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Immigrant and Refugee Rights
5:01 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Advocates: Washington Must Ensure 'Basics Are Met' For Refugees And Immigrants

This photo shows a mother and child who participated in the 2013 rally.
James Hall Photography

Advocates plan to rally in Olympia Tuesday in what’s become an annual push for immigrant and refugee rights.

More than a dozen groups plans to make some noise on the Capitol steps and meet with lawmakers on several key issues: restoring previously-cut funds to food aid and job training, and investing in better English-language learner services in public schools.

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by the numbers
6:04 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Wash. State Welfare Rolls Hit Record Low

The number of families on cash assistance in Washington has hit an all-time low following a spike in welfare enrollment less than three years ago.

Republicans in the Washington Senate say the downward trend is a sign reform efforts have worked, but advocates for poor families disagree.

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State Budget
11:04 am
Wed February 2, 2011

State cuts benefits to welfare families


In a single day, Washington cut more than 5,000 families from the state's welfare-to-work program. That's because a strict, five-year limit on benefits kicked in. It's a cost-cutting measure ordered by the Governor.

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