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Senate approves sports gambling at tribal casinos

Washington moved closer to allowing residents to bet on professional sporting events at tribal casinos this week as the Senate passed the latest version of a bill to allow that change to state gambling laws.

Washington House passes sex ed bill

A bill to require public school districts to teach comprehensive sexual health education to all K-12 students beginning with the 2022-23 school year passed the state House early Thursday.

Gun control law for child care centers passes

A person bringing a gun or other weapon in or near a child care center could be charged with a gross misdemeanor under a bill passed Tuesday by the Legislature.

Senate adds $1B in spending, passes budget

The Senate called for another $1 billion in spending in the state’s primary budget Thursday, approving increases for homelessness, environment and health care costs.

Legislature bans ‘surprise’ defense in LGBTQ attacks

A person charged with attacking or killing an LGBTQ victim won’t be able to argue they are not guilty because they were so “surprised” to learn of the victim’s sexual orientation or identity that they aren’t responsible for the crime.