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Felons in Washington will continue to be unable to vote until they finish their community custody after a Democratic attempt failed Wednesday evening to restore those rights when they leave prison.
The Undocumented Student Support Loan Program would offer students low-interest loans.
People who don’t spend much time in legislative hearings might be surprised to know the state is apparently awash with constitutional scholars.
With a series of shootings in Seattle filling local news reports, Democrats moved proposed restrictions on the size of magazines and training requirements for concealed pistol licenses moved out of a key Senate committee over Republican objections Thursday.
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.
The Crosswalk Teen Shelter – Spokane’s oldest emergency youth shelter – is “bursting at the seams.”
Legislature facing pressure over school funding as it moves toward a deal on the 2019-21 general operating budget.
The Senate passes a $52.2 billion operating budget, the last and smallest of the three spending plans needed to begin negotiations on a final budget.
The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Spokane County Superior Court. Plaintiffs include the county as well as Commissioner Al French, former Commissioner John Roskelley and the Washington State Association of Counties.
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.
The State Need Grant, Washington’s largest college aid program, is in line for more money and a new name.
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 scope were rejected.
Republican Jeff Holy will move on to the state Senate.
Control of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Washington Legislature might not be known for days, or even weeks until all the state’s bhallots are counted.
For many years, Spokane’s 6th Legislative District could be counted on for two things.
Voters in Washington’s 6th Legislative District have clear choices when they step into the ballot box. Jeff Holy, Mike Volz and Jenny Graham would best represent the region.
Five candidates vying for the West Plains’ three open seats answered Eastern Washington University student’s questions on social policy and criminal justice reform in a public forum Wednesday.
A would-be newcomer to Washington’s statehouse will face a former police officer and current state representative in the race for Washington state’s 6th Legislative District seat.
A trio of Democrats has filed for office in the state’s 6th Legislative district, which encompasses much of the West Plains. They’re spurred by Demcoratic victories in early contests and what appears to be a contested Congressional race in Eastern Washington, as well as a somewhat open field following the announced departure of Sen. Michael Baumgartner.
Legislature considers making the targeting of police officers a hate crime under Washington law.