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Governor signs Sen. Dhingra’s domestic violence gun legislation

Of the broad package of gun-safety related measures that were heard during the 2018 session, very few made it out of committee. Even fewer made...Read More

New law creates partnerships between local police and mental health professionals

A newly signed law by Rep. John Lovick will create partnerships to help local law enforcement officers respond to calls that involve mental health issues....Read More

Sexual harassment, equal pay, and women’s health bills signed into law

On Wednesday, the governor signed a package of bills aimed at improving women's health and ensuring equal pay for equal work. Inslee also signed a...Read More

Lobbyists give 2018 legislative session highest grade in 9 years

According to a recently released poll, lobbyists gave the 2018 legislative session the best Legislative Report Card in 9 years. The report card includes lobbyists'...Read More

Rep. Noel Frame’s full response to AWB

Representative Noel Frame emailed The Wire the following response to the Association of Washington Business’s opposition to HB 2947. AWB can’t have it both ways....Read More

Association of Washington Business responds to Rep. Frame’s criticism

Jason Hagey, Vice President of Communications at the Association of Washington Business, emailed The Wire the following statement in response to Rep. Noel Frame’s criticism to...Read More

Washington Legislature receives ‘dishonorable mention’ Black Hole Award

The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) has awarded the Washington State Legislature a dishonorable mention Black Hole Award for SB 6617 and their attempt to...Read More

McCabe’s ‘Erin’s Law’ signed into law

This press release was provided by the Washington State House Republicans Rep. Gina McCabe’s legislation to ensure students receive age-appropriate, sexual abuse prevention information and training...Read More

Town hall to discuss guns brings together students, lawmakers, and gun rights advocates

On Wednesday evening, KIRO 7 hosted a town hall to discuss gun control, gun rights, and possible solutions to end gun violence in schools. Among...Read More

Lawmakers pass bill to identify missing Native American women

During the 2018 session, the Washington Legislature took a step forward in addressing the under-reported epidemic of missing Native American women in the United States....Read More