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Bills to limit size of firearm magazines fail in Legislature

Bills that would have limited how many rounds can be stored in gun magazines and what guns can be sold did not pass… Continue reading

Revenue forecast good news for state lawmakers

Washington state lawmakers received good news Wednesday when the state’s latest revenue forecast showed they have… Continue reading

In this May 28, 2014, file photo, migrants are released from ICE custody at a Greyhound bus station in Phoenix. A Customs and Border Protection memo dated Jan. 28, 2020, obtained by The Associated Press confirms that bus companies such as Greyhound do not have to allow Border Patrol agents on board to conduct routine checks for illegal immigrants, despite the company’s insistence that it has no choice but to do so. (Michael Chow/The Arizona Republic via AP)

Border Patrol memo contradicts Greyhound on bus raids

A Customs and Border Protection memo obtained by The Associated Press confirms that bus companies such as… Continue reading

In this May 28, 2014, file photo, migrants are released from ICE custody at a Greyhound bus station in Phoenix. A Customs and Border Protection memo dated Jan. 28, 2020, obtained by The Associated Press confirms that bus companies such as Greyhound do not have to allow Border Patrol agents on board to conduct routine checks for illegal immigrants, despite the company’s insistence that it has no choice but to do so. (Michael Chow/The Arizona Republic via AP)

State House passes bill to expand court-ordered gun confiscation

Measure would apply to those subject to vulnerable adult protection orders

Timber companies, environmentalists sign ‘historic’ pact

Timber companies, environmentalists sign ‘historic’ pact

Meetings results in memorandum to set up a process for overhauling the Oregon Forest Practices Act

Timber companies, environmentalists sign ‘historic’ pact

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