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The operation also faces possible closure if legislators pass a bill that would ban the use of Atlantic salmon in state aquaculture.
Two decades after a voter-approved initiative made the practice illegal, legislators are calling for a reversal.
Transit advocates fear it will cut funding for key projects.
In the midst of the #MeToo movement, legislators seek a culture shift.
Bill would lower business and occupation tax by 40 percent over four years.
Democrat Frank Chopp has had the speaker title since 1999, and he says he’s not retiring this year.
Senator Kevin Ranker says the orca population in Puget Sound is down to 83, the lowest it had ever been.
The bipartisan effort is intended to send a message to the other Washington while creating opportunities for young immigrants.
The bill would expand an existing law that takes guns from perpetrators of domestic violence.
The vast majority of the state’s tax exemptions benefit businesses.
More than 100 were on hand to lobby state government on issues including the welfare of indigenous women and children, and a planned liquified natural gas facility in Tacoma.
The bill has support from Attorney General Bob Ferguson.
The march, which is timed to the anniversary of Roe v Wade, took place as legislators considered bills that would broaden access to abortion services.
The hearing attracted passionate testimony from both sides of the issue.
One Senate bill would prohibit internet service providers from exercising “deceptive” tactics and impairing or blocking legal web content.
Democratic lawmakers are hopeful that this is the year for the Reproductive Parity Act.
Having passed the House last year, the bill now appears to be stuck in a Senate committee.
The bill would address concerns over training and access to safety information.
They will allow same-day voter registration and local redistricting to empower minorities.
The bill allows for limited drilling of new wells and also limits water withdrawals in new wells.