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 By Madeline Coats    News    March 20, 2019

Daylight saving all the time proposed for state

OLYMPIA--Washington residents could vote to make daylight saving time year-round under a bill state senators passed on Tuesday, March 12. Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5139 was approved in a 46-3 vote, just two days after clocks were set forward....

 

Lawmakers aim to 'ditch the switch' on daylight saving

OLYMPIA — Lawmakers are pushing for a bill to allow year-round observation of daylight saving time in the state of Washington, with the intention of the practice spreading throughout the country. House Bill 1196 was co-sponsored by a bipartisan...

 

Domestic violence offender registry could improve safety in Washington state

OLYMPIA — Two lawmakers have proposed a bill to create a state domestic violence offender registry to save lives. Tina Stewart, 30, was beaten to death by her boyfriend on Nov. 24, 2017 at her home in Newman Lake. The police report indicates that...

 
 By Madeline Coats    News    January 9, 2019

Tobacco sales to anyone under 21 could become illegal

A proposed law requested by State Attorney General Bob Ferguson and the Department of Health would raise the minimum legal age of sales for tobacco and vapor products from 18 to 21. The bill, HB 1074, was co-sponsored by a bipartisan group of 11 repr...

 
 By Madeline Coats    News    January 9, 2019

Tobacco sales to anyone under 21 could become illegal

A proposed law requested by State Attorney General Bob Ferguson and the Department of Health would raise the minimum legal age of sales for tobacco and vapor products from 18 to 21. The bill, HB 1074, was co-sponsored by a bipartisan group of 11 repr...