October 16, 2023

IN THE NEWS: Compass Health Breaks Ground on Intensive Behavioral Health Services Center

By Antoinette Alexander | 425 Business | Oct 16, 2023 Pictured: From left to right: Everett City Councilmember Paula Rhyne, Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin, Compass Health President and CEO Tom Sebastian, Sen. Keith Wagoner, Rep. Julio Cortes, and Compass Health Board Chair Alex de Soto. Compass Health, a provider of...
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October 11, 2023

Flag of Israel flies proudly in front of the Washington state Legislative Building in Olympia.

We strongly urge you to demonstrate Washington’s support for the people of Israel by flying their flag at the state Capitol and directing that all Washington state flags be flown at half-staff. The surprise attack by HAMAS on Saturday, Oct. 7 resulted in the largest loss of Jewish lives in...
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May 15, 2023

On Air: Sen. Keith Wagoner on The Lars Larson Show

Republican Senator Keith Wagoner talks to Lars Larson about legislation that strengthens the hard drug possession law that passed in the state Senate during a special session. Click here to listen now. 
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May 09, 2023

IN THE NEWS: Gov. Inslee signs bill designating January as Americans of Chinese Descent Month in Washington

KIRO TV Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill into law Tuesday designating January as Americans of Chinese Descent Month, making Washington the first state in the country to honor Chinese Americans in such a way. Senate Bill 5000 was sponsored by Sen. Keith Wagoner (R-Sedro Woolley) and was the first...
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April 17, 2023

IN THE NEWS: Compromise calls for honoring Chinese community each January

By Jerry Cornfield | Everett Herald This January, in public schools across Washington, students may spend time learning of the contributions of Chinese-Americans in this state’s history. And achievements of Americans of Chinese descent as well. A bill headed to the governor for signing would designate January as Chinese American/Americans...
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April 14, 2023

Wagoner bill to recognize history, contributions of Americans of Chinese descent wins full legislative approval

Sen. Keith Wagoner’s measure designating January as Americans of Chinese Descent Month in Washington has nearly reached the end of a long journey into state law.   “This is an important day and a great victory,” said Wagoner, R-Sedro-Woolley, who has been working on the issue since 2020.   “This...
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April 14, 2023

Guest Editorial: WA Dems proposed assault weapons ban will do nothing to address root cause of violence

By Sen. Keith Wagoner | Tri-City Herald | April 14, 2023 Click here to read full article. On the Saturday before Easter, the state Senate’s majority Democrats passed what they call an “assault weapons ban.” In reality, the bill targets several of the most popular sporting and self-defense firearms in...
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March 27, 2023

Wagoner bill to protect vulnerable adults heads to governor

House unanimously approves bill to allowing better record-sharing and transparency between DSHS and law enforcement On Friday the state House of Representatives voted unanimously to approve Senate Bill 5370, a measure sponsored by Sen. Keith Wagoner, R-Sedro-Woolley, that would improve adult protective services by requiring the state Department of Social...
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February 24, 2023

Wagoner bill to promote voluntary land-stewardship clears Senate budget committee prior to fiscal deadline

Sudden demise of House riparian-buffer bill makes SB 5353 only riparian protection proposal of its kind left in 2023 session On its final day this legislative session to endorse Senate policy bills, the Senate Ways and Means Committee backed legislation from Sen. Keith Wagoner that would give up to 12...
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