Category Archives: In The News

16 Mar
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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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09 Mar
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The Spokesman-Review: Bill to provide property tax relief for residents rebuilding after wildfires passes state Senate

OLYMPIA – A bill that would provide tax relief to Washington residents when rebuilding homes damaged by natural disasters passed the Senate unanimously. The bill, sponsored by Ritzville Republican Sen. Mark Schoesler, began as an effort to help Eastern Washington ...

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07 Mar
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South Seattle Emerald: Democratic State Senate Sends Capital Gains Tax to House

(This article originally appeared on PubliCola and has been reprinted under an agreement.) For the first time in Washington state history, state legislators had a floor vote on a long-proposed capital gains tax. Even more novel: They passed it. On ...

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18 Feb
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Everett Herald Editorial: Unpaid traffic tickets shouldn’t bring loss of jobs

No one would dispute that monetary fines — from a $136 speeding ticket on up to $2.6 million for violating state campaign financing laws — can be effective in keeping everyone in line. We can easily think of plenty we’d ...

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29 Jan
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NW News Network: Washington lawmakers consider shifting all new car sales to electric-only by 2030

You may be used to hearing a pushy car salesperson say, “What can I do to get you in this car?” But one big thing could be different in Washington state a decade from now. Proposals introduced this winter in ...

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28 Jan
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WNPA: Lawmakers push competing COVID-19 packages

OLYMPIA — Relief for renters, schools, public health agencies and small businesses is rushing through the state Legislature, with the hope help can reach people by the end of February. Two COVID-19 relief plans are competing for approval, one by ...

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28 Jan
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Edmonds Beacon: Marko Liias supports bill to restrict possession of large-capacity magazines

State Sen. Marko Liias (D-Lynnwood) testified last week in favor of SB 5078, which would ban the possession and use of large-capacity firearm magazines in most circumstances. Liias represents a portion of Edmonds in the 21st Legislative District. “On the ...

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27 Jan
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MyNorthwest: Hundreds sign up to weigh in on WA bills to limit high capacity magazines, open carry

While COVID-19 and police reform may be top of mind, lawmakers are making plenty of time for some of the more familiar proposals, including the effort to ban so-called high capacity magazines. For at least the fourth straight year, Democrats ...

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08 Jan
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EdmondsBeacon.com: Government officials’ responses to riots, impeachment

With the riots at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., and Olympia, as well as calls for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, dominating headlines, the Beacon reached to state representatives serving Edmonds for statements. Gov. Jay Inslee and U.S. Sens. ...

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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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