TJ Martinell

TJ Martinell is a native to Washington and has been reporting in the state since his high school days. His work has been recognized numerous times by the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association…

Legislation
Washington bill would require a convicted sex offender serve on state policy board

(The Center Square) – A Washington bill would require a convicted sex offender be among the members of the State Sex Offender Policy Board, which would also be renamed “Sex Offense… Read More

January 24, 2024
Public Education
Washington official certifies student parent rights initiative, sends to Legislature

(The Center Square) – The Washington Secretary of State’s Office has formally certified Initiative 2081, which would give parents of public school students the right to review educational and health material and… Read More

January 19, 2024
Courts
Judge rules against church in lawsuit over Washington law requiring abortion coverage in health plans

(The Center Square) – A U.S. District judge has ruled against a Washington church concerning a 2018 law requiring all health plans to include abortion coverage, reversing a 2021 9th… Read More

August 1, 2023
Culture
Report on Washington’s Office of Equity director: Racial bias, Avengers, and instructions from God

(The Center Square) – Dr. Karen Johnson was let go earlier this month as Washington state’s first director of the Office of Equity following an internal investigation finding she engaged… Read More

June 1, 2023
Culture
Washington bill allowing government to ‘hide your kid from you’ clears House

(The Center Square) – The Washington House has passed a bill allowing shelters to keep runaway juveniles from their parents to get an abortion and/or gender surgeries that include… Read More

April 14, 2023