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 By Leona Vaughn    News

Bill would allow treating mentally ill without their consent

OLYMPIA — People unable to care for themselves due to mental illnesses could be subject to receiving treatment, even without their consent, if Washington state legislators pass a law to establish executorships for people who are... — Updated 2/6/2020

 By Leona Vaughn    News

State Senate moves to kill death penalty

OLYMPIA — The death penalty would no longer be a sentencing option in Washington state if lawmakers enact a bill passed by the Senate on Friday, Jan. 31.  Senate Bill 5339 has bipartisan support to eliminate the death penalty... — Updated 2/6/2020

 By Leona Vaughn    News

'High-capacity' magazine ban moving through Senate

OLYMPIA -- Ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds would be illegal to purchase or posses in Washington under a proposed law moving through the state Senate. Supporters... — Updated 1/26/2020 Full story

 By Leona Vaughn    News

Bill would ban single-use plastic bags

In an attempt to reduce plastic pollution, a bill banning retailers from handing out free single-use plastic bags in the state of Washington is moving in the Legislature. The bill, SB 5323, was passed by the Senate with a vote of... — Updated 1/23/2020


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