Politics

Peninsula legislators comment on public disclosure, suicide bills

The North Olympic Peninsula’s three Democratic state legislators took differing views last week on a proposed Senate bill to exempt legislative records including… Continue reading

New judge makes history: Lauren Erickson first female Superior Court judge in Clallam County

Lauren Erickson made history when she was sworn in as the first female Superior Court judge to serve on the bench in… Continue reading

Lawmaker proposes tax reform task force

A proposal by Sen. Bob Hasegawa would create a state revenue reform task force to review… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2019

Kilmer discusses hospital reimbursement in Port Angeles town hall meeting

Shutdown, Snake River dams, changes needed in Congress also examined

Kilmer talks immigration, shutdown, mental health at Quilcene town hall meeting

Rep: ‘It’s wrong to shut down the government over any single policy issue, period.’

Bill would require public schools to plan better for catastrophe

Washington Military Department, schools worked together on plan

  • Feb 1, 2019

Bill would double fine for driver cellphone use in school zones

Bill would double fine for motorists caught using a cell phone or device in school zone, while revenues would be deposited into school zone safety account

  • Jan 31, 2019

Bill would extend support for homeless youth

With more than 40,000 students in Washington state experienced homelessness in 2016, bill would make grant application process more accessible

  • Jan 31, 2019

Everyone wants to clean up state energy sector, but parties disagree on how

Partisan versions of bills proposed in House to transition Washington power

State bills would remove statute of limitations for felony sex crimes

The state House of Representatives’ public safety committee has heard public testimony on two bills that… Continue reading

Motorcyclists rev support for anti-profiling law in Olympia

For years, state and federal civil rights law has prohibited the targeting of individuals by law… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2019

Lawmakers seek revisions to wrongful death and injury statutes

A proposal prompted by the 2015 “Ride the Ducks” wreck on the Aurora Bridge in Seattle… Continue reading

  • Jan 28, 2019

Bill aims to make opioid overdose medication easier to access for schools

Opioid overdose medication could become more readily available for K-12 schools and institutions of higher education… Continue reading

  • Jan 28, 2019

Rural investment, timber tax cuts focus of proposed law

Proposed Senate legislation would, if passed, aid the Emerald Coast Opportunity Zone by providing a tax… Continue reading

Peninsula legislators set sights on goals

Morse Creek safety, health care, daylight saving time among issues

Eyman’s $30 car-tab initiative headed to Legislature

An initiative that would cut car tabs to $30 will go to the state Legislature for consideration, according to the… Continue reading

  • Jan 25, 2019

Thousands show up at hearing on proposed state gun laws

More than 2,000 people signed into the Senate Law and Justice Committee for hearings on 3-D… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2019

Former California Governor visits Olympia to push renewable energy

Former California Gov. Jerry Brown visited Olympia to support Gov. Jay Inslee’s climate change proposals. Just… Continue reading

  • Jan 23, 2019

Washington Legislature begins 105-day session

Washington lawmakers started their 105-day legislative session Monday, tasked with writing a new two-year state budget… Continue reading

Inslee highlights climate in State of the State address

Cites concerns over snowpack, ocean temperatures, wildfires