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Courts

Supremes grant stay of cap gains tax ruling

The Washington Supreme Court granted a stay of a lower court’s ruling that the state’s new capital gains tax is unconstitutional, giving proponents of the...Read More

Supreme Court upholds Redistricting Commission maps

The Washington State Supreme Court has decided that the state’s Redistricting Commission “substantially complied” with its Nov. 15 deadline after all, and today issued a...Read More

WA more than halfway done processing sexual assault kits backlog

Washington State has processed more than half of its backlog of sexual assault kits, according to a new report.  In 2015, the legislature implemented reforms...Read More

The questions surrounding Washington’s redistricting process

After months of community outreach and drafting maps, Washington’s Redistricting Commission failed to approve congressional and legislative district maps by the end of Nov. 15,...Read More

Premera sues GS Labs, alleging COVID price gouging

Premera Blue Cross is suing a COVID testing company, alleging that the lab attempted to exploit the pandemic through price gouging for its services.  GS...Read More

Sixty-six WA lawmakers sign letter urging Biden administration to support Hanford workers

Sixty-six lawmakers from both parties have signed a letter to President Joe Biden urging his administration to withdraw a challenge to the Washington State law...Read More

Senate Republicans release prison recommendations

Leaders of the Senate Republican Caucus have released a report on Washington’s prison policies, calling for the state Department of Corrections to adjust its priorities. ...Read More

Judge allows capital gains tax lawsuits to proceed

A pair of legal challenges to Washington State’s capital gains tax will be allowed to proceed after a Douglas County judge tossed out the state’s...Read More

There’s bipartisan support for addressing Washington’s court backlog

Lawmakers are thinking of ways to address Washington State’s backlog of criminal and civil cases stemming from slowdowns in the courts due to the COVID-19...Read More

Two lawsuits to be aware of

There’s two lawsuits to be aware of today concerning access to abortion nationwide, and conversion therapy in Washington State.  On abortion, the U.S. Supreme Court...Read More