The congresswoman will hold a meeting Monday at 7 p.m. with those that RSVP through her website.
MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017
SUNDAY, FEB. 19, 2017
Rep. Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, and Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley, are pretty far apart politically, but they managed to agree, albeit briefly, on the importance of a bill during a session of the House Judiciary Committee Thursday.
SATURDAY, FEB. 18, 2017
Lawmakers might bestow special status on a mushroom.
Some bills that are all but dead: Ending capital punishment, creating a 51st state out of Eastern Washington or a right-to-work state out of Washington.
THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017
OLYMPIA – Buying a semi-automatic assault weapon in Washington won’t require a special state license or a more extensive background check, although residents might be advised, but not required, to store their guns safely at home.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017
If you're confused about the difference between federal immigration agencies, you're not alone. Here's a quick primer.
MONDAY, FEB. 13, 2017
We look at the week ahead in the Legislature and look back at last week on The Spokesman-Review's Facebook page thanks to Facebook Live. Monday at noon
SUNDAY, FEB. 12, 2017
Want a closer look at how the Senate Republicans' proposal to shift property taxes from local school districts to the state would affect your district? We've got the maps inside.
SATURDAY, FEB. 11, 2017
Gov. Jay Inslee, Attorney General Bob Ferguson get national coverage in fight over Trump travel ban.
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017
The next fight between Washington and the Trump administration may be over legal marijuana.
TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017
The appeal of the order temporarily halting the restrictions on travel from seven mostly Muslim countries will be shown live on the internet Tuesday.
SATURDAY, FEB. 4, 2017
There was a time when a politician would be careful about suggesting an opponent was lying. Back in the halcyon “good old days” it was deemed more appropriate to accuse a fellow official of being stupid than dishonest. Now, it seems common to accuse someone of using alternative facts, which may be just a nice way of calling them a liar.
THURSDAY, FEB. 2, 2017
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017
The Senate could pass the Republican education plan sometime today, once Republicans get back absent member Doug Ericksen. Democrats criticized the pace and cancellations of hearings because of his absence.
TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2017
Legislative Democrats wrote to the Republican president Tuesday, objecting to his order limiting immigration from seven Middle East countries.
After more than an hour of testimony Monday night, the City Council - perhaps somewhat surprisingly - gave their unanimous approval of an ordinance that targets a non-existent Muslim registry.
MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2017
Washington lawmakers were asked to let motorcyclists decide for themselves whether they should wear a helmet.
SATURDAY, JAN. 28, 2017
If Friday's Senate session was on Sesame Street, it would have been brought to you by the number 25.
FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 2017
Rep. Shelly Short said she will seek the state Senate seat that is open because of Sen. Brian Dansel's resignation to take a job in the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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