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Police pursuit law rules modified

Police may pursue suspects that pose long-term serious risk to others under revisions of a more restrictive 2022 vehicle chase law that has now passed both houses of this year’s Legislature. Engrossed Senate Bill 5352 was... — Updated 4/19/2023

 

Proposal aims at keeping people alive during extreme heat

Legislation prohibiting involuntary termination of electric or water services during extreme hot weather was approved by the state House of Representatives 64-31. Current law prohibits utilities from terminating heat utility... — Updated 3/8/2023

 

Proposal would expand Running Start to sophomores

The Running Start program, which allows high school juniors and seniors to earn college level credits, will expand to include sophomores if a proposal in the state Legislature is approved. “It’s a heavy lift when you’re a... — Updated 2/15/2023

 

Adding days to school year proposed to reduce learning loss

Students should spend more time in school and less time on break so they retain the learning they acquire during the school year. That’s the opinion of Sen. Brad Hawkins, R-East Wenatchee, who has introduced a bill in the state... — Updated 2/8/2023

 

Bill proposes relaxing restrictions on low-dose cannabis drinks

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 evolution of consumer preference, and access to... — Updated 1/25/2023

 

Homeless programs need more money, Inslee says

Homelessness is still a big issue throughout Washington, and while the state has spent millions, the governor wants to invest more.  In a press conference Jan. 19, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee said while certain... — Updated 1/25/2023

 

Dogs bring comfort to victims, witnesses

Four dogs sat in a House hearing room and two more watched the room over Zoom as a legislative committee discussed rules dog handlers must follow in courthouses for dogs to assist... — Updated 1/18/2023

 

Legislature back to in-person sessions

After two years of an online and hybrid Legislature that severely restricted legislators' direct contact during the pandemic, the House and Senate chambers were full of people... — Updated 1/13/2023

 

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