The City of Edmonds’ Highway 99 revitalization project will receive $22.5 million through the Move Ahead Washington transportation bill that was recently passed by the Washington State Legislature. The bill was signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on March 25. “This package brings long overdue investments to our most diverse and most underserved residents,” said Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson. “It will fund the second phase of our multiphase transportation improvements along the entire Edmonds Highway 99 corridor.” Nelson offered thanks to 21st District ...Read More
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Since September 2016 state Attorney General Bob Ferguson has been working toward implementing gun reform that would prevent acts like the Mukilteo mass shooting on July 30, 2016. Now, a ban on high-capacity magazines that hold more than 10 rounds is on its way to Gov. Jay Inslee’s desk for his approval. If signed, the bill would go into effect July 1. It makes manufacturing, importing, distributing and selling large-capacity magazines a gross misdemeanor. “Today is the fulfillment of years of hard ...Read More
Business is brisk at this local gun shop, three days after a historic vote banning the sale of high-capacity magazines in our state.
The legislation cleared the Washington State Senate last Friday and is now headed to Governor Jay Inslee’s desk.
The bill bans all gun magazines with a capacity of more than 10 rounds, making Washington State the 10th state to do so.
There is now a big demand for ...Read More
The high-capacity magazine ban has been introduced several times before in Washington’s Legislature and has repeatedly failed to advance. This year, it has moved further than ever by finally clearing the state Senate, giving supporters greater hope that it might pass the full Legislature. While both legislative houses are controlled by Democrats, the Senate is generally considered the more conservative of the two chambers. The clock is ticking, however. The bill faces a March 4 deadline to advance out of the state ...Read More
As Clark County residents know, failure to invest in infrastructure has consequences that grow exponentially over time. Years of failing to fix the Interstate 5 Bridge and the I-5 corridor have manifested in a situation that hampers the economy of the entire region. While an I-5 replacement is the most important transportation issue in our corner of Washington, it also is a project that impacts commerce throughout the state. And it is only one example of transportation needs in Washington. Lawmakers must ...Read More
With students back in classrooms, there is no shortage of safety measures in place to protect them from the threat of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. From distanced desks to face masks, we have pulled out all the stops to ensure our youngest neighbors are safe from COVID-19, but the Legislature still has a lot of work to do to ensure they are safe from the other epidemic plaguing our community: gun violence. We experienced the tragedy of gun violence firsthand five ...Read More
After failing to pass a comprehensive transportation funding package in 2021, Washington state legislators are now mulling how they can resume the effort this year to make major investments in the state’s highways, ferries and transit. As elected officials enter a short 60-day session, negotiating a multi-billion-dollar agreement could be a tightrope walk. The talks will unfold before the backdrop of billions in delayed maintenance projects, transit systems that are overstretched and understaffed, a highway system struggling to meet the needs ...Read More