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Children’s Day
Children’s Day
Today, the Senate celebrated “Children’s Day” by adopting a resolution I drafted celebrating the next generation. Many of my colleagues were joined on the Senate floor by their children and grandchildren for the resolution as well as for the debate and adoption of three other pieces of legislation. I was...
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Free speech for student journalists Free speech for student journalists
Student journalists deserve the same free speech protections as everyone else. Free speech is more than just words in the Constitution; it is a cultural phenomenon where we as Americans have decided to value the open and honest exchange of ideas, which must be enshrined in the way we learn,...
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Public charter schools remain an option for Washington students Public charter schools remain an option for Washington students
Washington state’s charter public schools remain an option for Washington students after the King County Superior Court today denied a legal challenge. Sen. Joe Fain, an author of the 2016 legislation to preserve the education option, called it an “unsurprising but welcome win for current and future students.” “Education inequality...
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Preventing Animal Neglect and Abuse
Preventing Animal Neglect and Abuse
Unsupervised dogs who are tied up should have access to food and water, protection from extreme weather, and the ability to reasonably move about. A plan I’m sponsoring would set safety and health standards to protect them during those times dogs are on their own and restrained.
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