Politics

Suzanne Hayden to run for Clallam County District 1 judgeship

Suzanne Hayden to run for Clallam County District 1 judgeship

A longtime attorney for Clallam Public Defender is running for the Port Angeles-area District Court 1 judge position being vacated by Rick… Continue reading

Suzanne Hayden to run for Clallam County District 1 judgeship

Legislature sued over how it changed police deadly force law

A frequent ballot initiative promoter has sued Washington state, saying that the way lawmakers voted to make… Continue reading

  • Mar 14, 2018
  • By Gene Johnson The Associated Press

Legislature fails to pass bill to let State Patrol destroy guns

The state Legislature ended its latest session without passing a bill that would allow the State Patrol to destroy firearms confiscated during criminal… Continue reading

  • Mar 14, 2018
  • By Martha Bellisle The Associated Press
State Legislature: What passed, what stalled

State Legislature: What passed, what stalled

State lawmakers adjourned their 60-day session after passing what they hope is the final piece of… Continue reading

State Legislature: What passed, what stalled
Jefferson County District 3 commissioner won’t run again

Jefferson County District 3 commissioner won’t run again

Kathleen Kler tells of husband’s health issues

Jefferson County District 3 commissioner won’t run again
Washington latest state to ban bump stocks

Washington latest state to ban bump stocks

Washington state on Tuesday became the latest in a handful of states to ban trigger devices… Continue reading

Washington latest state to ban bump stocks
Attorney practicing in Forks, Port Angeles to run for district judge

Attorney practicing in Forks, Port Angeles to run for district judge

An attorney who practices law out of Forks and Port Angeles is running for the West End District Court 2 judicial seat occupied… Continue reading

Attorney practicing in Forks, Port Angeles to run for district judge

State groups push carbon-pricing ballot measure

One day after a carbon tax bill stalled in the state Legislature, a coalition of environmental, community… Continue reading

  • Mar 6, 2018
  • By Phuong Le The Associated Press

EYE ON OLYMPIA: Jobs, timber harvest bills still eyed for Legislature

Three bills and a key budget proviso might improve prospects for job growth on the Olympic Peninsula and in rural and coastal areas… Continue reading

Voluntary waiver of firearm rights passes both houses

A bill that would allow people at risk of suicide to voluntarily give up their gun… Continue reading

Bill to protect First Amendment rights of student newspapers moves through Legislature

Lawmakers are considering adding protections for high school and college newspapers, allowing student journalists to determine… Continue reading

Governor’s pitch to tax carbon makes it out of committee in Senate

The Senate Ways and Means Committee has passed an amended version of Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposal… Continue reading

State moves closer to bump stock ban

State moves closer to bump stock ban

A bill that would ban bump stocks, a device that increases a weapon’s rate of fire,… Continue reading

State moves closer to bump stock ban

State legislators pass exemption from Public Records Act and own disclosure rules

In votes with veto-proof-wide margins, state legislators made themselves exempt from the voter-approved Public Records Act… Continue reading

District 24 legislators vote for public records exemption bill

The three legislators who represent District 24 voted in favor of a bill they say improves public transparency of the legislative process. The… Continue reading

State House, Senate Democrats unveil supplemental budget plan

State House, Senate Democrats unveil supplemental budget plan

House Democrats unveiled a budget proposal Tuesday that sticks to an education funding timeline that the… Continue reading

State House, Senate Democrats unveil supplemental budget plan

Lawmakers clash over gun legislation amid discussion on mass shootings

State lawmakers introduced a multitude of bills early this 2018 session on issues of gun regulation… Continue reading

Senate passes bill to abolish death penalty

After failing to gain traction in previous years, an effort to abolish the death penalty in… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2018
  • By Rachel La Corte The Associated Press

Revenue forecast puts legislative focus on taxes, McCleary

Last week’s release of the state revenue forecast put an extra $1.3 billion into play for the 2019-21 period and brings a few… Continue reading

A look at legislation still alive, likely dead at the Capitol

Washington lawmakers are more than halfway through this year’s 60-day legislative session and have been rapidly… Continue reading