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Our state needs to address alarming rise in drug-overdose deaths Our state needs to address alarming rise in drug-overdose deaths
Note: The following e-newsletter was sent to Sen. Padden’s subscribers Nov. 9, 2022. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s newsletter, click here. Washington’s drug-overdose deaths have risen at three times the rate of the country as a whole   Dear friends and neighbors, Drug overdoses continue to rise at an alarming in...
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A horrifying case shows result of attack on public safety A horrifying case shows result of attack on public safety
Note: The following e-newsletter was sent to Sen. Padden’s subscribers Oct. 5, 2022. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s newsletter, click here. Habitual criminal got life-without-parole after bloody car crash, now eligible for release Dear friends and neighbors, Last week we saw what happens when the Legislature makes a point of...
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Shorter sentence for man convicted in brutal car crash is terrible result of war on public safety, senators say Shorter sentence for man convicted in brutal car crash is terrible result of war on public safety, senators say
Robert Jackson was among 3,000 prisoners released in earlier Department of Corrections fiasco OLYMPIA – Resentencing of a man who got life without parole after he killed his girlfriend in a bloody 2015 car crash is a travesty that illustrates the terrible human consequences when the Legislature goes “soft on...
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Our state should follow Idaho’s lead and provide tax relief Our state should follow Idaho’s lead and provide tax relief
State needs fair oversight of prison complaints [Note– The following newsletter was sent to Sen. Mike Padden’s subscribers Sept. 1, 2022.] Dear Friends and Neighbors, This year has been a very difficult time for people throughout Washington and our nation. Record-setting inflation –  especially sky-high gas prices – has made...
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