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Rep. Steve Tharinger, Sen. Kevin Van De Wege and Rep. Mike Chapman
Rep. Steve Tharinger, Sen. Kevin Van De Wege and Rep. Mike Chapman
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Emergency powers bill dies in late-night debate

A bill that aimed to limit the governor’s emergency powers died in a late-night debate on the floor… Continue reading

  • Mar 11, 2022
  • By Brooklynn Hillemann WNPA News Service
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State lawmakers reach agreement on $64 billion supplemental budget

Priorities include social support, homelessness

Greg Brotherton.

Third in running for seat in county

Cooke declares interest in position

Greg Brotherton.
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Two vie for open sheriff seat

Winborn among those not seeking reelection

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Retiree announces candidacy

Attorney challenging Brotherton for county commission seat

State Senate, House release supplemental budget plans

House and Senate Democrats on Monday released their separate supplemental state budget proposals and will soon… Continue reading

Brian Pruiett.

Pruiett enters race for state seat

24th District has 9,000 more residents

Brian Pruiett.

Three-way divide on nurse staffing bill

Nurse-patient ratio mandates contained in legislation opposed by the North Olympic Peninsula’s three public hospitals has split the 24th District’s three Democratic lawmakers.… Continue reading

Transit head testifies in Olympia

Free bikes in transportation plan

Sen. Kevin Van De Wege.
Sen. Kevin Van De Wege.

Senate OKs school seismic safety bill

Other legislation amends police reform

Rep. Mike Chapman.
Rep. Mike Chapman.
Rep. Steve Tharinger, Sen. Kevin Van De Wege and Rep. Mike Chapman.

Lawmakers reaching midpoint

Bond passage, police reform, nurse-patient ratio debated

Rep. Steve Tharinger, Sen. Kevin Van De Wege and Rep. Mike Chapman.

School district measures on Tuesday’s ballot

Quilcene bond, Port Townsend and Brinnon levies before voters

Lynnwood police Officer Denis Molloy works in his vehicle in November. Molloy, of the Lynnwood Police Department’s community health and safety section, says navigating recent police reforms in Washington State has been challenging. (Gene Johnson/The Associated Press)

Police reform bill backfired on people in crisis

Legislators say they are working on a fix

Lynnwood police Officer Denis Molloy works in his vehicle in November. Molloy, of the Lynnwood Police Department’s community health and safety section, says navigating recent police reforms in Washington State has been challenging. (Gene Johnson/The Associated Press)
Rep.Steve Tharinger, Sen. Kevin Van De Wege and Rep. Mike Chapman

Lawmakers mull nurse numbers

Bill would set ratios for patient care

Rep.Steve Tharinger, Sen. Kevin Van De Wege and Rep. Mike Chapman

Lawmakers advance school temblor funding

Another bill proposes public bond vote