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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 General Bob Ferguson requested Senate bill 6052 after Senate bills...

Photo by Taylor McAvoy of the WNPA Olympia News Bureau Gun rights supporters gathered on the steps of the Capitol building for a rally on Jan. 12.
Olympia - About 100 gun rights supporters rallied on the steps of the Capitol building in Olympia on Friday, Jan. 12. Most held signs and many carried pistols, rifles or knives. “This is the safest day to be at the capitol,” Senator Phil Fortunato, R-Enumclaw said. A long list of speakers,...
Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee expressed a defiant attitude toward U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who announced on Thursday the rescinding of Obama-era guidelines that assisted the legalization of non-medical marijuana in Washington, seven other states and the District of Columbia....

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