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 By LEONA VAUGHNN    News    February 12, 2020 

More drug offenders could go to treatment

Proposals moving through the Legislature would expand the eligibility of incarcerated people to receive treatment for substance abuse in lieu of or concurrently with prison sentences. Senate Bill...

 
 By LEONA VAUGHNN    News    February 12, 2020 

Lawmakers propose plan to treat mentally ill without consent

People unable to care for themselves due to mental illnesses could be subject to receiving treatment, even without their consent, if Washington state legislators pass a law to establish executorships...

 
 By LEONA VAUGHNN    News    February 5, 2020

Lawmakers propose bill to protect domestic worker rights

A measure designed to protect the health, safety, and overall well-being of domestic workers in Washington state has been sponsored by Democratic senators at the request of Gov. Jay Inslee and...

 
 By LEONA VAUGHNN    News    January 29, 2020

Lawmakers move to ban high-capacity magazines

Gun magazines that hold more than ten rounds of ammunition would be outlawed under a proposed law moving through the state Senate. Supporters cite safety concerns, while opponents argue the measure,...

 
 By LEONA VAUGHNN    News    January 22, 2020

Law would add fee for plastic bags

In an attempt to reduce plastic pollution, a bill banning retailers from handing out free single-use plastic bags in the state of Washington is moving in the Legislature. The bill, SB 5323, was...

 
 By LEONA VAUGHNN    News    January 22, 2020

Governor talks up state's positives, notes areas to improve

Gov. Jay Inslee stood before the Washington Legislature to deliver his 2020 State of the State Address on Tuesday, Jan. 14. “Washington state indeed embodies the best in America,” Gov. Inslee...

 
 By LEONA VAUGHNN    News    January 15, 2020

Opening Ceremony

The 2020 Washington State Legislative session began at noon Monday, Jan. 13, with an opening ceremony in which Rep. Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, was...

 

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