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 By Cameron Sheppard    News

Senate bill would prohibit sale of flavored vaping products

OLYMPIA — Legislation requested by the governor's office and supported by Democratic senators aims to ban flavored vaping products and impose sweeping regulations on the industry. If passed, Senate Bill 6254 would limit the nicot... — Updated 7/27/2020 Full story

 By Cameron Sheppard    News

Parents defy gathering order, protest 'seXXX ed' bill

OLYMPIA - Despite the governor's warning to avoid crowds in the wake of the coronavirus, hundreds of concerned parents and residents converged on the Capitol last Wednesday to... — Updated 3/18/2020

 By Cameron Sheppard    News

Lawmakers push new clean fuel standards

OLYMPIA — People will be asked to use a lot less gasoline and to convert to alternative clean fuels in the next 15 years if a proposal before the Legislature becomes law. After lengthy debate, Engrossed Second Substitute House... — Updated 2/6/2020

 By Cameron Sheppard    News

Gun rights advocates rally at state Capitol

OLYMPIA — Roughly 100 gun rights activists marched on the State Capitol on Friday and rallied in opposition to proposed gun-control bills. Matt Marshall, leader of the Washington Three Percent gun rights advocacy group, spoke to... — Updated 2/6/2020

 By Cameron Sheppard    News

Lawmakers to consider swap of gas tax for per-mile fee

Washington state lawmakers will consider a gradual transition from the state’s current gasoline tax to a system that would charge drivers fees based on how many miles they travel. This comes amid rising concerns over the amount... — Updated 1/30/2020

 By Cameron Sheppard    News

Clean-energy transportation bills spark industry debate

Democrats in the state Legislature are backing bills aimed at reducing carbon emissions and pollutants put into the atmosphere by transportation fuels with the goal of achieving a 95% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from... — Updated 1/23/2020

 By Cameron Sheppard    News

Senate Democrats push for mandatory training for conceal-carry permit

OLYMPIA -- A proposal by Senate Democrats would require concealed pistol license applicants  to complete a safety course. Senate Bill 6294 would require conceal-carry permit holders to complete a eight hours of training that... — Updated 1/21/2020

 By Cameron Sheppard    News

State Sen. Schoesler co-sponsors bill that would abolish Discover Pass fees

OLYMPIA — Residents and visitors will get a break if lawmakers approve a proposal to do away with Discover Pass fees for using state parks. Senate Minority Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville and Sen. Randi Becker, R-Eatonville,... — Updated 1/16/2020

 By Cameron Sheppard    News

Washington legislators propose data privacy laws as 2020 session begins

Washington lawmakers have proposed groundbreaking legislation that aims to give consumers more control over their digitally-collected personal data and image. Senate Bill 6281, or the Washington Privacy Act, would allow consumers... — Updated 1/16/2020


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