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    Amendment could be law by the end of the week     Wide community and legislative support House Bill 1064, a proposed amendment to De-Escalate Washington- Initiative 940, was unanimously voted through the House Public Safety Committee today. After the vote, Rep. Brad Klippert, R Kennewick,...
OLYMPIA - Governor Inslee has recognized 287 schools and 123 school districts for signing up more than 70 percent of their students who were eligible for the College Bound Scholarship. Schools who exceeded the state sign-up rate of 70 percent will receive Gold Star Awards. Over 30,000 of last year’...
OLYMPIA — A bill intended to enhance the safety of hikers, hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts would establish designated target shooting areas on some Department of Natural Resources-managed lands. Senate Bill 5099 was introduced Tuesday by Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Mason County. “Target shooting is...
A bill proposed by Rep. Brian Blake, D-Aberdeen, would allow marijuana on school campuses for students who require aid for medical conditions. HB 1060 aims to permit students to consume medical marijuana on school property, aboard buses and while attending school-sponsored events. Students must...
Gov. Jay Inslee proposed a $54.4 billion state budget that would introduce a capital gains tax on stocks, bonds and other assets. The proposal would tax capital gains of over $25,000 for individuals and $50,000 for joint filers at a rate of 9 percent. The tax would raise $975 million in revenue...
A proposed law requested by State Attorney General Bob Ferguson and the Department of Health would raise the minimum legal age of sales for tobacco and vapor products from 18 to 21. The bill, HB 1074, was co-sponsored by a bipartisan group of 11 representatives and introduced by House Minority...
A proposed bill would allow the residential address portion of a voter registration form to be filled out with a nontraditional address. Democrat majority caucus chair, Sen. John McCoy, D-Tulalip, pre-filed SB 5079, titled The Native American voting rights act of Washington. “The Washington state...
Rep. Mike Steele has been selected to serve as the ranking member on the House Education Committee. For the past few years, the committee has been in the spotlight as it worked to reform K-12 education funding for the state. With the approval of a new K-12 salary allocation model at the close of...
WASHINGTON — As part of a larger mission of helping all taxpayers understand and meet their tax responsibilities, the Internal Revenue Service announced today its debut on Instagram, adding this platform to its social media portfolio. The IRSNews account instagram.com/irsnews will provide taxpayers...

Brett La Mar (left) of Lake Chelan Building Supply receives gavel from 2017 WBMA President Trent Withers of Withers Lumber in Woodburn, Oregon at their annual convention in Marysville.
OLYMPIA - Brett La Mar of Lake Chelan Building Supply in Manson, Wash. was elected President of Western  Building Material Association at its 116th Annual Convention and Building Products Showcase held November 6-8, 2018 in Marysville, Wash. Western Building Material Association is a regional trade...

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