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 By Emma Epperly    News    April 17, 2019 

Daylight saving time year round passes Senate

OLYMPIA - Legislation to make daylight saving time the year-round standard passed the Senate Tuesday evening in a bipartisan 46-2 vote. The bill would put Washington state on Pacific Daylight Time... Full story

 
 By Emma Epperly    News    April 3, 2019

Halfway through his first legislative session Ybarra plans to run for re-election

Rep. Alex Ybarra describes his time so far in the Washington State Legislature as a whirlwind. Ybarra was appointed to the Washington House of Representatives in January to fill the vacancy in...

 
 By Emma Epperly    News    March 20, 2019

Native American Voting Rights Act signed into law

The Native American Voting Rights act was signed by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee at a widely attended ceremony, Thursday. “We believe these three steps will allow tribal members to help us form a more perfect union and make good decisions about our...

 
 By Emma Epperly    News    February 13, 2019

Proposed legislation would make tiny-home zoning easier

Tiny houses are a trendy new housing option that are often considered affordable; however zoning requirements and other laws make them difficult to legally place. A tiny house is usually between 100 and 400 square feet but can range up to 1,000...

 
 By Emma Epperly    News    February 6, 2019

By changing it, bill would skirt court ruling that Legislature must follow state records law

Legislation proposed on the last day of January would largely exempt state legislators from the Public Records Act, according to the attorney who led the fight against a similar bill last year. That bill was passed in a last-minute move after a Thurs...

 
 By Emma Epperly    News    January 30, 2019

By changing it, bill would skirt court ruling that Legislature must follow state records law

Legislation proposed Thursday morning would define how the Public Records Act would apply to members of the Legislature after a 2018 court ruling that the state’s governing body is not exempt from the law. The bill would not satisfy that ruling, ac...

 
 By Emma Epperly    News    January 16, 2019

Creation of State Broadband Office focus for governor

The creation of a Statewide Broadband Office and an initial investment of $25 million into getting broadband into “every nook and cranny” was announced by Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday. “We know the reality on the ground is that there are just t...