NEWS & MEDIA

30 Jul
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County pushes back against state move to expand commission

The Spokesman-Review UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 6:30 p.m. As the state of Washington moves forward on a new law to expand Spokane County’s board of commissioners from three members to five, the county is pushing back, and is planning ...

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28 Apr
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WSU Spokane Magazine: Cougs Celebrate Medical School Approval

WSU Published: April 28, 2018 By Doug Nadvornick Bill signing ceremonies conducted by governors are often joyous occasions that formalize legislative achievements. But rarely do they lead to spontaneous pep rallies, as happened on April 1. Two Spokane legislators, Baumgartner and Rep. ...

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23 Mar
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Visiting Olympia, Marshallese celebrate health care benefits

Spokesman-Review Published: March 23, 2018 By Rachel Sun Rep. Marcus Riccelli, D-Spokane, praised the Marshall Islander community in Spokane for its work to help pass the legislation to close what he called a “gap” in health care policy. “Everybody deserves a right ...

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07 Mar
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Washington lawmakers OK bill to ban housing bias based on tenant’s source of income

Seattle Times Originally published March 7, 2018 at 12:12 pm | Updated March 7, 2018 at 7:09 pm By Agueda Pacheco-Flores Seattle Times staff reporter OLYMPIA — Landlords will no longer be able to discriminate against tenants who use federal, state or ...

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01 Mar
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Washington State Legislature Passes Measure to Name Highway 395 After Late Speaker of House, Tom Foley

Mia Carlson / Thursday, March 01, 2018 OLYMPIA, WA – A joint memorial requesting to name Highway 395 the “Thomas S. ‘Tom’ Foley Memorial Highway” has won approval by the Washington State Senate.  The measure was sponsored by Representative Marcus Riccelli (D-Spokane). “Speaker Foley ...

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16 Feb
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Bill To Help Spokane’s Marshallese Community Moves Closer to Passage

Spokane Public Radio By DOUG NADVORNICK • FEB 16, 2018 Representatives of Spokane’s Marshall Islands community moved a step closer today (Friday) to getting help from the state to buy health insurance. Spokane has one of the largest populations of people from the ...

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10 Feb
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House backs net neutrality in Washington

The Spokesman Review By Jim Camden Sat., Feb. 10, 2018 OLYMPIA – Washington should keep equal access to the internet even if the federal government won’t, the House decided Friday. With an overwhelming 93-5 vote, the House passed a state version ...

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10 Feb
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Lawmakers vote to end renter discrimination

Lawmakers vote to end discrimination against renters who use government assistance Spokesman Review Sat., Feb. 10, 2018 OLYMPIA – Landlords couldn’t turn down potential tenants who would use government assistance vouchers to pay for all or part of their rent ...

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08 Feb
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Debating local cops on TV; plus, curbing overdoses and reproductive parity

By Inlander Staff WHAT’CHA GONNA DO? Police officers see people during what are arguably the lowest points in their lives — in the throes of domestic violence, mental illness, homelessness and drug addiction. So should a person have control over whether ...

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07 Feb
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Washington House votes to ‘Ban the Box’

The Spokesman Review By Jim Camden UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 9:33 p.m. OLYMPIA – Washington employers wouldn’t be able to have prospective workers fill out an application asking if they’ve been arrested under a bill approved Wednesday by the House. ...

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