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Media Coverage

For all media inquiries, contact Alexandra Deas, Communications Coordinator. Phone: (206) 324-1521 x 117 Email: alexandrad@dr-wa.org [1]


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. [2]

4/6/2022

KIRO 7

Seattle activates first block-the-box camera [3]

3/30/2022

KUOW

What’s [4] working, what’s [4] not, [4] and who’s ‘picking up the slack’ at Western State Hospital? [4]

3/29/2022

KUOW

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

3/28/2022

HeraldNet

Locked up, but not locked out of the ballot box [6]

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 [7]

3/14/2022

Seattle Times

How Washington lawmakers did — and didn’t — boost mental health care this year [8]

3/13/2022

The Urbanist

Welcome to the Move Ahead Washington Era [9]

3/12/2022

The Urbanist

Meetup Video: March 2022 with Anna Zivarts [10]

2/27/2022

HeraldNet

Why Washington ships special-needs students out of state [11]

2/24/2022

Crosscut Seattle

WA prison officials push back on bill to limit solitary confinement [12]

2/23/2022

The Spokesman-Review

CITY OFFICIALS CALL BROWNE STREET VIADUCT FENCING A SUCCESS, BUT LONG-TERM IMPACT UNCLEAR [13]

2/17/2022

The Spokesman-Review

David Carlson: Look for the welcoming solutions to the problems [14]

2/17/2022

The Columbian

Vancouver-based Kuni Foundation awards $9.8 million in grants [15]

2/15/2022

Crosscut

Washington is shipping more disabled students out of state [16]

2/13/2022

Yakima Herald Republic

Care Campus for homeless nixed from former jail; Yakima Co. sheriff’s office may go there instead [17]

2/9/2022

Stranger

WA Lawmakers Aren’t Just “Tweaking” Police Accountability Bills, They’re Poised to Roll Back Protections [18]

2/1/2022

Tri-City Herald Online

Washington state legislature is in full swing. Now is the time to let your voice be heard [19]

1/21/2022

Crosscut Seattle

Gov. Inslee’s budget seeks to expand voting access in WA county jails [20]

1/21/2022

NewsBreak

Talking Headways Podcast: Civil Rights on the Road [21]

1/17/2022

Tacoma News Tribune

Lawmakers introduce bill to reform solitary confinement in Washington prisons [22]

1/3/2022

HeraldNet

Light rail’s effects lead 2022’s transportation outlook [23]

12/30/2021

PubliCola

Appeals Court Rules State Must Pay When People With Disabilities Wait in Jail for Services [24]

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 [25]

11/12/2021

South Seattle Emerald

‘Week Without Driving’ Challenges Leaders to Reimagine Transit and Accessibility [26]

11/3/2021

Real Change News

Week Without Driving challenges state leadership to reimagine transit and accessibility [27]

10/25/2021

KUOW.org

Why these Seattle area politicians promised not to drive for one week [28]

10/18/2021

South Seattle Emerald

OPINION: With the Right Transportation Policies, We Can Pivot to a New Climate Reality [29]

10/10/2021

HeraldNet

Prison reform curbs some solitary confinement, but how much? [30]

10/6/2021

The Columbian

Longview residents push for better transit [31]

10/5/2021

King5.com

Family, advocates call for shutting down Washington facility after resident with Autism disappears [32]

9/13/2021

Crosscut Seattle

Seattle police intervening in fewer mental health calls, data show [33]

9/2/2021

King5.com

Washington foster care agency to launch new housing option for hard-to-place teens [34]

9/2/2021

The Urbanist

Report Calls for Radical Inclusion of Disabled Nondrivers in Transportation Planning [35]

8/31/2021

Longview Daily News

Visually impaired locals join statewide push for better transit options [36]

8/30/2021

HeraldNet

People with disabilities demand better sidewalks, transit [37]

8/26/2021

South Seattle Emerald

Transit and Sidewalks Need Improvement for Disabled Washingtonians, Report Says [38]

8/13/2021

South Seattle Emerald

The South End Guide to Reducing Our Carbon Footprint: Safety to Walk and Roll [39]

8/12/2021

Pacific Northwest Inlander

Why Washington is knowingly violating its own laws in the treatment of mentally ill suspects [40]

8/5/2021

Spokesman-Review

Spokane organizations aim to debunk ‘fear-based’ perception of Washington’s new police-reform laws [41]

8/4/2021

Newstex Blogs Investigate West

Can a court victory provide refuge for foster youth? [42]

8/2/2021

South Seattle Emerald

Rooted in Rights Aims to Create Inclusive Space for Individuals With Disabilities [43]

7/30/2021

The Seattle Times

Why is law enforcement refusing behavioral-health calls? [44]

7/19/2021

The Chronicle of Social Change

California Bans Out-of-State Treatment Programs After Reporters Investigate Abuse [45]

7/9/2021

Crosscut Seattle

WA foster system to stop housing kids in hotels, offices. But then what? [46]

7/6/2021

Mass Transit Mag

WA: Sound Transit’s race to fix dozens of broken escalators in downtown Seattle [47]

7/1/2021

The Columbian

Letter: City should fix sidewalks [48]

7/1/2021

Seattle Neighborhood Greenways

Candidate Forums on Transportation, Equity, and the Environment [49]

6/24/2021

Washington Post

Sidewalk seating is good for restaurants. It’s a challenge for disabled people. [50]

6/21/2021

King5

Washington state agrees to end hotel, office stays for foster youth [51]

6/16/2021

Real Change News

Disability, media and what’s next for accomplishment, frustration and connection [52]

6/4/2021

Oregon Public Broadcasting

Stuck in jail, waiting for a psychiatric bed. COVID-19 made an old problem worse. [53]