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 By Emma Epperly    News    March 13, 2019

Legislation on School Resource Officer training requirements pass senate

The Washington State Senate passed a bill regarding school resource officer training in a bipartisan - 48 in favor and one excused - vote on Tuesday. Senate Bill 5141 outlines specific training...

 By Emma Epperly    News    March 13, 2019

Senate votes to create broadband office

A statewide broadband office would be created under legislation passed by the Washington state Senate in a unanimous vote last Wednesday. Senate Bill 5511 would establish the Governor’s Statewide...

 By Emma Epperly    News    March 13, 2019

Senate votes to extend orders to minors

The Washington State Senate voted to extend Extreme Risk Protection Orders to minors in a bipartisan 43-5 vote last Tuesday. Senate Bill 5027 extends Extreme Risk Protection Orders or ERPOs to...

 By Emma Epperly    News    March 6, 2019

Bill to require sex education passes senate

The state Senate, in a party-line 28-21 vote, passed a bill last Wednesday that would require public schools to teach medically and scientifically accurate comprehensive sexual health education. The f...

 By Emma Epperly    News    March 6, 2019

Legislature hears on $30 Car Tab Initiative

The Senate and House transportation committees heard public testimony last Tuesday on Tim Eyman’s “Bring Back Our $30 Car Tabs” initiative. The legislature has the option to propose an alternati...

 By Emma Epperly    News    February 27, 2019

Funding proposed to encourage thoughtful online behavior

Media literacy and digital citizenship would be the focus of a grant program for Washington school districts. Senate Bill 5594 was heard by the Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee, Wednesday,...

 By Emma Epperly    News    February 20, 2019

Do law makers want to keep secrets?

Media organization representatives from across Washington lambasted proposed legislation that exempts the legislature from portions of the Public Records Act. As the proposed bill moves through the...

 By Emma Epperly    News    February 13, 2019

Tiny houses bill proposed

Tiny houses are a trendy new housing option that are often considered affordable; however, zoning requirements and other laws make them difficult to legally place. A tiny house is usually between 100...

 By Emma Epperly    News    February 6, 2019

Lawmakers try again to exempt themselves from public records

Legislation proposed on the last day of January would largely exempt state legislators from the Public Records Act, according to the attorney who led the fight against a similar bill last year. That...


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