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A bipartisan effort in the Senate passed a bill Wednesday afternoon that would extend financial opportunities in higher education to some undocumented immigrant students in Washington state. Senate Bill 5074 makes a couple of existing scholarships available to undocumented students who are eligible...
Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee expressed a defiant attitude toward U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who announced on Thursday the rescinding of Obama-era guidelines that assisted the legalization of non-medical marijuana in Washington, seven other states and the District of Columbia. Sessions...
A proposed Senate bill and its companion in the House could provide Washington citizens greater transparency on elections across the state. Senate Bill 5991 calls for the creation of the Washington State DISCLOSE Act – “democracy is strengthened by casting light on spending in elections” – to shine...
A bill to be introduced this session would eliminate the death penalty in Washington State and require people convicted of first degree murder to serve life sentences without the possibility of parole. Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson requested Senate bill 6052 after Senate bills...
Now in the ruling majority, state Democrats are racing to pass legislation that failed to pass the state Senate during last year’s legislative session. Since 2012, Republicans held a majority in the Senate after two Democratic senators opted to caucus with the Republicans. Now, with Sen. Manka...

Gun rights supporters gathered on the steps of the Capitol building for a rally on Jan. 12.
Olympia - About 100 gun rights supporters rallied on the steps of the Capitol building in Olympia on Friday, Jan. 12. Most held signs and many carried pistols, rifles or knives. “This is the safest day to be at the capitol,” Senator Phil Fortunato, R-Enumclaw said. A long list of speakers,...
Dear 12th District Friends and Neighbors, Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your 12th District state senator. I am pleased to share that on Friday afternoon, the Legislature approved a new two-year operating budget in time for it to be signed by the governor and take effect today, when the...
CHELAN - The United Methodist Women at the Methodist church in Chelan will be having a Rummage Sale on Friday, June 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday June 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Items for sale will include good quality clothing, books, house ware, linens, kitchen supplies, handcraft items...
CHELAN - Pateros Mayor Carlene Anders is also Executive Director of the Long Term Recovery Program serving victims of the devastating wildfires of 2014 and 2014 in Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan Counties. She has been a chief instigator of involving the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)...
Showcasing the electric vehicle charging station network developed by Plug-In North Central Washington, Randy and Anne Brooks will embark on a “Charge Across Washington” June 7 and 8.   The historic US Route 2 connects Everett in the west and Spokane in the east with 326 miles of highway - and it...

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