News

  • 08/19/2022
    Join the Commission for its September Public Board Meeting at the Wapato Filipino Community Center in Yakima County. The meeting will take place from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. with an opportunity to make public comments during lunch. Meeting highlights include: Welcome remarks from Washington State Representative Alex Ybarra (R- 13th LD); Community presentation by Lon Inaba & Stan Viernes on the history and legacy of interracial collaboration in the Yakima Valley; Elections to board leadership including and designation of committee assignments. Meeting materials, including a link to participate… Read more
  • 03/21/2022
    The Commission will convene its Public Board Meeting on Saturday, March 19th, from 10 AM – 12 PM. The meeting will be held virtually with a dial in option to participate. A link to participate and dial-in information are below. Meeting materials are available to the general public on CAPAA’s website. Members of the public wishing to provide public comment may contact Project Coordinator Brenda O’Brien at brenda.obrien@capaa.wa.gov with the following information: name, phone number, e-mail address, and affiliated organization. Click here to join the meeting Dial-in information is as follows… Read more
  • 03/07/2022
    K’gnausa Yodkerepauprai (“Keen-yah-suh Yawd-keery-paw-pry) joined CAPAA as its new Project Manager in February. He is a first-generation Thai Canadian-American, who immigrated with his mother to Madison, Wisconsin before moving to Olympia, Washington. He holds a B.A in Political Science from Evergreen State College. Previously, K’gnausa served in a number of legislative offices, including the Office of Senator Joe Nguyen (34th LD), the Office of Senator John McCoy (38th LD), and the Office of Congressman Denny Heck (10th CD). These experiences kindled a passion… Read more
  • 01/07/2022
    The Washington State Legislature is scheduled to convene for the 2022 Legislative Session on Monday, January 10. At the moment, both the Senate and the House of Representatives plan to hold committee meetings and floor votes virtually. The situation will be reassessed every two weeks, and may move to a hybrid model later in Session depending on the COVID-19 situation. Members of the public will have opportunities to participate, such as through virtual lobby days and providing virtual testimony. All committee and floor action will be streamed to TVW. If you would like to contact legislators… Read more