Recent study reported that Seattle had the most cases of missing and murdered indigenous women than any other city; Rep. Mosbrucker helped pass legislation last year to gather data, now is hoping to create a task force and liaisons; some are calling for the bill to add more liaison positions and elevate more tribal voices
Bill would change curriculum for sexual health in schools; democratic representatives support comprehensive sexual health education; evidence-informed curriculum could change sex education in schools
Would establish a 7-knot speed limit for vessels ½ mile from southern resident orcas; establishes a 650-yard “no-go” zone for whale watchers until at least 2023; regulations would take effect immediately if passed
Sunday, February 3, 2019 12:23 a.m. — Forrest & Chehalis. Traffic stop:…
Prior infrastructure investments helped make 2018 a record-breaking year at the Port…
Shannon Decker, who grew up in Westport and developed a love of…
Two bills in the state Legislature, if passed, would allow a controversial…
Senate panel holds hearing on providing legislators exceptions to state law.
Proposed bill designates fourth Saturday of September as Public Lands Day; lawmakers aim to preserve and protect public lands; holiday would promote connection between people and environment
Bill would allow homeless people to survive in public without fear of obstruction; law prohibits discrimination based on housing status
More than 3,000 12- to 14-year-olds were charged with crimes in Washington over the last six years; bill would presume this age group incapable of committing crime in an effort to keep more juveniles out of detention; prosecutors worry this would create too many additional procedures and clog courts
Washington state sheriffs call upon Second Amendment rights; opposition of gun law sparks lawsuits in Washington state; some sheriffs refuse to uphold gun control initiative
Would create state Office of H-2A Compliance and Farm Labor; aims to increase domestic worker hiring; program to be supported by fees paid by farmers.
Most sheriffs take part in movement; court challenge on measure by gun rights groups is underway.
Legislation would fund previously passed bill that established low-interest loans through state.
Tiny homes are an affordable housing option that are difficult to zone in both urban and rural communities.
October could be designated Filipino American History Month.