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Bill would require issuing special identicard to parolees (Getty Images)
Bill would require issuing special identicard to parolees (Getty Images)
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Bill Would Require Some Prison Parolees To Carry Special ID Card

Should certain offenders be required to carry a special identification card after they are released from prison? If a Senate bill passes in Olympia it could be voted into law.

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Ok, they're a little bigger than this. But you get the idea (Getty Images)
Ok, they're a little bigger than this. But you get the idea (Getty Images)
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New Bill Would Make Tiny House Dream Closer to Coming True

You've probably seen the wildly popular FYI Network show "Tiny House Nation," featuring families and people who build small homes anywhere from 150 to 400 square feet. It's part of a tiny house movement that is sweeping across the country. Many folks are looking for freedom of mobility, flexibility, and having a paid off home. They're bigger than the one in the picture, but  you get the idea!

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New bill proposes no use for aborted fetal body parts whatsoever (Washington state legislature)
New bill proposes no use for aborted fetal body parts whatsoever (Washington state legislature)
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New WA Law Would Prohibit ANY Use of Aborted Fetal Body Parts

While it's illegal to sell fetal tissue or aborted body parts, they are still often donated and used for research, and in some cases, stem cell medical procedures. This was at the center of the Planned Parenthood controversy, where hidden camera investigations and other data claimed the agency was selling them against Federal law.

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Kennewick man headed back to tribes (YouTube-clovus-solutrean Haplogroup still image)
Kennewick man headed back to tribes (YouTube-clovus-solutrean Haplogroup still image)
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Due to New Legislation, Kennewick Man Headed Back to Indian Tribes

It will take a while to reconcile the House and Senate bills, but the 8,000-plus year old skeleton known as "Kennewick Man" is closer to being returned to a group of Indian tribes for reburial.

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New amendment cuts off legal fee funding for frivolous environmental suits (Getty Images)
New amendment cuts off legal fee funding for frivolous environmental suits (Getty Images)
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New Law Could Put An End to Most Environmental Lawsuits?

It's actually an amendment to an existing federal law, but it could be a groundbreaking piece of legislation, perhaps one that will stop the never-ending stream of environmental lawsuits we've seen over the years.

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Three major bills appear to be headed to defeat in Olympia
Three major bills appear to be headed to defeat in Olympia (Washington state legislative website)
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Legislative Update – Two Big Abortion-Related Bills Apparently Will Be Defeated

At the midway point, or halftime, of the 2015 legislative session in Olympia, two  abortion-related bills appear headed for the back burner.

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Who Are The Progressive-Liberal Special Interest Groups in Washington state?

We hear so much nationally about powerful political lobbies in the U.S. and globally,  George Soros, MoveOn.org, the now "defunct" (reorganized) ACORN, and others.  Hundreds of millions of dollars spent to pressure Congress and other leaders.  But who's doing the job here in Washington state?

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Maegan Murray
Maegan Murray
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Washington Lawmaker Wants to Allow Marijuana Stores Close to Schools, Daycare Centers & Parks

According to Rep. Christopher Hurt (D) of Enumclaw, the fees proposed for applying for and obtaining a license to run a pot store are "too cheap...

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New group vows to prevent further marijuana legalization
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Could There Be a Challenge Coming for I-502? Such as a Repeal Effort?

Now that I-502 has legalized recreational pot in Washington, opponents are regrouping and deciding what to do next.

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