State Legislature

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Oregon and California have joined most other countries in allowing women access to birth control pills without a doctor's prescription. Is Washington next?

Community members greeted Leschi Elementary students with high fives to congratulate them on completing the first week of the school year. (Photo by Jovelle Tamayo)

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Parents went to Olympia to back bills for cultural competency training, recruitment of teachers of color and other measures meant to close opportunity gap.

Gabriel Ray Pierre (left) high fives a student at Leschi Elementary School on Friday, as part of #SeattleHigh5. The event aimed to show children of color positive images of black men and women in their community. (Photo by Jovelle Tamayo)

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Among the proposed changes in the bill are cultural competence training for teachers and other staff and a change to school discipline.

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An alternative to I-732 that would raise carbon tax revenue to help poor communities and communities of color is being planned for the November ballot.

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The Washington Community Action Network followed 34 bills last legislative session in its racial equity report card.

The wall of old signs inside of Thompson Signs' warehouse serves as a visual reminder of the mostly white, male political candidates in the northwest. (Photo by Lucas Anderson / UW Election Eye)

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Only 13 out of the total 147 state legislators in the state House and Senate are people of color. All 13 are democrats.

(Photo courtesy PramilaJayapal.com)

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Just months after Democrat Adam Kline announced his plans to leave the State Senate, Pramila Jayapal has emerged as the candidate to beat in...

Immigrants and refugees gather on the steps of the State Capitol in February to lobby for education and other services. (Photo by Celina Kareiva)

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Director of the Refugee Women's Alliance weighs in on how years of belt tightening has impacted her clients.

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This election season Washington has an unprecedented number of candidates who are of Iranian heritage. Sahar Fathi and Cyrus Habib for are running for State...