Agencies using facial recognition technology would be required to test it for accuracy and bias to make sure it’s accountable, under a bill that passed Friday in the House.
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.
A day after Vice President Mike Pence visited Washington and praised state officials for their response to the public health emergency, President Donald Trump said he didn’t agree and advised against complimenting Inslee.
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.
Racially based hair styles would be protected under the state’s anti-discrimination law.
Victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking would get warnings if their abusers are near under a law that passed the Legislature unanimously Wednesday, some three years after it was first introduced.
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.
In an effort to fight climate change, corporations producing or transporting fuel would be required to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, under a bill being considered by a Senate committee.
Washington lawmakers are being asked to set aside $100 million for the next 16 months for the state’s response to the novel coronavirus.
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.
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.
Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman says she won’t check the Republican box on her presidential primary ballot because she doesn’t publicly support candidates, and there’s only one candidate on the GOP ballot.
House and Senate leaders have plans to fill a $450 million hole in the state’s transportation budget created by the passage of Initiative 976, but warn it’s a stop-gap measure that won’t last past mid-2021.
House and Senate leaders released plans to spend an extra $1 billion on state programs over the next 16 months, taking advantage of an influx in unexpected tax revenue from the strong economy. They have no major tax increases and no major tax cuts.
Lawmakers narrow ideas to fight homelessness, passing several bills to address the crisis by expanding existing programs, helping to build more shelters as well as increasing tenant protections and accessibility of affordable housing.
Proponents of the persistent mirage that is the 51st State of Liberty scheduled, and later wisely canceled, a rally on the Capitol steps Friday.
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, seemingly unfazed by a fourth-place finish in the Nevada caucuses earlier in the day, electrified a crowd packed into two buildings at Seattle Center, promising to fight hard for them if they will back her in the upcoming Washington primary.
Tim Eyman – a perennial initiative sponsor and 2020 Republican candidate for governor – concealed more than three-quarter of a million dollars in contributions to previous initiative campaigns, a Thurston County Superior Court judge ruled Friday.
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.
Washington’s senior senator said she’s not backing any of the Democratic contenders at this point, but is open to anyone who comes out on top.
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