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 By WNPA News Service    News

Strom Peterson's gamble: Sports betting in tribal facilities

Rep. Strom Peterson (D-Edmonds) is betting that citizens want legalize gambling. On Feb.13, the Washington House of Representatives passed legislation sponsored by Peterson to legal... — Updated 2/27/2020

 
 By Cameron Sheppard    News

Senate passes bill requiring comprehensive sex-ed in public schools

A proposed law to require school districts to implement a comprehensive sexual education curriculum emphasizing healthy relationships and consent was passed after a 28-21 vote by the state Senate yesterday. If signed into law,... — Updated 1/30/2020

 
 By Leona Vaughn    News

Lawmakers move to ban high-capacity magazines

Gun magazines that hold more than ten rounds of ammunition would be outlawed under a proposed law moving through the state Senate. Supporters cite safety concerns, while opponents a... — Updated 1/30/2020

 
 By Leona Vaughn    News

Lawmakers move to ban high-capacity magazines

Gun magazines that hold more than ten rounds of ammunition would be outlawed under a proposed law moving through the state Senate. Supporters cite safety concerns, while opponents a... — Updated 1/24/2020

 
 By Leona Vaughn    News

Complaint alleging racist language filed against lawmaker

This story is part of a continuing series of reports from the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association, in partnership with the Edmonds Beacon. Washington Asians for Equality... — Updated 1/21/2020

 
 By Cameron Sheppard    News

Gun rights advocates rally at Capitol

This story is part of a continuing series of reports from the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association, in partnership with the Edmonds Beacon. On what turned out to be a cold... — Updated 1/18/2020

 
 By Cameron Sheppard    News

Republicans aim to guarantee $30 car tabs amid court hang-up

As Initiative 976, the car tabs measure approved by voters in November, is held up in the state Supreme Court, Republicans have proposed laws that would guarantee the $30 car tabs... — Updated 1/16/2020

 
 By Cameron Sheppard    News

GOP senators propose free use of state parks

Residents and visitors will get a break if lawmakers approve a proposal to do away with Discover Pass fees for using state parks. Senate Minority Leader Mark Schoesler... — Updated 1/16/2020

 

Legislative session opens with first openly lesbian speaker

The 2020 Washington State Legislative session began at noon Monday, Jan. 13, with an opening ceremony in which Rep. Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, was sworn in as Speaker of the... — Updated 1/15/2020

 
 By Cameron Sheppard    News

GOP senators propose free use of state parks

Residents and visitors will get a break if lawmakers approve a proposal to do away with Discover Pass fees for using state parks. Senate Minority Leader Mark Schoesler... — Updated 1/15/2020

 
 By Cameron Sheppard    News

Lawmakers move to limit companies that trade your data

Washington lawmakers have proposed groundbreaking legislation that aims to give consumers more control over their digitally collected personal data and image. Senate Bill 6281, or the Washington Privacy Act, would allow consumers t... — Updated 1/15/2020

 

WNPA Olympia News Bureau opens for 2020 Legislative session

Editor's note: As a bonus for Edmonds Beacon subscribers, we will be publishing stories from the Washington Newspaper Publisher Association's Olympia News Bureau as the Legislature... — Updated 1/13/2020

 

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