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New Stuff on the Website
The Legislative Session has come to a close. HB 1054, HB1080, HB 1091, HB 1236, HB 1267, HB 1287, HB 1297, HB 1310, and HB 1336 have passed the Legislature and been delivered to the Governor’s Desk. HB 1157 finished the session after having been sent to the House Rules Committee for a third reading. SB 5066, SB 5096, SB 5141, SB 5172, SB 5180, SB 5194, SB 5214, SB 5259, SB 5399, SB 5432, and SB 5476 have passed the Legislature and been delivered to the Governor’s desk. SB 5160 has been signed into law by the Governor. SB 5188 ends the session in the House Rules Committee.
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Tri-City Democrats Talk Redistricting
The 2020 Census is in the books and the Washington State 2021 Redistricting Commission is working on new Legislative and Congressional district boundaries. They will be talking about this in their May 14 meeting.
- Host: Tri-City Democrats
- Topic: Washington State Redistricting
- Date: May 14, 2021
- Time: 6:00 PM
- Location: via Zoom, https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84894712648
Sen. Brown, Reps. Klippert and Boehnke invite citizens from the 8th District to join them for a one-hour virtual town hall meeting on Monday, May 24 @ 6 p.m. to discuss issues related to the 2021 legislative session.
Sen. Sharon BrownRepublican Deputy Leader @Senate Republican CaucusSenator Brown is a state and national leader/lecturer on energy issues, and is the Senate’s leading advocate for nuclear power. She is active in international trade, economic development and small business issues as well as mental health and anti-human trafficking. She served 22 years as a business attorney before being elected to the Kennewick City Council in 2009. In 2010, she was elected Mayor Pro Tempore of the City of Kennewick. Brown was appointed to the Washington State Senate to represent the 8th Legislative District by the Benton County Commission in 2013 and has since been re-elected
Rep. Brad KlippertRepublican Vice Caucus Chair @House Republican CaucusBrad was born and raised in Sunnyside. He attended Evangel College in Springfield, Missouri; City University, Tacoma; Northwest College, Kirkland; Central Washington University; and Columbia Basin College. Brad holds a Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science and Biblical Studies, and a Master’s degree in Teaching. He has taught at the elementary, middle, high school and college levels. With over 30 years of military service, Brad holds the rank of COL/CMDR in the Washington State Guard. He is also a 27-year county law enforcement officer. Brad and his wife, Kim, have two daughters and an adopted son.
Rep. Matt Boehnke8th Legislative District @House Republican CaucusMatt is serving his second term representing the 8th Legislative District which includes Richland, West Richland and Kennewick. He was raised in Kennewick, graduating from Kamiakin High School in 1986. He then attended Eastern Washington University, graduating as an ROTC-Distinguished Military Graduate and receiving his active duty commission in the U.S. Army Aviation branch in 1990. Matt spend the next 21 years in the service, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel before retiring and moving back to Kennewick. Since 2015, he has served as the director and lead professor of the cybersecurity division at Columbia Basin College. Natt and his wife, Dawn, have been married for more than 30 years. They have two sons, Matthew and Brandon.
Celebration of Community Diversity & Culture
SATURDAY, AUGUST 7, 2021 AT 12 PM PDT – 8 PM PDT
Location: Columbia Park
Hosted by the Tri-Cities Diversity & Inclusion Council
ri-Cities Diversity & Inclusion Council invites you and the entire family to a Celebration of Community, Diversity & Culture!Our event is intended to highlight the beauty in diversity, create cultural awareness, and promote TRUE community!NOTHING brings people together like food and music!We will have diverse cultures represented through food, entertainment, music, art, poetry, vendors/merchants, and much more!
A community dance floor showcasing the various styles of line dancing and a lip-synch contest, are just a few of the treats in store!
In light of the financial impact COVID has had on our community, we have asked all participating food vendors to have affordable food options for purchase.
There will be a beer and wine garden where adults 21 and over can purchase and enjoy beer by Sage Brewing Company and wine by Frichette Winery.
We will have picnic style seating, so don’t forget your lawn chairs and blankets!
We are still accepting vendors, entertainers, lip-synch contestants, artist and etc. If you’ve got talent that you want to share with our community email TCDIC.firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
****(This event will take place as long as COVID restrictions allow. We do ask that all attendees adhere to COVID safety practices.)There will be additional handwashing stations and PPE throughout the event area.*****