Category Archives: In The News

A member of the WA National Guard posted outside the Legislative Building
12 Jan
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AP: State capitols step up security amid new safety concerns

State capitols across the nation stepped up security Monday, deploying National Guard units, SWAT teams and extra police officers while several legislatures convened amid heightened safety concerns following last week’s violence at the U.S. Capitol. The protections came as the ...

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Insulin (KING 5)
01 Jan
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KING5: New Washington law caps insulin costs at $100 per month

A new 2021 Washington law caps the cost of insulin at $100 per month. Under the new law, health plans issued or renewed on or after January 1, 2021 must cap insulin copayments, deductibles, and other forms of cost-sharing at ...

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08 Dec
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MyEdmondsNews: Liias reelected majority floor leader in State Senate

State Sen. Marko Liias, who represents the 21st District that includes parts of Edmonds and Lynnwood, was unanimously reelected as majority floor leader by his Senate Democratic Caucus peers on Monday, a position he has held since 2017. “It’s an honor ...

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Uli Fuamaila, 73, and his twin 8-year-old grandkids Neamiah, right, and Naomi in their Federal Way home on June 3, 2019. Fuamaila raises the twins, along with his 2-year-old grandson. (Photo by Dorothy Edwards/Crosscut)
12 Nov
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Crosscut: Washington considers narrowing its eviction moratorium

Shukura Wilford hasn't lost her job, but that doesn't mean she isn't struggling to pay her rent. Were it not for the state's ban on evictions, Wilford, a single mother of three who works at Seattle Public Schools, wonders what ...

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05 Mar
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Crosscut: Swatting, a scare tactic on the rise, may see harsher punishment in WA

Last year,  a woman in Burien called 911 to report her sister’s boyfriend was holding her and her family hostage. When the 911 operator attempted to gain more information, the woman, sounding panicked, said: “He’s going to take my phone,” ...

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28 Feb
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MyNorthwest: Bill requiring consent for pelvic exams in Washington gets bipartisan support

Doctors and medical students performing pelvic exams on unconscious women without permission: It may sound crazy, but it’s actually been a widespread practice across the country for decades. It’s an invasive and personal medical procedure that even in the best ...

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19 Feb
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NYT: Boeing, to Fend Off Sanctions, Backs Ending State Tax Breaks

Moving to end a threat of international trade sanctions against Boeing, lawmakers in Washington State on Wednesday introduced legislation that would eliminate tax breaks for the plane maker. The World Trade Organization concluded last year that Boeing benefited from unfair ...

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05 Feb
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Seattle Times: Washington state lawmakers back down from flavored vape ban

OLYMPIA — Lawmakers have backed down from their proposal to ban flavored vape products and address the epidemic of youth vaping and nicotine addiction.

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27 Jan
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The News Tribune: Too high? State cannabis market could gain new THC limit on high-potency concentrates

How high is too high when it comes to cannabis usage in Washington state? The answer might come from a bill that’s been introduced in this year’s legislative session. HB 2546, sponsored by Rep. Lauren Davis, D-Shoreline, along with 21 ...

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26 Jan
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Everett Herald: Lawmakers renew attempt to reform Sound Transit car taxes

OLYMPIA — Lawmakers are talking again about reducing the motor vehicle excise tax that helps fund Sound Transit expansion. But leaders of the regional transit authority are cautioning, again, against leaving them without an adequate stream of dollars to build ...

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