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Police pursuit law rules are modifed

Police would be able to pursue suspects that pose a long-term serious risk to others under revisions of a more restrictive 2022 vehicle chase law that has now passed both houses of this year’s Legislature. Engrossed Senate Bill... — Updated 4/20/2023


Proposed legislation requires statement of rights for students

Public schools must adopt a “Statement of Student Rights” – it includes freedom of speech and religion, the right to assemble, the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness – under legislation that has passed... — Updated 3/30/2023


Marko Liias bill would attempt to promote media literacy

A public-school grant program to help students evaluate news reports would be established if a bill passed by the state Senate makes its way through the House of Representatives.... — Updated 3/30/2023


Peterson bill on assault rifles to be banned if House-passed bill becomes law

The manufacture, distribution, and sale of any assault weapon would be prohibited by legislation passed by the state House of Representatives and now in the Senate. A public... — Updated 3/16/2023


Police dogs could be trained to find fentanyl

The war against the use of illegal fentanyl could get some extra help in the future from drug-sniffing dogs trained to detect the substance. That's the intent of House Bill 1635,... — Updated 2/23/2023


Domestic violence bills could improve victim safety

Victims of domestic violence will get more protection under a package of bills now moving through the state Legislature. Rep. Lauren Davis, D-Shoreline, who district includes the... — Updated 2/23/2023


Proposal would expand Running Start to sophomores

The Running Start program, which allows high school juniors and seniors to earn college level credits without paying tuition, will expand to include sophomores, if a proposal in the state Legislature is approved. Edmonds College... — Updated 2/16/2023


Woof: Bringing comfort to victims, witnesses

Four dogs sat in a House hearing room and two more watched the room over Zoom as a legislative committee discussed rules dog handlers must follow in courthouses for dogs to assist... — Updated 1/19/2023


Bill proposes relaxing restrictions on low-dose cannabis drinks

Consumers will be able to purchase more low-THC liquid-infused products in a single purchase if a bill in the Legislature wins approval. "HB 1249 is necessary to ensure that the... — Updated 1/19/2023


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