Leona Vaughn

Bill would ban styrofoam food containers in Washington state

A bill banning the use of Styrofoam food-service products has been introduced in the state Legislature. Senate bill 6213, sponsored by Senator Mona… Continue reading


Washington state moves to eliminate youth solitary confinement

Studies suggest practice is psychologically damaging, can lead teens to suicide


More drug offenders would be sentenced to treatment instead of prison under proposed law

Bills in House, Senate allow for more incarcerated people to be eligible for sentencing alternative


Democratic lawmakers propose law to protect domestic worker rights

SB 6247 would guarantee they be paid at least minimum wage

Complaint alleging racist language filed against Democratic lawmaker

Senator Patty Kurderer of Bellevue apologizes for use of offensive term

State lawmakers move to ban high-capacity magazines

Supporters say fewer bullets would increase safety; opponents say it infringes on gun rights