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Seeking systematic reforms, victims spoke up this legislative session.
Four key bills targeting sexual harassment passed both chambers and were waiting to be signed by the Washington State governor before the end of session… Continue reading
With the governor’s signature, the Reproductive Parity Act will allow state funding for abortion and contraception services.
If signed, the new law will also protects student advisers who defend the free speech rights of student journalists.
The bill would allow, but not require, adults to carry concealed weapons.
The bill would allow those who feel they are at risk of suicide to add their name to a do-not-sell list.
If passed, the new law would allocate money to schools for emergency response and raise the age required to purchase assault-style weapons.
Before heading to the governor’s desk, the bill will return to the Senate for another vote.
After passionate floor debate, the bill moves to the House.
The State Legislature is considering training aimed at improving child safety.
The bill would do away with a law that opponents say is antiquated and xenophobic.
The House of Representatives votes to end questioning criminal history on job applications.
The bill would provide assistance for residents that make less than 70 percent of the state median income.
The Evergreen Free College Program being called for would benefit both middle-income and low-income students.
In addition to education, the program would help students find housing and provide meal plans and stipends for clothing, laundry, and showers.
The aim is to provide those in need with services instead of jail time.
The bill would ensure that those with low incomes can have access to clean products, say proponents.
Opponents say that such a move would undermine the safety and rights of gun owners.
University of Washington students from the Bothell, Seattle, and Tacoma campuses met with lawmakers on Monday to lobby for support of higher education bills during… Continue reading
Two decades after a voter-approved initiative made the practice illegal, legislators are calling for a reversal.