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Laurel Demkovich

Laurel Demkovich

Current Position: reporter

Laurel Demkovich came to The Spokesman-Review in June 2020 through a grant received from the Report For America reporter program. She is the legislative reporter in our Olympia Bureau covering Washington state legislature. All of Laurel's stories are available without a subscription on The Spokesman-Review's website, and can be republished by other organizations for free under a Creative Commons license.

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Most Recent Stories

News >  Washington

Washington’s DNR wants to take part in carbon-credit markets

The state House of Representatives last week passed a bill that would authorize the department to use state lands for carbon sequestration or habitat restoration, such as reforesting land post-wildfire, planting forests on lands without trees or aquatic projects in the state's kelp forests. Those projects could then generate carbon credits, which the department could sell in carbon markets, such as Washington's cap-and-trade program.

News >  Crime/Public Safety

Washington Senate passes police pursuit bill, increasing when law enforcement can chase

UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2023

The controversial bill that passed the state Senate 26-23 on Wednesday would allow law enforcement officers to pursue if they have reasonable suspicion that a person in the crime has committed or is committing a violent offense, a sex offense, a vehicle assault offense, a domestic violence assault, an escape or a driving under the influence offense.

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