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A Blake fix centers on a harsher penalty, more treatment options
A bill from Sen. June Robinson, of Everett, seeks to address concerns of city leaders, cops and recovery community.
Pay raises coming, a vote on vehicle pursuit reform may not
It’s Day 33. Here’s what’s happening in the 2023 session of the Washington Legislature
Democratic Latinos form a caucus, hospital staffing bill clears a hurdle
It’s Day 31. Here’s what’s happening in the 2023 session of the Washington Legislature
A holiday for Lunar New Year, a return of green and white license plates
It’s Day 29. Here’s what’s happening in the 2023 session of the Washington Legislature
Retooling drug laws, protecting octopus and honoring a cactus
It’s already Day 26. Here’s what’s happening in the 2023 session of the Washington Legislature
Lawmaker aims to bolster safety net for victims of domestic violence
Rep. Lauren Davis got a no-contact order against an ex-partner. Her new bill provides tools for cops and courts to do more.
A tax credit for working families and a tax break for newspapers
And a new roadblock emerges to vehicle pursuit reforms. Here’s what’s happening on Day 24 of the legislative session
No right turns on red gets a look, a bid to expand sports betting arrives
It’s a new week. Here’s what’s happening on Day 22 of the 2023 session of the Washington Legislature
Democrats advance assault weapons ban, new rules for gun buyers
The measures passed a House committee without Republican support. They are part of a broader agenda to curb gun violence.
A move to require voting and a bicameral chasm on vehicle pursuits
It’s Day 19 and the mood is heating up as the third week of the 2023 legislative session comes to an end.
Binda fined $1,000 for misuse of campaign contributions
The Lynnwood Council member’s personal use of donor funds was a “serious violation” of campaign law, the state PDC concluded.
Lawmakers push to boost voting in county jails across the state
A House bill envisions an approach similar to what’s been happening in the Snohomish County Jail for several years.
Two tax duels and a unified push to ensure the people’s voice is heard
It’s Wednesday. Here’s what’s happening on the 17th Day of the 2023 session of the Washington Legislature.
They’re lining up for license plates but not an airport
It’s a new week. Here is what’s happening on Day 15 of the 2023 session of the Washington Legislature
Everett college students press Murray to boost financial aid funding
In a sitdown with the senator, they shared how Pell grants and other aid made it possible for them to attend college.
Tax talk heats up, gun bill moves on and abortion debate looms
Here’s what’s happening on Day 12 of the 2023 session of the Washington Legislature.
Backers of vehicle pursuit law may hit a wall in the Senate
It is Day 10 in the Legislature. A wealth tax arrives and debate on lawmakers’ records continues
GOP questions Shavers seating on panel handling veterans issues
Republicans say it’s an affront to veterans because the Democratic lawmaker exaggerated about his service record.
As death toll rises, push to lower the legal limit for driving drunk begins
Washington could join Utah with toughest standard in the nation. Change concerns wine and hospitality industries.
Gun bills arrive and hospital staffing debate begins anew
Week 2 of the 2023 legislative session is under way. It’s going to be a little more tense