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Legislation to reduce rape kit processing times heads to governor

OLYMPIA — A bill to reduce the processing time for sexual assault kits passed the Washington legislature in two unanimous votes. Sexual Assault Kits have remained untested for over a decade in Washington. The Washington State... — Updated 4/19/2019


Tobacco and vape age rising to 21 next year

The legal age to purchase tobacco and vape products is about to rise from 18 to 21 under a bill headed to the governor’s desk after a 33-21 vote by the Washington State Senate... — Updated 4/3/2019

 By Emma Epperly    Sports

Lawmakers pushing concussion awareness

A website outlining concussions in lower-impact sports, best practices and research would be created under Senate Bill 5238, which was heard in the Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee. Prime sponsor, District 36 Sen. Reuv... — Updated 3/20/2019


Proposed commission may open door for Paine Field expansion

Just one week after commercial air service began at Paine Field, a new commission proposed in the state Legislature may look to expanding service out of Paine Field to help relieve... — Updated 3/13/2019

 By Emma Epperly    News

Journalists criticize proposal giving Legislature exemptions to public disclosure laws

Media organization representatives from across Washington on Wednesday, Feb. 13, lambasted proposed legislation that exempts the Legislature from portions of the Public Records Act. As the proposed bill moves through the... — Updated 2/13/2019


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