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 By Patric Haerle    News

Bill that bans private prisons wins bipartisan support

Washington's only private detention center is proposed for closure. House Bill 1090 prohibits any person, business or government from operating private, for-profit detention... — Updated 3/10/2021

 
 By Patric Haerle    News

Governor signs COVID-19 relief bill, allocating $2.2 billion in federal funding

Additional relief in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is on its way Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill into law Friday, Feb. 19 that appropriates $2.2 billion federal dollars to be used for K-12 schools, public health, assistance to... — Updated 2/24/2021

 
 By Patric Haerle    Schools

Schools may be able to waive grad requirements

Washington high school students wrestling with remote learning programs cobbled together as COVID-19 gripped the state in 2020 and now struggling to meet graduation requirements may well get some help from lawmakers. The state... — Updated 2/3/2021

 
 By Patric Haerle    News

State on track to allow schools to waive graduation requirement

Washington high school students wrestling with remote learning programs cobbled together as COVID-19 gripped the state in 2020 and now struggling to meet graduation requirements may well get some help from lawmakers. The state... — Updated 1/29/2021

 
 By Patric Haerle    News

Lawmakers launch session with calls for cooperation, quick action on COVID-19

Editor's note: This is part of a series of articles the Beacon will be publishing on the 2021 Legislative session in Olympia. Washington state legislative leaders on Monday Jan. 11 took turns delivering upbeat messages that... — Updated 1/14/2021

 
 By Patric Haerle    News

COVID-related relief tops state budget priority list

Desperately needed COVID-19 relief is a top priority for this year's Legislature, and Republicans and Democrats generally agree it will be necessary to get that aid out as soon as possible. The parties are split, however, when it c... — Updated 1/14/2021

 

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