Stories tagged: karen keiser
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019
A controversial proposal to require independent hair stylists to become employees of the salons where they rent a booth was dropped by its sponsor Thursday.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019
A proposal to turn independent hair stylists into employees of salons where they rent their stations generated stiff opposition Monday with critics urging senators to drop legislation they said discriminates …
UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018
Washington laws take aim at sexual harassment on the job, equal pay and expanded health care coverage for women.
Thu., Jan. 25, 2018
Senate panel considers bills to rein in sexual assault and harassment in the workplace.
UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017
Former state senator and state GOP chairman lands at the helm of the Selective Service System.
Sun., Feb. 14, 2016
Bits of attempted levity can show up at unusual times in the Legislature.
Fri., Feb. 17, 2012
OLYMPIA – When Democrats introduced a proposal this year to expand insurance coverage for abortions, the initial debate was pretty standard: pro-life vs. pro-choice. But before the bill could pass …
Tue., Jan. 17, 2012
OLYMPIA – A bipartisan group of legislators is pushing a dozen bills to combat human trafficking, particularly among teenage runaways they say are lured into prostitution. Among the targets of …
Thu., May 12, 2011
OLYMPIA – With a Senate panel considering a new rewrite of the state’s medical marijuana laws, Gov. Chris Gregoire said Wednesday she’ll push to get the federal government to change …
Wed., Nov. 17, 2010
OLYMPIA – As Attorney General Rob McKenna prepares to convince the state Supreme Court why he can fight federal health care reform, a state legislator joined a group trying to …
Thu., Jan. 29, 2009
OLYMPIA – In 2007, jubilant Democratic lawmakers approved $250-a-week stipends to workers who take unpaid time off to bond with a new baby. Two years later, without paying anyone a …