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 By Leona Vaughn    News

Legislature opens 2020 session

OLYMPIA -- The 2020 legislative session got underway at noon Monday, Jan. 13, with an opening ceremony. Rep. Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, was sworn in as speaker of the House during... — Updated 1/13/2020

 
 By Leona Vaughn    News

Legislature passes controversial K-12 sex education bill

Public school students will soon have a greater understanding of their sexuality, sexual abuse and the importance of consent under a new law passed by Washington state legislators.     Senate Bill 5395 requires all public... — Updated 3/12/2020

 
 By Leona Vaughn    News

Undocumented students could soon be eligible for college loans

OLYMPIA -- Students who are undocumented immigrants may soon find it easier to finance their higher education with a proposal working its way through the state legislature. Senate Bill 6561, now under consideration in the House, es... — Updated 3/2/2020

 
 By Leona Vaughn    News

Domestic worker bill gaining steam in Olympia

OLYMPIA -- A measure designed to protect the health, safety and overall well-being of domestic workers in has been sponsored by Democratic senators at the request of Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson. If passed,... — Updated 1/30/2020

 
 By Leona Vaughn    News

'High-capacity' magazine ban moving through Senate

OLYMPIA -- Ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds would be illegal to purchase or posses in Washington under a proposed law moving through the state Senate. Supporters... — Updated 1/26/2020

 
 By Leona Vaughn    News

Proposed law adds a fee to plastic bags at check out

OLYMPICA -- 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... — Updated 1/17/2020

 
 By Leona Vaughn    News

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

OLYMPIA -- 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 said. “We have been... — Updated 1/14/2020

 

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