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Before heading to the governor’s desk, the bill will return to the Senate for another vote.
The House of Representatives votes to end questioning criminal history on job applications.
The bill would do away with a law that opponents say is antiquated and xenophobic.
In addition to education, the program would help students find housing and provide meal plans and stipends for clothing, laundry, and showers.
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.
The aim is to provide those in need with services instead of jail time.
A proposed pilot project would partner mental health professionals and local law enforcement officers on calls that involve a mental health crisis.
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.
In the midst of the #MeToo movement, legislators seek a culture shift.
The bill would expand an existing law that takes guns from perpetrators of domestic violence.
The bill has support from Attorney General Bob Ferguson.
The march, which is timed to the anniversary of Roe v Wade, took place as legislators considered bills that would broaden access to abortion services.
Democratic lawmakers are hopeful that this is the year for the Reproductive Parity Act.
Having passed the House last year, the bill now appears to be stuck in a Senate committee.
Under the proposed law, it would take those who volunteer 14 days to retain their right to a firearm.
One bill would discourage conversation therapy, while the other would encourage equitable treatment for elderly members of the LGTBQ community.