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Legislature adjourns sine die

OLYMPIA – The Legislature adjourned April 23 after failing to approve a controversial bill setting drug possession penalties, raising the possibility of a special session in the coming weeks to resolve the issue. Drug possession... — Updated 4/25/2023


Revised police pursuit law on Inslee's desk

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee will have the final say on a bill that expands the ability of police to pursue suspects. Engrossed Senate Bill 5352 passed both the House and Senate and is now on the governor’s desk. It loosens... — Updated 4/18/2023


House bill would ban 'assault' weapons

OLYMPIA — The manufacture, distribution and sale of any so-called “assault weapon” would become illegal if a bill passed by the state House of Representatives clears the Senate and is signed into law. Substitute House Bill... — Updated 3/14/2023


Senator: Add more school days

OLYMPIA — An East Wenatchee senator wants students to have a longer school year. Sen. Brad Hawkins, R-East Wenatchee, has introduced Senate Bill 5505 to add five days to the school calendar. “S.B. 5505 takes swift and decisive... — Updated 2/13/2023


Murray: Funds to improve childcare

OLYMPIA - Low-income families struggling to afford childcare will get some help thanks to a big bump in federal spending. U.S. Senator Patty Murray, D-Washington, was in Olympia... — Updated 1/24/2023


Bill proposes relaxing rules on low-dose cannabis drinks

OLYMPIA — Consumers will be able to purchase more low-THC liquid-infused products in a single purchase if a bill in the Legislature wins approval. “HB 1249 is necessary to ensure that the evolution of consumer preference, and... — Updated 1/24/2023


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