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HB 2449 School based best practice interventions to promote attendance and reduce truancy (passed)

New truancy law aims to keep kids out of court juvenile detention:  http://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/state/washington/article77899377.html -Bellingham Herald

http://www.seattletimes.com/education-lab/bill-requiring-community-truancy-boards-across-state-is-okd/ -Seattle Times

 

HB 2793 Providing for Suicide Awareness and Prevention Education for Safer Homes (passed)

Op-Ed http://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/suicide-awareness-and-prevention-create-safer-homes -Seattle Times

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/i-made-an-awkward-call-to-the-nra-and-found-that-we-had-common-ground/2016/04/07/4214bed2-fb67-11e5-886f-a037dba38301_story.html -Washington Post

http://www.washington.edu/news/2016/03/31/uw-gun-rights-groups-come-together-in-new-law-to-prevent-suicide/ -UW

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/national-award-given-to-representative-orwall-for-her-leadership-in-preventing-suicide-in-the-state-of-washington-300088793.html -PR newswire

http://www.vashonbeachcomber.com/news/376406831.html -Vashon Beachcomber

http://www.washington.edu/news/2016/01/22/uws-forefront-backs-effort-to-engage-gun-dealers-and-pharmacies-on-suicide-prevention/ -UW

http://www.iexaminer.org/2015/11/announcement-forefront-supporters-will-care-connect-build-for-suicide-prevention-november-18/ -Examiner

 

HB 2530 Protecting victims of sexual abuse/sexual assault tracking system (passed)

http://www.king5.com/news/local/investigations/washington-sets-up-first-rape-kit-tracking-system-in-country/114989263 -King 5

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/states-rape-kit-backlog_us_56c48fd5e4b0c3c550533d0b -Huffington Post

http://crosscut.com/2016/04/thousands-of-rape-kits-go-untested-in-washington-new-initiative-aims-to-fix-that/ -Crosscut

http://www.kgw.com/news/local/vancouver/clark-co-lawmaker-a-rape-victim-wants-to-end-test-kit-backlog/18925048 -KGW

http://www.king5.com/news/local/investigations/lawmaker-law-must-change-for-rape-victims/157548779 -King 5

http://www.king5.com/news/king-co-lawmaker-pushes-for-money-to-test-rape-kits/140165730 -King 5

http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/politics-government/article26289223.html -TNT

http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/politics-government/article26247778.html -TNT

 

HB 2313 Concerning age of individuals at which sale or distribution of tobacco or vapor products can be made (did not pass)

http://kuow.org/post/does-raising-smoking-age-21-make-difference

http://crosscut.com/2016/01/time-to-treat-tobacco-like-alcohol/

http://www.atg.wa.gov/news/news-releases/elway-poll-two-thirds-washingtonians-support-raising-tobacco-sale-age-21

Expansion of Adoption Records (passed)

http://kuow.org/post/rep-orwall-talks-expanded-birth-record-access-washington-adoptees

Adoption law going into effect Tuesday

 

Student Loan Debt (working on bill for 2017 session)

http://seattlemedium.com/three-bills-to-reduce-student-loan-debt-unveiled-in-olympia/

 

Other Articles: 

http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/politics-government/article56294240.html -TNT

http://www.dailyuw.com/news/article_96513b68-8e86-11e5-b78b-9bf334f91ce8.html -UW Daily

http://www.yakimaherald.com/boldtype/women-make-their-mark-on-the-political-landscape/article_33035946-8cb6-11e5-8448-dbee1901a7bd.html -Yakima Herald

http://crosscut.com/2015/09/improving-the-odds-for-young-people-leaving-foster-care/ -Crosscut

http://b-townblog.com/2016/03/21/ground-broken-on-19-4-million-learning-center-at-puget-sound-skills-center/ -B-Blog

http://www.highlinetimes.com/2015/01/26/news/victims-revenge-porn-could-seek-civil-liability-u -Highline Times

http://www.ballardnewstribune.com/2015/05/15/news/kohl-welles%E2%80%99-latest-anti-trafficking-bill-signed- -Ballard

http://crosscut.com/2014/02/suicide-prevention-states-washington-health-care/ -Crosscut

http://crosscut.com/2015/02/death-penalty-repeal-backed-cheaper-smarter/ -Crosscut

http://waterlandblog.com/2015/06/14/des-moines-historic-dining-hall-renovation-to-be-unveiled-wednesday-july-1/ -Waterland Blog

http://www.dailyuw.com/news/article_9b7ec736-d824-11e4-bff8-b72c983bcbe1.html _UW Daily

Washington Legislature: Legislators hear suicide prevention bill– Oregon Live

House passes two bills to fight prostitution; fines would increase for johns, pimps– Tukwila Reporter

Foreclosure fairness program making a difference | State Rep. Tina Orwall – Covington and Maple Valley Reporter

Gavel In Rep. Orwall’s Hands As She’s Elected Assistant Speaker Pro Tempore– The Waterland Blog

Callaghan: Bipartisanship alive and well in Washington Legislature– The Columbian

Rep. Tina Orwall Introduces Bill To Combat Commercial Sex Trade- The Waterland Blog

Orwall the candidate of choice for state house– Kent Reporter

Rep. Tina Orwall Sponsors Innocence Project Bill to Compensate Exonerated
Inmates – Seattle Weekly

Bill would pay exonerated inmates $50,000 per year– Komo News

Rep. Tina Orwall receives 2011 Housing Hero Award – Kent Reporter

Price of their lives – Real Change

A ‘base on the brink,’ as is the community – Los Angeles Times

Bill Could Set Scale for Wrongful Conviction Compensation – Publicola

Rep. Tina Orwall’s Foreclosure Fairness Act signed into law– The State Column

Legislative Summit on Foreclosure Solutions, Press Conference–   Washington Low Income Housing Alliance