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Disability Rights Washington — or one of its programs — is either mentioned in, or helped provide background information to, the following news coverage items.

 

4/27/2022

the Stranger

Transformative Transportation: Washington’s $17 billion transportation package is a big deal, but we’ve still got a long way to go.

4/6/2022

KIRO 7

Seattle activates first block-the-box camera

3/30/2022

KUOW

What’s working, what’s not, and who’s ‘picking up the slack’ at Western State Hospital?

3/29/2022

KUOW

After 5 months stuck in hospital, autistic Washington teen sent to facility 2,700 miles from home

3/28/2022

HeraldNet

Locked up, but not locked out of the ballot box

3/26/2022

Seattle Times

How big changes at WA’s Western State Hospital fit into Gov. Inslee’s plan to ‘re-imagine’ mental health

3/14/2022

Seattle Times

How Washington lawmakers did — and didn’t — boost mental health care this year

3/13/2022

The Urbanist

Welcome to the Move Ahead Washington Era

3/12/2022

The Urbanist

Meetup Video: March 2022 with Anna Zivarts

2/27/2022

HeraldNet

Why Washington ships special-needs students out of state

2/24/2022

Crosscut Seattle

WA prison officials push back on bill to limit solitary confinement

2/23/2022

The Spokesman-Review

CITY OFFICIALS CALL BROWNE STREET VIADUCT FENCING A SUCCESS, BUT LONG-TERM IMPACT UNCLEAR

2/17/2022

The Spokesman-Review

David Carlson: Look for the welcoming solutions to the problems

2/17/2022

The Columbian

Vancouver-based Kuni Foundation awards $9.8 million in grants

2/15/2022

Crosscut

Washington is shipping more disabled students out of state

2/13/2022

Yakima Herald Republic

Care Campus for homeless nixed from former jail; Yakima Co. sheriff’s office may go there instead

2/9/2022

Stranger

WA Lawmakers Aren’t Just “Tweaking” Police Accountability Bills, They’re Poised to Roll Back Protections

2/1/2022

Tri-City Herald Online

Washington state legislature is in full swing. Now is the time to let your voice be heard

1/21/2022

Crosscut Seattle

Gov. Inslee’s budget seeks to expand voting access in WA county jails

1/21/2022

NewsBreak

Talking Headways Podcast: Civil Rights on the Road

1/17/2022

Tacoma News Tribune

Lawmakers introduce bill to reform solitary confinement in Washington prisons

1/3/2022

HeraldNet

Light rail’s effects lead 2022’s transportation outlook

12/30/2021

PubliCola

Appeals Court Rules State Must Pay When People With Disabilities Wait in Jail for Services

12/15/2021

NW News Network

He’s 13-years-old, autistic and stuck in the hospital for the holidays. He’s not the only one

11/12/2021

South Seattle Emerald

‘Week Without Driving’ Challenges Leaders to Reimagine Transit and Accessibility

11/3/2021

Real Change News

Week Without Driving challenges state leadership to reimagine transit and accessibility

10/25/2021

KUOW.org

Why these Seattle area politicians promised not to drive for one week

10/18/2021

South Seattle Emerald

OPINION: With the Right Transportation Policies, We Can Pivot to a New Climate Reality

10/10/2021

HeraldNet

Prison reform curbs some solitary confinement, but how much?

10/6/2021

The Columbian

Longview residents push for better transit

10/5/2021

King5.com

Family, advocates call for shutting down Washington facility after resident with Autism disappears

9/13/2021

Crosscut Seattle

Seattle police intervening in fewer mental health calls, data show

9/2/2021

King5.com

Washington foster care agency to launch new housing option for hard-to-place teens

9/2/2021

The Urbanist

Report Calls for Radical Inclusion of Disabled Nondrivers in Transportation Planning

8/31/2021

Longview Daily News

Visually impaired locals join statewide push for better transit options

8/30/2021

HeraldNet

People with disabilities demand better sidewalks, transit

8/26/2021

South Seattle Emerald

Transit and Sidewalks Need Improvement for Disabled Washingtonians, Report Says

8/13/2021

South Seattle Emerald

The South End Guide to Reducing Our Carbon Footprint: Safety to Walk and Roll

8/12/2021

Pacific Northwest Inlander

Why Washington is knowingly violating its own laws in the treatment of mentally ill suspects

8/5/2021

Spokesman-Review

Spokane organizations aim to debunk ‘fear-based’ perception of Washington’s new police-reform laws

8/4/2021

Newstex Blogs Investigate West

Can a court victory provide refuge for foster youth?

8/2/2021

South Seattle Emerald

Rooted in Rights Aims to Create Inclusive Space for Individuals With Disabilities

7/30/2021

The Seattle Times

Why is law enforcement refusing behavioral-health calls?

7/19/2021

The Chronicle of Social Change

California Bans Out-of-State Treatment Programs After Reporters Investigate Abuse

7/9/2021

Crosscut Seattle

WA foster system to stop housing kids in hotels, offices. But then what?

7/6/2021

Mass Transit Mag

WA: Sound Transit’s race to fix dozens of broken escalators in downtown Seattle

7/1/2021

The Columbian

Letter: City should fix sidewalks

7/1/2021

Seattle Neighborhood Greenways

Candidate Forums on Transportation, Equity, and the Environment

6/24/2021

Washington Post

Sidewalk seating is good for restaurants. It’s a challenge for disabled people.

6/21/2021

King5

Washington state agrees to end hotel, office stays for foster youth

6/16/2021

Real Change News

Disability, media and what’s next for accomplishment, frustration and connection

6/4/2021

Oregon Public Broadcasting

Stuck in jail, waiting for a psychiatric bed. COVID-19 made an old problem worse.