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Cities that ban certain dog breeds would have to provide an appeal process for owners under proposed legislation that makes exceptions for good dogs of outlawed pedigree. According to DogsBite, a nonprofit organization that advocates for victims of dog maulings, 28 cities in Washington have...
    Review team could determine common factors of youth suicide     Lawmakers aim to target intervention programs for youth suicide risk     Bill would allow a review team to study past youth suicides in the state OLYMPIA ― A bipartisan group of  lawmakers have proposed a bill to create...
    House proposes two bills to give some homeless students free housing for a year, and launch a pilot program giving students access to reduced meal plans and other amenities     Only one of the bills has a Republican Sponsor, Rep. Jesse Young, R-Gig Harbor Two proposed bills could give...
    Commercial establishments would be barred from hosting dwarf tossing events     Dwarfs would no longer be used as sporting equipment     Dwarf tossing would be banned from contests and promotions OLYMPIA ― A proposed bill would ban the exploitation of dwarfs at commercial establishments...
    Legislation would establish regulatory framework for small, wheeled-robots     State Dept. of Transportation wants more safety features The automation of life has increased significantly over the past decade. Smartphone, drones, artificial intelligence like as Alexa and Siri, and delivery...
    Creates a competitive prioritized funding process     Helps to upgrade existing infrastructure     Offers a long-term funding commitment A proposed water infrastructure program would evaluate and rank potential projects related to a variety of water issues. Senate Bill 5136 would create...
    Bill would double fine for motorists caught using a cell phone or device in school zone     Revenues would be deposited into school zone safety account A proposed bill would double the fine for motorists caught using a cellphone in a school, playground or crosswalk speed zone to up to $234...
    More than 40,000 students in Washington experienced homelessness in 2016     Bill would make grant application process more accessible     Program has had direct impact on many once-homeless youth across the state    For the past nine years, the population of students in Washington...
    Efforts to give the public access to a domestic violence offender registry     Lawmakers push bill to hold domestic violence offenders accountable     Families and communities hope to control domestic violence OLYMPIA ― Two lawmakers have proposed a bill to create a state domestic...
OLYMPIA -- State health officials immediately suspended the dual license of Robert T. Lamberton pending further legal action. Lamberton holds a physician assistant license (PA.60256531) and an expired osteopathic physician assistant license (OA.10000251). Lamberton has been criminally charged in...

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