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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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OLYMPIA — Giving a whole new meaning to “pushing up daisies,” Washington residents may be able to compost their bodies into soil when they die.

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OLYMPIA — Legislators propose replacing the moribund death penalty with the mandatory imposition of life imprisonment without parole.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…