Eye on Olympia

Bill expands firearms ban areas

OLYMPIA – A bill banning carrying of firearms in more areas passed the state Senate on Friday, Feb. 9.

Senate Bill 5444 expands the list of public places where it would be illegal to carry a firearm. Newly added locations include libraries, zoos, aquariums and transit stations.

Law enforcement personnel would be exempted.

Bill: Police can arrest tribal suspects

OLYMPIA — The Senate has passed a bill that would allow non-tribal law enforcement to arrest individuals for crimes on American Indian reservations and trust lands.

Senate Bill 6146, sponsored by Sen. Man...

 

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