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Tag: Ken Paulson


Measure to strengthen protections for victims of stranger stalking passes Senate

Lawmakers unanimously passed a measure in the Senate today that supporters say will better protect victims of stranger stalking.

House Bill 1383, sponsored by Rep. Roger Goodman, D-Kirkland, passed 47-0.  It would create a stalking protection order, which advocates say would be taken more seriously by law enforcement and the court system than anti-harassment orders, which can be obtained to settle many types of disputes.

Domestic violence protection orders are available for victims who have a family or dating relationship with their stalker, but for victims who don’t really know their harassers, the stalking protection order would provide a new

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Ken Paulson, father of slain teacher, runs for Legislature

Rep. Steve Conway has an opponent in his run for state Senate. Ken Paulson will run as an independent.

Both Tacoma residents have filed to run for the seat left vacant by the retirement of Senate President Pro Tem Rosa Franklin.

Paulson, a community activist, has sought public office before, including an unsuccessful run for County Council. Since then, he’s dealt with a terrible tragedy: the shooting death of his daughter.

Jennifer Ann Paulson, a special education teacher, was shot and killed in February outside Birney Elementary School by a man who had stalked her for years. She was 30.

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