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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 … more
OLYMPIA — Washington students may soon have another option in high school — a state-run apprenticeship program in a number of different fields. As the Legislature looks to tackle … more
The Washington Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) launched a new online application portal Monday for those interested in becoming foster parents or caregivers. The ultimate goal … more
On Thursday, Jan. 12, members of the Washington state House of Representative unanimously passed a resolution honoring Jamie Walsh, the recently deceased wife of state Rep. Jim Walsh, … more
Cosmetology students will be able to register for their final exam before they have completed their course work if a bill under consideration by the state Legislature is approved. House Bill 1017, … more
Four dogs sat in a House hearing room and two more watched the room over Zoom as a legislative committee last week discussed rules dog handlers must follow in courthouses for dogs to assist people … more
The economy. Public safety. Homelessness and the housing shortage. Taxes. These vexing issues are front and center as the Washington Legislature convened this week for its first in-person session … more
While neither party fully agrees, Washington’s House and Senate leaders have a desire to find middle ground with their counterparts on the state Supreme Court’s Blake Decision. But, a … more
On an open-ended question in Crosscut-Elway’s annual poll, the single most-named issue registered Washington voters hoped the Legislature would focus on this session was … more
Budget leaders in the state Legislature were divided in their priorities for the upcoming legislative session during a question and answer session with reporters at the state Capitol on Thursday, … more
In a statement released on Friday, Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced he has partnered state Sen. Manka Dhingra, D-Redmond, and state Rep. Debra Lekanoff, D-Anacortes, to … more
OLYMPIA — A new year often brings new laws set to go into effect, and this year brings two of the most controversial: a clean fuels standard and a cap-and-trade program. Both programs passed … more
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will be seeking public input on rule making for Columbian white-tailed deer and the Cascade red fox until Jan. 24. The announcement came in a … more
For years, Washington drivers licenses did not meet the REAL ID requirements, meaning that at a certain deadline they could no longer be used by someone for travel. That deadline, however, keeps … more
Washington state carried out three recounts for close races in November’s general election. According to the Washington secretary of state, ballots from the 3rd and 9th U.S. Congressional … more
Washington and Idaho added tens of thousands of people over the last year, according to U.S. Census Bureau numbers released Thursday. This added up to a small population increase in Washington and … more
State Sen. Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver, released a statement on Wednesday, Dec. 14, criticizing Gov. Jay Inslee’s operating budget proposal.  In Wilson’s view, Inslee’s budget … more
The Washington state Department of Commerce and Washington state Arts Commission recently announced that the latest round of Working Washington Grants have resulted in the allocation of $75 million … more
Data breaches in the state of Washington are at a historic high, with 4.5 million breach notices being sent to Washington residents in 2022. The Washington state attorney general issued a data breach … more
Two Republican state Senators pre-filed three bills ahead of the 2023 legislative session to reverse what they consider “criminal-friendly” laws recently passed by Democrats in the … more
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