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Nurses gain traction in Legislature on bills to address ‘dangerous’ staffing

Swedish Hospital nurse Ron Cole, left, listens as other nurses testify before a Senate committee in Olympia Thursday, March 23, 2017.

Lawmakers have been moving forward with two bills that would address issues of nurse staffing levels, overtime and rest breaks.

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