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My Edmonds News: Edmonds’ Highway 99 revitalization project receives $22.5 million from state

My Edmonds News: Edmonds’ Highway 99 revitalization project receives $22.5 million from state

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 ...

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Bainbridge Review: Inslee set to ban high-capacity gun magazines

Bainbridge Review: Inslee set to ban high-capacity gun magazines

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 ...

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KIRO 7: Sales of high-capacity magazines brisk as bill banning them heads to Governor’s desk

KIRO 7: Sales of high-capacity magazines brisk as bill banning them heads to Governor’s desk

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 ...

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Olympian: WA House votes to ban ‘high-capacity’ magazines, bill now heads to the governor

Olympian: WA House votes to ban ‘high-capacity’ magazines, bill now heads to the governor

After more than three hours of debate, Washington House Representatives passed a ban on “high-capacity” magazines in the state late Friday night.
House members voted to pass the measure 55-42. Friday was the cutoff deadline for policy bills to be passed from the opposite house before they can no longer be considered this session. The bill will now head for Gov. Jay Inslee’s desk.
Senate Bill 5078 prohibits the manufacture, importation, distribution, selling, and offering for sale of “ammunition ...

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Crosscut: Will WA ban high-capacity gun magazines in 2022?

Crosscut: Will WA ban high-capacity gun magazines in 2022?

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 ...

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The Columbian: Legislature must make transportation a priority

The Columbian: Legislature must make transportation a priority

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 ...

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Seattle Times: Washingtonians deserve a life free of mass shootings

Seattle Times: Washingtonians deserve a life free of mass shootings

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 ...

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Seattle Times: Washington Democrats and Republicans want to spend more on transportation. But what will the Legislature get done?

Seattle Times: Washington Democrats and Republicans want to spend more on transportation. But what will the Legislature get done?

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 ...

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