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Seeking systematic reforms, victims spoke up this legislative session.
Four key bills targeting sexual harassment passed both chambers and were waiting to be signed by the Washington State governor before the end of session… Continue reading
With the governor’s signature, the Reproductive Parity Act will allow state funding for abortion and contraception services.
If signed, the new law will also protects student advisers who defend the free speech rights of student journalists.
The bill would allow, but not require, adults to carry concealed weapons.
The bill would allow those who feel they are at risk of suicide to add their name to a do-not-sell list.
If passed, the new law would allocate money to schools for emergency response and raise the age required to purchase assault-style weapons.
Before heading to the governor’s desk, the bill will return to the Senate for another vote.
A proposed bill that easily passed the House of Representatives would provide discrimination protections for victims of domestic violence or sexual assault. HB 2661 makes… Continue reading
First Amendment rights for student newspapers moves through Legislature: Student newspapers could get additional free speech protections
Lawmakers are considering adding protections for high school and college newspapers, allowing student journalists to determine their own content. SB 5064, sponsored by Senator Joe… Continue reading
After passionate floor debate, the bill moves to the House.
The State Legislature is considering training aimed at improving child safety.
The House of Representatives votes to end questioning criminal history on job applications.
The bill would do away with a law that opponents say is antiquated and xenophobic.
In addition to education, the program would help students find housing and provide meal plans and stipends for clothing, laundry, and showers.
The bill would provide assistance for residents that make less than 70 percent of the state median income.
The Evergreen Free College Program being called for would benefit both middle-income and low-income students.
The aim is to provide those in need with services instead of jail time.
The bill would ensure that those with low incomes can have access to clean products, say proponents.
Opponents say that such a move would undermine the safety and rights of gun owners.