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Congress mulls bill of 99-year leasing rights for Chehalis tribe By Edwin Oscar U. Gutierrez, Jr. Washington Congress’ Natural Resources met on September 14 to hear testimony on HR 6564, … more
Primary elections were held throughout Washington on Tuesday, August 2, and results for many Thurston County races appear to be settled. That’s because we have a “Top Two” system … more
Thurston County’s official list of candidates for the primary election on August 2 is arriving now in mailboxes all over the county. Included: a message from Chief Deputy Auditor Diana … more
The Olympia City council approved an ordinance that echos a new state law prohibiting open carry of firearms and other weapons in city hall, council chambers or any locations used in connection with … more
 Early last Monday, two masked men broke a window at Hometown Property Management, a business owned by State Rep. Andrew Barkis (WA-District 2, R) and attempted to set the building on … more
Olympia’s City Council has authorized the Olympia Police Department (OPD) to acquire and use body-worn cameras and car video systems in compliance with Washington State’s RCW 10.109.2021, … more
Olympia’s lobbyists met with the city’s City Planning Commission April 18 to provide updates on legislation they describe “would revolutionize the trends in the transportation and … more
Tumwater Police Chief Jon Weiks expressed concerns about the police’s limited authority to engage in pursuits as Senate Bill 5919 failed to get support for a vote. SB 5919 would have allowed … more
The 2022 Washington State Legislature tackled the controversial subject of banning high capacity magazines for weapons in Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5078. The Senate took up the debate on Feb. … more
During the 2022 Washington State Legislature, lawmakers worked to prohibit the usage of active shooter drills, including conducting lockdown drills, by schools, which include simulations of or … more
The 2022 Washington State Legislature debated the ability for a pregnant individual to access abortion care with Engrossed House Bill 1851. The Affirm Washington Abortion Access Act reconfirms … more
During the 2022 Washington State Legislature, lawmakers debated Senate Bill 5909, which concerned oversight of the gubernatorial powers for emergency proclamations such as the COVID-19 emergency. The … more
The 2022 Washington State Legislature dealt with the subject of the practice of midwifery with Substitute Senate Bill 5765. The bill was heard on the Senate Floor on February 14 where concerns about … more
During the 2022 Washington State Legislative Session, lawmakers debated the issue of how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in buildings with Substitute Senate Bill 5722. The Senate heard the bill on … more
One of the more contentious pieces of legislation in the 2022 Washington State Legislature was SSB 5528, which concerned the imposition of additive revenue sources within a regional transit authority … more
One bill that did not pass beyond the Senate during the 2022 Washington State Legislature, was Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill 5662, which would have created intergovernmental coordination to … more
Legislators developed a restructuring of cannabis revenue appropriations with Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill 5796. The bill was first heard on the floor of the Senate on February 14. The … more
Prior to closing the 2022 Washington State Legislative session, the Senate passed Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill 1736, which establishes a state student loan program. Originally passed by the … more
The Senate honored the service of Senator Tim Sheldon of the 35th Legislative District, covering parts of Thurston and Mason Counties. The House honored the service of Rep. Jesse Johnson of the 30th … more
At the conclusion of the legislative session, members of both parties in the Washington State House of Representatives spoke to honor the service of Reps. Laurie Dolan (LD22) and Steve Kirby (LD29) … more
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