Second student protest looms

Two more political action committees are encouraging students to protest guns, while raising money under the guise of safe schools

March 19, 2018 11:25 a.m. read more..

Gov. Inslee signs 'Erin's Law'

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..

Court: Local jurisdictions can ban pot sales

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..

Bill to outlaw Atlantic salmon net pen farming before governor

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..

Students urge lawmakers to pass gun-control regulations

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..