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Auburn visits Olympia
Miss Auburn and Outstanding Teen Visit Capitol
Auburn visits Olympia
Today I had the tremendous opportunity to host Morgan Warren of Auburn and Keely Franchini of Lake Tapps at the Capitol. Morgan and Keely are this year’s winners of the Miss Auburn and Outstanding Teen in the Miss Auburn Scholarship Pageant, which is the leading community-scholarship program of its kind...
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Western Hockey League teams protected by new legislation
WHL Fain Bill Signing
Western Hockey League teams protected by new legislation
The Western Hockey League provides an important opportunity for young amateur hockey players to develop their skills and earn college scholarships. However, four Washington teams including the Kent-based Thunderbirds faced potential shutdown after a complaint filed with the state claimed players were professional athletes and therefore subject to certain wage...
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Foster youth with medical concerns to receive extended care
Extended Foster Care Signed
Foster youth with medical concerns to receive extended care
Foster youth often face a difficult transition into adulthood when services typically end. Legislation signed into law Monday, sponsored by Sen. Joe Fain and Rep. Tina Orwall, will provide extended benefits to young adults ages 19-21 with medical conditions who do not already qualify for extended foster care, which requires...
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Animals receive stronger protection under new Washington law
Gov. Jay Inslee signs Substitute Senate Bill No. 5501, May 11, 2015. Relating to the prevention of animal cruelty.
Animals receive stronger protection under new Washington law
Animals of all kinds will be better protected under a new law sponsored by Senator Joe Fain signed into law Monday afternoon. Animal protection officers and prosecutors will have additional tools to rescue animals in danger and seek more appropriate charges for animal abusers. “All animals in this state deserve...
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