Category Archives: In The News

09 Oct
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Bipartisan group of Washington lawmakers tours I-5 Bridge

A bipartisan group of state lawmakers visited the Interstate 5 Bridge on their final leg of a three-day tour of Southwest Washington bridges.

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06 Sep
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Ambitious high-speed rail project could have stop in Everett

In a few decades, high-speed rail could be making its way through Everett at 250 mph, linking major metropolitan areas along the upper West Coast, under a “visionary proposal” for funding signed by 10 U.S. legislators in August.

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06 Sep
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Local View: Thanks for help, Oregon, now let’s build bridge

Replacing the Interstate 5 Bridge over the Columbia River has been a top priority of communities in Washington and Oregon for years.

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27 Apr
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Washington can now look to out-of-state shipbuilders for its next ferries

Washington state has charted a bipartisan course to overhaul its ferry procurement plans. Officials will now broaden their scope when seeking builders for the state’s new ships. When the jumbo ferry M/V Walla Walla lost power and went aground at south Bainbridge ...

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27 Apr
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Posts distort Washington estranged minors law

A bill written to protect young people seeking reproductive health services or gender-affirming care that was widely misrepresented online passed the Democrat-controlled Washington legislature Wednesday. Viral posts falsely claimed the bill would result in children being legally taken from their ...

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27 Apr
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No, Washington Did Not Just Pass a Law Allowing the State to Kidnap and Transgenderify Children

Senate Bill 5599 attracted more ire and myth-making than almost any other bill in Olympia this session. The bill, introduced by Marko Liias (D-Lynnwood), amends existing state law regarding child runaways and expands protections for those who end up in Washington ...

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06 Mar
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Everett Herald: In Olympia, Finnish president makes case for NATO, strong ties with WA

OLYMPIA — In a historic appearance in Olympia, Finland President Sauli Niinistö told state lawmakers Monday his nation would maximize its security and be a “strong contributor” for the defense of NATO members if its bid to join the alliance ...

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06 Mar
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Everett Herald: A presidential visit and a Blake bill passes in the Senate

OLYMPIA, March 6, 2023 — Welcome to the Monday edition. Hope you had a nice weekend. We start this week with a historic event, then turn our attention to a critical deadline. This morning, Sauli Niinistö, president of the Republic ...

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19 Feb
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Seattle Times Opinion: What the right has wrong about caring for trans youth

Across the country, lawmakers are debating legislation that will directly impact transgender youth. What is missing in these discussions is a sobering reality: Studies show that 1 in every 3 trans youth report attempting suicide. The risk of trans youth committing ...

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13 Feb
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The Columbian In Our View: Driver’s ed bills would put state on safer route

As Washington’s experience with driver’s education demonstrates, the private sector is not always more efficient than government at delivering public services. Now, state lawmakers are considering changes that will help make driver’s ed more accessible for young drivers. With Washington ...

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