Senator withdraws bill exempting legislature from public disclosure of some records
Proposed bill will hold employers accountable for safety of dancers; lawmakers target unsafe establishments for adult entertainers
Immigration or citizenship status could be added to anti-discrimination law under proposed legislation
Makes discrimination based on immigration or citizenship status illegal; goal is to give those in the citizenship and immigration process avenues for recourse; does not supercede federal law
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
A full week of afternoon and evening razor clam digs starting Feb.…
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
Bill would allow homeless people to survive in public without fear of obstruction; law prohibits discrimination based on housing status
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
Senate panel holds hearing on providing legislators exceptions to state law.
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.
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
Pres. Fawn Sharp headed to Washington, D.C. this week, disaster declaration likely
Records have been damaged, but none has been lost, officials said.
The Quinault River Committee on Friday announced a closure of the 2019…
October could be designated Filipino American History Month.
Tiny homes are an affordable housing option that are difficult to zone in both urban and rural communities.
Legislation would fund previously passed bill that established low-interest loans through state.
Most sheriffs take part in movement; court challenge on measure by gun rights groups is underway.
City also proposes agreement with consultants to start dunes trail wetlands delineation
State employees could be immune to public disclosure on harassment claims; lawmakers seek privacy protection for agency employees.