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Washington Legislature passes bump stock ban

Washington Legislature passes bump stock ban

KOMO News / Feb. 27, 2018 By Rachel La Corte OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Legislature on Tuesday passed a bill to ban trigger devices that allow semi-automatic rifles to fire more rapidly. The measure received a final 31-18 vote in the Senate Tuesday after the chamber accepted changes made by the House, which passed the bill on a 56-41 vote Friday. ...

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Hundreds turn out for Eastside gun-control meeting

Hundreds turn out for Eastside gun-control meeting

Renton Reporter / Feb. 26, 2018 By Aaron Kunkler Hundreds of people gathered in Kirkland on Sunday to rally for increased gun control. The meeting was put on by the Washington state chapter of Moms Demand Action Eastside in the Kirkland Middle School cafeteria. Seats were scarce as around 300 people squeezed in for the presentation. Many attendees wore red shirts with the ...

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Fed up with skyrocketing property taxes? Don't pay bill in full, say some state lawmakers

Fed up with skyrocketing property taxes? Don't pay bill in full, say some state lawmakers

KOMO News / Feb. 22, 2018 By Jennifer Sullivan CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO SEATTLE – It’s a plan you might never think would be endorsed by state lawmakers: don’t pay your entire property tax bill in full, at least for now. Sen. Mark Mullet (D-Issaquah) and Sen. Dean Takko (D-Longview) say they have a plan to reduce skyrocketing property taxes – which in ...

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Current gun safety bills up for debate in Olympia

Current gun safety bills up for debate in Olympia

KEPRtv / Feb. 22, 2018 By Elise Haas CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO OLYMPIA, Wash. – The latest mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people died, has revived Washington lawmakers who are pushing for enhanced background checks and restrictions on firearms. We've watched students around the country and in the Tri-Cities ...

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New unit will work to remove guns from potentially dangerous people in King County

New unit will work to remove guns from potentially dangerous people in King County

KOMO News / Feb. 22, 2018 By Matt Markovich CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO SEATTLE - It’s been two years in the making, but now Ellie’s Place on the fourth floor of the King County Courthouse is officially open for business. Named after the official courthouse dog that passed away in 2015, Ellie's place will house three programs including one that is ...

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Organizers hope 2nd annual Women’s March will encourage widespread activism

Organizers hope 2nd annual Women’s March will encourage widespread activism

Q13 Fox / Jan. 14, 2018 SEATTLE -- Spurred by months of frustration over stories of sexual assault, a huge crowd is expected to march in Seattle this Saturday (January 20) in the second annual Women's March, which they're calling March 2.0. This year, the march will happen exactly a year after President Donald Trump took office. Organizers hope it will encourage widespread activism ...

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#MeToo moment reaches politics, Hollywood, and beyond

#MeToo moment reaches politics, Hollywood, and beyond

K5 News/ Jan. 8, 2018 By Natalie Brand The first day of Washington state's 2018 legislative session started with a new majority in the Senate. Senator Manka Dhingra's win in November gave Democrats a one-seat advantage in the upper chamber and full control of state government. “Go get 'em,” Governor Jay Inslee told Dhingra while delivering flowers to her desk on the ...

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Senate Democrats take early aim at gun legislation

Senate Democrats take early aim at gun legislation

Peninsula Daily News / Jan. 7, 2018 By Alex Visser With a newfound majority in the Washington Senate, state Democrats have found an early target in firearm regulation as the 2018 legislative session gets set to begin. Senate Bill 6049 would regulate the ownership and manufacturing of large capacity magazines and make them all but illegal in most cases. “Large capacity” refers ...

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Washington Moves to Fight Trump Administration's Net Neutrality Rollback

Washington Moves to Fight Trump Administration's Net Neutrality Rollback

State leaders vow to preserve net neutrality in Washington state. Seattle Magazine / Dec. 14, 2017 By Dan Shafer Washington Governor Jay Inslee, Attorney General Bob Ferguson and other state legislators and business leaders announced Wednesday that Washington would seek to “preserve an open internet” on the state level if the Federal Communications Commission votes to undo the nation’s net neutrality rules. This ...

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Five years after Sandy Hook, what is Washington doing about guns?

Five years after Sandy Hook, what is Washington doing about guns?

Crosscut / Dec. 14, 2017 By Allegra Abramo CLICK TO READ FROM SOURCE Five years after a gunman killed 20 children and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, some state lawmakers see a chance to finally pass key gun-control and safety measures that have eluded the other Washington. With Democrats’ new one-seat majority in the state ...

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