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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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Protecting sexual assault victims
Protecting sexual assault victims
Legal protections currently available through the justice system do not reach enough victims of sexual assault. Protection orders provide critical safeguards for victims. Wednesday morning I had the opportunity to testify before the Senate Law and Justice Committee on a proposal I’m sponsoring to strengthen protection orders for victims of...
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Protecting religious affiliation data Protecting religious affiliation data
While I do not imagine any federal administration would try to create a religious registry of its citizens, the idea runs so counter to our constitutional rights and values that I co-sponsored legislation to ensure Washington state does not provide any religious affiliation data that it collects to the federal...
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