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Eastern Washington could lose its voice
Eastern Washington could lose its voice
Make sure you’re counted in the Census The future of your community and representation is at stake! The 2020 Census is underway and is ready for America to respond. Plan to include everyone living in your home since April 1. You can respond online in one of 13 languages and find assistance...
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IN THE NEWS: Lawmakers ask state to invest in Eastern Washington census efforts
IN THE NEWS: Lawmakers ask state to invest in Eastern Washington census efforts
On Wednesday, Sen. Mike Padden (R-Spokane Valley) and Rep. Bill Jenkin (R-Prosser) sent a letter to former Gov. Gary Locke, chairman of Washington Complete Count Committee, and the Washington State Office of Financial Management, voicing their strong concerns about the need for additional efforts to promote eastern Washington participation in...
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IN THE NEWS: Inslee puts public at risk with illogical inmate-release plan
IN THE NEWS: Inslee puts public at risk with illogical inmate-release plan
By Sen. Mike Padden | Spokesman-Review Guest Editorial In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Gov. Jay Inslee has required Washingtonians to make many sacrifices. From wearing masks in public and participating in religious celebrations via streaming to being confined to our homes thanks to social distancing, Washingtonians have generally been...
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Mass release of convicted felons violates state constitution, Senate Republicans warn
Mass release of convicted felons violates state constitution, Senate Republicans warn
Republicans ask Inslee to rethink plan – improper release of more than 1,100 inmates makes state liable for new crimes To see a copy of this letter, click here. OLYMPIA – Senate Republicans today formally asked Gov. Jay Inslee to rethink his plan to deal with the coronavirus crisis by...
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