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
Recent study reported that Seattle had the most cases of missing and murdered indigenous women than any other city; Rep. Mosbrucker helped pass legislation last year to gather data, now is hoping to create a task force and liaisons; some are calling for the bill to add more liaison positions and elevate more tribal voices
Bill would change curriculum for sexual health in schools; democratic representatives support comprehensive sexual health education; evidence-informed curriculum could change sex education in schools
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
The Ocean Shores Police Department has issued a warning about a cougar…
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
The Quinault River Committee on Friday announced a closure of the 2019…
Legislation would fund previously passed bill that established low-interest loans through state.
City also proposes agreement with consultants to start dunes trail wetlands delineation
Bills heard in House Civil Rights and Judiciary Committee to protect tenant rights; evictions a growing problem that disproportionately affect state’s vulnerable populations, backers say.