed by the House and Senate. The legislation now heads to Gov. Jay Inslee’s desk for a final sign-off. T...

 By Grace Deng    News    January 18, 2024

Women are close to holding half the seats in WA's Legislature

Washington’s Legislature is on track to achieve equal representation of men and women elected into office by 2026. That’s according to a new report from The Ascend Fund, an organization promoting women in politics and advised by former female law...

 By Grace Deng    News    January 11, 2024

Washington not meeting lead testing requirements for kids, audit finds

Washington is failing to meet Medicaid lead testing requirements for kids, even for children most at risk for exposure to the dangerous neurotoxin. That’s according to a recent state audit, which found that less than a third of children on M...

 By Grace Deng    News    December 21, 2023

More people are calling the 988 suicide crisis hotline

If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat The number of Washington residents calling the state’s 988 suicide prevention hotline has climbed in the past year and is expected t...


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