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Clark County pot industry wary of ‘seismic changes’

February 9, 2020, 6:00am Business

The 2020 legislative session agenda includes more than two dozen cannabis-related bills, and several of them have local connections — both in terms of their sponsors and which ones are… Read story

Washington lawmakers retreat on flavored vaping ban

February 5, 2020, 9:41am Latest News

Lawmakers have backed down from their proposal to ban flavored vape products. Read story

Is Washington ready for a plastic bag ban?

February 2, 2020, 6:00am Business

State lawmakers are recycling a proposed statewide ban on all single-use plastic bags at grocery store checkout lines — although for some Clark County shoppers, that wouldn’t be a big change. Read story

Washington Senate passes death penalty repeal bill

January 31, 2020, 12:19pm Latest News

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Lawmakers introduce bill for a pilot hatchery project

January 29, 2020, 8:40am Northwest

OLYMPIA — Republican state legislators have introduced a bill, which includes a pilot hatchery project in Bellingham, that they believe will help increase the salmon population and help the orca whales. Read story

House passes bill to let State Patrol destroy crime guns

January 23, 2020, 2:22pm Latest News

SEATTLE — After years of trying, the Washington state House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday that allows the State Patrol to destroy guns they confiscated during criminal investigations. Read story

Washington lawmakers seek to protect kids’ lemonade stands

January 23, 2020, 2:21pm Latest News

OLYMPIA -- Local governments would be prohibited from interfering with kids who want to set up lemonade stands under bills being considered in the Washington House and Senate. Read story

WDFW looks to Washington Legislature for funding

January 22, 2020, 6:31pm Outdoors

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is facing a budget shortfall, and has asked the state legislature to provide funding to get it through the next year. Read story

Senate panel hears dramatic testimony about Tiffany Hill’s killing

January 16, 2020, 7:49pm Clark County News

Melissa Nelson heard gunshots from her classroom at Sarah J. Anderson Elementary School and saw the lockdown alarm on her computer confirming there had been a shooting. Read story

Washougal Democrat to seek seat in Legislature

January 16, 2020, 6:05am Clark County News

A member of the Washougal School Board intends to run for state representative in the 18th Legislative District this year. Read story