Northwest

Chehalis Basin flood funding bill beats legislative buzzer

By Colton Dodgson The Chronicle, Centralia, Wash. A bill that would fund…

  • Mar 14th, 2020

 

Lawmakers propose new watercraft restrictions to save southern resident orcas

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

  • Feb 15th, 2019

 

Law would celebrate public lands in Washington state

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

  • Feb 13th, 2019

 

Bill would make opioid overdose medication easier to access for schools

By Madeline Coats Washington Newspaper Publishers Association Opioid overdose medication could become…

  • Jan 28th, 2019

Creation of rural development investment funds a topic of new legislation

Proposed Senate legislation would create rural development and opportunity zone funds and extend tax reductions to certain timber activities. Private investment companies could apply to join these funds that would provide capital for businesses in qualifying areas.

  • Jan 25th, 2019