With the #MeToo movement as a catalyst, the state Legislature passed a law that bans privileged medical and mental-health records and communications in most discrimination cases from reaching the courtroom during a court process known as discovery. After being sexually harassed at work, some
Three will run for Clibborn’s seat; 2 face off for McBride’s seat A Mercer Island City Council member and Bellevue School Board member are running to fill the shoes of retired 41st District Rep. Judy Clibborn, while two Eastside leaders are looking to fill the shoes of 48th District Rep. Joan
“President Trump’s plan to overhaul the Title X program is an outright assault on the health and autonomy of women across our country and goes against the will of the people who overwhelmingly support Title X. This program has helped us achieve historically low rates of unintended pregnancies
Dear Friends – I officially filed the paperwork today to be on the ballot for re-election this year as your State Senator! As the campaign season kicks into high gear, I need you to jump on board and plug into this important campaign. First, help me get the message out with a donation
YAKIMA, Wash. — Proponents of a state law that keeps certain violent teenage offenders in juvenile court say it offers the youths a chance at rehabilitation. But Yakima County prosecutors and juvenile court staff are waiting to see how much strain will be put on a juvenile justice system
Eastside lawmakers met on April 26 for a debrief with constituent businesses. State legislators met with area business owners and industry leaders last week to discuss economic policies and possible approaches to pressing regional problems ranging from the housing crunch to carbon emissions.
April 26, 2018 FOR MORE INFORMATION Seth Buchanan, 206-228-4512 Patty Kuderer, 206-910-2422 BELLEVUE – Today, the firefighters from Bellevue, Kirkland, and Redmond announced their sole endorsement for Senator Patty Kuderer (D-48), the incumbent challenged by Michelle Darnell and Rodney Tom.
April 18, 2018 FOR MORE INFORMATION Tiffany Hankins, 206-737-9366 Patty Kuderer, 206-910-2422 BELLEVUE – NARAL Pro-Choice Washington, the leading grassroots pro-choice advocacy organization in Washington State, announced today its sole endorsement of Senator Patty Kuderer in the race for Senate
Robbing a convenience store at gunpoint or spraying bullets from a moving vehicle are the kinds of crimes that will no longer see 16- and 17-year-olds automatically sent to adult court — and likely, on to adult prison. Gov. Jay Inslee recently signed legislation that represents what one
The new law will reduce the number of 16- and 17-year-olds who have been charged with a handful of violent offenses from entering the adult criminal-justice system. It also extends juvenile jurisdiction to age 25, up from age 21, for those convicted of certain crimes. Robbing a convenience