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• Would align HOA regulations with water conservation best practices • Would encourage state-funded building projects to follow landscaping conservation best practices OLYMPIA - Differences in water usage best practices during a drought and homeowners’ association landscaping requirements are the...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement on President Trump’s announcement of a proposal to reopen the federal government, secure the Southern border, and give certainty to DACA recipients. “President Trump today laid out a reasonable compromise to break the...
Olympia – The Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) has released a report on its observational survey of distracted driving performed in June 2018. The survey findings estimate the driver distraction rate was 8.2 percent in 2018, down from 9.2 percent in both 2016 and 2017, although this...
    High-capacity magazine legislation reintroduced     3-D printed firearms covered for first time     Domestic violence and extreme risk protection orders also addressed OLYMPIA ― More than 2,000 people signed into the Senate Law and Justice Committee on Monday for hearings on 3-D printed...
    Proposes to transition Washington state to use only renewable energy by 2045     Sponsor wants next step forward taken by next week     Preliminary fiscal note anticipates $650,000 A bill to transition Washington into a state that runs entirely on renewable energy will go to the Senate...
Former California Governor Jerry Brown was in Olympia late Thursday to support Governor Jay Inslee’s climate change proposals.   Just hours earlier, the state Senate Environment, Energy and Technology Committee held a hearing on one of the largest bills in Inslee’s climate package. If Senate Bill...
    A step towards sustainability in Washington state Three representatives from the Democratic caucus are sponsoring a bill to work towards reducing food waste by consumers and grocery stores in Washington state. House Bill 1114 suggests a plan to fight hunger and reduce environmental impacts of...
Senator Brad Hawkins (R-12th District) met with a delegation from the Colville Confederated Tribes in the Washington state Legislature’s Senate chambers on Jan. 16. Pictured from left are Janet Nicholson, Tribal Council; Sen. Hawkins; Andy Joseph, Jr., (seated) Tribal Council; Norma Sanchez, Tribal...
Healthcare professionals may gain protection from retaliation for reporting medical care violations even if they don’t work for the facility they’re reporting. Currently, confidentiality and retaliatory protections only extend to health care professionals that are employed by the health care...
    Vote by mail could become postage-free in Washington state     Free postage for ballots could change the future of voting in Washington state     Could increase voter participation A proposed law requested by Gov. Jay Inslee would provide prepaid postage for all election ballots in the...

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