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 By Taylor McAvoy    News

Washington becomes the fourth state to ban bump stocks

A controversial gun control bill to ban bump stocks was signed into law by Governor Jay Inslee. SB 5922 passed both chambers in the Washington state legislature by slim margins and... — Updated 3/7/2018


Washington lawmakers introduce new gun legislation late in session

With less than two weeks left in the session, state lawmakers introduced a new bill in response to the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida. SB 6620, and its companion in the House, HB 3004, introduced Friday, Feb. 23, would c... — Updated 2/28/2018


Students lobby for state-funded tuition grants

University of Washington students from the Bothell, Seattle, and Tacoma campuses met with lawmakers in support of higher education bills during the annual Huskies on the Hill lobby... — Updated 1/31/2018

 By Taylor McAvoy    News

Gun regulations draw an overflow crowd to hearing

Nearly 1,000 people from law enforcement, gun rights groups, gun violence prevention groups, veterans, and Washington residents signed in to support or oppose contested firearm... — Updated 1/17/2018

 By Taylor McAvoy    News

Lawmaker unveils ambitious plan to protect Salish Sea

A far-reaching package of laws aimed at clean water, orca whale protection, and phasing out fish farms in the Salish Sea could come before state legislators this year. Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island plans to introduce the... — Updated 1/10/2018

 By Taylor McAvoy    News

Activists try to occupy the front steps of the state capitol

Climate activists erected tents and teepees Monday in front of the Washington State Capitol building, on the opening day of the Legislature's 60-day session. "We are here today in... — Updated 1/10/2018

 By Taylor McAvoy    News

State lawmakers to again consider eliminating capital punishment

A bill to be introduced this session would eliminate the death penalty in Washington state and require people convicted of first degree murder to serve life sentences without the possibility of parole. Washington State Attorney... — Updated 1/10/2018


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