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High-capacity magazine ban dies, replacement filed

A proposal to ban the sale of high-capacity gun magazines in Washington died by not receiving a vote by a key deadline Wednesday evening, but gun-control advocates quickly reloaded with a new proposal.

House Democrats split on any action regarding Shea

House Democrats remain divided about what action, if any, to take regarding Republican Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley, and allegations from independent investigators that some of his actions could be considered “domestic terrorism”.

Legislature opens on historic note amid plenty of protests

The Legislature opened its 2020 season on a historic note with Tacoma attorney Laurie Jinkins, a five-term legislator, sworn in as the first woman and first lesbian to be elected as speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sunday Spin 2: Strange bedfellows department

Rep. Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, and Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley, are pretty far apart politically, but they managed to agree, albeit briefly, on the importance of a bill during a session of the House Judiciary Committee Thursday.

Bill proposes: Want an assault weapon? Get a license.

Washington residents who want to own, buy or sell a semi-automatic assault rifle would have to obtain an annual license from local law enforcement agency under a proposal introduced this week in the House.

House passes ban on therapies that try to change sexual orientation

OLYMPIA – The House moved to ban therapy that some believe can change homosexual orientation and others contend is dangerous and ineffective. It passed a revised version of a Senate bill that extends the ban from aversion therapy – physical treatments like ice baths and shock therapy – to conversion or “talk” therapy in which counselors try to change someone’s sexual orientation.

Shawn Vestal: Gun rights advocates take risk by objecting to bill

They’ve got your number, gun grabbers. The gun lobby has again helped undermine a piece of common-sense public safety legislation. The proposal, Washington House Bill 1857, would have allowed judges to issue temporary “extreme risk” protective orders against people deemed dangerous to themselves and others, including requiring them to temporarily surrender their guns.

Gabrielle Giffords, GU students speak at gun control hearing

OLYMPIA – Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords urged Washington legislators to “be bold, be courageous” and require wider background checks on gun sales. Gun rights advocates urged lawmakers to protect constitutional rights and pass a competing initiative. But even before testimony began in a packed hearing room Tuesday, it was clear the Legislature is likely to do neither.