“They weren’t pressed into serving – they saw a need and stepped up when their country needed them. World War II may have turned out much differently if not for the men and women of the Civil Air Patrol.”
– Lt. Gov. Brad Owen, speaking in honor of four members of the Civil Air Patrol who were given Congressional Gold Medals during a ceremony Tuesday at the Capitol.
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Four founding members of the Civil Air Patrol were awarded a Congressional Gold Medal during a ceremony Tuesday at the Capitol. During the ceremony, Washington residents Richard Hagman of Spokane and Warren Davis of Seattle were recognized as founding members of the Civil Air Patrol, as were the late James Campbell of Kirkland and Gordon Ebbert of Moses Lake. Family members accepted the honorary medals on behalf of Campbell and Ebbert.
Members of the Civil Air Patrol were civilians who flew their own planes or ones they borrowed to guard U.S. coasts against German U-boat attacks during World War II.
WEDNESDAY IN THE LEGISLATURE
Senate Bill 5187 would prohibit transit agencies from pursuing developing new high capacity transportation systems if voters reject the plan. The Senate Committee on Transportation is hearing the bill at 1:30 p.m. in Hearing Room 1 of the J.A. Cherberg Building.
House Bill 1227 would create a Working Washington license plate to help raise money for workforce training programs. A hearing for the bill is before the House Committee on Transportation at 1:30 p.m. in Hearing Room B of the John L O’Brien Building.
THURSDAY IN THE LEGISLATURE
Agendas are still in flux, but many committee meetings are occurring Thursday as lawmakers try to move bills before Friday’s deadline for legislation to pass out of fiscal committees. The transportation committees in both chambers are meeting Thursday, as well as the Senate Committee on Law and Justice, the House Appropriations Committee, and Senate Ways and Means Committee.
ELSEWHERE ON CAMPUS
The Community Residential Services Association is hosting a 11:30 a.m. rally Wednesday on the steps of the Capitol Building to advocate for increased funding for staff who provide living assistance for people with disabilities.