OLYMPIA — A website outlining concussions in lower-impact sports, best practices and research would be created under Senate Bill 5238, which was heard Monday in the Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee.
OLYMPIA — Lawmakers seek to create a hotline designated for reports of potential self-harm and criminal acts.
OLYMPIA — A proposed law to raise the minimum age of vapor and tobacco sales from 18 to 21 was passed in a 66-30 vote by the House of Representatives in Washington state on Wednesday.
OLYMPIA — State lawmakers seek to revise the definition of air pollution and require an air quality inspector to act on a complaint of an odor or emission in a pubic area.
OLYMPIA — Robert Brown is a resident of Stevens County in Eastern Washington, but he believes the policies coming out of Olympia don’t reflect what he values.
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OLYMPIA — Media literacy and digital citizenship would be the focus of a grant program for Washington school districts.
OLYMPIA — School districts would be required to use excess career and technical education funding for specific purposes under proposed legislation.
OLYMPIA — A proposed bill would eliminate the philosophical or personal objection used to exempt children from vaccines required to attend schools in Washington state.
OLYMPIA — Sate lawmakers aim to prohibit scleral tattooing, otherwise known as the practice of scarring or inserting pigment onto the human eye.
OLYMPIA — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is inviting public comments on draft status reviews of the Oregon silverspot butterfly and the tufted puffin, along with a new recovery…
OLYMPIA — A measure calling for a constitutional amendment and laws that would tackle felon voting, campaign finance, and presidential candidate tax returns came in front of the House Committe…
WASHINGTON — With only one new case last week, health authorities in Clark County were cautiously optimistic that efforts to suppress a measles outbreak were working. However, in a Friday, Feb…
OLYMPIA — The Senate passed a bill Feb. 15 to remove the death penalty from Washington state statutes, replacing it with life in prison without parole.
OLYMPIA — A proposed bill would require public schools to provide comprehensive sexual health education as a part of their curriculum.
SEATTLE — According to a report by the Urban Indian Health Institute, Seattle has the most cases of missing and murdered American Indian and Alaska Native women and girls than any other city i…
NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center issued an El Niño Advisory last week, indicating the climate pattern has taken effect and is likely to continue through the spring. While the El Niño is expect…
OLYMPIA — Over the last six years, more than 3,000 children between 12 and 14 years old were charged with crimes in Washington’s juvenile courts.
OLYMPIA — The Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) is seeking nominations for the 28th-annual awards for outstanding achievements in historic preservatio…
OLYMPIA — Two bills in the state Legislature, if passed, would allow a controversial pesticide to be used by shellfish growers to kill burrowing shrimp, a pest that growers say threatens their…
A group of 11 Democratic lawmakers aims to address the rights of homeless people and their ability to survive in public.
Lawmakers seek to celebrate public lands in Washington state by designating the fourth Saturday of September as Public Lands Day.
OLYMPIA — Media organization representatives from across Washington lambasted proposed legislation that exempts the Legislature from portions of the Public Records Act.
The state Employment Security Department wants lawmakers to create a new department within the agency to increase compliance with the H-2A federal agricultural guest worker visa program.
OLYMPIA — The state attorney general has stepped in with a warning to more than half the state’s county law enforcement officials who say they refuse to fully enforce the gun control measures …
OLYMPIA — 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.
OLYMPIA — Some convicted of misdemeanor marijuana possession may be able to apply to have the crime vacated from their records.
OLYMPIA — A group of 46 Democratic representatives aims to create an Office of Equity in Washington state to promote access to equitable opportunities and reduce racial and ethnic disparities.
OLYMPIA — Addressing the need for a new airport and encouraging the growth of the aviation profession was the topic of proposed legislation and public testimony, Thursday, at the House of Repr…
OLYMPIA — Democrats are pushing to fund a program that would give Washington high school graduates access to state student loans at a one percent interest rate.
The number of Washington law enforcement and government leaders balking at upholding gun-control measures approved by voters in November, is growing.
OLYMPIA — A proposal by Sen. Bob Hasegawa, D-Beacon Hill, would create a Washington state revenue reform task force to review the state tax system and make recommendations to the Legislature o…
OLYMPIA — A Seattle lawmaker is concerned that lead exposure from ammunition and range activities may be harmful to Washington children.
OLYMPIA — Giving a whole new meaning to “pushing up daisies,” Washington residents may be able to compost their bodies into soil when they die.
OLYMPIA — In the Washington State Archives building, records are tightly packed in shelves, file boxes, and leather-bound books so large they look like they belong in a Hogwarts library.
OLYMPIA — Legislators propose replacing the moribund death penalty with the mandatory imposition of life imprisonment without parole.
OLYMPIA — A package of bills aimed at reforming eviction practices were considered in the House Civil Rights and Judiciary Committee this week.
OLYMPIA — A bipartisan group of 22 representatives is working to improve crisis planning in Washington schools to prevent youth suicides.
OLYMPIA — A bipartisan group of 34 representatives seeks to protect information concerning agency employees who have filed a claim of harassment or stalking.
OLYMPIA — School resource officers, threat assessments, and statewide school safety best practices are all topics of proposed legislation this year, however, none of the five bills are schedul…
OLYMPIA — Cities that ban certain dog breeds would have to provide an appeal process for owners under proposed legislation that makes exceptions for good dogs of outlawed pedigree.
OLYMPIA — A proposed bill would ban the exploitation of dwarfs at commercial establishments in Washington state.
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.
OLYMPIA — More than 2,000 people signed into the Senate Law and Justice Committee on Monday for hearings on 3-D printed guns, high-capacity magazines, domestic violence, as well as proposed tr…
OLYMPIA — The Washington State House public safety committee heard public testimony last week on two bills that address the statute of limitations in certain felony sex offenses as well as ano…
OLYMPIA — Proposed legislation would make it illegal to sell “milk” products not produced by mammals.
OLYMPIA — A proposed water infrastructure program would evaluate and rank potential projects related to a variety of water issues.
OLYMPIA — A plan to may go into effect to better prepare Washington state public schools for natural or human-caused catastrophic incidents, by request of the state Military Department.
OLYMPIA — A proposed bill would double the fine for motorists caught using a cellphone in a school, playground or crosswalk speed zone to up to $234 per infraction, or up to $468 for repeat of…
OLYMPIA — For the past nine years, the population of students in Washington experiencing homelessness has increased.
WASHINGTON — Gov. Jay Inslee last week declared a state of emergency in response to a spreading measles outbreak, which, he said, poses an “extreme public health risk.”
OLYMPIA — Washington may become the first state to designate an official state clam, according to a proposal co-sponsored by local 19th Legislative District lawmakers Rep. Brian Blake, D-Aberd…
OLYMPIA — The Washington Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) announced in a Jan. 15 press release that due to the partial federal government shutdown, most clients will receive the…
OLYMPIA — A bill intended to enhance the safety of hikers, hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts would establish designated target shooting areas on some Department of Natural Resources-manage…
OLYMPIA — After state voters soundly rejected a carbon fee initiative in November 2018, climate advocates in the Legislature are trying to curb climate change with a bevy of smaller reforms.
OLYMPIA — A bill proposed by Rep. Brian Blake, D-Aberdeen, would allow marijuana on school campuses for students who require aid for medical conditions.