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First three Let’s Go Washington initiatives pass the legislature and now law

three initiatives

OLYMPIA—Three of six Let’s Go Washington landmark initiatives to the legislature passed both chambers of the Washington State Senate and House on Monday, March 4, and will become law in 90 days after the Legislature adjourns on March 7—no signature by Governor Jay Inslee is needed. The three initiatives that did not receive public hearings […]

Overwhelming public support for Parental Rights initiative

Parental Rights

OLYMPIA—The House Education Committee and Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee held a joint public hearing to discuss Initiative 2081, protecting parental rights, on Wednesday, February 28. The Meeting was chaired by Representative Sharon Tomiko Santos (D- Rainier Beach). “We all know that family members are every child’s first teachers,” said Senator Lisa Wellman (D-Mercer […]

Rowdy Mukilteo Town Hall criticize lawmaker’s handling of statewide issues

Mukilteo Town Hall

MUKILTEO—Senator Marko Liias (D-Mukilteo), Representatives Lillian Ortiz-Self (D-Mukilteo) and Strom Peterson (D-Edmonds), shared their priorities and heard from constituents at a 21st Legislative District town hall event at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo, on Saturday, February 17. The event was emceed by Mukilteo Council President Louis Harris. Washington’s 21st Legislative District encompasses portions of Everett, […]

Mukilteo, Edmonds, North Lynnwood residents invited to Town Hall

21st Legislative District

MUKILTEO—Residents of the 21st Legislative District are asked to join lawmakers of the 21st Legislative District, for a town hall meeting from 10-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 17, at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo, Wash. This is our chance for Senator Marko Liias, and Representatives Lillian Ortiz-Self and Strom Peterson to hear from you as […]

LD21 telephone town hall March 25

Snohomish County, Wash. – Sen. Marko Liias, Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self, and Rep. Strom Peterson will be hosting a live telephone town hall on Thursday, March 25 at 6:05 p.m. to answer questions from constituents about the 2021 legislative session. Calls will go out to thousands of landlines throughout the 21st legislative district. Those who do […]

Local Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self on her political rise that she never saw coming

By Erin Freeman | Lynnwood Times Staff The Washington State House Democrats have recognized southwest Snohomish County Representative Lillian Ortiz-Self as the new House Democratic Caucus Chair.  The position was vacated by former Representative Eric Pettigrew, who did not seek reelection. It is the number three leadership position after the speaker and majority leader. She […]

Local push for K-12 ethnic studies curriculum

By: Erin Freeman | Lynnwood Times Staff Policymakers and educators across the state are pushing for academia to be inclusive of all racial and ethnic identities through the integration of ethnic studies curriculum across all grade levels. In December, the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL) passed a bill sponsored by Lillian Ortiz-Self, Washington […]

Liias and Ortiz-Self reflect on mural honoring indigenous people

By Alec Dietz | Lynnwood Times Staff Just a week into the process of putting up two murals honoring the Coast Salish People who once inhabited Edmonds, local artist and muralist Andy Eccleshall and the Mural Project Edmonds (MPE) have called the project their “most ambitious” to date.  Eccleshall, sponsor John Osberg, consultant Ty Juvinel, […]

2020 Primary results: Highest turnout in 56 years

By Alec Dietz | Lynnwood Times Staff With its highest voter turnout in a primary in years, Snohomish County’s election results from the Washington State Primary elections are in as of Aug. 18 around noon. Snohomish County saw 53.76% of its registered voters submit ballots, up from 33.57% in the 2016 primaries and 37.03% in […]

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