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Lawmakers re-evaluating security after last weekend's shooting

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RICHLAND, Wash. -- Security for lawmakers and their staff is being re-evaluated after last weekend's deadly incident in Arizona.

Wednesday U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell was in Richland to visit Delta High School.

We talked both to her and Richland Police about measures taken to protect lawmakers and  allow the public a chance to talk to them about important issues.

Richland police say they have changed their approach since last weekend while Cantwell says security is being reviewed.

"We are going under a full review in our office to make sure we are taking precautions for everybody, not just myself, but staff because obviously these are people that are out there on the front line," said Sen. Cantwell.

Cantwell says they're also working with Capitol Police as well as others to come up with processes that better protect lawmakers, staff and constituents.