Stories tagged: washington government
Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 5 a.m.
Washington Senate votes to add anti-discrimination protections to residents regardless of citizenship or immigration status.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 9:39 p.m.
Members of the Electoral College in Washington would lose their position if they voted for someone who didn’t win the presidential election that year, a bill that passed the Senate …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 6:17 a.m.
Customers would pay most of the costs of paper replacements for a plastic bag ban, under a Senate proposal.
Sun., Feb. 24, 2019, 5 a.m.
In the Legislature, sometimes it’s better to pass when given a chance to make a pun.
Sat., Feb. 23, 2019, 5 a.m.
Senate bill to remove personal exemptions for all childhood vaccinations receives committee approval.
Sat., Feb. 23, 2019, 5 a.m.
Free college for everyone may not be coming to Washington, but many students could see the cost of their post-secondary education reduced – although by just how much is still …
Sat., Feb. 23, 2019, 5 a.m.
Washington moved a step closer to banning eyeball tattoos Friday as a key committee sent the proposal to the full House.
Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 5 a.m.
A new carbon tax proposal would raise the price of gasoline 15 cents per gallon at the pump as part of a $17 billion package on transportation and environmental projects.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 7:28 p.m.
Proposal to allow college athletes to seek outside compensation moves forward with a change to keep Washington schools from being “guinea pigs” for a fight with the NCAA.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 9:52 p.m.
Proposed additions to gun-free zones advance but don’t include libraries.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 1:13 p.m.
In a bipartisan vote, the Washington House agrees to raise age for buying tobacco and vaping products to 21.
Thu., Feb. 21, 2019
Some Washington voters in the future could mark their ballots for more than one candidate in local elections, indicating which one they like best. Local governments could choose to use …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:20 p.m.
Demanding money to remove false information posted about a person or a business on social media could become a felony in Washington.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:18 p.m.
Washington shouldn’t lead the nation to create a way for college athletes to get paid, schools say.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:19 p.m.
Washington courts likely to decide which legislative records will be open to the public after lawmakers say proposal is dead
An effort to open some legislative records to the public while keeping others secret is likely dead, lawmakers acknowledged Tuesday morning.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:21 p.m.
Washington lawmakers consider banning transport of horses for meat, strengthening dog fighting prohibition
Washington could make it easier to crack down on dog fighting and selling horses to be slaughtered for human consumption under bills trying to survive a deadline in a House …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:15 p.m.
Washington is preparing to sue the federal government over President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to expand the border wall if any state funding is cut, Gov. Jay …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 8:55 p.m.
Rep. Matt Shea links gun rights, a new state in Eastern Washington at a Capitol rally.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 7:50 a.m.
A plan that could wipe out as many as 200,000 misdemeanor marijuana possession convictions for Washington adults was sent to a Senate budget committee Thursday after efforts to restrict its …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Public libraries, parks and child care facilities could be added to the list of gun-free zones in Washington in what supporters say is an effort to keep children safe in …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 5:18 p.m.
Senate votes to ban fracking in Washington.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 10:56 p.m.
Washington public schools would be required to teach comprehensive sexual health education courses that emphasize relations free from violence and coercion as well as the importance of consent, under a …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 10:36 p.m.
A proposal to give lawmakers special exemptions to keep some records secret was denounced by media and open government advocates.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 9:46 p.m.
Washington could wipe out as many as 200,000 convictions for misdemeanor marijuana possession for adults who don’t have anything else on their criminal records.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 7:16 p.m.
State program to “welcome” all new babies to Washington passes Senate committee, but with resistance.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 9:43 a.m.
Under mounting pressure from his own party, President Donald Trump appeared to be grudgingly leaning toward accepting an agreement Tuesday that would head off a threatened second government shutdown but …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 8:32 p.m.
Legislators’ choice on exemption for vaccines pits public health against personal choice.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 9:52 a.m.
Spokane could see a significant drop in crime if it could get a few “prolific” criminals off the streets then have the state keep a closer watch on them after …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 9:48 p.m.
Dwarf tossing would be illegal in Washington but licensed entertainment companies could still offer wrestling events that feature little people in the latest version of a bill moving through the …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 8:37 p.m.
School officials urge Senate to change the state constitution and allow smaller majorities to approve their bond issues