Agreement reached on testing requirements for high school graduation Students in the high school graduating class of 2017 who did not pass state-required standardized assessments will be able to get their diploma if a new bill announced today is approved by the full Legislature. The compromise plan comes after education leaders in the state House of Representatives and Senate... Read More...
Improved care for drug-exposed infants in Washington Babies exposed to drugs in the womb face unique health challenges including withdrawal, tremors, and seizures. Caregivers recognize the benefits of specialized care that can be provided outside a traditional hospital setting. Under legislation sponsored by Kent Senators Joe Fain and Karen Keiser, which was signed into law Wednesday, Washington... Read More...
Increased protections for victims of sexual assault signed into law Legal protections will be available to more victims of sexual assault under legislation sponsored by Sen. Joe Fain, which was today signed into law by the governor. The new law allows courts to make civil protection orders permanent, instead of the current maximum of two years, and reduces burdens to... Read More...
Miss Auburn scholarship winners visit Capitol Winners of this year’s Miss Auburn Scholarship Program recently made the trip to Olympia to visit the Capitol campus as guests of Auburn Sen. Joe Fain. Miss Auburn Heather Haggin and Miss Auburn Outstanding Teen Elizabeth Enz maintained a recent tradition of heading to Olympia to learn more about state... Read More...
New state driver’s license system passes Legislature The Washington State Legislature today approved legislation bringing the state into compliance with the federal REAL ID Act. The bill creates a two-tiered identification system, with the enhanced driver’s license as the federally compliant version requiring proof of citizenship. The standard license will remain available to all residents but not... Read More...
REAL ID in 57 Seconds Washington will now have a two-tiered driver’s license system to comply with the federal REAL ID Act. Many passengers were confused by signs at the airport indicating their Washington license would no longer work to board a plane. I’ve explained all you need to know in 57 Seconds. Read More...
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