Rep. Gina McCabe’s bill supporting victims of sexual assault was signed into law Thursday, March 15, by Gov. Jay Inslee. The new law, House Bill 2101, expands the availability of sexual assault nurse examiners in hospitals.March 16, 2018 10:30 a.m. read more..
Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday, March 15, signed into law House Bill 2951, to study increasing resources to locate missing American Indian women.March 16, 2018 10:29 a.m. read more..
Public schools will be providing age-appropriate information on sexual abuse to school district under a law signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday, March 15. The so-called “Erin’s Law,” or House Bill 1539, was introduced by Rep. Gina McCabe, R-Goldendale, to help students who have been sexually abused.March 16, 2018 10:27 a.m. read more..
The Department of Social and Health Services today announced that Mark Kettner will be the interim Chief Executive Officer for Eastern state Hospital effective April 1.March 14, 2018 6:09 p.m. read more..
A three-judge state Court of Appeals panel today ruled that local jurisdictions have the authority to ban marijuana sales, agreeing with Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s arguments and a 2014 Attorney General Opinion. This is the first appellate court to rule on the issue.March 14, 2018 5:53 p.m. read more..
Port commissioners to address issues today relating to the purchase and sale of land to Ostrom Mushroom Farms.March 13, 2018 11:50 a.m. read more..
Nine women testified before the Legislature about sexual assaultsMarch 9, 2018 midnight read more..
On the final day of the legislative session, lawmakers approved a last-minute supplemental budget deal that funnels roughly $1 billion to K-12 public education and a $400 million one-time reduction in state property taxes.March 8, 2018 8 p.m. read more..
In a last-minute effort lawmakers, cops, and community activists reached a deal on lowering the legal standard for prosecuting officers who kill in the line of duty.March 8, 2018 6 p.m. read more..
The fate of the state’s fish farming industry is in jeopardy following the Legislature’s passage of a bill that would prohibit new, renewed or extended leases on marine net pen farms that raise “nonnative” fish. The legislation passed the Senate on March 2 and is headed to Gov. Jay Inslee’s desk, where it awaits his signature before becoming law.March 8, 2018 noon read more..
More than 100 students from Seattle and Olympia area high schools rallied at the Capitol building in support of gun-control legislation. Partnering with the Alliance for Gun Responsibility on Tuesday, March 6, they called on lawmakers to pass Senate Bill 6620.March 7, 2018 3:30 p.m. read more..