18 02, 2015

Toxic-Free Kids and Families Act heard in Senate committee

  • February 17th, 2015

Sen. Sharon Nelson of Maury Island  brought  the Toxic-Free Kids and Families Act back to the Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee on Tuesday. (TRT: 1:07) CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

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The Toxic-Free Kids and Families Act was heard in the Washington State Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee on Tuesday. Senate Democratic Leader Sharon Nelson of Maury Island has sponsored the bill again and hopes that this will be the year it […]

11 02, 2015

State Senate passes bill to raise awareness of sudden cardiac arrest

  • February 11th, 2015

On Wednesday the Washington State Senate passed legislation to bring awareness to cardiac arrest among student athletes. (TRT: 58) CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

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The leading cause of death in young athletes participating in sports is sudden heart failure. Legislation passed Wednesday in the Washington State Senate will develop an online pamphlet and train coaches to help identify the warnings signs of cardiac arrest. The bill was brought to Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe of […]

30 01, 2015

“Hawkington” State Senate honors Seattle Seahawks

  • January 30th, 2015

Senate Resolution 8612, sponsored by Sen. Jim Hargrove of Hoquiam, honored the Seattle Seahawks in advance of Super Bowl 49. (TRT: 54)

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Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl fever hit the Washington State Senate on Blue Friday when Sen. Jim Hargrove of Hoquiam offered a resolution in honor of the big game on Sunday.

Sen. Jim Hargrove, D-Hoquiam: (TRT: 28) CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: “We’re running a resolution again this year again and […]

Gong offers symbolic reminder of rising rates of homelessness

  • January 28th, 2015

A ringing gong symbolically honors many of the homeless people counted in King County. The Homeless Student Stability Act, Senate Bill 5065, will help many of the state’s 32, 494 homeless students. (TRT: 1:29) CLICK TO DOWNLOAD Sen. David Frockt of Seattle is featured in the wrap.

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[Gong ring, cheering and clapping]

First Lady Trudi Inslee was the first person Wednesday to ring a gong that was rung 3,772 times – […]

21 01, 2015

Hatfield’s bill on hemp production clears Senate committee

  • January 21st, 2015

Producing industrial hemp could become legal under a bill sponsored by Sen. Brian Hatfield of Raymond. (TRT: 51) CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

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Industrial hemp could be coming soon to fields in Washington state under a bill sponsored by Sen. Brian Hatfield of Raymond. Hemp is used to make a variety of different products including food, clothing, beauty products, building materials, and bio-fuels. Sen. Brian Hatfield:

Sen. Brian Hatfield, D-Raymond: (TRT: 10 )

Hargrove, Blake working with state officials to assist flooding cleanup

  • January 20th, 2015

Sen. Jim Hargrove, D-Hoquiam, and Rep. Brian Blake, D-Aberdeen, are working to help their community after flooding, mudslides and culvert washouts due to historic rains. (TRT: 1:33) CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

 

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Sen. Jim Hargrove of Hoquiam and Rep. Brian Blake of Aberdeen are working closely with state and local officials to secure assistance for cleanup and repair efforts following historic rains that caused flooding, mudslides and culvert washouts across western Washington earlier […]

19 01, 2015

Life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. honored in state Senate

  • January 19th, 2015

The life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was honored in the Washington State Senate on Monday. (TRT: 1:01) CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

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While many people had Monday off of work and school as a holiday, the Washington State Senate took some time to honor the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sen. Bob Hasegawa of Seattle:

Sen. Bob Hasegawa, D-Seattle: (TRT: 24 ) CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: […]

14 01, 2015

Legislation aims to reduce barriers to housing

  • January 14th, 2015

Four legislative proposals aim to increase access to quality housing for renters in Washington State. (TRT: 1:23) CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

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On Wednesday, four proposals were unveiled to help eliminate barriers and increase access to quality housing, especially among renters. One of the proposals sponsored by Sen. David Frockt of Seattle would make it possible to use one tenant screening check for a period of 30-days to help lower tenant screening costs.

Sen. […]

12 01, 2015

First day of session, many priorities to address

  • January 12th, 2015

Monday – Jan. 12, 2015, marked the first day of the Legislative Session in Olympia. Senate Democratic Leader Sharon Nelson, D-Maury Island, shared some priorities of the Senate Democratic Caucus. (TRT: 44) CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

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Senate Democratic Leader Sharon Nelson of Maury Island shared a few priorities of the Senate Democratic Caucus that she hopes will be addressed during the 64th Legislative Session.

Sen. Sharon Nelson, D-Maury Island: (TRT: 26 ) […]