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 By Azeb Tuji    News

Washington lawmakers seek to professionalize birth-care doulas

OLYMPIA - Aijanae Young is a birth postpartum doula, a person who delivers non-medical care after birth. She said she didn’t realize the value she brought to her clients until she was the one in need. Young said before her doula... — Updated 2/22/2022

 
 By Azeb Tuji    News

Child mental health gets attention

OLYMPIA – In the wake of the pandemic, Seattle Children's Hospital reports an increasing number of children need outpatient mental health treatment, but not enough providers exist to meet the demand. “The devastating consequenc... — Updated 2/22/2022

 

Transportation funding package moves to the House for a vote

OLYMPIA – A package that pays for free passes on public transportation for young people and upgrades to major bridges are all part of a 16-year transportation funding plan approved by the Washington State Senate. The Senate appro... — Updated 2/22/2022

 
 By Azeb Tuji    News

Washington Senate passes high-capacity magazines ban

OLYMPIA – In an effort to tackle gun violence and strengthen public safety, the state Senate passed legislation Feb. 9 that bans the sale of high-capacity magazines – anything over 10 rounds – but doesn’t prohibit the use... — Updated 2/16/2022

 
 By Juan Morfin    News

Senate bill 5919, appropriate use of force for law enforcement debated

OLYMPIA – The amount of force a police officer uses must be “proportional and reasonable,” a bill approved recently by the State Senate says. The bill also specifies officers will also be allowed to engage in vehicular... — Updated 2/15/2022

 
 By The Journal    News

Gov. Inslee backs off mandates

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday, Feb. 9, backed off some of his coronavirus mandates during a press conference. Inslee announced he is ending his call-up of the Washington... — Updated 2/15/2022

 

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