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Stories tagged: Reproductive Parity Act


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 8:08 p.m.

Washington takes lead in #MeToo campaign against on-the-job harassment

Washington laws take aim at sexual harassment on the job, equal pay and expanded health care coverage for women.


Democrats push Reproductive Parity Act through state Senate

Medical insurance plans in Washington that offer maternity coverage would also have to cover abortions and contraception under a bill that passed the Senate Wednesday.


Supreme Court ruling could play role in state’s Reproductive Parity Act

OLYMPIA – Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that allows some companies to refuse birth control coverage for employees is likely to add fuel to both sides of the Washington legislative …


Abortion coverage, medical marijuana bills advance in Washington House

OLYMPIA – Two of the Washington legislative session’s most controversial issues moved out of a House committee Thursday, giving the full chamber the chance to vote on whether most insurance …


Spin Control: Cutoff threat creates drama in Legislature

OLYMPIA – The Legislature has a variety of deadlines designed to winnow the thousands of bills introduced in any given session to a few hundred that actually require everyone to …


Abortion coverage bill drawing debate

OLYMPIA – In 1970, Washington became the first – and remains the only – state in the country to legalize elective abortions by a popular vote. A generation later, and …


Abortion rights legislation shows two houses clearly divided in Olympia

OLYMPIA – Democrats in Washington’s House of Representatives passed an abortion-rights bill Friday, sending it to the Senate, where Republicans have refused to hold hearings on identical proposals. The handling …


Spin Control: Video exchange puts McKenna on hot seat

OLYMPIA – Candidates should act as though cameras are everywhere, because most likely they are. That’s the lesson of a 30-second exchange between Rob McKenna, the state attorney general who …