Stories tagged: 2018 washington legislature
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019, 7:31 a.m.
Spokane County Commission appeals to state Supreme Court seeking to overturn decision allowing switch to 5 commissioners
Spokane County Commissioners have appealed directly to the State’s Supreme Court in the hopes of winning a battle over the number of commissioners before redistricting in 2021.
UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019, 9:29 p.m.
The Washington state Senate passes a bill to put the consumer protections of the Affordable Care Act into state law.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 9:06 p.m.
State and local agencies would be limited in what help they could give to federal immigration officials under a bill supporters say is designed to expand new business opportunities for …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Washington considers requirement for diaper changing stations in new restaurants in women’s and men’s restrooms
Legislature considers requiring new restaurants to make it easier, cleaner for patrons to change diapers.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 9:14 a.m.
House panel considers sexual assault legislation.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 9:50 a.m.
Legislator proposes letting college athletes in Washington to receive payments for “services provided” despite NCAA rules.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 10:23 a.m.
Backers and foes of a successful ballot measure with new standards on the use of lethal force by police said Monday they will work together to get improvements they both …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018, 8:57 p.m.
Washington law has hundreds of exemptions to the Public Records Act that would likely allow legislators to protect sensitive information, attorneys who specialize in media law told a task force.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Task force grapples with protecting private information from constituents as it reviews public records law.
Sun., Sept. 2, 2018
Calling reporters “dirty, godless, hateful” shouldn’t disqualify Matt Shea from serving on a legislative task force on the Public Records Act.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 10:19 a.m.
State Rep. Matt Shea calls journalists ‘dirty, godless, hateful.’ GOP leader says he remains qualified for task force.
Rep. Matt Shea will push for more openness in legislative records despite his criticism of the news media, House GOP leader says.
UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018, 10:57 p.m.
Washington Supreme Court to decide whether an initiative on the police use of deadly force must go on the November ballot by itself, with an alternative version, or not at …
Tue., June 12, 2018, 6 a.m.
Federal net neutrality rules ended Monday, but any changes in Washington could be quickly challenged by a new state law.
Sun., June 10, 2018
With the McCleary case over, Democrats and Republicans differ on who gets credit or blame.
UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Washington Supreme Court says Legislature has complied with orders to meet a constitutional duty to provide for better schools.
Wed., May 30, 2018
State Rep. Timm Ormsby pleads guilty to reckless driving after rolling his Jeep and being charged with DUI.
Sat., May 19, 2018
Senate leader calls for special legislative session to improve school safety.
UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 10 p.m.
Initiative 940 should go on the November ballot, but not the changes the Legislature approved, a Thurston County Superior Court judge ruled Friday
Fri., April 6, 2018, 6 a.m.
New law will help the city of Spokane clean up abandoned properties that are becoming a nuisance.
UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018, 4:18 p.m.
A new law on service animals will hinge on behavior and training, because few owners put the time and money to turn their pet into a specially trained service dog.
UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 9:20 p.m.
Committee says the Legislature has complied with state Supreme Court order to meet its duty and give adequate financial support to public schools.
Mon., April 2, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
New law helps to coordinate investigations among law enforcement agencies to help find more missing Native American women.
UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018, 7:40 p.m.
The Legislature set aside money for a cleaning of the Capitol dome, but Gov. Jay Inslee nixed a plan to allow visitors up to the top.
UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 10:53 p.m.
Washington bans conversion therapy as harmful to LGBT youth.
UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 10:42 p.m.
Spokane County to go to a five-member board of commissioners in 2022 election.
UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018, 8:04 p.m.
Budget bills, other changes to state education policies and programs may satisfy Supreme Court order on providing adequate money for public schools.
UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018, 5:39 p.m.
Fire-fighting foam with a chemical thought to cause cancer and other health problems will be banned for local fire departments and districts in Washington.
UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018, 8:23 p.m.
New law on police body cameras better defines “intimate images” that can be withheld under a public records request.
UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018, 2:43 p.m.
Indigent people can be spared court fees that result from a criminal conviction and can’t be sanctioned for their inability to pay restitution and fines, under a bill signed Tuesday.
Sun., March 25, 2018
Catching up on some of those “good little bills.”