Government



Inslee lashes out at sessions of pot crackdown

Gov. Jay Inslee expressed a defiant attitude toward U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who announced on Thursday the rescinding of Obama-era guidelines that assisted the legalization of non-medical marijuana in Washington, seven other states and the District of Columbia.

January 9, 2018 noon read more..
 

Ferguson wants death penalty abolished

State Attorney General Bob Ferguson is pushing lawmakers to eliminate the death penalty and require first-degree murder convicts to serve life sentences without the possibility of parole.

January 8, 2018 noon read more..
     

Eastern Washington lawmaker welcomes mistrial

An Eastern Washington lawmaker instrumental in uncovering whistleblower documents in the “Battle of Bunkerville” standoff in Nevada is hopeful the effort will bring improved land management practices to the Pacific Northwest, and the entire West.

December 28, 2017 noon read more..
 

Inslee, Ferguson vow net neutrality fight

On the eve of the Federal Communications Commission’s vote to repeal the so-called “net neutrality” rules, Gov. Jay Inslee and State Attorney General Bob Ferguson said they will be fighting back.

December 14, 2017 noon read more..
  

Newhouse poses streamlining bill

Republican Congressman Dan Newhouse of Sunnnyside and Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA) introduced a bill H.R. 4419 yesterday that would streamline the Bureau of Reclamation’s and Bureau of Indian Affairs’ environmental planning and study process for new water projects.

November 17, 2017 noon read more..