Category Archives: In The News

25 Mar
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Crosscut: WA looks to end driver’s license suspensions over unpaid debt

From 2014 to 2019, Michelle McClendon was without a driver’s license after she could not afford to pay a parking ticket she incurred while living out of her Toyota Camry. She also could not afford to be relicensed, so when ...

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25 Mar
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The Columbian: In Our View: Washington’s housing issues require legislative action

At some point, Washington’s housing crunch will become a housing crisis. Meanwhile, the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and legislative attempts to address housing issues will reverberate for decades to come. Most pressing is a looming deadline for an eviction ...

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24 Mar
0

The Spokesman-Review: State and federal lawmakers push gun control bills in wake of Georgia, Colorado shootings

WASHINGTON – Democrats moved Tuesday to revive efforts in Congress to change gun laws after two high-profile mass shootings less than a week apart, but a stubborn partisan divide threatens to block even modest reforms. After a 21-year-old man shot ...

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24 Mar
0

Clean Technica: “Clean Cars 2030” Targets 2030 For Phasing Out Gasmobiles In Washington State, 5 Years Ahead Of California!

Olympia, WA — Clean Cars 2030 (originally HB 1204), groundbreaking legislation that calls for all model year 2030 or later passenger and light-duty vehicles sold in Washington State to be electric vehicles (EVs), took one step closer to becoming law ...

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23 Mar
0

KOMO News: Boulder, Atlanta mass shootings stirring up gun debate in Washington state

The mass shootings in Boulder and Atlanta are igniting new calls for gun control and a heated debate all over the country. Here in Washington state, one high profile bill is still alive in the state legislature after previous gun ...

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22 Mar
0

Crosscut: Police accountability agenda loses some teeth in WA Legislature

After last year’s Black Lives Matter protests, Washington state lawmakers set out to enact a sweeping collection of police accountability reforms in 2021. Some of those measures are advancing swiftly through the Legislature, including a proposal to ban chokeholds and ...

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20 Mar
0

Bellingham Herald: Whatcom Prosecutor: ‘We must stop using courts and laws to act as debt collectors’

(Photo: ERIC J. RICHEY COURTESY TO THE BELLINGHAM HERALD) The role of a prosecuting attorney is to hold individuals accountable for their actions and keep Washingtonians safe. Every day, I and my staff hold individuals accountable for crimes against our state ...

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17 Mar
0

STAT News: Washington may become the second state to distribute its own generic drugs

A bill moving through the Washington legislature may make the state only the second in the U.S. with hopes of distributing its own line of generic drugs, an idea hatched last year in California as a way to combat the ...

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17 Mar
0

NBC Right Now: Ag work week bill passed by Senate

OLYMPIA — Washington would be the first state in the nation to bring the 40-hour work week to agricultural workers, some of the nation’s lowest-paid workers, under a bill passed by the state Senate. Farmworkers were exempted from the original ...

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16 Mar
0

Edmonds Beacon: An honor for Washington Kids in Transition

The Washington State Senate will honor Washington Kids in Transition 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 18, with a resolution for the good work it’s done in local communities, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. From distributing federal CARES funds from the city ...

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