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January 13, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Dream Act passes House in rare first-day vote; Senate action unlikely

OLYMPIA — The state House overwhelmingly passed the so-called Washington Dream Act on Monday, kickstarting the 60-day legislative session with a rare opening-day floor vote. But state Senate leaders signaled the bill is unlikely to move in that chamber. The proposal, House Bill 1817, would allow access to financial aid for aspiring state college students who were…

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March 6, 2013 at 3:18 PM

Immigration seeing strong Republican support in Olympia

“Regardless of the past actions that led to undocumented students arriving in our state, we have the opportunity to affect their future and ours. Our state has the ability to change the outcome of their stories and give them the tools they need.” That statement, urging support for legislation in Olympia to allow undocumented immigrant…

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