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Inslee lowers age of those eligible for vaccines

Just when residents of Washington will have access to a COVID-19 vaccine depends on how many doses the federal government delivers and how many the state can administer in a day. Currently, the state is receiving 100,000 doses... — Updated 1/19/2021

State patrol, National Guard will secure capitol campus ahead of inauguration

Hundreds of officers from the Washington State Patrol and the National Guard will continue to surround the Capitol Campus in Olympia through the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. WSP spokesperson Chris Loftis said the... — Updated 1/16/2021

Increased participation might be 'silver lining' in online state legislative session

This might be the most accessible Legislative session in history, thanks to online tools provided by the state. McKenna Troje, 22, a graduate student at the University of Washington in Seattle, participated in a one-person... — Updated 1/15/2021

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Inslee centers inaugural speech on COVID-19 recovery

Gov. Jay Inslee delivered his third inaugural speech Wednesday, praising Washington residents for their resiliency and striking an optimistic note for the future. "We have seen... — Updated 1/14/2021

Bill promotes automatic right to vote for people released from prison

Formerly incarcerated people would automatically regain their right to vote if a proposed bill in the Washington State Legislature is approved. Rep. Tarra Simmons (D-Bremerton), the first formerly incarcerated person to serve in... — Updated 1/19/2021

Use of police force elicits emotional testimony

A proposed ban on the use of chokeholds, unleashed K-9 dogs and other use-of-force tactics by law enforcement is just the beginning of an effort by several state lawmakers to address police violence and its impact on marginalized... — Updated 1/19/2021

Parents, educators worry Inslee schools budget falls short

Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposed budget for the upcoming biennium calls for $570 million in new education spending, but many parents and educators have expressed frustration that the governor’s budget does not adequately fund... — Updated 1/19/2021

Capital gains tax gets a harsh reception

A different take on Gov. Jay Inslee’s capital gains tax, less broad and friendlier to small family-owned businesses, will likely be introduced later in this year’s legislative session. “We are considering proposals similar... — Updated 1/19/2021

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Lawmakers launch session with calls for cooperation, quick action on COVID-19

Washington state legislative leaders on Monday Jan. 11 took turns delivering upbeat messages that promised unity in taking swift action to relieve residents and businesses hit... — Updated 1/19/2021

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