Local student serves as page for Sen. Rivers Benjamin Howard, a sophomore at Battle Ground’s CAM Academy, spent a week working as a page for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in Olympia. Benjamin was one of 29 students who served as Senate pages for the eighth week of the 2016 legislative session. He was sponsored by... Read More...
Rivers named ‘Legislator of the Year’ by state’s school counselors In recognition of her leadership and advocacy for public-school students, Sen. Ann Rivers has been named a “Legislator of the Year” by the Washington School Counselor Association. Dr. Brian Mathieson, Battle Ground High School counselor, said Rivers is deserving of the honor because of her appreciation of the role counselors play... Read More...
Washington to become first state to track rape kits A bill to create a statewide tracking system for rape kits that allows law enforcement and victims to track the status and location of kits has passed the Legislature and is headed to the governor’s desk for his signature. “This bill is about justice and transparency, and it’s a critical... Read More...
Rivers receives ‘Champion for Kids’ award from digital learning advocates In recognition of her service to Washington’s public-education system, Sen. Ann Rivers has been named a “Champion for Kids” by the Digital Public Schools Alliance. She was honored in a ceremony today in the Capitol Rotunda. The announcement came during the alliance’s annual visit to Olympia, when students, parents and digital-learning... Read More...
Local STEM high school recognized for achievement The Center for Agriculture, Science and Environmental Education that serves high-school students in the Battle Ground School District was recently recognized as a Lighthouse School and will receive a $20,000 grant so it can share best practices with other schools developing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education programs. CASEE... Read More...
Justin Krejcha serves as page for Sen. Rivers Justin Krejcha, a junior at Mountain View High School in Vancouver, spent a week working as a page for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in Olympia. Justin was one of 26 students who served as Senate pages for the seventh week of the 2016 legislative session. He was... Read More...
Brush Prairie sophomore serves as page for Sen. Rivers Cole VanderMaas, a sophomore at Hockinson High School in Brush Prairie, spent a week working as a page for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in Olympia. Cole was one of 26 students who served as Senate pages for the seventh week of the 2016 legislative session. He was... Read More...
IN THE NEWS: Plenty of evidence to back refusal to confirm Peterson   By Sen. Ann Rivers  Sometimes, despite a person’s demeanor and education, she or he just isn’t the right fit for a job. Our state Senate majority recently decided against confirming Lynn Peterson as state transportation secretary. There was overwhelming evidence to support our vote, which ended her tenure at... Read More...
Transportation secretary fails to win Senate confirmation, loses job A majority of the state Senate voted today against confirming the state transportation secretary appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee. The decision means Lynn Peterson is out as head of the state Department of Transportation after three years. “This is about having accountability at the highest levels in state agencies. Secretary... Read More...
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